Essentia 9.5 pH Drinking Water, 1 Liter,

Essentia Water provides unmatched hydration, health benefits and smooth taste. Its superior hydrating qualities come from a special electrolyte formula and optimal pH level of 9.5, which gives your body more of what it needs to thrive. Drinking Essentia Water boosts the antioxidant properties of your immune system and helps bring your body back into balance. It also helps maintain normal blood pressure, restful sleep, heart health, muscle strength and more.

Quick facts

  • Essentia Water 1 Liter Bottles, 12 Pack
  • Essentia drinking water is purified through micro-filtration, UV lighting and reverse osmosis; No chlorine or flouride; Enhanced with pure minerals; Restructured through ionic separation
  • Silky smooth taste; Hydrates better; Electrolyte infused; Best available pH at 9.5
  • Convenient and portable in BPA and Phthalate free recyclable bottles
  • Essentia Water is source independent; Can be produced anywhere in the world there is a water supply making it sustainable and reducing carbon footprint
  • Great New Look, Same Great Taste

Top reviews

This water is making a difference for me

This water tastes good, and after drinking it for a few weeks, it has most certainly helped with my indigestion and acid reflux. I also feel like I can drink more of it without getting bloated than I did with Evian. It tastes smooth and does well at quenching my thirst, better than some other bottled waters I have tried.

I have now subscribed to a couple of cases of this direct from Amazon each month, as the price per liter works out less than I was paying for Evian from the store on a regular basis, and with a subcription, the shipping is always free. Hard to beat that.

Not sure why anyone would want to get same size bottles from the NutriCity listing for this on Amazon, as the price listed there is currently listed at $66.33, and no option to use amazon prime or to be able to subcribe and save.

GladisMillbrook, NY

tested pH = 6.25

Tested this water with reliable pH testing strips and came up with a reading of 6.25 :/

strips used: Phinex Diagnostic Ph Test Strips, 80ct -2 pack (160 strips) Results in 15 Seconds Balance Your pH today

RichelleClaremont, NH


Bought this for my sister who loves water. She was happy with it and will be a regular customer. She found it refreshing and will recommend Essentia to the rest of the family.
ClareSeligman, MO

Great alkaline water, 9.5pH

Got a bottle of this at my local Whole Foods market to try. It has a silky taste as it advertises and it is a great starting water for people -like me- who want to see if alkaline water can make a difference in how they feel and with stomach acidity. I liked it so much, I got a case from Amazon, delivered 2-days later with my Prime account (I love it!). I am slowly going through the case, one bottle every other day, sometimes everyday. I have to say that I have noticed a stamina related improvement but I will have to watch this for more days. I was away for 5 days not drinking it and my stamina was hampered so that is an experiment I can believe, but I need more proof. Tha page says bottles are BPA free but the label on the bottle has no such remark so I am not sure which is true. The price for the 12-case was just $20 when I bought them a few weeks ago, but now I see that Amazon has increased the pricing to $25. I will check with my local Whole Foods market and if price is lower for a case there, will not buy from Amazon the next time around -sorry Amazon.

If you are now starting to get interested in an alkaline diet for improving your health, this is a great introduction along with several books on reducing the acidity of food intake and stomach environment for all of us with GERD, like Dropping Acid: The Reflux Diet Cookbook & Cure which I also purchased.

KaranSharpsburg, MD


My wife and I both agreed that the water has an artificial taste to it (which is not bad) and an aftertaste (which is bad). The pros of this water are the electrolytes and the ph, but it tastes like a reconstituted water. The info on the bottle doesn’t help. Terms like “purified by reverse osmosis” and “restructured using Ionic Separation Technology” are not consumer friendly terms and reflect a marketing campaign that would only appeal to a scientific mind. I just poured the rest of the bottle out.
DevonMoffit, ND

I like Fiji better.

I don’t know the validity of the 9.5 PH claim because I don’t have any PH strips. I do know it doesn’t taste any silkier or smoother than any other bottled water. For good taste, I prefer FIJI Natural Artesian Water.
PegBurnside, PA

Over Hyped Bottled Water

The bottle says, “A Difference You Can Taste.” For me that would not be a good thing. I don’t want my water to taste like anything. Fortunately, this water disappointed…it tastes like, well, water.

