Perhaps you’ve seen those $100 crystal water bottles for sale. The pricey selling point is based on the belief that crystals hold therapeutic properties that can help heal body and mind…and help you manifest your most treasured desires. Infuse your water with rose quartz let’s say, and draw love into your life and healing into your body.
The principles are pretty sound. Crystals contain the healing vibration of the earth, and water is influenced by this energy. Scientific experiments abound that show how water is influenced by words and thoughts. Likewise, crystals can transfer their highest vibrations onto the water we drink or bathe in.
But you don’t have to spend a fortune on a fancy glass bottle pre-filled with pretty crystals and stones to benefit from a crystal elixir. You can easily make one yourself! All you need is a crystal of your choice and a glass jar. It’s that simple and cost effective.
The Indirect Method vs. Direct Method
Some crystals should not come into direct contact with the water because they can emit toxic properties (never drink water that has come into direct contact with malachite, for instance) or because they are too soft and porous and will start to dissolve in water, such as selenite. It is extremely important that you research the properties of the crystals you want to work with before you make your crystal elixir to protect against any foreseeable toxic effects.
Other stones, such as rose quartz provided it has been cleaned of all foreign elements, are safe to use in direct contact with the water.
Making Your Crystal Elixir
Step 1: The first step in making crystal water is to clear your crystals. There are several ways to go about this. You can bathe them in moonlight, particularly the light of the full moon…you can smudge them with sage… or you can dip them in the ocean, provided they don’t dissolve in water like selenite does. While clearing your crystals, set your intention, whether it be drawing abundance into your life, or helping you heal a health condition, or strengthening your mental clarity.
Step 2: Once your crystals are clear, they’re ready to charge your water. Fill up a glass water bottle with pure spring or filtered water. A dark cobalt blue or amber glass bottle is preferable because the darker color contains the energy vibrations of the crystals best.
Step 3: If you’re using the indirect method, surround your glass bottle with your chosen crystals, making sure they point towards the water. You could also wrap a set of mala beads around the water, since they’ve already been charged with intention if you use them for chanting and prayer. Or you could place your crystals in a glass jar, and then put that glass jar into a bowl of water.
If you’re using the direct method, then place your chosen crystals directly in the water. Be sure to rinse off your crystals first!
Step 4: Let your crystal elixir steep in the sun from 4 to 24 hours.
Once you’ve allowed your crystal water to percolate in the sun, you’re ready to enjoy. You can drink it over the next few days, apply it topically to the skin, or bathe in it.
If you’d like to prolong the shelf life of your crystal water then add 50% vodka or brandy as a preservative.
Let’s Get Started with Some Favorite Crystals
Amethyst: this potent, purple stone can help balance your physical and emotional bodies. Judy Hall in The Crystal Bible claims that amethyst’s healing benefits include…
- Tempering overindulgences, such as addictions
- Boosting hormone production
- Enhancing the endocrine system and metabolism
- Strengthening immunity and detoxing the body
- Alleviating headaches and tension
She also notes that amethyst is good for the lungs, respiratory system, skin, and digestive tract.
Citrine: this is the stone of confidence and personal power. Citrine can help fine-tune concentration, activate creativity, and increase energy. According to crystal expert Judy Hall, citrine…
- Heals and reenergizes
- Can help reverse degenerative illnesses
- Stimulates digestion
- Helps clear bladder and kidney infections
- Improves vision, circulation, and thyroid function
- Relives constipation
- Helps remove cellulite
- Eases menstrual issues, such as hot flashes or fatigue
Rose Quartz: the stone of love and peace, rose quartz can help heal heartache, both the emotional and physical challenges of the heart. In The Crystal Bible, Hall explains that rose quartz can be used to help…
- Strengthen the circulatory system and heart
- Eliminate impurities from bodily fluids
- Heal chest and lung issues
- Improve the function of the kidneys and adrenal glands
- Increase fertility
- Treat vertigo
- Ease the symptoms of dementia