Crystal Elixirs - How to's, Cautions, and Magick

Be careful when using crystals in your water! Be smart! Be safe.

Here is the list of the poisons found in the stones with a brief description of why it is dangerous:

  • asbestos – inhaling fibers can cause mesothelioma and lung cancers

  • arsenic – a poison that affects the heart and lungs

  • aluminum – affects the brain and is linked to Alzheimer’s

  • barium – chemical element that affects nervous system, immune system, eyes and heart; radioactive

  • copper – overexposure affects liver, gastrointestinal and cardiovascular systems

  • lead – heavy metal poison affects heart, bones, gastrointestinal and reproductive systems

  • magnetic – may interfere with pacemakers

  • mercury – heavy metal poison that affects the blood, brain, kidneys and lungs; birth defects

  • strontium – chemical element that can hold radiation

  • sulphur – a chemical element, overexposure can harm eyes, lungs or other tissues

  • vanadium – chemical element that is extremely toxic to lungs, corrosive

  • zinc – a chemical element, overexposure is corrosive and poisonous

Here is the alphabetical list of the crystals, rocks, and gemstones with a brief description of why it is dangerous: These should NEVER be used in elixirs or baths!

Actinolite - May contain asbestos.

Adamite - Contains arsenic and some copper

Ajoite - Contains aluminum and copper

Alexandrite - Contains aluminum

Amazonite – Contains copper

Atacamite - Contains copper

Aquamarine - Contains aluminum

Auricalcite - Contains zinc and copper

Azurite - Contains copper

Beryl - Contains aluminum

Black Tourmaline - Contains aluminum

Boji-stones (aka Concretin, Moqui Balls, Shaman Stone) - Contains sulphur, pyrite and/or marcasite

Bronchantite - Contains copper

Cavansite - Contains copper

Celestite - Contains strontium

Chalcantite - Contains copper

Chalcopyrite (peacock stone) - Contains copper and sulphur

Chrysocolla - Contains copper

Cinnabar - Contains mercury. Handle with gloves as mercury can cross the skin into the body

Conicalcite - Contains copper

Copper = Poisonous

Covellite - Contains copper and sulphur

Crocidolite, also known as blue asbestos, is considered by many to be the world’s most dangerous mineral. The exposure of this fibrous mineral causes fatal diseases including lung and mesothelial cancer.

Cuprite - Contains copper

Dioptase - Contains copper

Dumortierite - Contains aluminum

Emerald - Contains aluminum

Fluorite - Contains fluorine

Garnet (Spessartine, Almandine, Uvarovite, Rhodolite,Hessonite) - Contains aluminum

Gem Silica - Contains copper

Galena – Contains lead

Garnierite (aka Falcondoite) - Contains nickel

Hematite - Will rust, magnetic may interfere with pacemakers

Iolite - Contains aluminum

Kunzite - Contains aluminum

Labradorite - Contains aluminum

Lapis Lazuli - Contains pyrite

Lepidolite - Contains aluminum

Magnetite - Will rust, magnetic so do not use if pacemaker

Malachite - Contains copper

Markasite - Contains sulphur

Mohawkite - Contains copper and Arsenic

Moldavite - Contains aluminum oxide

Moonstone - Contains aluminum

Morganite - Contains aluminum
Orpiment – Contains arsenic, poisonous

Pietersite - Fibrous form contains asbestos

Prehnite - Contains aluminum

Psiomelan - Contains barium

Pyrite - Contains sulphur

Realgar - Contains sulphur and arsenic

Ruby - Contains aluminum

Sapphire - Contains aluminum

Selenite - Although not toxic, friable; tiny shards may break off in water

Serpentine - Fibrous form contains asbestos

Shungite – Magnetic, can interfere with pacemakers

Smithsonite - May contain copper

Sodalite - Contains aluminum

Spinel - Contains aluminum

Spodumene (aka Kunzite) - Contains aluminum

Staurolite - Contains aluminum

Stibnite - Contains lead and antimony

Stilbite - Contains aluminum

Sugilite - Contains aluminum

Sulfur = Poisonous as an acid

Sunstone - Contains aluminum

Tanzanite–Gem variety of Zoisite. - Contains aluminum

Tiger Eye - Fibrous form contains asbestos

Topaz - Contains aluminum

Torbenite = Radioactive

Tourmaline - Contains aluminum

Tremolite - May contain asbestos

Turquoise - Contains copper and aluminum

Vanadinite - Contains vanadium

Variscite - Contains aluminum

Vesuvianite - Contains aluminum

Wavellite - Contains aluminum

Wulfenite - Contains lead and molybdenum

Zircon - Contains zirconium, radioactive

Zoisite - Contains aluminum

Here is some more information on Gemstone Toxicity -

The comprehensive list can be found here


Thanks for sharing!! I appreciate you taking the time to explain the safety concerns of making crystal elixirs! And the list is very useful too! :smiley:

Personally, I like amethyst for emotional and psychological pain or stress. But clear quarts, rose quarts, citrine, can be especially helpful too!


When I started researching this topic I was shocked by how many are considered toxic!

I love my amethyst stone too! Tourmaline is another favorite but that can’t go in water.


Wow what a list! thank you so much for this! @SilverBear


Thank you for this! I’ve always been too scared to put my crystals in drinking water because…well…I don’t know enough about the topic of gems and minerals to make sure that what I end up drinking is safe lol


@MeganB Same…I was reading in a Facebook group a lot of people are throwing crystals into their moon water and drinking it…some have NO business being in water! It was scary to see…that was what inspired me to dig deeper into it.


Thank you for this wonderful instructional video.


@annette you are so very welcome! Enjoy!


Thank you Silver Bear :bear: Your so sweet! Aw you always think of us, and we all appreciate your love :heart: and kindness! You are an amazing piece of divinity that shines so bright! We are so blessed :innocent: to have so much yummy elixirs thanks to you!
I hope I don’t sound like I am rambling lol :laughing:
Have a good week & month to come!
Live love :heart: and magic!


Awww thank you!! :hugs: