Crystal Light will send one lucky winner and their guest on a trip to The Color Run Hawaii, a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality, taking place on November 7, 2015 in Oahu, HI! This is also your chance to win a fitness band and more instantly.

Enter The Sweepstakes

To enter the Sweepstakes, purchase any Crystal Light product and snap a picture of your receipt. Next, send a text message including the keyword “HAWAII” to 30364 using your mobile device then wait for instructions to text the picture of your receipt. Upon sending your picutre, you’ll automatically receive one (1) Sweepstakes entry.

To enter the Sweepstakes without making a purchase, simply hand print your name, street address, city, state, zip, daytime phone number, email, and date-of-birth on a 3″ x 5″ piece of paper and mail it in a #10 stamped envelope to: “Crystal Light Color Run Instant Win and Sweepstakes”, PO Box 5054, Department 817676, Kalamazoo, MI 49003-5014.

On or around September 17, 2015, one (1) grand prize winner will be randomly selected and will receive a trip for four (4) to The Color Run Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii. The trip includes roundtrip airfare for four (4), hotel accommodations for five (5) nights, tickets to The Color Run Hawaii on 11/7/15, rental car for length of stay, $2,500 spending money and more.

Play The Instant Win Game

The play the Instant Win Game, send a text message including the keyword “COLOR” to 30364 using your mobile device to see if you’re an instant winner. You may also play online at by completing/submiting the registration form and playing the game as instructed.

Crystal Light will award a total of 1,050 instant win prizes, as follow:

  • A FitBit (50 available to be won)
  • A glitter water bottle (150 available to be won)
  • A free Crystal Light product, awarded in the form of a coupon (850 available to be won)

Things To Know

The Crystal Light Color Run Instant Win and Sweepstakes commenced at 12:00 am ET on Monday, April 27, 2015 and is set to conclude at 11:59 pm ET on Monday, September 7, 2015.
The Promotion is offered and open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and D.C., who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at time of entry.
There’s a limit of one (1) Sweepstakes entry per week, regardless of method of entry, and one (1) Instant Win Game play per day, regardless of method of entry.

Summertime sippin’ is one of the most exciting things to do! The real question is, are you sippin’ enough of the right stuff? One of the hardest things to remember in the summer is that your body needs WATER! Fruit juices, coffee, soda, and/or alcoholic beverages will not keep your body hydrated like water does. Here are some facts on why water is important and also some helpful tips to staying hydrated but yet still have fun throughout your summer activities!

What’s the point? Your body is composed of about 60% water. The functions of these bodily fluids include digestion, absorption, circulation, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients, and maintenance of body temperature. If you don’t have enough water in your body, how can it function properly?

How does it affect your weight? Drinking water won’t make you lose weight, but it will certainly help with maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Penn State PhD, Barbara Rolls gives the advice in the article Benefits of Water “what works with weight loss is if you choose water or a non-caloric beverage over a caloric beverage and/or eat a diet higher in water-rich foods that are healthier, more filling, and help you trim calorie intake.” Moral of the story, DON’T DRINK YOUR CALORIES!

Did you know…? Drinking lots of water keeps your muscles strong, your skin looking better, and makes you feel like you have more energy. One of the greatest benefits of water is it helps your “system stay clean”. What does that imply? Simple as this, lots of water makes you poop! The next time that you feel bloated or have a stomach ache, try drinking more water.

How much should you drink each day? The Food and Nutrition Board for Doctor Oz recommends, “ A person should have 1 ml (about 1/5 of a teaspoon) of water for each calorie he or she consumes. The average diet at the time was approximately 1900 calories, meaning you needed about 64 ounces of water per day.”

