How To Make Moon Water: Try This on the Next Full Moon

People have been blessing water and charging it with healing intentions for thousands of years. One way to make your own sacred water is by using the energy of the moon.

As you know, the moon is a powerful magnetic force that controls the ocean tides.  You can use this natural power to help amplify your intentions. Making moon water is a sweet little self-care ritual that’s super easy to do. Let’s begin!  

What Is Moon Water?

Moon water is a vessel of water that’s placed directly under the light of the moon, with the intention of either attracting or releasing something. The loving care you put into preparing your moon water will make it a sacred and magical tool to support your personal journey.  

What situation comes to mind when you think about what you want to manifest next in your life?

Are you focused on letting go of something that you’ve outgrown, or manifesting something new for yourself?

Perhaps it’s a little of both. The very first step to making moon water is to understand your intentions for making it.

This is because your answer is going to affect the timing of your moon water ritual. The following sections will help you decide, but if you still have questions about timing, don’t stress – just go with what feels right. And of course, you can always leave a question in the comments if you want a second opinion.

New Moon Water

The new moon is all about starting fresh. So if you’re setting intentions to begin a new chapter of your life, I recommend making a batch of new moon water.

This moon phase is all about moving forward, and focusing on what you want to create in the future. Your next phase is full of possibility! So if you have something specific in mind, whip up yourself a batch of charged water on the next new moon.

Examples Of When To Make New Moon Water

Here are some situations that would be perfect for setting intentions under the new moon. Do you have more ideas? Please share in the comments below!

  • Starting a new job
  • Moving to a new home
  • Meeting someone new
  • Fresh start to an existing relationship
  • Starting or growing your family
  • Beginning a new wellness routine
  • Positive start for the month or year ahead

Read this next: New Moon Rituals for Manifestation in 2022

Full Moon Water

OK, so the new moon is strictly about fresh beginnings. But when the moon is full, its power can be channeled in a variety of ways.

In fact, the days before vs after the full moon have very different energy. That’s why it’s best to break your full moon water intentions into two main categories: manifesting and releasing. You’ll want to keep the following in mind when you’re choosing which night to set out you water. 

Full Moon Water for Manifesting

The full moon is a perfect time to set intentions for whatever you want to attract into your life. This can be a physical/material thing, or an emotion.

To make full moon water for manifesting, you’ll want to set your moon water outside anywhere from 3 days prior, up to the night of the full moon. The days building up to the full moon are part of the ‘waxing’ phase.

As the moon becomes bigger and brighter in the sky, it will charge your water with energy that will help you manifest your desires

Examples Of When To Make Full Moon Water for Manifesting

Here are a few examples of intentions that would be appropriate to infuse into your full moon water for manifesting.

Full Moon Water for Releasing

After mama moon has become full, the days that follow still have powerful energy, it’s just slightly different in nature.

If your intention is to cut cords, break unhealthy patterns, or close an old chapter that no longer serves you, you’ll want your water under the moonlight anywhere from the night of the full moon up to 3 days after.

This is the time when the power of the full moon begins to wane, which will help dial down the energy of whatever you want to release. 

Examples Of When To Make Full Moon Water for Releasing

  • During of after a break-up
  • Cutting energy cords
  • Preparing to leave your job
  • Letting go of grief
  • Forgiveness work
  • Breaking unhealthy habits
  • Retiring limiting beliefs

Each Full Moon is Unique

There is always 1 (occasionally 2) full moon per month. Every month’s full moon has a special name, and has its own unique energy. You don’t have to sweat this too much.

In fact, it’s actually a fun intuitive exercise to take a look to see what the energy of this full moon is all about. Now think about the situation that guided you to make moon water in the first place. Can you see how it relates? This is your intuition at work!

It’s also useful to know the meanings of each full moon because it’ll you plan for future moon water batches! So don’t forget to pin it for later.

How To Make Moon Water

Set Your Moon Water Intentions

Setting your intention was the trickiest part. The actual process of making moon water is easy! It really boils down to filling a cup/jar with water, and placing it outdoors to soak up the moonlight.

Remember, this is all about intention, so relax and know there’s no possible way for you to mess this up! If you’re unsure, just set your water out for one night, right on the full moon.

Or, if your intentions include a little bit of both manifesting and release work, you can absolutely leave your water outside for 3 nights: the night before, during and after the full moon, to cover all your bases. 

Gather Your Supplies

You’ll just need a few basic items:

  • A vessel for your water. I recommend avoiding plastic, since the water will be sitting overnight. Choose glass, crystal, or ceramic. Mason jars work great because they have a top. You may also want to consider your intentions for your water.  If you have a mug with a quote or image that supports your intentions, use that. If you use a container without a top, cover it with a cloth or saucer (nobody wants bugs in their moon tea!).  
  • Water. Spring, purified, or even tap water are perfectly fine choices, assuming you’re going to drink the water. If you don’t plan on ingesting it, and if it fits your intention, you can always use rain water, or water from a nearby stream, or even the ocean, if you have access. Use your intuition to determine what’s best for your personal moon ritual.
  • Crystals (optional). If you want to surround your vessel with crystals, they love the moonlight! There’s no real need to place them in the water; their vibrations will penetrate the water through your glass. But if you’re strongly guided to do so, make sure you use water-safe crystals, such as rose quartz for love or clear quartz for amplifying power. If you want to learn more about working with crystals, read: How To Use Crystals: 6 Ways to Put Healing Stones to Work
  • Sticky labels (optional). If you’re making several batches and storing them in mason jars, you’ll want to keep track of the date you made the water and its intention (every full moon carries unique energy – learn more about that here).   

