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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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Amethyst

What is amethyst?

Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz and comes in a range of shades from lavender to deep purple.

Its name comes from the greek ‘ἀ’ meaning ‘not’ and ‘méthystos’ meaning ‘intoxicated’, as in Roman times it was believed that this stone protected its owner from drunkenness. Throughout the ages it has been a highly prized stone, known for its powers to soothe the mind and emotions.

Amethyst is a very powerful stone with a high spiritual vibration which works in the emotional, spiritual, and physical planes to promote calm, balance, and peace. It is an excellent all-purpose stone that is predominantly associated with the third eye and crown chakras but can also open the heart chakra. An excellent spiritual stone, it is said to enhance intuition and psychic powers by making a clear connection between the earth and other planes.

amethyst point

The protective stone

Known for being a protective stone, amethyst guards against psychic attack, paranormal harm or ill wishes from others. It transmutes the negative energy into positive loving energy before returning it back to the universe.

The natural tranquiliser

Amethyst is a natural tranquilizer, relieving stress and irritability and dispelling anger, fear and anxiety. Emotionally, amethyst helps balance mood swings and brings about stability and emotional inner strength. It is often used to gently help deal with personal losses and grief due to its gentle and sedative energy. It is a good crystal to support with overcoming addictions such as those to alcohol, drugs, smoking, etc, and also with destructive or compulsive behaviours.

The dream stone

If you suffer from insomnia, try placing an amethyst under your pillow. Known as the dream stone it can bring about intuitive dreams and help with remembering and understanding them.

dream-cloud

Negotiations

Amethyst has the dual capability of being both calming and stimulating to the mind. It is an excellent stone to carry, wear or meditate with when dealing with legal problems negotiations and business matters, enabling intellectual reasoning. It calms irate temperaments and hotheadedness, providing a strong advantage in situations where debating is required. Amethyst is also known to assist with financial issues and bring about prosperity and abundance, though citrine is also a very good stone for this.

Electromagnetc radiation

In the age where virtually every household has a multitude of electronic devices, there is understandably concern over the potential effects of exposure to electromagnetic radiation. Place a cluster of amethyst near your computer or other electronic devices to offer EMF protection.

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The all purpose stone

Other conditions that amethyst is said to assist with include:

  • headaches – rub it across your forehead to bring relief from a headache

  • arthritis – particularly when used as an elixir

  • diabetes

  • pain relief

  • reducing bruising and swelling

  • skin conditions

  • circulatory system issues – supporting oxygenation of the blood

  • hearing disorders

  • boosts hormone production

  • endocrine system problems

  • dis-ease of the digestive tract and intestines

  • dis-ease of the lungs and respiratory tract, including asthma

  • chronic fatigue

  • fibromyalgia

  • strengthens the immune system

  • overcoming phobias

  • pregnancy

  • PMS and menopause

Please note that although crystals are thought to assist us as described above, they should not be considered as a cure should not be used as a substite for conventional medical advice and treatment, though they can be used alongside these. Please always seek a doctors advice with any medical concerns.

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