Crystals work via proximity, even when simply placed upon the body or in your pocket or purse. But if you'd like an extra internal dose of the healing properties of the gemstone, making an elixir is easy--and crystal water especially is so refreshing!
Crystals naturally have powerful vibrations, and since water is another natural element, it's easy to transfer the crystal's metaphysical properties to water. Then you can drink it, apply topically, or even put the elixir into your bathwater. I personally love taking a daily shot of crystalline water.
Load up a glass jar with your chosen crystals. You can also use a glass bowl. Fill the container with distilled water. We use distilled because it's been steamed to remove ions and impurities. This way, your crystal water really only contains the crystal's properties.
Stand the glass container in 12 hours of sunlight to make Crystal Fire Water.
Be aware of the type of crystals you use- some stones dissolve in water (such as tourmaline, selenite, malachite) and should not be submerged or ingested. Also, some stones are tumbled with chemicals, so using raw stones often is the best for drinking.
Click HERE to get your own Age of Eleven bag of raw quartz crystal points, suitable for making an ingestible elixir.
The full moon is another perfect time to make crystal fire water and gem elixirs! When preparing an elixir during the full moon, we leave the jar out for three days- the day before the peak of the moon, through the fully itself, and the day after as the moon starts to wane again.
If using the bowl, you can remove the crystals and bottle the mother tincture in an airtight jar. You can also add 50% brandy or vodka as a preservative.
About Quartz, from The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall:
"Quartz is the most powerful healing and energy amplifier on the planet because of its unique helical spiral crystalline form. Found worldwide, it absorbs, stores, releases and regulates energy and is excellent for unblocking it. When acupuncture needles are coated in Quartz, the effects increase by ten percent. Quartz stores information like a natural computer. It's a master healer and can be used for any condition. It stimulates the immune system and brings the body into balance.
About Blue Lace Agate, from The Crystal Bible:
"Blue Lace Agate is a great healing stone, particularly for activating and healing the throat chakra, allowing free expression of thoughts and feelings. Neutralizes anger infection, inflammation, and fever. It counteracts the repression and suppression of feelings that stem from fear of being judged and rejected. Judgment is often present in the parent-child relationship both in childhood and adulthood. As a result, feelings are held back and the lack of self-expression blocks the throat chakra and may affect the chest. Blue Lace Agate gently dissolves the old pattern of repression and encourages a new mode of expression.
"Its property of counteracting blocked self-expression releases shoulder and neck problems, thyroid deficiencies, and throat and lymph infections. It lowers fevers and removes blockages of the nervous system, and treats arthritis and bone deformity, strengthening the skeletal system and healing fractures. As an elixir, it treats brain fluid imbalances and hydrocephalus."