Crystals can be used to help us with many ailments and conditions. They can also help promote positive changes in our lives and can even help us improve our health. The most common method when working with crystals is to carry them, either in your pocket or to wear them as jewellery.
But did you know, making an elixir (often referred to as a gem elixir / crystal elixir or gem remedy / crystal remedy), is a super effective way to
transfer the healing benefits of the crystal to water so you can easily utilise the life enhancing properties of the crystals. You can drink the crystal infused water, add the tincture to your bath water, apply it topically or use it in a mister bottle as a spray to receive all the wonderful benefits. You can make the elixir in advance and then store it for when you need it.
You can make any elixir you like. Providing the crystal you are using is non toxic and suitable for submerging in water, you can put the crystal directly in the water. If it is not safe for use in water (i.e. toxic or water-soluble), you will have to put the crystal into a small glass container so the crystal does not come into direct contact with the elixir (this is known as the in-direct method).
How to make a gem elixir:
First of all cleanse and program your crystal as you usually would (or you can see my post on cleansing and charging crystals for more info), then place the crystal in a glass or bowl of distilled water (you can use tap water but distilled water is preferred). Leave the water in sunlight or moonlight for around 12 hours. It is then ready to use. Remove the crystal and store the gem water in an airtight bottle. It really is that easy. It can be kept fresh by storing it in the fridge for up to seven to ten days.
(If the crystal is not safe to be placed in water, you will need to use the in-direct method, as mentioned above. I place the crystal into a shot glass and then place the shot glass into a deep bowl of water; when the elixir is ready, I pour the water from the bowl into a bottle and store it in the fridge ready for use.)
Here are a few suggestions for remedies for different conditions/ailments…..
Gem remedy for migraines:
Anyone who suffers from migraines will know that a migraine is more than just a headache. It can be completely debilitating and can last for days. Unfortunately, medication is rarely effective. Migraine suffers are usually willing to try anything! This gem remedy is definitely worth a go!!
Amethyst is usually the go-to crystal for headaches as it releases stress and tension. It is also known to be an excellent cleanser and is often used for healing by crystal therapists. Amethyst has a very peaceful energy, just what you need when you have a pounding headache.
You can lie in a darkened room and place Amethyst directly on the forehead to releave a migraine, but I believe making a gem elixir is much more effective (you can always do both!).
To make the elixir, simply place an amethyst crystal in a glass of distilled water. Leave it for a few hours or preferably overnight. Remove the crystal then store the elixir for when you need it. Simply drink the elixir at the first sign of a migraine. Working from the inside out, this is a very effective healer.
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Gem remedy for sore throats:
Sore throats are a right pain, it is hard to concentrate on anything else when you are suffering from a sore throat. Often it can be a viral or bacterial infection that you have picked up, other times it can be from a blocked throat chakra. Either way, once you’ve tried all the usual recommendations such as warm drinks, honey and lemon etc, you can try this combination with Blue Calcite and Amber...
Hold a Blue Calcite tumble stone to your throat for fifteen to twenty minutes, three times a day. (Other blue crystals would work for this also but Blue Calcite has a lovely gentle energy and is my go-to for sore throats.)
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Gargle with an Amber elixir three times a day. Amber is known to be a great antiseptic, it can also be used for cuts and grazes, but it is very effective throat problems too. Amber is known as a natural antibiotic, it absorbs pain and allows the body to rebalance and heal itself. A very powerful cleanser and healer.
This combination is said to have great results in speeding up recovery from a sore throat.
Gem remedy for the cold (common cold):
Having a heavy head cold can make you feel pretty horrible for a few days, and sometimes it can go on and on. There are a few remedies that are usually very successful; even if they don’t make you feel better right away, they can reduce the extremity of your cold or the duration of it.
Carry Carnelian with you when you have the cold, and place it under your pillow at night. This is age-old remedy for the common cold. Carnelian is full of vitality and energy, a perfect ‘pick-me-up’ stone when fighting the cold. It even helps the body’s absorption of vital vitamins and minerals. Perfect for when you have a heavy cold.
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Also, make a Green Moss Agate elixir and sip it throughout the day (make the elixir using the in-direct method as described above, as although it is described as safe to be used directly in an elixir, some darker crystals can contain traces of iron or chrome so I prefer the in-direct method just in case). Green Moss Agate is a really nurturing stone, it is also known for its ability to speed up recovery from illness and is anti-inflammatory so great if you have sinus pain from the cold. It boosts the immune system too, so a winner all round. My favourite stone for lots of illnesses.
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Gem remedy for flu / influenza
If you have the flu, you are probably bed bound and so will have to rope in the help of someone else to make your gem remedy for you. You can use the above remedy to help with the symptoms of the cold and also keep the Green Moss Agate tumble stone by your bed as this is known to be good for boosting the immune system.
For aches and pains, hold Chrysocolla near the achy area for ten to fifteen minutes, you could also place several Chrysocolla around the bed. Chrysocolla is known as a great healer; it re-oxygenates the blood and treats everything from arthritis to digestion problems to menstrual cramps. Its cooling action helps fight infection and can ease a sore throat.
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Drinking a Fluorite elixir can be very beneficial at treating the influenza infection from the inside out, again use the in-direct method as mentioned above. Fluorite is a very powerful healer, and known to be good for fighting infections and viruses, a perfect antidote to the flu. As Fluorite absorbs negative energy and stress, it needs to be cleansed before each use, so make sure whoever makes the elixir for you knows how to cleanse a crystal before they make the Fluorite remedy for you.
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The best crystal for a temperature, is Hematite, sip a Hematite elixir (again using the in-direct method, as it would corrode in water). Hematite can alleviate fever and draw illness from the body. It also helps to stabilise blood circulation and boosts the immune system. Make 500 ml of elixir and sip it throughout the day.
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Gem remedy for backache
It is estimated that 8 out of 10 of us will suffer from backache at some point in our lives. It can be temporary but often it can be ongoing and anyone who has back ache will say its pretty grim. Trapped nerves, poor posture or injury can cause back ache but there was various things you can try.
Lie on your tummy and place selenite over the pain on your back. If you have someone to help you, ask them to hold a pointed clear quartz crystal with the point facing downward. Move the quartz slowly in circles (clockwise) over the selenite. The selenite would work on its own, as would the quartz, but the quartz amplifies the energy of other crystals so you get turbo boost of healing energy. It may feel too strong to begin with and the pain may feel worse, but don’t worry, this often happens as the pain releases; you should feel a massive improvement pretty quickly.
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So there you have some crystal prescriptions to try. But you don’t have to stick to these, you can use any crystals you like. Remember, not every remedy will work for everybody, we are all different and what works for one person may not work for another (it is exactly the same with conventional medicine). So play about with different crystals, there is no harm in experimenting, working with crystals doesn’t run the risk of nasty side effects that you can experience when taking conventional medicine. When you are feeling poorly, anything is worth a try. Give crystal healing a go, made your own remedies and let us know how you get on.
Disclaimer: None of the information shared should be used as a replacement for seeking medical attention. Always seek advice from an expert before using crystals as an elixir (or in any other form). The crystals described in this post may not be safe for use as an elixir for some people. Crystals may be artificially dyed or may have been altered from their natural state in some way so please seek professional advice before use.
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