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Friday, January 18, 2013

How to Make a Gem Elixir

*Previously published elsewhere - see note below

Gem elixirs store the properties of crystals in liquid form. They're also called crystal or gem essences and are used for healing the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies. Below are instructions for making personal gem elixirs with variations. This is not meant to replace medical advice but to act as a complement to traditional health care.

Materials Needed to Make Elixirs

The materials needed to make gem elixirs can be easily found and are listed below. Crystals are often sold in metaphysical shops or online. Most of the items listed can be purchased at a grocery or drug store. The amber dropper bottles can be found online at natural health outlets including those that sell aromatherapy supplies.

  • Crystal of choice (polished or well-cleaned stones are best to prevent raw material from getting into the elixir)
  • Distilled or spring water
  • Glass bowl
  • Glass jar
  • Amber dropper bottles (optional)
  • Brandy or cider vinegar (optional)

Prepare Crystals for Use

Crystals must first be cleansed of previous energies they have acquired. Passing them through incense or under running water while consciously affirming that they're being cleared of any previous energies are two effective ways of doing this. Smaller stones can also be placed for 24 hours on a larger clear quartz crystal cluster that is used for cleansing purposes.

Programming is the term used for placing focused intent into the crystal for use. It's essential to meditate with the crystal to affirm what it is that stone will be used for before making an elixir with it. This will ensure that the elixir carries the specific healing properties desired.

Gem Elixir Preparation and Variations

Place the crystal in the bowl filled with water for 24 hours in the sunlight. Store in a jar or use immediately.
The elixirs can also be made and used in the same manner as flower essences. A stock essence, also called the mother tincture, is made by placing equal parts of the gem elixir and brandy or cider vinegar in a dark-colored glass dropper bottle. To make a dosage essence, place one teaspoon of brandy and two to four drops of the mother tincture in a 20-mL amber dropper bottle and fill with distilled or spring water.

How to Use Gem Elixirs

Elixirs are used to treat the subtle energy fields of the body as well as the physical body itself. Below are common ways to use them:

  • Add it to a bath for meditation.
  • Drink the water (not the mother tincture) as a tonic.
  • Take two to four drops of the dosage essence directly under the tongue or in a glass of water up to four times a day.

Popular Crystals to Use in Elixirs

There are hundreds of stones available for use in elixirs. Those from the quartz family are some of the most common including clear quartz, rose and smoky quartz and amethyst.  For a look at more, visit Crystals for the Solar Plexus Chakra, Spiritual and Healing Properties of Purple Crystals and Crystals for the Heart Chakra.

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[Note:  This is an original article by me that was first published at Suite 101.  Unfortunately, unscrupulous people have copied much of my work and posted it elsewhere.  Please rest assured that all of the content on this site is my original work unless otherwise noted.]
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