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Silver Water: Ancient Beauty Secrets

Updated on April 3, 2013
Ancient Silver Locket
Ancient Silver Locket | Source
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What Silver Is

When we hear the word "silver", or when we just imagine it, the world seems to plunge into the sea of chanted visions: silver moonlight, a silver brook, silver glare, silver rain... It is common knowledge that silver is also a precious metal from which a lot of jewelry is made.

Among famous people wearing silver are Betsy Brandt, Ursula Whittaker, Karina Smirnoff, Chelsie Hightower and many others...

However, silver isn't just a beautiful decoration. It also has a healing effect and it gives women beauty as subtle and charming as moonlight.

Silver is a tensile, malleable, easy-to-forge metal. It has a sparkling white color, reflects up to 95% of light. Silver can be twisted in any possible way, rolled out papyrus-like and stretched as thin as a spider's thread. It can be dissolved in concentrated nitric and sulfuric acids.

Silver Maple Leaf Necklace
Silver Maple Leaf Necklace | Source

How Silver is Used

Pure silver is only used to cover items made of cheap metals. When used for making jewelry, it is normally alloyed with other metals, for example, copper. Besides jewelry, silver is used to make silverware, tableware and chandeliers.

In ancient Persia, Egypt, Greece and Rome silver served the same purpose as gold: it was used as money. In Babylon and Assyria, with their Moon cult, silver was considered a sacred metal. Till the middle of the second millennium B.C. silver was a rare product. It was brought to Egypt from Syria.

Ancient silver jewelry also contains a solid amount of gold.

Silver Jewelry
Silver Jewelry | Source

The Power Of Silver

In ancient times already, people knew about the healing, disinfecting and purifying capacity of silver. Herodotus, when writing about the campaign of king Cyrus of Persia, mentioned that they kept drinking water in silver jars, and the water did not get spoilt despite the heat. Nowadays, there are scientific proofs that silver disinfects water.

Ancient Egyptian priests who were also known as healers applied silver plates to the wounds of Pharao's warriors. Parapsychologists affirm that silver is capable of reflecting emotional state, redirecting negative energy and thus purifying the body and the soul.

Silver Rings
Silver Rings | Source

A silver spoon, when placed in a glass of water makes the water healthier. Drunk before a meal, it does not only disinfect water but also helps better digestion. If you regularly drink "silver" water, you may forget about infections forever. Drinking from silver silverware is very beneficial in many ways.

When wearing silver jewelry during an illness, we can restore quicker.

The fact is, Russian beauties used to wash their faces with ice water from a silver pitcher. This helped them avoid acme and keep their skin pure and clean. It also toped up their skin and kept it young.

Modern science has a proof that silver fights bacteria four times more effectively than chlorine.

Silver Pitcher
Silver Pitcher | Source

You, too, can prepare silver water for face rinsing. Just place a silver coin or spoon in a glass jar filled with clean boiled water, then place the jar into a fridge for 24 hours. Rinse your face with this water regularly.

You can also make ice cubes for morning fresh-ups from silver water. Just make ice cubes as you do normally but use silver water instead of just tap water. You can also add one spoon of lemon or grapefruit juice to this water before you make ice cubes.

Rejuvenation Facial Mask: Recipe

This mask will help you stay young and stunning for many years.

Honey, Aloe Vera, Ice Cubes
Honey, Aloe Vera, Ice Cubes | Source

Preparation Time

Prep time: 15 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: 1

What You Need

  • 1 spoon silver water
  • 1 spoon aloe juice
  • 1 spoon honey
  1. Mix the aloe juice with silver water and honey.
  2. Apply the mixture in a thick layer to your skin for 15 minutes.
  3. You can also dip a gauze in the mixture and apply it to your face.
  4. Wash away with warm water.

Elixir of Beauty

And here is another recipe for a beautiful skin.

Essential Oil
Essential Oil | Source

Add 1 drop of rose essential oil into a glass filled up to 1/4 with silver water. Apply this to your face, neck and shoulders. Do not wash away during one hour. The remedy course lasts for 25 days.

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    • avorodisa profile image

      Anna Sidorova 4 years ago from Russia

      Thanks Peter. Stay healthy))

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      Peter Geekie 4 years ago from Sittingbourne

      Dear avorodisa,

      Thank you for a fascinating article. Many of us know of the antibacterial properties of silver but I never thought of extending this to drinking water. I am going to try this as I need to improve my immune system.

      Voted up, useful, awesome and interesting.

      kind regards Peter

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      Anna Sidorova 5 years ago from Russia

      Thank you, Eiddwen. It was both fun and interesting fo rme to write this hub. And I love silver so much, it's a beautiful metal.

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      A wonderful hub for us all to share. So interesting and your obvious hard work has certainly paid off. Have a wonderful day.