What is really in those powder packets? Many of you, like myself, add crystal light, Great Value energy, Mio or whichever flavored packets or flavored liquids you prefer to add to your water. Although, have you ever really looked into the ingredients and seen what they are made of? Well don’t worry, I have. According to the Center for Science in the Public Interest “Two of Crystal Light’s ingredients — aspartame and acesulfame potassium — have been linked with a risk of cancer.” The Center for Science also stated “Aspartame might also lead to neurological concerns.” Those two ingredients are not just found in Crystal Light but in many of the powdered packets or liquid flavorings you consume.

For example, here are the ingredients for Grape Mio: Water, Citric Acid, Salt, Propylene Glycol, Potassium Phosphate, Malic Acid, Contains Less than 2% of Niacinamide, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Natural Flavor, Sucralose and Acesulfame Potassium (Sweeteners), Potassium Citrate, Polysorbate 60, Red 40, Blue 1, Potassium Sorbate (Preservative).

All of those ingredients for a “healthy, zero-calorie” beverage? I just am not so sure about that! Next time, before you tear the packet and add it to your water, check the ingredients. Sure, maybe there are barely any calories in the additive, but the health risks with get you later on in life.

Looking to really spice it up? Choose a healthier and more natural way to flavor your water. One of my favorite things to do is add some slices of lemon and lime in my bottle of H2O. Adding fruits and veggies to your water not only adds flavor, but also some additional nutrients to your diet. Check out some of these great recipes:

Strawberry, Lemon, and Basil

Citrus and Cucumber

Rosemary and Grapefruit

Honeydew and Raspberry

Staying hydrated is VERY important everyday, but especially when you’re spending most of your day’s outdoors! Get into the habit of drinking enough water now and it will just come naturally in the future. See you at the water fountain.

“Always remember that it doesn’t matter how slow you go, as long as you keep on going”

~Kenzi Weidman

Sources: Benefits of Water, How Much Water Do You Really Need? Cons of Crystal Light, ‘Water Enhancers’ Don’t Live Up to the Name

Crystals have recently gone from hippie headshop staples to mainstream (check your Instagram feed for evidence) for more than just their looks. The stones are being used in more and more healing treatments, including crystal light bed therapy, which we saw pop up in 2017. As a yoga teacher and wellness writer, I’m no stranger to alternative healing treatments. You name it, I’ve tried it: acupuncture, meditation, floating, reiki, the list goes on. But I was dubious whether a glorified nap on a rainbow light bed could really open my chakras and balance my energy field as promised.

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What IS Crystal Light Bed Therapy?

I went to Modrn Sanctuary, a wellness center, owned by Alexandra Janelli, in the center of NYC’s bustling NoMad neighborhood to find out. The elevator opens on the ninth floor to a beautiful zen den with high ceilings, calming music, luxe furniture, including a Somadome meditation pod, and sleek bar of tea and crystal-infused water.

Edgar Monseratte, the crystal light therapist whose calming voice immediately put me at ease, led me to the treatment room, a true sanctuary decorated with plants lining the walls and more crystals. At first glance, the bed looked like a standard massage table at any spa. But on closer inspection, I saw chambers filled with amethyst and tourmaline stones embedded within it and an infrared mat to heat the top. Besides balancing your energy and opening your chakras, Quantum Resonance, the Sedona, Arizona, company that makes the crystal beds, claims “other possible benefits include deep meditation/relaxation, reduced inflammation, easing sinus and migraine issues, better sleep, increased mental clarity, balanced pH levels, and detoxification.”

According to Modrn Sanctuary, a small white machine attached to the side of the bed vibrates in rhythm with the frequencies of the crystal lights. It also plays binaural beats, which research shows can help induce a restful state in experienced meditators. Above the bed hang seven quartz crystals, which are lit to correspond to the colors associated with the root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third-eye, and crown chakras.

