The Benefits of Healing Crystals
Crystals have been used for centuries because of the healing properties they possess.
All healing crystals and gemstones hold unique qualities that depend on the shape, size, color and type of crystal or stone.
These powerful miracles have been known to promote physical health, mental health, and spiritual health.
Scientific research studying the power of crystals has even found that the plant life surrounding where the crystals are found is more fertile and grows more rapidly than other locations.
This is the fourth article I have written on the subject of healing crystals. If you are knew to the idea of how to use crystals and what different crystals mean, please review my previous articles to get an overview of the basics of crystal healing before trying a crystal elixir.
Crystal elixirs and essences go by many names including but not limited to gem waters, gem elixirs, gem tonics, gem essences, crystal waters, crystal essences, crystal tonics, and more.
Don't worry, and don't be confused, they all mean the same thing.
Choosing Your Crystals
Not all healing crystals and gemstones can be used to make a crystal elixir directly. Some crystals don't take well to water, as they rust or disolve, and I will cover that later in this hub. If you want to incorporate a certain crystal that is deemed unsafe for consumption, you can place an enclosed glass container or cup with your crystal of choice inside the surrounding water bowl of water you wish to consume. This way, the water is charged without actually contacting the crystal. Here is a list of toxic crystals.
The number of stones or crystals needed to prepare an elixir depends on how strong of an elixir you want to make. For most elixirs, the common method calls for one medium sized crystal per pint of water used.
If you want to create a more powerful elixir, you can use a number of crystals, as well as a mixture of crystals and stones.
The ideal crystal or stone used in an elixir should not be rough edged, but smooth on all sides, so as to not leave any residue in the water.
How to Make a Dosage Elixir
A dosage elixir is a stronger type of elixir and is recommended only for those who are experienced with crystal work.
To prepare a dosage elixir, first you must prepare a simple elixir like you would normally.
After the simple elixir is prepared, pour the water into a dark bottle, ideally a bottle that has a dropper top.
Depending on how much water you have prepared in your elixir, add vodka or brandy to the water in order to preserve it. (A rule of thumb to follow is 10 parts water, one part alcohol in order to best preserve your elixir).
This elixir can be added to drinks, dropped on the tongue, used while taking a bath, added to essential oils during a massage, etc.
Dosage elixirs are more potent, last longer, and have many uses. Some even choose to pour their dosage elixir into a spray bottle and spray the elixir all over their house in order to cleanse the environment.
How to Make a Simple Crystal Elixir
This is a recipe for a simple crystal elixir. This elixir is ideal for daily use because it is quick to prepare and works with most crystals and gemstones.
To prepare a simple elixir, the first thing you need to do is prepare your crystals or stones. That means they must be charged, dedicated, and energized.
After you have prepped your crystals, place them in a glass bowl. Fill the bowl with fresh, clean spring water. (Filtered water will work as well).
Place the bowl in the sun, and let it charge for two hours.
After two hours has passed, you can remove the crystal, and sip the water from the bowl.
This elixir can be stored in a refrigerator for up to two days before losing its powerful healing qualities.
A simple elixir recipe is needed if you are intending on preparing a dosage elixir.
Infusing Your Crystals with Intentions
It is very important to always infuse your crystals with an intention before preparing any elixir, a simple elixir or a dosage elixir.
Infusing intentions into your crystals is what makes this process so spiritual, as well as healing.
Adding intentions to your crystals is a part of the prepping process, but it is one of the most important parts because it is the most personal.
Only you know what intentions you are pouring into your crystals, and all intentions are unique.
Sometimes we may want to infuse our crystals with intentions for ourselves, other times we may want to infuse them with intentions meant for others.
Whatever your decision is, you must put your whole heart into the process if you want the process to work.
To infuse your crystals with intentions, first cleanse them and charge them.
Once they are charged, hold the crystals in your hand, one at a time, and imagine a bright white light surrounding your body.
Either out loud or in your head, recite your intention several times. I generally try to recite my intention ten times in order to ensure that the crystal becomes infused fully.
The key is to send out the vibrations of what you wish to receive into the crystal. Imagine already having it and what it means to you.
