Gem Elixirs: Toxic and Non-Toxic

16 Jul

I love the idea of gem elixirs….that is, water infused with the frequency of a particular crystal stone and ingested for healing purposes.   However, it is absolutely necessary to be well-educated about what stones are toxic.   (Some of these rocks are seriously dangerous to ingest!) My solution to this dilemma is to use the ‘safe’ method’ (as below) for all infusions.  You could buy a specially made gem elixir water bottle, but it is crazy expensive and, because the gems are sealed in their own glass pod, impossible to change the recipe.  So, I use the following method which is safe and cheap:

Fill a clear glass jar with spring, filtered, or distilled water.  (Distilled water is best because it isn’t infused any other ‘programming’ — such as source environment, salt, minerals, etc).  Now, fill a tall narrow champagne flute with the crystals* of your choice and submerge in your water jar, making sure there is no contact between the rocks and the water you’ll be drinking.  Let this combo sit in sunshine for 12 hours (or more).  The vibration of the crystals will infuse the water and make a potent medicine for you.

*Be sure the crystals are clean using one of the clearing methods discussed here.

This is my recipe for an amazing night of sleep.  Preparation should occur in the morning so it is ‘cooked’ by bedtime.

1 mason jar of drinking water
1 champagne flute
crystals:
lepidolite (filled with anti-anxiety lithium)
blue opal (relaxing)
blue calcite (cools stress)
iolite (sweet dreams)
amethyst (connection to loving universe)
rose quartz (infuses heart with nurturing support)
charoite (chases away negative images and stories, aka nightmares)

Place crystals in the champagne flute.  Place the flute in the water in the mason jar, making sure there is no contact between stones and water.  Infuse in the sunshine.  At bedtime, remove the flute from the water.  Place mason jar next to your bed and sip before retiring and if you wake up during the night.  Sweet dreams!

Love Lizzy
And just in case: I use this helpful list of toxic stones below as a quick reference guide when I’m working with gem elixirs:

