Evamor vs Essentia: Are They Really Any Different?

Last updated Nov 29, 2021

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Evamor vs Essentia: Which alkaline water brand is better for my health? This is the exact question that ran through my mind before I knew anything about these two brands. Now, I know everything about them both.

In this article, you’ll learn what makes these two brands different and which brand is best for you. I’ll tell you now that these are two of my favorite alkaline water brands for very different reasons.

They are both alkaline, but that doesn’t make them the same.

Are you ready to find out what makes these two brands so different?

Let’s get started!

Feel free to use the links in the table of contents below to jump to any section.

Evamor vs Essentia: What makes them different?

Before I list the ingredients of each brand, I’ll tell you the biggest difference between them.

Evamor water is natural artesian water extracted from an aquifer in Covington, Louisiana.

Essentia water starts as purified reverse osmosis water before it’s remineralized. After it’s been remineralized, it undergoes electrolysis to ionize the water and raise the pH to 9.5.

Evamor water is alkaline artesian water while Essentia is alkaline ionized water.

Now, let’s check out the ingredients.



  • Artesian water from Covington, LA


  • Purified reverse osmosis water
  • Sodium bicarbonate
  • Dipotassium phosphate
  • Magnesium sulfate
  • Calcium chloride

As you can see, Essentia adds alkaline minerals to its water including sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium.

Evamor gets its minerals naturally from the Earth.

Note: Essentia is fluoride-free while Evamor has a reading of .17 mg/L according to its water report. The fluoride is naturally occurring.

How do they make the water alkaline?

Essentia uses a process called electrolysis. This is the same process water ionizers use to make alkaline ionized water.

Electrolysis allows Essentia to raise the pH of their water to 9.5 after remineralizing it. The difference between home ionizers and Essentia is home ionizers use the minerals that are already in your tap water to make ionized water.

Since reverse osmosis strips water of all its minerals, Essentia must first add minerals before the water can successfully undergo electrolysis.

Evamor does nothing to their water to raise the pH. Since their water comes from a natural source, the pH fluctuates between 8.8 and 9.1.

pH Comparison

  • Essentia Water guarantees its pH of 9.5 for 2 years
  • Evamor Water advertises a stable pH of 8.8 to 9.1

Check out the pH tests for each brand below.



Both pH tests prove the companies’ pH claims are true.

Did you notice how the Evamor test was dark-blue and the Essentia test had a bit of purple in it? That happens because Essentia is about .5 higher on the pH scale than Evamor.

I’m also glad the future scientist in the video tested the TDS. I talk more about TDS later in the article.

Price Comparison and Best Place to Buy in Bulk

Depending on where you live, your local supermarket may have these brands in stock.

A lot of people are taking advantage of the convenience of ordering online while saving money at the same time. We all know how expensive Whole Foods can get.

Both Evamor and Essentia are available at Amazon.

Click any of the links below to check the prices for cases of Evamor and Essentia:



Filtration Methods and TDS

Why is TDS important and what is it? TDS or total dissolved solids is a reading that gives you an idea of the mineral content of your water. The lower the TDS reading the fewer the minerals.

Also, the lower the TDS the purer the water (in most cases). Ideally, you want to drink water with a lower TDS since we get most of our recommended daily intake of minerals from food.

Below, I go over how each company filters its water and the TDS readings for each brand.


  • Essentia starts with plain potable tap water.
  • They purify and filter their water using carbon and reverse osmosis filtration.
  • After purification, they remineralize the purified water with their alkaline mineral blend.
  • Finally, they use electrolysis to make alkaline ionized water with a pH of 9.5.
  • According to Essentia’s latest water quality report, their water has a TDS reading of 52 mg/L.


  • Evamor’s water starts in an artesian aquifer deep below the Earth’s surface in Covington, LA.
  • Evamor’s bottling facility sits above the aquifer. They use a “sealed system” to capture the water as it flows upward. This system ensures the water never makes human contact until you open the bottle.
  • Once they “capture” the water, they filter out any sediment and ozonate it before bottling it in BPA-free PET1 bottles.
  • According to Evamor’s latest water report, their water has a TDS reading of 180 mg/L.

Note: Both companies use BPA-free bottles.

You may have noticed that Evamor ozonates its water. This is a common water treatment practice used by many water companies.

Ozone is a gas made up of three oxygen atoms. The advantage of ozone treatment is that it’s a chemical-free way to purify water.

There is some controversy surrounding ozone treatment, and Evamor is the only alkaline water brand I’ve come across that uses ozone in its water treatment process.

Evamor does have a higher TDS reading than Essentia, however, it’s still an acceptable level for drinking water.

Personally, I prefer alkaline ionized water with a low TDS because I get my minerals from the food I eat.

Taste Test

I have to say it’s a draw between the two brands.

List of Differences Between Evamor and Essentia

I put together the list below to get all the differences between these two brands in one place.

  • Essentia has a pH of 9.5 while Evamor has a pH between 8.8 and 9.1.
  • Evamor is slightly more expensive than Essentia in bulk
  • Essentia is alkaline ionized water that starts as reverse osmosis purified water while Evamor is natural artesian alkaline water extracted from an aquifer in Louisiana.
  • Evamor ozonates its water. Essentia uses electrolysis to raise the pH of its water.
  • Essentia is fluoride-free while Evamor has a reading of .17 mg/L of fluoride according to its latest water report.
  • Evamor has a higher TDS than Essentia.
  • Essentia adds alkaline minerals while the minerals in Evamor are naturally added by the Earth.

My Thoughts

I like both brands and think they’re both legit alkaline water brands that you can trust.

Essentia is the most trustworthy bottled ionized water brand, in my opinion.

Evamor is one of the top brands of artesian alkaline water currently available.

My one concern with domestic artesian water is the possible ramifications. Does extracting water from an aquifer in the United States negatively impact the surrounding environment? What effect does this practice have on the domestic water supply?

These are questions I need to research further in the very near future.

Alkaline ionized water, on the other hand, can come from any water source. That’s one of the reasons I prefer it over domestic artesian water.

Who wins?

In the battle of Evamor vs Essentia, I choose Essentia. The reason I choose Essentia over Evamor is that I’m partial to alkaline ionized water.

You may find that Evamor water is better for you.

Personally, I like to keep the TDS of the water I drink as low as possible while still reaping those benefits everyone is after. Essentia does this for me.

Plus, as I mentioned in the previous section, I’m still unsure about the effects that bottling domestic artesian water has on the environment. I’m also skeptical about companies openly profiting off domestic artesian water. Is alkaline artesian water the new oil in America?