From expensive glass bottles with hermetically sealed “pods” to house crystals to gemstone essence tinctures to wearable, wire-wrapped gems to crystal grids, crystal healing has become not just popular, but it is on the verge of becoming mainstream.
While many crystals are shiny and pretty and give us pleasure to look at them, some people are just beginning to realize how very potent little powerhouses the shimmery crystals many people use to just decorate their home and bodies can be for healing.
There are so many ways to utilize crystals. Some of my favorites are wearing them wire-wrapped as a necklace, meditation work and grid crafting (look for some free classes coming up about unique and powerful ways to work with your stones), and gem water elixirs.
Gem water elixirs are also known as crystal infusions and crystal waters. It can be as simple as just dropping some gemstones into your water bottle as you head out the door, but there are some safety rules (toxic crystals) to obey and some techniques for getting the most out of your own batch at home. For more about this, check out my free webinar on crystal elixirs.
There are many crystals that are not safe to use in a direct submersion gem water elixir and we won’t be talking about those today. They can be made into an elixir with an indirect infusion method. In my crystal healing for beginners class, I go into more detail into how to work with crystals including direct and indirect infusion methods in my Crystal Healing for Beginners Class.
With so much information at hand, let’s focus on the simplest, easiest way to make a crystal infusion and three safe crystals to turn into a healing infusion today.
Step One: Clean Your Crystals
You want to wash your crystals off really well. Tumbled crystals are easier to clean and work with, but you can use raw quartz and raw shungite safely.
Step Two: Charge Your Crystals
Leave your crystals out in the sun. The sunlight energy is best between 10 am and 12 noon, but any sunlight at all for at least an hour will charge up your crystals with extra energy from the sun.
Step Three: Add Your Crystals
Add the crystals to a pitcher or a bottle and pour water over them and let them sit (I put mine in the fridge) for at least an hour or longer and then drink. You can refill the pitcher or bottle all day. Make sure you wash the crystals before refilling the pitcher the next day. Recharge crystals with the sun once a week or once a month for best results.
Now for three stellar crystals for infusions. *Note – only infuse with clean water, not tea, juice, or wine, as you may stain your crystals.
Rose quartz invites in love, compassion, kindness, and gentleness. It aids in opening the heart to loving others and to receiving love from others.
Rose quartz works gently, but as you sip Rose quartz water, focus on the gentle vibrations and your heart space and allow yourself to feel the unconditional loving hug of Rose quartz. I like using raw pieces of Rose quartz for infusing in water.
Most people fall into two categories when they begin; they either focus on the basics, like clear and rose quartz, or they dive headlong into the fancy, specialty crystals. I was one of those.
After working with crystals personally and professionally for several years now, I have finally begun to appreciate the beauty, versatility, and power of Clear quartz. I have a whole collection of special, small points to infuse into my water.
Clear quartz really raises vibration and energy, so use Clear quartz water when you are feeling low energy or a little down.
Water purification systems use a lot of different materials to do their job, and for many systems, one of the ingredients is Shungite. Shungite is known to purify water, block EMF and negative energy, and be very grounding.
Most people prefer tumbled Shungite, but I love chunks of raw shungite, just very well washed, in water for working, too much screen time, and feeling generally uncertain about life.
Take the Crystal Elixir Challenge!
You’ll need the following:
- 1-2 quartz crystals or shungite pieces (enough to cover the bottom of a glass)
- 4 glasses
- 2 post-it notes
- Tap water
Step One: Add crystals to one of the glasses.
Step Two: Fill up the crystal glass and an empty glass with tap water and move them to be away from each other in the kitchen. Don’t leave the crystal glass near the non-crystal glass. Leave for an hour or longer.
Step Three: Pour the crystal water into a clean glass and put a post-it on the bottom noting that it is the crystal water. Pour the non-crystal water into a clean glass and put a post-it on the bottom noting that that water is absolutely devoid of awesome crystal goodness.
Step Four: Mix up the glasses so you don’t know which one you are about to taste test. If you are at home, safe, with other people, ask them to hand you a random glass. If you are solo, just try mixing them up a few times like an old street corner find-the-shell game.
Step Five: Taste the first glass and note what you taste. Try not to just classify it as “just water”. Do you taste anything? Most tap water has a taste to it from mineral content.
Jot down anything that comes to mind. Sense with your body. Do you feel refreshed? How did the water feel in your body? How do you feel after trying it? Then do the same with the second glass and compare notes.
I’ve only ever had two people say they couldn’t taste the difference, and one of those did it with the two glasses next to each other so I think the second glass picked up the vibes from the crystal next to it.
We’d love to hear back from you! What crystals do you use in your water or did you try the challenge? Let us know what you think!