Toxic Crystals – A Contradiction in Terms?

Toxic Healing Crystals List Revised 7/4/2017 – this list is not inclusive and not all of these are considered dangerous. But they do have the potential to be TOXIC. Always check online to see if the crystals you are using are dangerous to ingest or handle. Use your best judgement and if in doubt, use the indirect method for elixirs. Always wash your hands with soap and water after handling healing crystals and minerals.

Malachite is a toxic crystal

PLEASE do not put in your mouth

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Amazonite Beryl Celestite Diopside
Aragonite Bismuth Chrysocolla Dravite
Aquamarine Bloodstone CINNABAR
Azurite Barite Copper Dumortierite
Axinite Cavansite




Emerald Fluorite GALENA Heliodor
Eudialyte Goshenite Hiddenite
Epidote Garnet
Gem Silica




Iolite Jadeite Kyanite Lodestone
Iron Jet Kunzite Labradorite
Idocrase Lapis Lazuli




MALACHITE New Jade Opal Pietersite
Moonstone Pyrite
Morganite Prehnite
Meteorite Peacock Ore




Rainbow Moonstone Sapphire Turquoise
Ruby Serpentine Topaz
Rhodochrosite Sugilite Tektite
Rubellite Schorl Tiger Iron
Sulphur Tanzanite
Sodalite Tourmaline
Sunstone Tiger Eye
Spinel Thulite





Vesuvianite Wulfenite Zoisite
Wavellite Zincite

The Skinny on TOXIC Crystals

 Lately, it seems like many crystal practitioners are getting very casual in their approach to crystals. Gemstone elixirs are the new buzzword and everyone and their favorite celebrity are ingesting these “sacred waters.”  And then there are the crystal “newbies” who think that because crystals are “natural,” that they are safe. After all, they come out of Mother Gaia, what can be safer than that?

Perhaps it is because I have worked in the environmental health field for thirty years and am a natural cynic and it doesn’t help that I am on every POISON TOXIC ACCIDENTAL DEATH Listserv in the world BUT… Please Please Please… Use caution when making crystal elixirs.

Dangerous healing crystal seems like a contradiction in terms, doesn’t it? However, there are many, many healing crystals which are not safe to ingest, place in the mouth, or place in direct method water elixirs because they contain toxic trace elements. Some, like Galena, should only be handled with gloves. Always wash your hands with soap and water after handling crystals even the nontoxic ones.

Be very aware of the crystals that you use and know which ones pose a threat to you, your family, your pets, and your clients.

Cinnabar in Quartz 

Wash your hands after handling Cinnabar

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Remember that healing crystals come from the mining industry. The mining industry uses very toxic products in the mining process. A good example of this is ARSENIC. Yes, arsenic. These products remain on and possibly even seep into the crystal. Other crystals have trace minerals and elements within their very makeup which render them dangerous. Some crystals have aluminum, copper, sulfur, or other toxic minerals in their chemical makeup.

This is NOT a comprehensive list of all the dangerous crystals. This is a list of commonly used healing crystals and includes crystals that most crystal practitioners will have in their inventory. The crystal practitioner is responsible for the elixirs and remedies that they give to their clients. Please research the crystals that you use in direct method elixirs. It is my recommendation, however, that the crystal practitioner always use the indirect method for their clients. You can never be too careful.



Water holds vibration. So it is not necessary to place the crystal directly into the water. The indirect method is done by placing the crystal in a small glass bowl and then placing that bowl in a larger bowl of spring water. The water should rise above the crystal but not co-mingle with the crystal. The water will resonate with the crystal through the glass bowl and hold the vibration of the crystal without ever touching the crystal itself.

Indirect Method Step 1– place the crystal in the small glass bowl (no water) and then place the first bowl within a larger glass bowl with enough water to be above the level of the crystal in the first bowl. Place in sunlight or moonlight for several hours. Cover with a glass lid or any type of cling film. The water without the crystal becomes the elixir. Do not co-mingle the crystal with the water.

Step 2. Bottle and Preserve

Make the Mother Elixir. Unless you will be using the elixir that same day, a preservative must be used or the elixir will become stagnant. Bottle with 1/3 elixir mixture (water from step 1) and 2/3 brandy, vodka, or cider vinegar. This is the Mother Elixir from which small dosages will be made.

Dosage Amount. Take a smaller glass bottle and add 2/3 preservative and 1/3 spring water. Add seven drops of the Mother Elixir.

Spray Bottle. To make a spray, add seven drop of Mother Elixir to pure or spring water if using immediately that day. If not, add vodka as the preservative to the mixture. Vodka has no smell and works well in the crystal spray elixir.