Now comes the problem. Essentia’s Web site is full of hype, but what it comes down to is this: Essentia is filtered city water, just like Aquafina or Dasani…using essentially the same methods. I suspect the raise in pH is from the second ingredient, sodium bicarbonate, aka baking soda. I compared the water test results provided by Essentia on their Web site and those of my local water authority.

Essentia says, “Electrolytes are dissolved minerals in the body that conduct electricity, such as calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium. We add trace amounts of those same elements in a formula that complements the body’s naturally occurring mix and concentration.” They must be really trace amounts. Reading their water test report, neither calcium or potassium are listed, and only .68 mg/l of magnesium. The sodium level is about the same as in my tap water. Certainly not the electrolyte levels of Gatorade.

I can find nothing in my research that indicates a pH of 9.5 is anything special.

Bottom Line: I’m not impressed. I often buy bottled water instead of soft drinks when traveling. If this were on the shelf in the mini mart, I would reach for the Poland Spring or Aquafina instead.

AlizaSilver, TX

An options for runners who usually use a sports drink

The makers of Essential Water claim to deliver “unmatched hydration, health and taste.” I’m not sure it delivers all of those benefits, but it is a good option for runners like myself that don’t want the calories from sports drinks, but need to hydrate and replenish their electrolytes while exercising. That said, buyers should now that water comes from public water sources.

– Source – The bottle says the water is “purified by reverse osmosis.” However, it doesn’t mention where they get the water so I called the customer service department and asked. I was told the water came from “municipalities”- in other words public water sources. The person explained that “it doesn’t matter where the water comes from, the only thing that matters is the purification process.” I disagree. I prefer water from natural springs.

– Taste – I didn’t discern any noticeable difference. It tastes like the water I filtrate at home.

– Size – It comes in a 50.72 oz bottle. I drink a lot of water through the day and usually have water at my desk. I find an entire gallon too big to handle and a large cup too small. I like this size because it doesn’t take up too much room, but lasts me about 1/2 a day.

I gave it three stars because it is cheaper than a sports drink and provides the necessary electrolytes during a run. However, I wouldn’t buy it to substitute another brand that uses natural spring water.

BettySunset, TX

Great water, but bogus marketing claims

Essentia water tastes great, and its price is in the same ball park as other good quality bottled water. However, stating that the 9.5 pH is good for you is completely devoid of any scientific substance. In fact, there are a lot of scientific studies that completely refute these claims. There’s a page by a retired chemistry professor, who rips into the variety of similar “alkalanized” and “ionized” water marketing claims. Most importantly, his page contains a lot of links to University and other scientific research results that all undermine the important of the 9.5 pH. Having said all that, I do like the taste of Essentia water, so whatever minerals it has in it does make for great tasting, pleasant to drink water. Just don’t fall for the pH hype until and unless you read the science reports instead of trusting any marketing hype.
ZoraSantee, CA

Smooth and Delicious — Some People Drink Alkaline Water for Health Benefits

This water is very smooth and delicious to drink. It goes down easy, is refreshing, and doesn’t make me feel bloated.

I had never heard of water boasting a pH of 9.5, and had never heard of “ionized water”, and I was unsure of the role of the claim about electrolytes. The package states “doctor recommended to protect, improve and enhance the quality of your health”. So, I did some research and found articles online (not connected to this product because I wanted other sources). They discussed health benefits of drinking alkaline water in order to change the level of acidity in one’s body and claimed reducing the body’s acidic state to be good for one’s state of health in various ways which I will not list here (you can easily find lists online if you want to know them). It is said that alkaline water does not make one feel bloated as regular water can. Some companies who discuss these health benefits are selling ionizing machines for the home in order to make tap water more alkaline. They also usually recommend purifying tap water in one’s home (for multiple reasons) so the units also purify the tap water.

I am not in a position as a non-scientist to prove or disprove these health claims. I’m not a doctor and can’t give medical advice. I’m just sharing what I’ve learned and how this water tastes to me.

So to compare the options for people who want water with a higher pH, this ESSENTIA water is a bottled water product that one can buy that’s ready to drink instead of buying a home ionizing machine. And of course, this is portable and more convenient compared to making one’s own ionized water at home and putting into a reusable drinking container to take with you on the go.