Make sure this process is done in a setting that makes you feel comfortable and relaxed.
Watch This Video Demonstrating the Process of Preparing a Crystal Elixir
Benefits of Crystal Elixirs
Crystal elixirs have a plethora of benefits. They can be used in your home, they can be used as a beverage for you or your pets, and they can be added to essential oils in order to enhance aromatherapy.
Drinking a crystal elixir is a great way to integrate the energy of the crystal into your body on a physical, mental and cellular level.
Simple elixirs are easy to make and can be taken to work, school, or elsewhere so that you can keep the healing powers of your crystals with you at all times!
You can use specific crystals to prepare elixirs that target certain ailments, illnesses and conditions.
The clear quartz crystal is one of the most well rounded crystals, and is known as an all-purpose healer.
The rose quartz crystal can be used in elixirs to help alleviate emotional pain, help you through stressful situations, and attract love and compassion into your life.
Aventurine is a crystal used in elixirs to help create a feeling of relaxation.
Malachite is a strong healer that works on the physical, spiritual and emotional body. In elixirs, malachite has been found to be grounding (not for direct consumption).Fluorite is a crystal that can be used to create elixirs that treat pain in the bones and joints. It has also been found to enhance concentration and is beneficial for those with ADD or ADHD.
Fluorite is a crystal that can be used to create elixirs (not for direct consumption) that treat pain in the bones and joints. It has also been found to enhance concentration and is beneficial for those with ADD or ADHD.
Amethyst is another crystal that makes a great elixir, however, this crystal needs to charge in the moonlight, not the sun. Amethyst works to relieve mental stress and helps promote healthy sleep.
If you want to stabilize your digestive tract or improve your metabolism, try an elixir using amazonite (not for direct consumption).
Amber is a gemstone that can be used to create an elixir helpful when you are sick, especially when you are suffering from throat problems. Amber is viewed as an antibiotic.
Crystals That Should Never Be Used for Elixirs
As I mentioned earlier, not all crystals and stones are ideal for making elixirs. This is because some stones and crystals don't take well to water. Some dissolve, some rust, and others flake apart.
Stones and crystals that dissolve in water include calcite, halite, labradorite, selenite, ulexite, and carnelian.
Galena, hematite, and lodestone should not be used because they will rust when exposed to water.
Crystals and stones that can flake away in water or suffer from cracks and fractures include lepidolite, malachite, mica, moldavite, muscovite, opals, pearls, turquoise, and obsidian.
Pyrite should NEVER be used to create an elixir because when it is combined with water it creates sulfuric acid.
A word of caution: crystal elixirs are not meant to replace any medications that you may need to take for medical reasons. There are also crystals that should not be used in elixirs, specifically those that contain harmful substances, such as lead, mercury, arsenic or aluminum.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.
© 2014 Kathleen Odenthal
Katii on July 13, 2019:
How do we make a dosage elixir?
Amelia Zou on November 30, 2018:
I once ate a crystal but I choked on it because it was hard. Don’t eat crystals
Janice Suria Quinn on July 21, 2017:
I place a few touching the base outside of the bottle, it's the indirect method and infuses the water with their light energy overnight with one's intention. Blue Jade, Green kunzite and Moss Agate is amazing, another one is Amber, Citrine, Aqua Aura and Clear Quartz. You can also infuse the water putting a photograph from a crystal card deck under the bottle, gold helps with cognitive functions.
Nancy Yager from Hamburg, New York on May 01, 2016:
I have actually healed a chronic physical condition by using an elixir. It really does work.
Maurice Glaude from Mobile on September 25, 2014:
I like the pool idea. Even small crystals are powerful. You should give it a try Kathleen.
Kathleen Odenthal (author) from Bridgewater on August 14, 2014:
I haven't tried them for my eating disorder, but I do notice improved sleep with some of my crystals. We tried turning our salt water pool into a crystal elixir, but I think we need a lot more crystals!!!!
Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on August 14, 2014:
This is the first I've heard of crystal elixirs. Very interesting, as usual Kathleen. Do you find using crystal treatments helps you with your eating disorder?