(reposted from my May Newsletter)
In general, crystals and stones used for healing are used in a variety of ways…They are worn on the body as pendents, rings, etc.; carried on the person in pockets, mojo bags, and such; used as healing pendulums suspended above the affected areas; placed directly on the affected body part or placed on the appropriate chakra; and sometimes they are used to create healing tinctures that are taken internally, applied to affected body areas, or sprayed around a space, and that’s what we’re going to look at here.
The following information is taken from: "Crystal Prescriptions" by Judy Hall, and you can find a link to her book in the list of credits at the bottom of this page.
Making a Crystal Remedy
All you need to make a crystal remedy is the appropriate crystal, which has been cleansed and purified, one or two clean glass bowls, spring water and a suitable bottle in which to keep it (colored glass is preferable to clear as it preserves the vibrations better.)
Remedies can be made by the direct or indirect method. Spring water should be used rather than tap water that has chlorine, fluoride and aluminium added to it. Water from a spring with healing properitesis particularly effective.
Place enough spring water in a glass bowl to cover the crystal. Stand the bowl in sunlight for several hours. (If the bowl is left outside, cover with a glass lid or clingwrap to prevent insects falling into it.) If appropriate, the bowl can also be left overnight in moonlight.
*Some stones, such as Malachite, Sulphur, Galena and Vanadinite, are toxic and remedies from these stones need to be made by an indirect method that transfers the vibrations of the stones without transferring any of the toxic material from which the stone is formed. if in doubt– use the indirect method.
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 clingwrap.) If appropriate, the bowl can also be left overnight in moonlight.
Bottling and Preserving
If the remedy is not to be used within a day, top up with two-thirds brandy, vodka or cider vinegar to one-third remedy, otherwise the remedy will become musty. This makes a ‘mother remedy’ that can be further diluted. To make a small dosage bottle, add seven drops of the mother remedy to pure water if using immediately. For prolonged use, vodka makes a useful preservative as it has no smell.
Using a Crystal Remedy
For short-term use, a remedy can be sipped every few minutes or rubbed on the affected part. Hold the water in your mouth for a few moments. If a droper bottle has been made, drop seven drops under your tongue at regular intervals until the symptoms or condition ceases.
Remedies 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, spray all around the aura or aournd the room. this is particularly effective for clearing negative energies, espeically from a sickroom or an electromagnetically or emotionally stressed place.
"Crystal Prescriptions" by Judy Hall