As to the price of ESSENTIA bottled water it is more than double the cost of bottled spring water but the two products are totally different so they are apples and oranges and really should not be compared. It is not unlike comparing a glass of regular chocolate milk to a bottle of Ensure ™, they are two different things and one product makes a health claim and serves as a meal replacement while the other is just a common drink for enjoyment.

I did a price check online for in-home water ionizer machines and the least expensive was $900 and the top price was $2200. So if you desire to drink ionized water that’s alkaline you have two choices now. It used to be that buying the machine was your only option to access this product. At least now if you want to try ionized water (for whatever reason) you can buy it premade rather than jumping in to spend a thousand or two dollars on an in-home unit.

Some facts:

The water is not spring water, it is labeled as “purified water infused with electrolytes for a difference you can taste”.

This water is labeled to have the ingredients: purified water, sodium bicarbonate, dipotassium phosphate, magnesium sulfate and calcium chloride.

If you are a person seeking a convenient prepared way to drink water that has been altered to be alkaline to a pH of 9.5 with electrolytes added (for whatever benefit you feel it gives you) then this is the product for you.

MiltonWelcome, MN

It’s Just Water

Yes, I am reviewing water. I know, life does not get much sillier than that, but I was curious as to the claims that I have been hearing about Kangan water and now what is being offered bottled by a different company.

In our community, there is a woman that is toting the benefits of antioxidizing, alkalizing, detoxifying and hydrating by using a machine that changes neutral tap water to alkalized 9.0 water. All right, I will admit that I took the sample bait. I did not feel a difference. When the bottled version became available, I thought why not, what does this product have to offer.

It tastes like water. No cleaner or fresher than what comes out of the tap.

Going back to the $4,000 machine version, the sales person said that water will return to its neutral state within 48 hours and you can test it yourself with simple testing sheets, so that is why you need to own a machine. Curious selling point.

Essentia’s own webpage states that you will need a specialized instrument and that water as pure as their product will not test accurately with pH test strips. Wonder why that is?

Yes, I am skeptical, but I continue.

I drink their product for a couple of days. Still feel no additional benefit, but become interest in the Electrolyte infusion. Is this like Gatorade? One of my children is a hockey player. Let us see how this water works under the pressure of an extreme workout. Result “Mom, it is just water, there is nothing different”.
OK, so my nonscientific experiment concluded with “it’s just water”.

ShaPerkins, MI

just okay

I drink a lot of water! This water didn’t do anything amazing (big surprise…it’s water) and I probably wouldn’t go out of my way to buy this specific brand.
CaronConvoy, OH

Clear, Cool, Water?

When I was growing up, we would visit my grandparents in the summer. They had a place in town, but also had a cabin up in the mountains that we’d stay at on occasion. At this cabin there was a lovely old spring house which my grandfather had built in his youth from stones found around the property. The spring house was built right into the side of the mountain where a natural, pure spring flowed all year round. The spring house had a large, thick wooden door with a huge iron latch which opened with an old key. The door would open and you would need to step down onto a concrete step which was in front of an even lower concrete pool, filled with water. On the opposite wall was a large, wooden cork attached to the stone wall with a chain. This stopped up the spring, but if the pool got low, you could remove the cork and clear water would rush out and fill it up again. There was a pail and a dipper, both were the old-fashioned speckled blue enamel. Occasionally, you would see a salamander or a spider there, but the spring house was one of my favorite places to be in the summer, dark and cool. And the water was extremely pure, very cold and very sweet. The only taste it had was a slight mineral taste. I’d give someone a hundred dollars right now just to have a gallon of that water again.

This product shares none of these qualities and had a slight plastic aftertaste for me. Basic, bottled water here, folks.

SudieTucson, AZ

tested pH = 6.25

I tested the pH of this water with reliable testing strips and it tested at 6.25 :\

Used these:
Phinex Diagnostic Ph Test Strips, 80ct -2 pack (160 strips) Results in 15 Seconds Balance Your pH today

RaymundoBattery Park, VA

High pH Purified Water

This is probably one of the best bottled waters you can purchase.

I have my own alkaline ionizing water purifier so for years I’ve consumed high pH purified water directly from my own tap. I think having your own purifier is a superior approach, in the long run it is a lot cheaper and more convenient than purchasing bottled water.

