Silica Water Recipe: How to Add Silica to Your Drinking Water

In this post, I'll cover how to add silica to your water, why we need silica in water and how to make high-silica water at home for pennies.

Silica Water Recipe: How to Add Silica to Your Drinking Water
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In this post, I'll cover how to add silica to your drinking water, why we need silica in water and how to make high-silica water at home for pennies.

Based on my research, drinking mineral-rich silica water is one of the most important things we can do for our health.

Yes, it's important to eat organic food, take vitamin supplements, see a chiropractor, get exercise and enough sleep – and avoid allopathic (drug & surgery-based) doctors and pharmaceutical drugs as much as possible – all of these things are important.

But I think this one thing – drinking water high in silica – can make a monumental difference in our health, and it is something literally everyone can do very easily and cheaply.

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Why Drink Silica Water?

February 2022 Update: Read my Biohacking Breakthrough and learn how I went from needing 8 hours of sleep a night to only 4-5 hours a night drinking silica water + chlorine dioxide solution ("pool water").

There are a number of reasons to drink silica water, which I promise to elaborate on in a more in-depth post (I'm already working on that).

I will briefly cover the reasons why we need silica water before I tell you the how to make the silica water (recipe follows at the bottom of this post).

Jump down to the recipe.

Silica Detoxifies Aluminum

Drinking silica water is the best way to detoxify your body of aluminum. Most of us are exposed to way too much aluminum on a daily basis.

I've written a lot about fluoride on my Cheeseslave blog. I'm in the process of moving those articles over to this new blog – you can expect to see them in the near future.

I realized a while back that aluminum is just as toxic as fluoride – and we are exposed to it a lot.

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Dangers of Aluminum

If you search on Google for the health hazards of aluminum, Google will of course lie to you and tell you it's perfectly safe.

For example, if you type in "aluminum cancer" you get this excerpt from "Medical News Today" (I won't be linking out to anyone because I don't want to show up pinging them):

"Headlines have alleged a link between aluminum salts in antiperspirants and breast cancer. Human epidemiological studies have found no association between the use of antiperspirants or deodorants and breast cancer." (Source: Medical News Today)

If you go to that article, they say aluminum causes cancer in mice but that doesn't apply to humans. Lolz!

Medical News Today is a property of Healthline Media, which advertises itself as "the #1 digital health and wellness property, reaching more people on their road to well-being than any other property".

Twenty-first century medical industrial complex propaganda

I remember all these websites cropped up back in 2019, around the time that most natural health bloggers got banned.

And just before the C-word PLANdemic of 2020.

Anyway, you'll have to do your own digging (I suggest using Duck Duck Go instead of Google), and I promise to write more about the dangers of aluminum in the future.

But suffice it to say, anything Google tells you should not be trusted.

If you think you can still trust Google, type in "can men get pregnant" or "can a man have babies."

Sources of Aluminum

Like I said, I'll write a longer post about aluminum and why it's so bad for us. But let's just touch on it briefly...

Some of the main sources of aluminum are:

  • Unfiltered tap water
  • Quackzines (almost all of them)
  • Pharmaceutical drugs (over the counter and prescription)
  • Aluminum and Teflon cookware
  • Aluminum foil
  • Deodorant and other personal care products
  • Baking powder
  • Flour and anti-caking agents in baked goods
  • Cigarettes, vape fluid, and cannabis

You Can't Avoid Aluminum Exposure – Which is Why You Need Silica

As you can see, aluminum is everywhere. I didn't even talk about chemtrails yet, and yes, that's a real thing.

While it's important to reduce exposure to aluminum, I think it's almost impossible to completely avoid it. Which is why I think it's crucial to drink silica water in this day and age.

Silica is My Number One Supplement

I've written extensively about cod liver oil, probiotics and other nutritional supplements in the past (those posts will be moved over here soon), but I now believe that consuming silica water is the most important thing you can do for your health.

One of the best books I've read in my life is by Harvard chemist, Dennis Crouse, PhD.: Silica Water the Secret of Healthy Blue Zone Longevity in the Aluminum Age.

Silica Water the Secret of Healthy Blue Zone Longevity in the Aluminum Age

In his book, Crouse opens with the story of how he reversed his mother's Alzheimer's disease with silica water.

He first got interested in silica looking at the work of Christopher Exley, a chemist from England.

Christopher Exley's work on silica and Alzheimer's disease

There are lots of Exley videos you can find on YouTube, and I have watched many of them.

Here's one to start with:

In his book, Crouse then talks about the "blue zones," the 5 places in the world with the highest longevity. He solves the blue zone riddle with high intake of silica in those regions.

How to Get More Silica in Your Diet: Silica Water

Both Dennis Crouse and Christopher Exley say the best way to increase silica in your diet is simply drinking high silica water.

A liter a day, is what they both recommend.

There are lots of ways to consume more silica, and you can read about all the different foods that are high in silica in Dennis Crouse's book, Silica Water the Secret of Healthy Blue Zone Longevity in the Aluminum Age.

The easiest way to get more silica is from drinking mineral water. Some mineral waters are naturally high in silica water. Fiji water is very high in silica.

Buy Fiji Water on Amazon

So if you don't want to make your own silica water, you can just buy Fiji water. However, Fiji water is expensive. One liter of Fiji water is about $2.75 on Amazon at the time of this writing.

I also like to cook with silica water – and because making it at home is so cheap, I can cook with it, too.

So here's the recipe...

