Crystal Gemstone Elixirs

Crystal Gemstone Elixirs

Stones emit their unique vibrational energy that heals and harmonizes any imbalance in our energetic system. Any disharmony causes dis-ease that manifests into emotional and physical problems in our body.

For centuries, ancient civilisations had been using stones for their metaphysical and medicinal values.

Today it has become a fad to drink water that has been infused with the energy of these specific stones. This water is known as crystal elixirs, gem water/tonic, crystal water/essence, crystal tincture and structured water.

These bottles are costly in the market. However, water infusion has been around for ages and can be easily made in your own home at only a small fraction of the costs. Furthermore, it can be tailored to your specific needs by using stones of varied colors and energy.

One very important consideration before you make your water elixir is to know which stones react negatively with water; some stones of low hardness level can dissolve in water and some can release toxic fumes when in contact with water. I recommend, therefore, that you do your personal research regarding the stone or stones that you intend to use in your crystal gemstone elixir.

Ingredients are simple. All you need are stones, a glass or pitcher and purified water. There are 2 methods to do it at home.

Direct Method:

Submerge your chosen crystal gemstone in a jar or pitcher of purified water. I strongly recommend this container to be made of glass and water be fresh or spring water. Do not use tap water as it is laced with 20 or 30 chemical contaminants.

Cover the pitcher and let it stand for at least 6 hours before drinking the water. For a power boost, leave it in the sunlight for at least 3 to 6 hours and/or bathe it in the full moon overnight.

You may leave the stones in the water and drain the liquid of any debris and stones before drinking.

Do not use raw stones in this direct method. This is because its powder may be harmful to the body. Always use polished or tumbled stones of pure grade quality. .

Stones used in this method must be cleaned first by rinsing them under running water. Then they may be further cleansed by smudging.

Research well on the gemstones you are using with the direct method because as the name suggests, it has direct contact with the water you are ingesting. Some gemstones like serpentine contain asbestos that are harmful for you and your pets; kyanite can leak aluminum when exposed to water; hematite rusts in water; lapis lazuli contains pyrite which is toxic in water etc.

For a list of harmful gemstones and crystals please refer to the following list:

However you can still use these gemstones in the infusion with Indirect Method.

Indirect Method:

Place your chosen crystal in a smaller capsule within a large pitcher of water. In this way, the gemstone will not come in direct contact with the water and yet the energy of the stones could still charge the water.

Place the pitcher outside to be charged by the sun and/or moonlight for at least 6 hours. You can drink this water for its healing benefits and spiritual value afterwards.

Besides ingesting the water elixir, you can use it in your bath. You can also sprinkle this water in your home or office to cleanse or bless it. You can feed this water tonic to your plants or pets.

Which gemstone should you use?

Every gemstone vibrates its own energy frequency. What to use depends on your healing, emotional and physical needs.

Amethyst is good for sleeping problems or constant nightmares. Drinking tea made from an Amethyst crystal elixir before bed can help to relieve these issues. Please use the indirect method for amethyst water infusion because some articles claim that it is highly toxic in water. It is always wise to err on the side of caution where your health is concerned.

Crystals come in different colors and these helps to unblock and affect different chakras. Placing a cloth wet with the specific crystal elixir on the target chakra helps unblock and harmonize it.

Here are some of the best-known crystals and their healing properties.

Rock Crystal
It is known as the master healer. It is the most powerful healing gemstone as it can be attuned to your healing intention. It can also amplify the powers of other crystals. Rock crystals are ideal to use with other gemstones so that the power of the water elixir can be magnified.

Black Tourmaline
Black Tourmaline is a powerful stone for protection. It has the ability to fight off negative energies, for instance, coming from EMF (electromagnetic field) pollution that surrounds people living in big cities. It is also a powerful stone for grounding. According to the Gemstone Toxicity Table from IGS or International Gemstone Society, Black Tourmaline is very safe and contains no toxicity and hazards. However, it does contain aluminum. Thus, to be safe, I recommend to use the indirect method for Black Tourmaline elixir.

Rose Quartz
Rose Quartz is the stone to use if you want to attract love and/or to resolve disputes or anger from a loved one or family. The water infusion from a Rose Quartz can help promote good communication and induce forgiveness. If you want to create a harmonious surrounding at your home or office, sprinkle the water of Rose Quartz.
Note, Rose Quartz has a high toxicity risk and therefore the indirect method is recommended.

Blue Agate
All blue stones have the power to soothe and calm anxiety, fears and stress. Spraying water elixir made from Blue Agate at home and office can bring relaxation, calmness and harmony in the home and office thus promoting good communication and honest discussion.

Carnelian has the ability to boost your enthusiasm and gives you a positive outlook in life. It is also a crystal that can help ignite your sex life. Carnelian is known as the crystal of sensuality and sexuality. Carnelian has a low toxicity risk.

As the alchemist of old, you can experiment with various crystals and gemstones and make your own special concoction for your specific needs. We have written on many well-known crystals and you can find them at our online shop blog at click the Search icon and type the name of the crystal that you wish to know more about.

I strongly suggest that you do your research regarding the crystals that you want to use before starting your crystal gemstone elixir. It is also recommended that natural crystals be used instead of lab-created ones. It is best to use polished and tumbled stones. Do not use raw ones with direct method of infusion. If you are not sure, use the indirect method.

Drink with the following stones must be done with the indirect method:

Actinolite; Alexandrite; Amazonite; Aquamarine; Azurite; Black Tourmaline; Chrysocolla; Emerald; Fluorite; Garnet; Iolite; Kunzite; Labradorite; Lapis Lazuli; Malachite; Moonstone; Morganite; Pietersite; Prehnite; Pyrite; Ruby; Sapphire; Selenite; Serpentine; Sodalite; Spinel; Sugilite; Sunstone; Tanzanite; Topaz; Tourmaline; Turquoise; Variscite; Zircon and Ruby Zoisite.