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Quartz or Amethyst

Essences from crystals such as Quartz or Amethyst can be made by the direct method.

Crystal essences are an excellent way to use the healing power of crystals. The essences are made by transferring the subtle vibrational energies into water. Minute concentrations of the mineral constituents of the crystal pass into the essence except where a crystal may be toxic, see contra-indications below. If in doubt, make the essence by the indirect method, which is also suitable for fragile or layered stones such as Selenite which would otherwise dissolve in the water. Always wash your hands after handling potentially toxic stones and use a tumbled version wherever possible.

Selenite

Soluble crystals such as Selenite should always be made into an essence by the indirect method.

DISCLAIMER

The information given here is in no way intended to be a substitute for treatment by a medical practitioner. Further assistance should be sought from a suitably qualified crystal healing practitioner. Healing can be defined as bringing the body, emotions, mind and spirit back into balance. It does not imply a cure.

The water stores the vibrations and transfers them to the chakras, physical or subtle bodies in exactly the same way that a homoeopathic essence works. You can combine several crystals provided you check compatibility – finger or pendulum dowsing is the best way to do this.

Spring water should be used rather than tap water that has chlorine, fluoride and aluminium added to it. (Water from a spring with healing properties is particularly effective but do check the purity of the water before use as springs can get contaminated by ground water and other contaminants.)

The essence is bottled and a preservative – brandy, vodka or cider vinegar – added. If the essence is to be taken by those for whom alcohol is inappropriate, cider vinegar can be used as a preservative or the essence rubbed on the skin.

Making a crystal essence

You will need:

  • appropriate crystal, which has been cleansed and purified,
  • one or two clean glass bowls, spring water
  • a suitable bottle in which to keep the essence – coloured glass is preferable to clear as it preserves the vibrations better.
  • Spring water
  • Brandy or other preservative

Direct method

  • Place enough spring water in a glass bowl to just cover the crystal.
  • Stand the bowl in sunlight for several hours. (If the bowl is left outside, cover with a glass lid or clingfilm to prevent insects falling into it.)
  • If appropriate, the bowl can also be left overnight in moonlight.

Indirect method

small glass bowl

  • If the crystal is toxic or fragile place the crystal in a small glass bowl and stand the bowl within a large bowl that has sufficient spring water to raise the level above the crystal in the inner bowl.
  • Stand the bowl in sunlight for several hours. (If the bowl is left outside, cover with a glass lid or clingfilm.)
  • If appropriate, the bowl can also be left overnight in moonlight.

 

Bottling and preserving

essenceIf the essence is not to be used within a day or two, top up with two-thirds brandy, vodka, white rum or cider vinegar to one-third essence, otherwise the essence may become musty. This makes a ‘mother tincture’ that can be further diluted. To make a small dosage bottle, add seven drops of the mother essence to a dosage bottle containing two-thirds brandy and one-third water. If a spray bottle is being made, add seven drops of mother essence to pure water if using immediately. For prolonged use, vodka or white rum makes a useful preservative as it has no smell.

Using the essence

An essence can be gently rubbed on the skin over a chakra or organ, or be dripped onto a crystal placed on a crystal or photograph. Essences can also be added to a glass of water and sipped, or taken from a dropper bottle, or spritzed around the aura.

For short-term use, an essence can be sipped every few minutes, rubbed on the appropriate chakra, or placed on a crystal. Hold the water in your mouth for a few moments if taking orally. For longer term use, take three times a day. Essences can also be applied to the skin, either at the wrist or over the site of a problem, or added to bath water. If a spray bottle is made, add 7 drops of the essence to spring water and spritz  around the aura (front and back), over a grid or appropriate chakras, remembering that these may extend for several feet out from the physical body.

Shungite water

Noble Shungite

Elite or Noble Shungite does not create biologically activated water in quite the same strength that raw ‘base’ Shungite does. But it will keep the water biologically activated when made. Place a few pieces in your water bottle.

Shungite waterShungite water is an extremely effective healer, both at a physical and subtle level. To become biologically active, water needs to have Shungite immersed in it for at least forty eight hours. However, once the first batch has been made, you may simply refill the filter jug every time you use some of the water so that it is constantly replenished. Wash the jug and the bag of Shungite at least once a week depending on how much water you have used (you can store the activated water and return it to the jug). Place the Shungite in the sun or fresh air for a few hours to recharge, or use a proprietary crystal cleansing and recharging essence. Raw Shungite is more effective than tumbles or Elite Shungite. However, matter how often the non-vitreous type of Shungite has been washed and the use of a fine mesh bag, it will leave a very fine suspension of black particles in the water. This is all part of the healing process.

Making the water:

You will need:

2 litre filter jug

Fine mesh 2” bag of raw Shungite (10-100gm)

  • Place the mesh bag of Shungite in the base of the filter jug (if using tap water also use a commercial filter if the jug is provided with one).
  • Pour water into the jug until it is full.
  • Stand it aside for 48 hours.
  • Top up the water each time it is used.
Bubbles

Bubbles show that the water is becoming energised.

Cleanse the Shungite frequently under running water and re-energise in the sun or fresh air.

Potentially toxic crystals

Tantalite

Tantalite: strongly protective but potentially toxic nonetheless. Always use in tumbled form and make essence by the indirect method.

The following crystals may contain traces of toxic mineral although these are bound up within the structure (use polished stone, make crystal essence by indirect method, wash hands after handling):

Actinolite

Adamite

Andaluscite

Ajoite

Alexandrite

Almandine Garnet

Amazonite

Aquamarine

Aragonite

Arsenopyrite

Atacamite

Aurichalcite

Axinite

Azurite

Beryl

Beryllium

Biotite (ferrous)

Bixbite

Black Tourmaline

Boji-stones

Bornite

Brazillianite

Brochantite

Bumble Bee Jasper

Cavansite

Cassiterite

Celestite

Cerrusite

Cervanite

Chalchantite

Chalcopyrite (Peacock Ore)

Crocoite

Chryolite

Chrysoberyl

Chrysocolla

Chrysotile

Cinnabar

Conichalcite

Copper

Covellite

Cuprite

Diopside

Dioptase

Dumortierite

Emerald

Epidote

Fluorite

Garnet

Gem Silica

Galena

Garnierite (Falcondoite)

Germanium

Goshenite

Heliodor

Hessonite Garnet

Hiddenite

Jadeite

Jamesonite

Iolite

Kinoite

Klinoptilolith

Kunzite

Kyanite

Lapis Lazuli

Lazurite

Labradorite

Lepidolite

Magnetite

Malachite

Malacholla

Marcasite

Messina Quartz

Mohawkite

Moldavite

Moonstone

Moqui Balls

Morganite

Orpiment

Pargasite

Piemontite

Pietersite

Plancheite

Prehnite

Psilomelane

Pyrite

Pyromorphite

Quantum Quattro

Que Sera

Realgar

Realgar and Orpiment

Renierite

Rhodolite Garnet

Ruby

Sapphire

Serpentine

Spessartine Garnet

Smithsonite

Sodalite

Sphalerite

Spinel

Spodumene

Staurolite

Stibnite

Stilbite

Sugilite

Sulphur

Sunstone Tanzanite

Tiffany Stone

Tigers Eye

Topaz

Torbenite

Tourmaline

Turquoise

Uvarovite Garnet

Uranophane

Valentinite

Vanadinite

Variscite

Vivianite

Vesuvianite

Wavellite

Wulfenite

Zircon

Zoisite