Earth Science Week: Silver and Water

Silver, Water and Earth Science Week

It’s Earth Science Week, an international event that has been held every October since 1998 to help people gain a better understanding and appreciation of Earth Sciences while helping to encourage stewardship of the Earth. This year, the theme is water, how to protect it today and for the future. It is being celebrated from October 10-16 with an array of activities, both entertaining and educational, all around the world.

How Does This Relate to TRU47?

We are all about championing the noble elements that come from our planet, especially the ones that help heal and protect the living things that thrive on this Earth, like silver for example. While the ancients had a pretty good idea of what worked in their best interests, we are just beginning to rediscover all the sustainable health and wellness benefits that are available to us right under our feet.

Early man took his cue from nature, watching wildlife and gaining wisdom from their instinctual behavior. Whether it was sampling the wild herbs and berries the animals did or digging in the soil to unearth its inherent medicinal powers, civilizations grew more knowledgeable about planet Earth’s life-giving attributes with each passing century.

When mining operations began some 40,000 years ago, minerals and stones took on value for Earth’s inhabitants, first with coal, then with metals that were found in a natural metallic state, like copper, gold and silver. Mining became one of the most critical industries in the world when they learned to apply fire to these mined metals, shaping their finds into objects that could be traded and used to enhance their lifestyles.

Silver soon became one of Earth’s most valuable metals, prized as currency and for its trading value, treasured for its beauty and used as goblets, dinnerware and utensils, and recognized for its priceless antibacterial properties in keeping illnesses at bay. Silver also became known and widely regarded as the world’s first antibiotic because of its inherent ability to combat bacterial infections, control disease and resist germs.

Which brings us back to Earth Science Week and water.

Over centuries, there have been health benefits associated with silver and water. The Phoenicians, Romans and Greeks were among the first to store their water in silver bottles to purify it and keep it sanitized. English royalty and mariners dropped silver coins into their water vessels, as did pioneers heading to the American west and soldiers in the Civil War, to ensure their water was safe to drink.

Along with documented applications in medical settings, silver has been used in the United States for water disinfection since the 1950s. Today, silver is used both as an emergency drinking water disinfectant and impregnated in some water filters to prevent microbial re-growth.

At TRU47, silver is the common element in all of our collections, including Silver Spritz antimicrobial sprays made with distilled water, 100% pure essential oil blends and medical-grade colloidal silver. Our Silver Mask and Body Mists and Skin Care products are similarly custom formulated with pure organic essential oils, Himalayan Sea salts, trace minerals and colloidal silver.

All products are sustainable, all-natural antimicrobial solutions to keeping ourselves safe from harmful chemicals, toxins, bacteria, germs and viruses that threaten our people and planet.

We are proud to play our part in protecting Earth’s most vital resources through our collection of TRU47 silver products and invite you to do the same.

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