Gem Elixirs are fluids infused with the energy of a crystal. Sunlight is used for elixirs that are meant to treat the physical body and moonlight is used for those that are directed towards spiritual needs. Elixirs can be effective as a remedy and they can be combined with other types of holistic healing, like Bach Flower Remedies, Reiki and Crystal layouts, etc.
Elixirs can be made from semi-precious or precious gemstones and from other items of organic origin like amber (which is a resin, not a stone). Elixirs can be undiluted or diluted. The term ‘dilution’ may be confusing, because adding water to the original infusion does not diminish the quality or effectiveness of the elixir.
Some healers feel that a client benefits most from receiving an undiluted elixir for the first month, after which a diluted remedy may be used if you desire. But you can decide this on a case-by-case basis.
Not all stones are safe for use in gem elixirs, massage oils, or internal use. While it is true that any stone might be harmful depending on its surface, whether it is cracked or can emit fumes at a certain temperature, or may leave a dust or debris that can be toxic, there are stones that are known to be toxic.
Be sure to do your research before you make an elixir so that you know the stones you are using do not contain harmful elements that will leach into the water when you perform a direct charge technique (soaking the stones in water). Do not use any of these stones for internal consumption in elixirs. Remember, there are always other stones you may use to replace any of the stones below. If you wish to make an elixir using a stone, mineral or crystal that is on this list OR if you are unsure whether a particular crystal, stone or mineral is safe, you can use the indirect method of charging and creating an elixir.
There are a number of indirect methods you can use to create an elixir. Here is one: Place the stone in a small, sealed container, then place the sealed container (make certain it forms a tight seal) inside another larger container with water. Place 6-8 quartz crystals in the water around the smaller container to amplify and direct the energy of the stone in the smaller sealed container into the water for your elixir
In general, any stone that contains a metal is not safe to use for direct infusion because the metallic compounds will leach into the water and these are not safe to consume. This includes copper, lead, arsenic, cadmium, aluminum, barium, mercury, and zinc.