It takes a bit to get used to the flavor of Essentia water but it isn’t bad.

As to the health merits of high pH water, I have discussed this with other health experts. Overall my conclusion is that it is very healthy when consumed alone throughout the day. However if you have low stomach acid production (which is common as we get older) then it may not be wise to drink a lot of high pH water when eating a meal.

GeorgeFerguson, NC

This nutrition-nut/water connoisseur agrees that Essentia Water delivers unmatched hydration, health and taste

I love this water! I was offered it on Amazon Vine program but have already received 4 more subscribe-and-save cases!

It is always good to know a little about the reviewer and so I should say most people would consider me a nutrition nut and a water connoisseur. I have spent thousands of dollars on equipment to improve my whole-house water, shower water, tap water, and drinking water. I do not drink soda more than twice a YEAR and coffee not more than once a DECADE! I drink water as my beverage of choice and have tried every water carried by my healthfood stores. Other than my personally treated tap water, I have preferred a couple brands of spring water bottled in glass. I was happy to see that Essentia is in BPA and Phthalate free recyclable bottles.

My diet is the best money can buy and I naturally maintain an 85% alkaline-forming diet with my food selection. When I agreed to receive this Essentia water on the Vine program, my plans were to drink a couple of bottles to review and save the remainder for emergency situations such as what happened only months ago in San Diego when our county lost electricity and the water became questionable to drink with the water treatment plant not operating without electricity. However, after my first bottle of water, I desire no other drinking water, and have subscribed to 4 cases which I have already received from Amazon. BTW, they arrived each in their own box each weighing a little over 30 pounds.

Why did I switch to Essentia? Just like the manufacturer says “Try it for the taste. Buy it for the benefits”, it tastes great! My diet/water choice criteria is not what tastes best with some health-benefit but rather what is most health beneficial that also isn’t unpleasant to drink/eat. Although my diet/water has been optimum for most of my life, I am going through hormonal changes because I am “of that age” uh-um. I started having severe hot flashes that wake me up at night and cause me to strip down naked and cold shower during the day. I tried all the remedies known that are helpful without side effects. No relief for me! I was surprised beyond description when the Essentia water resolved my hot flashes! It feels very cooling and soothing going down and as long as I keep that cool smooth feeling inside, I have merely mild flashes and those only occasionally. I am so thankful to Essentia! Drinking the water I had on hand that I thought was optimal had not helped the hot flashes at all even when treated to supposedly be alkaline. So I do not know exactly what it is about Essentia that is working for me as I have not scientifically experimented with it to see if it is one of the ingredients or what.

Thank you Essentia for resolving my hot flashes which were really wearing me out!

Although Essentia water is a little more expensive to buy it on Amazon, I decided to purchase here. My local Whole Foods offers 20% off cases and my local Jimbo’s offers 10% off cases and I have not asked Henry’s, Sprouts, or other grocers what their discounts are; so it would actually be a little cheaper for me to buy it locally but then I have to carry it to the car and from the car to my home and it is much nicer for me to pay a little extra and have it delivered by UPS so I do not have to move the bottles by the 30pound case but only by a bottle or two at a time. Also, Essentia gives healthcare professionals, such as myself, 30% off but require a 10 case minimum purchase and I do not want to store 10 cases at a time as in California as space is at a premium and in high demand. 4 cases is optimal for me and I am willing to pay a little extra to not have to carry it myself.

Thank you Essentia and Amazon! You make my life better!

UPDATE: Sprouts sells this for $1.89 for each 1.5liter with 10% discount for a case – no sales tax. If you don’t have great spring water locally (google findaspring), I prefer this bottled water to everything else at Sprouts and most local grocers.

DeliciaGrand Ledge, MI

False advertising

I’m so disappointed in this company! I’ve been drinking this water for quite a while now, but yesterday I saw my nutritionist and she checked my pH level which was acidic. I told her that was surprising considering how much alkaline water I drink. She suggested we test the pH of my bottle of Essentia, so we did. The pH was ACIDIC at 6.6!! I was livid! Now to be fair..I am a nurse and know that the pH strips can expire and should be stored and handled a certain way and should also be tested by buffers. I can’t guarantee my nutritionist followed these steps so I plan on purchasing my own pH strips and checking the water again. I sure hope the strip was wrong and the next test will yield different results! I will definitely post those results either way!
EvelinWishek, ND

great tasting water

What else can I say, other than this drinking water tastes great.
The bottle is quite large, at 1.5 liter, it’s almost the size of a 2 liter bottle of soda.
HarrietNew Orleans, LA

Essentia Water is not 9.5pH!!!

