The Purifying Stone

Shungite is an ancient stone formed nearly 2 billion years ago during Earth’s volcanic age. It was first discovered near Shunga village, in Karelia, Russia, from where it gets its name. This amazing mineral contains extremely high amounts of carbon, purified by fire, as well as trace amounts of virtually every element on the periodic table. While Shungite’s origin remains a mystery, its healing powers are not.

There are different classifications of Shungite based on the percentage of carbon it contains. Class A Shungite is also referred to as Noble or Elite Shungite and it contains over 98% carbon. As carbon-based beings, this mineral is incredibly beneficial to us.

The power of Shungite comes from its structure. This structure, also known as fullerenes, has a honeycomb-like geometric shape that allows it to cleanse all impurities in whatever substance it encounters. It has been refined by fire during Earth’s formation and has the ability to both absorb and disperse any unbalanced or unrefined energy it encounters.

Nowhere is this more evident and documented than Shungite’s ability to purify and activate water. A piece of Elite shungite can purify a glass of water in as little as 1 hour (lesser grades can take up to 48 hours) and will actually change the taste and texture of the water. This suggests that shungite has the ability to imprint its structure onto water itself. As the human body is made up of roughly 70% water, this is where shungite can have its greatest effect on our physical well-being.

Drinking shungite water introduces this purifying energy into our bodies on a cellular level. It offers balance to our physical system as it purifies the body via the blood and oxygen, repairing our body by its foundation. Shungite will absorb inflammation and heat directly from the body when placed on the skin.

Shungite has the ability to conduct electricity and is a powerful shield for unbalanced emf radiation emitted by the devices that make up our connected world.


After experiencing the healing powers of shungite water himself, Peter the Great set up Russia’s first spa in Karelia to make use of the water purifying properties of shungite for the Russian Army.

Lake Onega near Karelia, Russia