Lucky Iron Water

The simplest and easiest way to use your Lucky Iron Fish is to make your drinking water for the day.

As an alternative, you can combine your Iron Water with fruit juice high in Vitamin C, like orange juice. If you want to get really creative, you can simply add to the Fish to your boiling liquid or broth based meals like soups, stews, curries or sauces. 

To make iron fortified water you will need:

  • 1 Lucky Iron Fish
  • 1 L of water 
  • 2-3 drops of acidity (citrus - lemon, lime, orange, or vinegar, tamarind etc.)


  • Bring 1L of water to a rolling boil.
  • Add 2-3 drops of acidity.
  • Add Lucky Iron Fish and let it boil in the slightly acidic liquid for 10 minutes.
  • Remove your Fish.

You can use the hot Iron Water immediately or you can let the water sit on counter or in the fridge for up to 2 days. 

    If you want to make more than 1L of water you can follow these steps:

    • For 2L of water, add 4-6 drops of acidity and boil your Lucky Iron Fish for 20 minutes 
    • For 3L of water, add 6-9 drops of acidity and boil your Lucky Iron Fish for 30 minutes. 


    • Hello! Is it safe mix powdered drink mixes with the iron infused water that you make using the lucky iron fish? Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

    • @ SAM

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    • @DIANNE

      Great question! If you would like to make more iron infused water you can follow these ratios: If you’re using 1L boil the Fish for 10 minutes with 2-3 drops of acidity (lemon, lime, orange etc.). To make 2L, boil for 20 minutes with 4-6 drops of acidity. If you want to make 3L you can boil the Fish for 30 minutes with 6-9 drops of acidity.

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    • I would like to use the LIF to increase my iron but want to use the water made with the LIF as drinking water so would like to make more then a litre at a time. How can I ‘double’ or even ‘triple’ the recipe?

    • Hello,
      I’d like to ask, how long does the lucky iron fish usually last?!



      Saededdin Shabouk

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