It’s a stone to help bring you back down to earth.
While elixirs sound like mystical potions (and some believe they are!), crystal elixirs are simply drinking water infused with crystals.
Calling them a “miracle substance,” Julia Schoen, one of the founders of Glacce, which makes crystal elixir reusable water bottles, says, “The healing properties of crystals are most potent when infused in your drinking water.”
And whether you want to add a little magic in your life or delve into the world of crystal healing, elixirs are the place to start.
“Creating your own crystal elixirs allows for experimenting with different types of crystals to see which types of stones resonate with you the most,” Schoen says. “Set the intention to find your ideal crystals that can serve as tools to help with areas of your life.”
Making Your Own Crystal Elixirs
You may picture yourself grinding ingredients with a mortar and pestle or stirring steaming concoctions but, in reality, making a crystal elixir is much less complicated. Simply place crystals in drinking water and you’ve created a crystal elixir.
Crystal elixirs go by many names but they refer to the same practice of infusing your water with all the good crystal feels.
You might also see crystal elixirs called:
- Crystal essences
- Crystal tonics
- Crystal water
- Elixir water
- Gem elixirs
- Gem essences
- Gem tonics
- Gem water
- Healing elixirs
Playing It Safe
When creating crystal elixirs, you can either place the stones directly in the water or indirectly infuse the water by keeping them separate.
But be careful. Some crystals aren’t safe when added to drinking water. Many stones can corrode, rust, or dissolve in water. And, some contain minerals or radiation that make them unfit for human consumption.
“Please do your research when creating your own elixirs,” Schoen says.
“As a rule of thumb, with perhaps some exceptions, stones that end in -ite tend to dissolve in water and are not safe for drinking water,” she says.
To create a crystal elixir without directly touching the crystals to the water, place the crystals in a glass container or cup. Then, set the container in a bowl of water. Let it infuse. This is a safe way to charge the water with crystal energy.
How to Choose Stones for Your Crystal Elixirs
“You can benefit from creating your own elixirs by learning more about yourself.”
When making an elixir, Schoen says not to overthink which crystal you ‘need’. And to instead choose the stones that enchant you.
Ask yourself these questions when choosing crystals for elixirs:
- What stones are you most drawn to?
- Which crystals make you feel good?
- What colors pull you in?
- What textures and weights appeal to you?
“When you hold a certain crystal, pay attention to the way you physically or emotionally feel when in the presence of, or holding, this particular stone,” Schoen says. “You can benefit from creating your own elixirs by learning more about yourself.”
And to get the most benefits out of your crystal elixir, infuse it with meaning and intention. “Meditating with the crystals you're creating elixirs with will create a more powerful elixir,” she says. “You can also create crystal elixirs during full moons for added benefits.”
Because Glacce uses the direct method to create elixirs, where the stone comes in direct contact with the water, the company only offers a small variety of quartz crystals. All of which are completely safe crystals for elixirs.
“It serves as a reminder to stay focused, to create quality in all I manifest.”
Known as an overall healer, using clear quartz in your crystal elixir promotes energy, clarity, cleansing, and positivity. Drinking this elixir can help you stay focused and in the present. Use it to transform negative energy into positive, productive energy. Sharon Leslie, the other founder of Glacce, says she loves clear quartz for elixirs. “It serves as a reminder to stay focused, to create quality in all I manifest.”
This soft pink quartz is all about emotion. Drinking a rose quartz elixir can help promote forgiveness and communication. And it can invite love and compassion into your life. “The presence of rose quartz has the ability to make its surrounding environment feel like a completely open and safe space,” the Glacce founders say. Use a rose quartz elixir to let go, forgive yourself and others, and open yourself to healthy love.
Known as a soothing stone, amethyst can promote calmness, intuition, and creativity. It’s good for mental health. “We recommend drinking this crystal elixir before sleep as a way to easily see your dreams as clear answers to questions or issues in your waking life,” the Glacce founders say.
It’s a stone to help bring you back down to earth.
Known for its centering properties, smoky quartz can promote grounding, relaxation, protection, and power. It’s a stone to help bring you back down to earth. “We can get caught up in the race," Schoen says. "This stone reminds me that, like nature, everything will fall into place, gracefully, if we can have the strength to allow it to."
This dark crystal doesn’t have dark properties. Instead, black obsidian promotes strength to help you achieve the possibilities out there. This potent stone also encourages the release of negative energy. “I am extremely drawn to black obsidian because this stone reminds me that anything is possible,” Leslie says. It’s full of pure potential just waiting for you to tap into. So, you can draw out the truths needed to create what you want in your life, she says.
The Crystal Elixir Bottle We Love
Image via Glacce
Besides being perhaps the most gorgeous water bottle you’ll ever sip from, Glacce Crystal Elixir Water Bottles also promote hydration and a plastic-free planet. And, the dishwasher-safe glass and non-toxic crystals make infusing your water with healing crystal energy as easy as it gets.
“We believe, above all, your Glacce bottle serves as a beautiful talisman to remind you of your pure intentions to better your life,” Schoen says.
Not just a water bottle, it's meant to use as a meditative tool, too. “Because the bottles are fragile (glass and custom cut stone), we have found that you automatically have a heightened sense of mindfulness when handling one,” Schoen says.
“If you want to take it a little further, you can set an intention or program your crystal before using the bottle. When you do this, every sip of water reminds you of your intention and brings it to the forefront of your mind. Seeing the stone magnified by the water and imagining the power of your intention infused in the water helps bring you into the moment every time.”
Whether or not you believe in the healing power of crystals, you can't deny their ability to bring beauty and intention into your life.
“If it is difficult to grasp the concept of crystal energy, use your crystals as a physical, visual reminder of this personal power we all possess to bring about more positivity in your life and share this positivity with the world around you,” Schoen says.
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