The only place in the world where Shungite can be found is in the region of Karelia, Russia. This leads many to believe that Shungite will someday cost more than gold. This gemstone was formed about 2 billion years ago.  Its composed of nearly all the elements of the Periodic Table. Though it is commonly known that not all chemical elements are beneficial to life forms, a surprising feature of this gemstone is that only its health-giving components are absorbed by water which Shungite a great filter to clean water.

Shungite can be used as a natural filter to purify your water. This natural water purifier can clean water from almost of all organic compounds, metals, bacteria and harmful microorganisms. A good example of water purification by Shungite is the water from lake Onega in Russia. Since this lake has been in contact with shungite for thousands of years, its water  can be used for drinking without any water filtering.

When placed in water, the fullerenes in shungite attract and neutralize waterborne contaminants. Shungite will remove: bacteria (and other microbes), nitrates, heavy metals,  pesticides, volatile organics, pharmaceuticals, chlorine, and fluoride ( however, as with other forms of carbon filtration,  it is not recommended for the removal of *fluoride [see note below] because it becomes burdened so rapidly).

Water  infused with Shungite has overall energizing and rejuvenating effects on the body. It cleans the face, smoothes wrinkles, eliminates irritation, itching and rashes.  Skin becomes  naturally elastic and hydrated. Shungite water  also strengthens the hair and  provides  it a healthy shine. Water infused with Shungite becomes ultra clean.

Rinse the shungite stones, without soap, under running water. Put the the shungite stones in a jar and pour cold water in the following proportions: 100g of shunigte per 1 liter of water. As scientists have identified, in 30 minutes the water will be cleared and expressed antibacterial activity, but for the better results leave the water with shungite for 2 -3 hours. The water will finally acquire all the healing properties within 8 – 10 hours. For optimum results, it’s recommended to leave the shungite water for 24-72 hours.

 You should put shungite stones in sunlight every month and replace the stones every 6 months.

* [Curator Note: If you are concerned that filtering fluoridated water may overburden your Shungite, filter your water first using a fluoride filter then add it to your container of Shungite. You will still get the benefit of filtering out what a fluoride filter misses such as pharmaceuticals and others. The ‘Waters’ brand Jug or Benchtop fluoride filter is highly recommended]