Clay Amphora water filter in red or white clay. Give the gift of ‘living water’ or spring-like tap water this Christmas. Reduce impurities, alkalinize and energises tap water in our time tested Clay Amphora. Provide health giving, delicious water for yourself, your family, friends and pets. Keep the amphora performing at its best with eco cleaning supplies, organic Soapnuts, a normal sized Scrubby scouring pad and a packet of Citric Acid.
Please be sure to select the colour – these are available in either red terracotta clay or naturally white clay.
- 1 x 2 litre capacity Clay Amphora, 28cm high with a cork ball (can produce up to 6 litres of purified water a day)
- 1 x normal Scrubby scouring pad
- 250g organic Soapnuts
- 250g Citric Acid
- 1 x 5 litre capacity Clay Amphora, 37cm high with a cork ball (can produce up to 15 litres of purified water each day)
- 1 x normal Scrubby scouring pad
- 250g organic Soapnuts
- 250g Citric Acid
Please note each amphora is made by hand and the dimensions can vary a little.
Why use a clay amphora water filter to purify tap water?
“In the UK 38.5 million plastic bottles are used every day … just over half make it to recycling, while more than 16m are put into landfill, burnt or leak into the environment and oceans each day”1.
Consumers are aware that tap water is free of bacteria and generally significantly lower in microplastics than bottled water2, 3. However, tap water can contain chloride, heavy metals, pesticide and fertiliser residues. Plus many people are put off by its aroma and taste.
Improving tap water has involved plastic water filter jugs with their over-engineered plastic replaceable filters, or expensive high-tech home installations. Is there a better solution?
Tap water can be transformed using low-tech, ancient methods such as practised by the Greeks and Romans using clay amphorae. The World Health Organisation has established that clay vessels provide the best way to reduce chloride levels in water and to keep water bacteria free. For over a decade, Natural Spa Supplies has been manufacturing clay amphorae. Laboratory tests have shown that these amphorae reduce chloride levels, ammonia and heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, arsenic and mercury. There are no replacement cartridges or filters – from time to time, the amphorae just need a scrub on the outside and a sun bath! That’s were the soapnuts, citric acid and scrubby come in.
Perfectly proportioned, inside and out, the amphorae have egg-shaped interiors with the point near the base. The geometry allows convection currents to circulate the water in columns, spirals and curves.
In nature, trickles and cascades of stream water spin, spiral and bow, all the while purifying the water. Added to this, the clay wall of the amphora, slightly permeable, acts like ‘skin’, sweating out toxins, leaving the freshest, purest, most delicious tasting water within.
How do you use a clay amphora? Just add tap water and let time do the rest. We will send an instruction sheet with the order. Please read this before using the amphora.
Natural Spa Supplies’ test results are based on an eight-hour cycle: Each amphora can produce three batches of purified water every day. They are available in different sizes depending on your needs. The 2 litre amphora water filter is suited to one or 2 person households and the 5 litre amphora for 2 or 3 person households. We have the larger 7 litre size in our main shop. You will need to provide your own ceramic or glass bowl to stand the amphora in.
The benefits of using a clay amphora water filter to purify tap water
1/ Water conditioned in our amphora overnight (8 hours) is 100% potable i.e. there is no migration of undesirable elements from the body of the amphora into the water. Please don’t just use any old clay pot for conditioning your water – some clays contain fungicides, others leach heavy metals and fluorides or contaminants from the firing process. Establishing that the clay from which our pots are made from is safe formed the foundation of our tests.
|pH||↑ 1 log|
|coliform||↓ 200% (from 200 colony forming units to zero at 22°C)|
|Cooling – depends on ambient temperature and humidity||A test when the external temperature was 32°C and where water taken from the amphora was 19°C, a 40% reduction.|
3/ On average our tap water is pH 7. Water which had been conditioned in the amphora overnight showed an increase in alkalinity to pH 7.8. Scientifically minded customers will know that the pH scale is logarithmic, and so this represents a large increase. Alkaline water is much better for us.
WHO recommends that filtered and chlorinated water is purified in clay pots in Africa to eliminate chloride resistant bacteria, but they leave it in the pot for 2 days. If you think that you have bacteria in your tap water you should boil it and contact your water board. Contamination is surprisingly frequent.
Increases electrolytes in water
5/ The amphora conditioned water is more energetic and carries more electrical charges – the conditioned water saw a rise in conductivity from 698 to 742 uS/cm. The result indicates that the conditioned water is richer in electrolytes. By contrast reverse osmosis and distilled water are carry very low electrical currents and water treated to reduce conductivity is not as healthy for us and not considered fit for drinking.
The main increase of minerals in the amphora conditioned water was in magnesium. Magnesium is important for heart and circulation health and its bioavailability is greater in water than in food.
Cools water, improves Taste, texture and aroma
6/ Amphora purified water tastes clean, refreshing, pure and cool.
Whether you see these amphorae as purely functional or as showy decorative urns, they always look gorgeous and they are suited both modern and historical settings. When the pot is filled to the base of the neck, the water is contained within the egg shaped belly of the pot. The egg shape is the ideal flow form for the circulation of liquids in nature. Within this shape water follows its natural motion, moving in curves and spirals which aids purification.
There is some suggestion too, that following these natural flow forms, clusters of water molecules reduce in size: customers report that the amphora conditioned water feels more liquid in the mouth, more refreshing in the stomach and overall more hydrating.
Enjoy drink fresh tasting, cool, detoxified and energized water.
We invite you to conduct your own ‘blind’ taste/aroma/texture tests with your friends between freshly drawn tap, or tap water purified through other means and the water which you have conditioned in your amphora
Now you can enjoy great tasting water, plastic free forever. Have a drink on us!
Each amphora comes in its own box which contains the cork bung, the scrubby and the instructions. The soapnuts and citric acid are wrapped separately. Everything is then placed in a larger outbox packed with shredded cardboard which we make on site. We also use paper based tape with natural glue, so all the packaging is recyclable or compostable.
Gift Wrap Option
If you would like us to gift wrap this living water gift set, we will wrap it in coloured British produced papers with a gift tag and Christmas card. Please be sure to select the Gift Wrap option from the drop down menu which costs an additional £5.00. As you go through the checkout, please use the Comment Box to let us know what to write on the tags and in the card.
Sending gifts directly to your loved ones
We can either send the amphora directly to you for you to present yourself, or we can send the amphora direct to your loved one. If we are sending directly to the recipient we will need their name, address, and to help the courier their mobile number and email address. Please let us know in the Comment Box on the Checkout Page.