Essentia water has a pH of about 6.5, a far cry from 9.5pH as stated on the bottle. I added a little baking soda to get it to a higher pH… that cost me what, $.02 for the liter? I’ll stick with purified water and getting it to the right pH myself with GMO-free baking soda. Not sure why I purchased the bottle since, good pH or not, it’s leading to an epidemic in this country and beyond. […]
ArlineLeadore, ID


I’m not picky about much… but i am VERY picky about water. Some bottled waters i cannot stand, as they often taste too dirty or too metallic or too sweet. This Essentia water tastes PERFECT.

AND apparently it has electrolytes in it, too! I can’t taste that it’s fortified, which is nice. I have been drinking it in place of Gatorade after puking (I’m pregnant, so i do that a LOT these days) and it seems to keep me well-hydrated.

DeandreUpatoi, GA

Tastes just like water….(nope, not a joke)

Very interesting product to say the least. Quite frankly I found this no different than any other water I have been drinking throughout my life, so if anybody is wondering how it tastes like, I hope this helps! Whether or not different PH helps or hurts you, I cannot answer that as I am not a doctor nor do I play one in real life, but it was very good and very drinkable. However since I do not know whether this actually helps me somehow, to me it is just a bottle of slightly-overpriced water.
CarlynWalnut Creek, OH

Funky tasting water

After a hard and intense set of interval training, a refreshing and replenishing drink is often key to recovery. The concept of this water seemed sound unlike the sugary drinks that are typical advertised with artificial neon colors and poured over coaches at the end of a winning game.

Personally, I’m a big fan of coconut water after hard training, so I have a bit of bias. The most notable problem I had with this drink is it didn’t taste like water should. The water tasted “metallic” which sort of makes sense at a 9.5 pH. I could barely drink it down as it didn’t taste right to me, but I did. I noticed no benefit after drinking it and felt I had more cramps and shakes than after drinking other replenishing beverages.

I see no benefit to this product and it simply doesn’t taste right to me.

RudolphSpringdale, WA

Will reach for this product in the store…

This was tested by my family of 4 (2 adults , 11 year old and 14 year old) and we found it tasted filtered and crisp. We found it did not have any weird after taste like some of the other waters. When shopping for water I will look for this product — a nice product.
YoungAlton, VA

This was great COLD

Nothing more refreshing than a COLD drink of water. I put this in the refrigerator overnight , and enjoyed it the next day. The water was very satisfying in quenching my thirst.Doc says one can never have too much water ! Buy it and drink it COLD!
FreddaPamplin, VA

Very Refreshing

Essentia’s slogan is “Try it for the taste. Buy it for the benefits” is very apt. It has a wonderful, refreshing taste and I admit to being a lifetime, lifelong lover and advocate of drinking water. It is very cool, soothing and refreshing under any and all conditions. It’s just good water.

Essentia is somewhat costly in stores, but when I had a chance to order this from Amazon, I jumped at the chance! It is “Aqua Vita,” water of life. I love it!

ClementinaCahone, CO

thin plastic, surprisingly distinguishable taste

Since this is promoted as a healthy product, it receives 1 less star for the use of a very thin plastic. Thinner than what you find in regular soda/pop bottles. Since this is a health product, and plastic (especially thin one) is said to slowly leech into the water, it seems strange they did not opt for something more substantial/higher quality, given the price.

Another star due to the price, which would be hard to justify.

There is lots of research that points to good health depending on your body’s Ph and this is how this water differentiates itself from others.

One thing that surprised me, is that I could tell the difference between this water and the one that comes filtered out of the fridge. It reacted/tasted differently s soon is it hit my mouth. Granted it’s not a huge difference, but I am not a water conossieur and I could tell. (Had someone else poor 2 cups and bring them to me)

I’d probably give it 3.5 stars.