Monseratte explained that the treatment (available in either a 25- or 45-minute sessions) works best by choosing what you’d like to release and/or bring in by setting an intention. Once I settled into the space and set my intention, he handed me a color-blocked list to match my intention to one of the seven chakras. As I had suspected, my intention best aligned with the heart and solar plexus chakras.
I settled onto the bed, as Monseratte set up the treatment area, cautioning that “some people have strong emotional responses” during the session. He explained that he would exit the room during the treatment and use a soft touch on my arm to indicate its completion.

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The Theory Behind Crystals’ Healing Power

According to crystal expert Judy Hall, author of The Ultimate Guide to Crystal Grids (Fair Winds Press, 2017), crystals’ color, vibration, and energetic resonance can bring disorganized energy back into harmony. “Each crystal has its own unique vibration,” Hall explains. “Quantum physics demonstrated that everything in the universe is energy and vibration and that that energy can be transmuted and changed, even across vast distances.”

IBM scientist Marcel Vogel, who created LCD (liquid-crystal display) screens, looked at the healing power of crystals through a scientific lens, drawing connections between the spiral structure of the quartz crystal lattice and human DNA and between the silica composition of quartz crystals and the human body. He went on to design specific quartz cuts said to collect, amplify, and direct energy. The “healing” frequencies of Vogel crystals’ vibrations are measured in hertz, according to the menu Modrn Sanctuary presented me. And according to Quantum Resonance, its crystal light beds are adjustable to these specific frequencies to influence the user’s overall health and well-being. As explained on their website: “Many of these frequencies are done through sound while other are done through light and magnetics. The frequency generator allows us to make new frequencies. These frequencies are carried into the Vogel crystals and changed into scalar, or zero-point energy—an extremely effective way to shift the subtle bodies.”

The theory is that if the body vibrates at specific frequencies, then it opens and becomes receptive to those frequencies. But Vogel did not study whether crystals’ (or any other) energy waves directly interact with or heal the human body in any way. Still, like Hall, many crystal experts believe there is a connection.

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What Crystal Light Bed Therapy Was Really Like

Within minutes of soothing sound, gentle vibration, light, and the warmth of the bed, I felt super relaxed and almost loopy (what I imagine being high is like). Think: Combining the calm clarity of a deep meditation session with the physical sensation after an amazing massage. I almost felt as if I was floating, yet with a pulsating energy gently moving through me in waves. Approximately midway through the session (I’m guessing, as I had no sense of time whatsoever), I experienced a lucid, dream-like state where I visualized a reel of faces, some familiar, some strangers. Soon after, Monseratte returned with a gentle pat and glass of water. He then left me to collect my things—and my thoughts—and met me in the lobby, explaining that I might feel the effects emotionally of the treatment more significantly in two days.

I practically levitated to the subway home, feeling loose, calm, and as if I just had an out-of-body experience. That evening, I slept like a baby. Two days later, I did feel more emotional than usual. I channeled the energy into creating a new vision board. And, since it was the evening of a full moon, I made sure to “charge” the rose and clear quartz crystals I picked up on my windowsill, under the moon’s protective glow. After all, it can’t hurt to have extra healing and balance.

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Top Benefits of Crystal Bed Light Therapy

What Is Crystal Bed Light Therapy?

Crystal bed light therapy involves a person lying on a massage table while crystals are suspended above him or her. There are seven crystals, and each one is aligned above the body’s seven chakras. A chakra is an energy center. A standard crystal bed light therapy session lasts between 20 and 45 minutes.

A person can get a crystal bed light therapy session every day if necessary. People who are in good health will typically get a crystal bed light therapy session for 40 minutes. However, those who are not in good health will typically need to limit their sessions to 20 to 40 minutes. Once a person has gotten adjusted to the therapy, he or she can increase the length of the sessions.

Why Do People Get Crystal Bed Light Therapy?

There are a variety of reasons people get crystal bed light therapy. Some people get this therapy because they want to balance their chakras and alleviate anxiety. Others get it because they want to cure a physical ailment. Regardless of the reason, people of all ages can benefit from this therapy.

What Can I Expected During A Treatment?