How To Make Silica Water at Home: Recipe Notes

There are only 4 ingredients in this recipe and it's very simple. This recipe makes 4 gallons of silica water.

I modified this recipe from Dennis Crouse's basic recipe (video below) which he uses to make 1 gallon at a time.

I filter my water using a Berkey water filter with added fluoride filters. I like this method for filtering water because it removes the toxins but retains the minerals (reverse osmosis and distillation remove all the minerals).

This recipe for silica water makes 4 gallons of silica water which I make in my Imperial Berkey.

If you have a smaller Berkey, you can adjust the recipe accordingly.

Where to Find The Ingredients

Here's where to find these things...

  1. Tap water comes out of your faucet.
  2. Sodium Silicate you can buy on this site, I got the 2 pound (smallest size) for $25. It will probably last you for the rest of your life.

3. I bought the Sodium Bisulfate on Amazon.

Sodium Bisulfate on Amazon

3. Baking soda you can find at any grocery store.

What If You Don't Have a Berkey Filter? Can I Use a Pitcher Filter?

Yes, you can make this recipe using any kind of pitcher filter.

If you don't have a Berkey, you can make this recipe in a different kind of filter, such as a Brita or ZeroWater filter, but be sure the filter you use filters out fluoride, which is just as harmful as aluminum.

I don't actually recommend a Brita pitcher filter, because it does not filter out fluoride. If you don't have fluoride added to your water, you can use a Brita filter. However, I don't like them because they are so expensive. The Brita is less expensive than the Zero Water, but still it's crazy expensive compared to the Berkey.

I have personally tried using the ZeroWater pitcher filter, which does filter out fluoride. However, the Zero Water pitcher filter is obscenely expensive, even more expensive than the Brita.

I did a little spreadsheet action on the cost so you can take a quick gander...

As you can see from these spreadsheets, when you factor in the cost of the replacement filters, using a Zero Water filter can cost anywhere from 10-13 times more than a Berkey with the fluoride filters. (Note: It depends on the quality of your water. When I used a Zero Water filter, I had to change my filter monthly in Texas.)

A Brita pitcher filter, while cheaper than a Zero Water filter, costs about 5 times more than using a Berkey with the basic black filters.

Also, pitcher filters just take forever to use. You're constantly filling and refilling. Simply not practical for a family of 2 or more people. Especially if you cook with the water you filter. Which I recommend doing.

I will be writing more blog posts about this in the future going into all the details. I think pitcher filters are one of the biggest rip offs out there.

How to Make the Silica Water Using a Pitcher Filter

That said, if you do have a pitcher filter and want to make the silica water using that, you can. Here's how to do it:

Please watch Dennis's video above and then read the recipe below to see how I modified his recipe for a Berkey.

If you want to make this recipe using a one-gallon filter, just follow his recipe exactly.

How I Make the Silica Water Using My Berkey

I've included some photos below so you can see what it looks like when I make the silica water using my Berkey. I'll try to make a video in the future.

Here's my set up with my Imperial Berkey, and drawers where I keep all my ingredients.

Imperial Berkey and Soda Stream

I also have a Soda Stream so we can turn our silica water into sparkling water. I keep Soda Stream Bottles in the drawers as well.

Where I store my ingredients next to the Berkey
Baking soda
1/4 teaspoon and glass Pyrex measuring cup

Important note: I no longer make the silica water in the Berkey. This is because adding silica to the Berkey gums up the filters and then I have to clean the filters frequently. So I have updated the recipe to reflect this.

I now filter the water in the Berkey, and then transfer the water to a 5 gallon jug. Then I add the silica ingredients to the 5 gallon jug. Finally, I put the 5 gallon jug on a crock dispenser on a floor stand.

This is what the crock dispenser and floor stand look like:

Crock dispenser on Amazon


I got an email from a reader today with an important correction to the recipe. I am adjusting my recipe based on her email... see below.

I wanted to bring to your attention a slight error in the order of ingredients in your recipe that will change the finished product for non-Berkey users.

Dennis Crouse adds the sodium bisulfate to the water BEFORE filtering to create acidic water to help remove the aluminum. Then he adds the baking soda AFTER filtering to return the pH balance back to neutral.

By adding the baking soda before filtering, as you listed, the Brita filter will not likely get all of the aluminum out of the mixture because it is no longer acidic. The amazing Berkey filters are likely removing all the aluminum anyway without this acidification.

I want to add to this that I now recommend ideally adding all the ingredients AFTER filtering, even with the Berkey. Because when I add all the ingredients to my Berkey, it gums up the filters.

In fact, you know what... I'm going to adjust the recipe to reflect that.

Thank you, Aubrey, for bringing this to my attention!

Silica Water Recipe

Makes 4 gallons of water that is 110 to 120 ppm orthosilicic acid (OSA). In the US, 160 ppm of OSA (i.e. 100ppm of SiO2) is generally recognized as safe in drinking water. (Source)


Equipment Needed


  1. Filter 4 gallons of water in a Berkey.
  2. Dispense the water into 5 gallon jug.
  3. In a Pyrex glass measuring cup, add 1 cup of tap water and 3/4 teaspoon sodium silicate.
  4. Stick the glass measuring in the microwave and heat on high for 1 minute. It just needs to boil for 30 seconds. You can also boil in a small saucepan on the stove. (Not using a microwave is ideal, but done is better than perfect.)
  5. Add the 1 cup of boiled water/sodium silicate mixture to the jug.
  6. Add 1/2 teaspoon sodium bisulfate and 1/4 teaspoon baking soda to jug.
  7. The water is ready to use.

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