  • Actinolite
  • Fibrous form is a type of asbestos. Not recommended for elixirs.
  • Adamite
  • Contains Arsenic (Arsenate) and trace amounts of copper which is toxic.
  • Ajoite
  • Contains Aluminum, Copper.
  • Alexandrite
  • Contains Aluminum.
  • Amazonite
  • Trace amounts of Copper which is toxic.
  • Amblygonite
  • Contains Aluminum.
  • Andaluscite
  • Contains Aluminum.
  • Atacamite
  • Contains poisonous/toxic copper.
  • Auricalcite
  • Contains Zinc and Copper which is toxic.
  • Aventurine
  • Contains Aluminum.
  • Axinite
  • Contains Aluminum, Iron.
  • Azurite
  • Contains Copper, Toxic.
  • Bastnaesite
  • The chemical makeup of Bastnaesite does contain toxic elements which can react when combined with water.
  • Beryl Group (Aquamarine, Goshenite, Heliodor, Morganite)
  • Contains Aluminum.
  • Brazilianite
  • Contains Aluminum not recommended to use in its raw form.
  • Bronchantite
  • Copper Hydrated Sulphate, Toxic.
  • Boji Stones (Kansas Pop Rocks, aka Concretin)
  • Contains Sulfur, Pyrite and/or Marcasite which is toxic (*also could be a fire hazard).
  • Chalcopyrite AKA Peacock Ore
  • Contains copper and sulfur which can be toxic.
  • Chrysoberyl
  • Contains Aluminum.
  • Chrysocolla
  • Contains poisonous/toxic copper. Safe for handling but not for use in elixirs.
  • Cinnabar
  • Contains mercury which can be poisonous/toxic Wash hands after holding. Do not touch hands to eyes or mouth while holding.
  • Conichalcite
  • Contains poisonous/toxic copper.
  • Copper
  • Contains poisonous/toxic copper.
  • Crocoite
  • Contains poisonous/toxic levels of Chromium. Do not touch hands to eyes or mouth while holding. Do not ingest.
  • Cuprite
  • Contains poisonous/toxic copper. Wash hands after holding. Do not touch hands to eyes or mouth while holding.
  • Dalmatian Jasper
  • Contains Aluminum.
  • Dioptase
  • Contains poisonous/toxic copper. Safe for handling but not for use in elixirs.
  • Dumortierite
  • Contains Aluminum.
  • Emerald
  • Contains Aluminum.
  • Epidote
  • Contains Aluminum.
  • Feldspar Group (Labradorite, Moonstone, Orthoclase, etc)
  • Contains Aluminum.
  • Galena
  • Contains high amounts of lead which can be poisonous.
  • Garnet (Spessartine, Uvarovite, Rhodolite,Hessonite)
  • Contains Aluminum.
  • Gem Silica
  • Contains poisonous/toxic copper. Safe for handling but not for use in elixirs.
  • Halite
  • Unfit for elixir use will dissolve in water.
  • Hematite
  • Unfit for elixir use will rust with prolonged exposure in liquid.
  • Hiddenite (Spodumene)
  • Contains Aluminum.
  • Idocrase
  • Contains Aluminum.
  • Iolite
  • Contains Aluminum.
  • Jadeite
  • Contains Aluminum and Iron.
  • Kyanite
  • Contains Aluminum.
  • Labradorite
  • Contains Aluminum.
  • Lapis Lazuli
  • Contains Sulfur and possible Pyrite inclusions which are poisonous.
  • Lazulite
  • Contains Aluminum.
  • Lazurite
  • Contains Aluminum, Sulfur.
  • Lepidolite
  • Contains Aluminum.
  • Magnetite
  • Iron will rust, DO NOT use in elixirs or charging water.
  • Malachite
  • Contains poisonous/toxic copper.
  • Marcasite
  • Exposure to oxygen, may form a white powdery substance/residue which is poisonous/toxic Sulfuric Acid. If this occurs you should not wear next to the skin or touch. Not recommended for Elixirs.
  • Mica
  • Contains Aluminum.
  • Moonstone
  • Contains Aluminum.
  • Morganite
  • Contains Aluminum.
  • Muscovite
  • Contains Aluminum.
  • Orpiment
  • HIGHLY TOXIC levels of Arsenic. Wash hands after use, keep away from CHILDREN!! Do not put hands near eyes or mouth before washing hands.
  • Pargasite
  • contains Aluminum so it is not recommended for elixirs or immersing in water to charge it.
  • Pietersite
  • Similar to Tiger’s Eye. Fibrous form contains asbestos. Not recommended to use raw forms for elixirs.
  • Prehnite
  • Contains Aluminum.
  • Psilomelane
  • Contains poisonous/toxic Barium.
  • Pyrite
  • Pyrite may contain intermixed Marcasite. The Marcasite with time and exposure to oxygen, may form a white powdery substance/residue which is poisonous/toxic Sulfuric Acid.) If this occurs you should not wear next to the skin or touch. Not recommended for Elixirs.
  • Quantum stone/Quantum Quattro Silica
  • Contains poisonous/toxic copper.
  • Realgar 
  • HIGHLY TOXIC levels of Arsenic. Wash hands after use, keep away from CHILDREN!! Do not put hands near eyes or mouth before washing hands.
  • Ruby
  • Contains Aluminum.
  • Sapphire
  • Contains Aluminum.
  • Scapolite
  • Contains Aluminum.
  • Schorl
  • Contains Aluminum.
  • Selenite
  • Unfit for internal ingestion tiny shards may break off in water.
  • Serpentine
  • Fibrous forms are asbestos. Wash hands after use. Not recommended in elixir preparation.
  • Smithsonite
  • Contains zinc and may contain copper (green Smithsonite) Safe for handling but may be Poisonous/toxic when used in elixirs.
  • Sodalite
  • Contains Aluminum.
  • Spinel
  • Contains Aluminum.
  • Spodumene
  • Contains Aluminum.
  • Staurolite
  • Contains Aluminum and Iron.
  • Stibnite
  • Contains lead and antimony. Not recommended for elixirs.
  • Stilbite
  • Contains Aluminum.
  • Sugilite
  • Contains Aluminum.
  • Sulfur
  • Contains poisonous Sulfur.
  • Sunstone
  • Contains Aluminum.
  • Tanzanite (Gem variety of Zoisite.)
  • Contains Aluminum.
  • Tiger Eye
  • Fibrous form contains asbestos. Not recommended to use raw forms for elixirs.
  • Topaz
  • Contains Aluminum.
  • Torbenite
  • Radioactive.
  • Tourmaline
  • Contains Aluminum.
  • Tremolite
  • Fibrous forms are asbestos. Not recommended for Elixirs. Wash hands after use.
  • Turquoise
  • Contains poisonous/toxic copper and Aluminum. Safe for handling but not for use in elixirs.
  • Ulexite
  • Contains toxic Boron.
  • Unakite
  • Contains Aluminum and may also contain Zirconium (Radioactive).
  • Vanadinite
  • Contains poisonous Vanadium.
  • Variscite
  • Contains Aluminum.
  • Vesuvianite
  • Contains Aluminum.
  • Wavellite
  • Contains Aluminum.
  • Wulfenite
  • Contains poisonous Lead & Molybdenum. Safe for handling but not for use in elixirs.
  • Zircon
  • Contains Zirconium, Radioactive.
  • Zoisite
  • Contains Aluminum.

 

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