Step 3. How to Use:

The Elixir can be taken orally throughout the day by holding the water in the mouth for a few seconds.  If you have a dropper, drop three – seven drops under the tongue throughout the day.

Elixirs can be rubbed on the body in the affected area or at the wrist. This can also be added to bath water.

For spray mixtures, spray around the aura of the ill person or around the room. This will help clear out any negative energy from the room of a sick person or a room where negative energy has set up shop.


Use the indirect method for crystal elixirs.

Research the crystals you use for remedies and elixirs.

Always wash your hands with soap and water after handling crystals.

Be aware of the crystals in your inventory such as GALENA which should be handled with plastic gloves. Certain toxins can actually penetrate the skin and get absorbed BEFORE you have time to go wash your hands.

Galena causes brain damage 

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5 Crystals You can Use Now to Facilitate Ascension

It is widely believed that 1985 ushered in the Age of Aquarius. Swiftly following that, the Harmonic Convergence of 1987 occurred and began spreading Ascension energies over the entire face of the Earth. Ascension raises the human body’s vibrations into higher frequencies and into higher realms. The ultimate goal is to become a light body, whether here at this time or in another time or realm or dimension. If you feel like you are undergoing Ascension, you should encourage and embrace the process. Do not fight it. Think positive thoughts, stop negative thoughts and actions, and deflect negativity away from you. It will only be a positive experience. Ascension does not necessarily mean you will LEAVE the Earth, but will be operating at a higher frequency. You will no longer let the worries and annoyances of the world get to you.

One way you can facilitate Ascension is through the use of healing crystals. Five great healing crystals to use during this process are Herkimer Quartz, Labradorite, Moldavite, Spirit Quartz, and Clear Quartz.

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Herkimer Quartz
are also known as Herkimer Diamonds. These are a type of Quartz crystal found in Herkimer County, New York. They have a high, harmonious energy and are perfect for dream work, meditation, crystal layouts and grids, as jewelry, or to use as energy tools in Reiki or other energy modalities. Herkimers can assist in purifying your energy field and to attune you to the Divine Light. Herkimers broadcast their own energy as well as pick up and magnify the frequencies and energies of other crystals. Wearing Herkimer jewelry keeps you in constant connection with the Divine Light or Spiritual Source. Herkimer Quartz also put you in contact with the angelic realm so are wonderful if you are wanting to communicate with your angel. They work well in dream recall and dreamwork. Herkimers pair well with Moldavite, Celestite, Danburite, and Phenacite as well as all types of Azeztulite.

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When I think of Labradorite I think of protection and magic. It is a great protection stone as well as using during Ascension to open up the hidden psychic abilities including clairvoyance, telepathy, access to Akashic records, past life recall, astral travel, and more. It is inter-dimensional and gives out an energy which cuts through the veil separating our world and the other realms. Use on the Third Eye to see visions of the future. It can be used to increase coincidences in your life, those happy synchronistic events that occur that can change the path of your life forever. Labradorite works well with Moonstone, Sunstone, and Golden Labradorite. It is particularly useful with Moldavite in transforming in the Higher Self.

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Moldavite is truly a crystal out of this world! When I think of Moldavite, I think of transformation and rapid spiritual growth. It is also a stone of protection and synchronicity. Moldavite is a Tektite, a type of extraterrestrial glass that is ejected with the debris of a meteorite. It is found only in the Bohemian plateau of the Czech Republic. Since I am 1/4 Bohemian, this crystal rocks my world! I love it and can not get enough of it

Moldavite has been considered a sacred stone since waaaaaay back. It was found in altar amulets dated 25,000 BC. That is old! Czech folklore believes that Moldavite can guide you to your true destiny and your one true love. It has been linked to the Stone of the Holy Grail.

Moldavite facilitates rapid spiritual transformation. It can be utilized to make dramatic life changes and re-prioritize your life so be ready when you start carrying this one! It attracts everything to your highest good and gets rid of those things that do not contribute to your highest good. This might include changes in your relationships, love life, job, home, diet, and even personal goals. It will awaken your true destiny and put you on the right path. Moldavite is a trickster, disappearing and then reappearing in your life. I lose mine constantly! And then, there they are back again sitting on a shelf or on my dresser.

Moldavite works well with Herkimer Diamonds and all types of Quartz. It will energize the effects of other healing crystals.

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Spirit Quartz is a type of Quartz found only in South Africa and is usually covered with Amethyst or Citrine points. It is quite beautiful. Spirit Quartz helps you transform into the Higher Self. It offers purification and protection as well as spiritual evolution. It will merge your inner life with your outer life so that your everyday self becomes your Higher Self. Spirit Quartz is best used during meditation, and will bring peace of mind and freedom from fear.