This is a non-invasive and safe treatment. You will be asked to remove your shoes, but you can keep the rest of your clothing on during your treatment session. You will lie on the table below the suspended crystals. A white cloth will be placed over your eyes. The lights in the room will be dimmed. Soft music can be played if you like. Most people feel peaceful and serene during their therapy session. Some people report feeling an increase in awareness.

Benefits Of Crystal Bed Light Therapy

Crystal bed light therapy has a number of benefits. It can help reduce your stress level and boost your energy. Balancing the chakras can help you feel more at ease. Additionally, crystal bed light therapy can help you relax.

Some of the benefits people report:

  • Feelings of deep peace and relaxation (reduced anxiety/stress)
  • Enhanced experiences of all six senses, including intuition
  • Stimulates and enhances mind-body-spirit connection
  • More profound spiritual understanding of and alignment with one’s highest self and divine purpose
  • Deeper more restful sleep
  • Release and cleansing of blocked/negative energies, troubling issues and emotions including depression, grief, anger and fear
  • Insight and clarity regarding issues of personal concern
  • Physical restoration, increased energy, vitality and a youthful glow
  • Cleanses, recharges and balances the body’s energy system
  • An overall sense of enhanced health and well-being

What To Do After Your Treatment

You can resume your normal activities after your treatment. However, you will need to drink plenty of water after you have received your treatment. The water will help flush out the toxins that were released during your treatment. You should also relax after you get your treatment. This will allow you to fully absorb the experience.

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A Crystal Bed has 7 extremely clear and highly polished Vogel cut quartz crystals suspended approximately 12 inches above the client lying on a massage table.

Each crystal has been cut to a specific frequency and is aligned above one of the seven energy centers or chakras. Colored lights, chosen to match the frequency of the chakra colors, radiate light and energy through the crystals to each respective chakra. These lights shine on and off in certain rhythms to cleanse, balance, and align your energies. As the color is transmitted through the crystal onto thecorresponding chakra, the chakra is cleansed, energized, and brought into balance with all of the other chakras. This allows the other aspects of our self, whether it be mental, emotional or physical, to be brought into balance.

Many people who have had crystal healing sessions have reported the following effects:

  • Feeling more energized with clarity of thought and a greater ability to focus
  • Feeling deep relaxation and connection to the earth and universe
  • Feeling a deeper spiritual understanding of themselves
  • Feeling more peace within themselves
  • Intuitively more clear on their life path; and how best to deal with their disease or problems

This healing modality has been brought specially from a world-famous spiritual healer in Brazil, known as John of God.

Lights resonating from the crystals helps to organize the water in our tissues and cells.

Crystals have some of the highest molecular orderliness found in nature. Light passing through the crystal will resonate with the structured patterns of the crystal. Water can take on a variety of molecular patterns. It is know that when water forms well organized and geometrically shaped molecule patterns, it has increased surface tension and bonding properties. This is the pure state of water found in healthy cell tissue, while un-geometric and disorganized water molecules are found in unhealthy cells and cancer cells. Thus, one explanation for the health giving effects of crystal therapy is that the well-organized vibration resonating from the crystals helps to organize the water in our tissues and cells.

Precision cut quartz crystal produces constant vibration same frequency as water in its purest state.

Much of our understanding of crystal therapy was developed by Marcel Vogel, who spent his lifetime investigating quartz crystals and invented micro fiber technologies sending information through the vibrations of light . His research brought our civilization on Earth forward from the machinery/iron age into the computer and light age. He designed experiments demonstrating the power of crystals to affect physical processes.

The experiments of Vogel and his associates proved the following:

  • A precisely cut quartz crystal produces a constant vibration of the same frequency as water in its purest state.
  • Moving water will pick up the vibration from the crystal through resonant interaction and this transferred charge will restructure the water.
  • A cut crystal can be charged with intent to structure water.

Chakra crystal light therapy

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