WendolynBetterton, MD

not impressed

This bottled water tastes pretty much just like tap water to me. It has no funny or bitter taste to it. My husband, though, didn’t like it at all. He thought it had a chemical taste to it. It is made of purified water to which calcium chloride, dipotassium phosphate; magnesium sulphate; and sodium bicarbonate are added. I have a hard time believing all the health claims listed in the product description:

“Drinking Essentia Water boosts the antioxidant properties of your immune system and helps bring your body back into balance. It also helps maintain normal blood pressure, restful sleep, heart health, muscle strength and more.”

It sounds like hype to me. If they can prove all this then I may consider purchasing this water in the future, but for now, I will pass.

By the way, I did check out the company’s website and they just list general claims of why good hydration is important and what electrolytes do. I could not find anywhere on their website where they site any studies to substantiate any health claims. I’d like to see some 3rd party, unbiased, scientific studies on the matter.

MaybelleCotati, CA

Another fancy bottled water…oh boy.

Like many others who reviewed this bottled water by Essentia, I was only able to try one bottle, which lasted me a day. As a result, I can’t tell you that it’s had a positive impact on my health in any way. To do this, you’d have to drink it for a couple of months and really pay attention to how things are going. What I -can- tell you is that this water tastes good, be it at room temperature or refrigerated. The bottle it comes in is much bigger than the standard bottled water found in stores. There’s no aftertaste either.

Something worth noting is the lack of information explaining WHY drinking this water is beneficial to your health. There’s a quick mention on the bottle about how a doctor recommends you drink it, yet there’s no explanation as to who this doctor is or what kind of doctor they are. Not even a site or phone number for more info? Man, you can put whatever you want on labels these days!

It’s good, but I don’t see myself buying a pack of this ever since I’m fine with my filter and regular sized bottled waters. I can’t say that this tastes any better or worse than any water I’ve had in recent memory.

MichaeleBelmont, MS

Pure-Tasting Water, But Health Claims Are Not Proved

Essentia is purified water, with electrolytes added “for a difference you can taste”. For me, the water is basically tasteless, and I actually prefer the taste of natural spring water (for example, Crystal Geyser or Calistoga). However, the water tastes very clean, and anyone who is very particular about what he/she ingests will probably love this water.

Essentia’s selling point is its 9.5 pH. According to my online research, ordinary tap water is more acidic, with an average 7 pH. The Mayo Clinic reports that proponents of alkaline water claim it can neutralize acid in the bloodstream, boost energy and metabolism, improve absorption of nutrients, slow the aging process, slow bone loss, and help with disease resistance. However, the Mayo Clinic also states that these claims have not been verified by researchers. Debunkers of alkaline water health claims point out that Kansas City tap water has 11 to 12 pH, and that KC residents are no healthier than people in the rest of the U.S.

Essentia is purified by reverse osmosis. Wikipedia explains that reverse osmosis is a filtration method that removes large molecules and ions from solutions by applying pressure to force a solution through a membrane.

I rate Essentia water at 4 stars, because it tastes very pure. However, it is up to the individual to decide whether the water is worth the price, especially as compared to bottled spring water, or to ordinary tap water that is filtered with an attachment (for example, the very good Culligan Faucet Filter) or a pitcher equipped with a charcoal filter (for example, the excellent 3M Filtrete Water Pitcher).

DwanaGrover Beach, CA

It Tastes Like Water!

Let me tell you, I have drunk A LOT of water in my lifetime. I’m 41 years old, so you figure that’s what? 3 glasses a day times 365 days times 41 years? That’s almost a craptillion gallons of water. When I tasted Essentia 9.5 pH Drinking Water (1.5 Liter) my immediate thought was, “Wow! This tastes just like water!” I tested it against several other brands as well as tap water and water right from the hose. After several very carefully controlled taste comparisons, I’m prepared to conclude that Essentia 9.5pH Drinking Water (1.5 Liter) tastes *exactly* like water. The bottle is also made of plastic, which is awesome because you can hold on to it while drinking the water inside. The lid screws on and off. I would highly recommend this water to anyone who loves water. You could totally replace your current favorite water with this, and you would never know the difference. That’s because Essentia knows what they’re doing when it comes to bottling water. They bottle it, and they bottle it good. Definitely a must taste for any carbon-based life form that requires a regular supply of H20 to survive on this hostile planet. Get some today. Or turn on your faucet. Either way.
BuffyCanton, MN