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Making a Crystal Elixir

 

What are crystal elixirs?

Crystal elixirs are an excellent way to utilise the the healing properties and powers of crystals. They have a subtle and gentle effect and allow the flexibility to combine more than one crystal, providing they are compatible. Crystal or gem elixirs may also be referred to as essences, waters, tonics, or remedies, but they are all the same thing, water infused with crystal energy.

There are a number of ways of using a crystal elixir, it can be rubbed onto the skin, applied to the chakra or pulse points, added to water and sipped, administered from a dropper under the tongue, added to your bathwater or sprayed around a room. Many practitioners recommend it be taken under the tongue so that it is absorbed directly without having to be dissipated via the digestive system, however the method of administration depends largely on the reason of use and it is also a matter of personal preference.

 

How do they work?

All crystals carry their own unique vibrations and healing properties. When a crystal is placed in water, the water becomes infused with minute concentrations of the minerals constituents along with the energy and vibrations of the crystal. When the elixir is administered, these properties are then transferred to our physical and subtle bodies.

 

How to make a crystal elixir

Making a crystal elixir is relatively easy to do, though it is extremely important to have a sound knowledge of the crystals that you intend to use as some crystals are water soluble and some are even toxic. Minerals which contain toxic compounds such as copper, lead or mercury allow trace amounts to leach into the water and therefore should only be used with the ‘indirect method’ (explained below). If you are unsure, always research first, use crystals from the quartz family (non-toxic and non-porous), use the indirect method, or seek professional advice.

There are two main methods of making crystal elixirs, the ‘direct method’ and the ‘indirect method’. In the direct method the crystal is placed directly in the water, whereas in the indirect method the elixir water is separated from the crystal by a barrier.

 

The direct method (always check stones used are non-toxic and non-porous)

  1. Choose your crystal(s) and make sure they are washed and energetically cleansed.
  2. Place the crystal(s) in a clear glass bowl and cover with spring water or filtered water.
  3. Cover the bowl with a clear glass plate, or if not use cling film.
  4. Stand the bowl in sunlight for a few hours. Some people recommend up to 12 hours daylight, others recommend 24 hours to benefit from sunlight and moonlight.
  5. To enhance the effect and amplify the energies you can place clear quartz points around the bowl with their points facing in towards the bowl.
  6. Remove the crystals with a spoon and pour the charged water (also referred to as the mother essence) into a glass bottle. A dark bottle (dark brown or blue) is recommended as it it thought to preserve the vibrations better but beware of using coloured bottles as each colour carries its own vibrations (see my page ‘Colour Therapy’).
  7. Add an equal amount of alcohol such as vodka, brandy or cider vinegar to preserve the elixir (so that 50% of the elixir is the mother essence and 50% is alcohol), particularly if you plan on storing it for more than a week. Seal the bottle, date and name.
  8. A small amount of the elixir can then be decanted into a smaller dropper bottle (again use dark glass) for use.

 

Amethyst in glass bowl

Amethyst in glass bowl

Amethyst elixir preparation – Direct Method

 

Crystal water can also be made using this method by placing a non-toxic and non-porous crystal into a glass (clear quartz or rose quartz are good examples), leaving to stand for a few hours or overnight, and then sipping it throughout the day. This water can also be used to spray or dab onto skin conditions such as eczema where you wouldn’t want the alcohol content.

If making a spray, add 7 drops of the mother remedy to pure water to use immediately. If storing for longer use, add some vodka to preserve. The spray can then be used to clear negative energies from a room or around you to cleanse your aura.

 

The indirect method (for toxic or porous crystals)

  1. Choose your crystal(s) and make sure that they are washed and energetically cleansed.
  2. Place the crystal(s) in a small clear glass bowl or drinking glass and then place the bowl or glass in a larger clear glass bowl.
  3. Fill the large glass bowl with spring water or filtered water so that the level of water is above the crystals in the smaller inner bowl, but below the rim of the small bowl or glass.
  4. The vibrations of the crystal are transferred to the water without allowing its mineral contents, and any toxicity to leach into the water.
  5. Cover the bowl with a clear glass plate, or if not use cling film.
  6. Stand the bowl in sunlight for a few hours. Some people recommend up to 12 hours daylight, others recommend 24 hours to benefit from sunlight and moonlight.
  7. Again, to enhance the effect and amplify the energies you can place clear quartz points around the bowl with their points facing in towards the bowl.
  8. Remove the small bowl / glass and then pour the charged water (mother essence) from the larger bowl into a dark glass bottle as described earlier.
  9. Add an equal amount of alcohol such as vodka or brandy, or cider vinegar, to preserve the essence, particularly if you plan on storing it for more than a week. Seal the bottle, date and name.
  10. As before, a small amount of the finished elixir can then be decanted into a smaller dropper bottle (again use dark glass) for use.

 

Malachite in glass stood in bowl of water

Malachite in glass stood in bowl of water

Malachite elixir preparation – Indirect Method

 

Dosage recommendations

Always go on your own experience as some crystal remedies can be very powerful and you can adjust your dosage accordingly but as a basic guide:

  • 3-4 drops in a small glass of water 3-4 times a day
  • for chronic conditions, place 3 drops of elixir into a 30ml dropper bottle and fill with spring or filtered water. Take 5 drops 4 times a day for several weeks
  • 12-20 drops added to your bathwater
  • as a rescue remedy place 5-7 drops under the tongue, hold for 20 seconds before swallowing.

 

Recommended books

A useful book to match symptoms to crystals is ‘Crystal Prescriptions’ by Judy Hall. ‘The Crystal Bible’, also by Judy Hall is a great book to check for the uses of common crystals and also states if the crystal is toxic.

 

Important

Crystal remedies should not be seen as a substitute for conventional medicines. Always seek medical advice for any health concerns. Always research any crystals thoroughly before using them, for their uses and mineral composition. Always ensure crystals used are non-toxic and non-porous. If in doubt, always prepare essences using the indirect method.

 

 

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