Amethyst Spirit Quartz is useful in detaching entities and negative attachments from your body as well as repairing holes in your etheric body.

Spirit Quartz works best with Quartz and Beryl crystals. It can be used with Moldavite to speed up its effects.

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Clear Quartz or Rock Crystal
is the everything stone. It is the most abundant of minerals and is found everywhere. Clear Quartz is the most powerful and versatile crystal in the world. It amplifies energy, is easily programmed, and keeps a memory of what has been programmed into it. Clear Quartz is a stone of Light and brings enhanced spirituality to those who carry and wear the stone. It can be used to amplify the energy of other stones and is perfect in grids and layouts. Clear Quartz can be used for any possible purpose you can think up – from using in grids, for healing, past-life recall, dreamwork, interdimensional travel, sending love, attracting love, generating wealth, repairing relationships, aligning chakras, and more.

Clear Quartz works well with all other stones and will amplify the energy of any stones it is worn or used with.

When we start using crystals, our crystals become attuned to our vibrations. They then can guide and direct our subconscious and conscious thoughts. Spiritual transformation will become a way of life when you begin using crystals. As you continue on your journey to Ascension, you will think of many more ways to use crystals in your everyday life. Their potential is limitless.

When we consciously connect with the Ascension energies, our lives begin to have more direction and more purpose. Old, negative programming and negative energy will cease to have an effect on us. We will be more open to new ideas and communicate more freely with family, friends, strangers, nature, and other life forms. Enjoy the journey!


10 Signs that You are Undergoing the Ascension Process Right Now

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We get so many questions in our crystal business and with our Reiki clients about the Ascension process, how and what it is, and how do you know if you are going through it. The Ascension process is a way of life, a path one has chosen to tread. It is a conscious choice. Ascension is all about transforming or transmuting the negative energy that comes your way into positive energy. Ascension can also be considered a spiritual awakening.

Ascension signs and symptoms vary. You might simply feel that something is happening to you. You might experience flashes of insight that you never had before. You may be more empathetic with others as well as with animals and plants. You may feel like your healing crystals are talking to you.

10 Signs that You are Undergoing Ascension:

1. You have unusual sensations in the crown of your head or experience more headaches than usual near the crown of your head.

2. You may notice changes in perception and see shadows, fog, mist, where there is none or even see flashes of light and color where there should not be any.

3. People report seeing recurring number patters such as 11:11 or 24:24 in unlikely places such as a vehicle license plate or on a receipt.

4. You may feel that you are undergoing a change in identity and you may suddenly feel a strong urge to change your name.

5. People experience vivid dreams of a prophetic nature; Deceased friends and relatives appear in the dreams conveying an important message.

6. You may hear strange sounds that you can not identify or do not understand the words that people speak.

7. You will notice bodily changes in temperature and changes in the food you prefer.

8. You will notice strange coincidences in your life, and patterns of synchronicity.

9. You may have a sudden urge to change your job or school or move to another part of the country.

10. You have a feeling that something is about to happen and you will play an important part in it.

What to do if you think you are undergoing the Ascension Process?

Enjoy the ride and see where it takes you! However, if the symptoms are of a concern to you – contact a holistic healer who can work with you to determine if you are indeed going through the Ascension Process, and what to do if you are.

In my opinion, Ascension is a state of mind and once achieved, the person will still be here on Earth (not everyone agrees with this theory). You will be on a much higher plane, able to not let the petty annoyances here on Earth get to you. You may still have a job, family, and take out the trash. But you will see the bigger picture and have a higher vision of what you are to do. Material possessions will no longer have any hold on you other than as a means to satisfy the end.

There is some historical validity in believing that Ascension is taking place on Earth now. Hindus believe we have reached the end of Kali Yuga or Dark Age and that we are now entering the Sat Yuga or Golden Age. Westerners who use astrological charts believe that the Age of Pisces has ended and we are now entering the Age of Aquarius. Christians believe that when Christ comes back, Christians will ascend and actually leave Earth behind.

Interestingly enough, when I looked up symptoms of Ascension, I realized that I have MOST of these symptoms! And oddly enough, many of them just started. For example, I have an overwhelming urge to change my name and change my full-time job! Just came out of the blue. Just.Like.That. Also, after 60 years of eating chicken and ham, I can no longer even begin to choke those food products down. The weird number 11:11 keeps showing up, too, as does 22:22 for me.

What symptoms of Ascension do YOU have? Share and let us know your thoughts and progression along the Ascension Path.