Prepare Your Moon Water

Here’s the basic method for how to make moon water:

  1. Fill your chosen vessel with water
  2. Find a safe spot outdoors where your water can charge under the moonlight. If you live in an apartment, or don’t have an outdoor space, feel free to place your water on an indoor windowsill. A few panes of glass is no match for mama moon’s powerful energy!   
  3. If you are guided, place crystals or other sacred objects around your moon water
  4. Set your intention quietly in your mind and let the magic happen!
  5. The next morning, your moon water will be ready (don’t worry if you forget about it – you can’t hurt it)

Moon Water Benefits

So now that you know how to make moon water, let’s explore why it’s so beneficial. This sweet little ritual has profound power and can usher in a deep sense of comfort.

The loving care you put into making your water are like seeds you are planting for a happier tomorrow. You deserve to realize your dreams, and setting intentions under the power of mama moon can help you to do just that.

Here are 4 clear benefits of moon water.

Reminder Of Your Intentions

So much about manifesting upgrades in your life depends on the positive attention you give them. Your positive thoughts nurture your desires and help to make them real.

In fact, if you can conjure positive emotions while thinking about your desires, you’re well on your way to materializing them. This really is the key to turning thoughts to things. Every time you sip your magical brew, you are reinforcing your intentions.

Taking Positive Action Is Empowering

Have you ever wanted something so badly but don’t really know where to start? Or perhaps you’re feeling powerless in a situation (which is never really true but it can feel that way sometimes).

The process of setting intentions and making your moon water can go a long way toward reclaiming your personal power. In this way, it will help to heal your solar plexus chakra by boosting your confidence.

The Universe Responds to Rituals

When you make a deliberate gesture to request change in your life, the universe has no choice but to respond. The law of attraction says it can be no other way.

You will be amazed at how things begin to turn around for you, as a result of the powerful intention you infuse into your moon water – your mind truly is that powerful. Plus life becomes much more fun when you’re intentionally co-creating with the universe!

Want to know how close you are to manifesting your desires? The universe will send you signs. Check this out next: 6 Strong Signs Your Manifestation Is Close

Making Moon Water Boosts Intuition

You were born a natural intuitive – all humans are. But it can be so easy to become disconnected from this side of yourself. Daily life is distracting!

But taking the time for your moon ritual is a way to not only reflect on where you want to go next, but to honor your inner mystic. You’ll be amazed at the ideas, feelings, thoughts, and impulses that you begin to notice, just as a result of connecting to the moon’s energy for a short time.

How To Use Moon Water

Now that you’ve made a fresh batch of moon water, how do you use it? Your imagination and creativity are the only limits! Here are some ideas for how to use your moon water. These suggestions assume you used drinkable water in your recipe: 

  • Pop it in the fridge and drink a few glasses each day, whenever you need to be reminded of your intentions
  • Pour some into your bath for stress relief
  • Add it to a spray bottle with a few drops of your favorite essential oils, for a body/pillow mist
  • Use it to water your houseplants, as a special treat
  • Splash some on your face in the morning or before meditation
  • Make moon tea by boiling your moon water and adding your favorite teabag or loose herbs (this is my personal favorite option!)
  • Anoint your third eye with a few drops to boost intuition
  • Use it in your essential oils diffuser

What are your favorite uses for moon water? Drop a comment at the end of this post!

Moon Water Tea Recipe

If you’re not big on plain water, you can always make a tea with your favorite herbs and flavors. Here are some ideas, but let your imagination roam free here.


  • Your moon water
  • Tea bag
  • Optional:
    • lemon or orange slices usher in energy and motivation
    • a drop of your favorite essential oil
    • cinnamon stick, mint leaves, sprig of lavender – use your intuition


Pour the desired amount of moon water into a teapot and bring to a boil. Prepare a tea cup with your desired tea bag and any optional extras. Pour the hot water into the cup and steep for 2 minutes. Sip while keeping your intentions at top of mind.

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How To Store Moon Water

You can store moon water in the fridge, or at room temperature in a covered container. If you’re not going to use your moon water right away, it’s best not to use plastic.

Instead, pour your moon water into something ceramic, or a glass pitcher or mason jar.  This is because the plastic will eventually leech into your sacred water.

How (and When) To Dispose of Your Moon Water

Sometimes you may think of your moon water as having captured negativity that no longer serves you. If that’s the case, you may not feel guided to drink it. Instead, you may:

  • Pour the water down the drain, or into the earth for mother nature to heal the energy.
  • Write down what you’re releasing on a piece of paper and burn it. Use your water to extinguish the flame.


I hope you enjoyed learning this witchy little ritual! I’d love to hear about your personal twist on this sweet little ritual. Please leave a comment below and share! Questions? Drop a reply below if I left anything out. 

XO,  Andrea

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Andrea has been practicing Astrology, Numerology, and Tarot for many years. She is a certified Aromatherapist and Reiki Master in Central NY, and also holds a Masters Degree from Syracuse University. Andrea loves helping her readers bring more spiritual self-care into their lives.

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2 thoughts on “How To Make Moon Water: Try This on the Next Full Moon”

  1. Thank you for this information. I will try it. Sounds fun. The only challenge is finding a place to set my jug so family members will not bother it. I don’t have a ledge on the outside. I am certain that my higher self will tell me a great solution.
    I always admire your writing. It is always clean and clear and sweet.
    Thank you for sharing your knowledge with me and everyone.

    • You’ve made my day with your beautiful words Johanne, thank you! If it helps, you could set your moon water on a shelf or someplace high (like on top of the fridge) in a room with a window, and leave the drapes open overnight. Your intention is the most important ingredient! XO


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