In addition to wearing gemstones, gemstone elixirs and essences are other ways that you can benefit from the powerful vibrations of gemstones.  They are easy to make and can be used for all manner of circumstances.  Apply them to your skin or spray them into a room, or even put them into your bath water.

There are two primary methods to make gem elixirs:  One is the Direct Method in which the gemstone is immersed in the water; and the other is the Indirect Method, in which the gemstone is separated from the water by a barrier.

Direct Method

Firstly, cleanse your chosen gemstones and charge them if you wish.Place your cleansed gems in a mason jar or bottle and pour in spring, or purified, or filtered tap water.Cover the jar with cheese cloth and allow it to rest for 4-24 hours.Sit it on a windowsill where it can absorb the sun’s and/or the moon’s energies.You may wish to place them directly in your glass of water 

Indirect Method

Again, make sure your chosen gemstones are cleansed first.Place your cleansed gems around a clear mason or bottle.You could place them under a trivet with your mason jar of water sitting above them.Cover your mason jar with cheese cloth and allow to rest for 4-24 hours.Sit on a windowsill where they can absorb the sun’s and/or the moon’s energies. You have now created your Mother Tincture.  Store it in a dark glass bottle with an airtight stopper.  This can be used as is.


If you wish to keep your mother tincture longer than a week, it is best to preserve it.  To do this, blend it with 50% brandy or vodka.  Store the mixture in dark glass bottles and keep in a cool, dark place.

You can also make a dosage bottle, for immediate use.  Fill a small dropper bottle with a 70-30 mixture of water and brandy.  Add 7-10 drops of the mother tincture. Take 3-5 drops of the elixir several times a day.

What is your favourite crystal for making an elixir?