There are many crystals that shouldneverbe used to make elixirs. The basic rule of thumb is that any stone containing metals should not be used. This includes most brightly colored blue and green stones as these often take their coloring from metals, and metals can be toxic in humans. Water leaches the toxins from the stone, which would then be ingested by you. Also avoid any shiny, metal-like stones because most metals are toxic to humans.
Please refer to the list below when making an elixir to insure that you donotselect a stone that can cause you harm. If you have any doubt donotuse the crystal. There are always other crystals thatpossess the same therapeutic and metaphysical properties as the ones below that are safe to use.
Amazonite - Copper
Antimonite - Lead
Atacamite - Copper
Auricalcite - Zinc and Copper
Azurite - Copper
Barite - Lead, Zinc, and Barium
Boji Stones - Sulfur
Bronchantite - Copper
Chalcantite - Copper
Chalcopyrite (Peacock Stone) - Copper and Sulphur
Cinnabar - Mercury and Quicksilver
Conichalcite - Copper
Copper - Poisonous
Chrysocolla (Venus Stone) - Copper
Cuprite - Copper
Dioptase - Copper
Gem Silica - Copper
Galena/Galenite - Lead (almost 90%)
Garnierite (Genthite/Falcondoite) - Nickel
Halite - Not suitable, as it will dissolve in water
Hematite - Not suitable, as it will rust in water
Lapis Lazuli - The Pyrite inclusions contain Sulfur
Magnetite - Not suitable, as it will rust in water
Malachite - Poisonous
Markasite - Sulfur
Mohawkite - Copper and Arsenic
Psilomelane - Barium
Pyrite (Fool's Gold/Inca Gold) - Sulfur
Quantum Quattro Silica - Copper
Realgar - Sulfur and Arsenic
Stibnite - Lead
Smithsonite (Galmei/Zinc Spar) - Zinc and Copper
Ulexite - Not suitable, as the stone will lose its luster in water, asbestos
Vanadanite - Lead
Wulfenite - Lead and Molybdenum
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Note from Josette: I highly recommend the following PDF as it gives you information about particular
stones and various methods of preparation & use. As well as, various resources to where the information was found:
Orpiment Due to the softness of orpiment, the preparation of an elixir via the normal
method is not recommended (Love is in the Earth - Updated 464). Do not use
this mineral in any elixir.
An arsenic (Jentoft). Do not use this mineral in any elixir.
Never Use (Lilly 34). Do not use this mineral in any elixir.
Orpiment is poisonous to touch and gives off arsenic vapors, so should never be
used (Lilly 122).
It is vitally important to make sure that the stone is not ingested. Orpiment
contains the poison arsenic and must never be taken internally! (Peschek-
All Orpiment in the various shades of yellow contain poisonous arsenic and is
therefore very dangerous. Used externally, it is completely safe (Peschek-
Bhmer 219). I am not sure whether or not Orpiment is safe to use externally
since there are contradictory statements given by different authors on this matter.
To be safe, always wash hands thoroughly after handling and NEVER use
Orpiment contains Arsenic, so please wash hands thoroughly after handling.
Osarizawaite Do not prepare an elixir via the normal method (Supplement Z 209).
Psilomelane Poisonous (barium) (Jentoft). This mineral should only be used in an
elixir prepared via the alternative method of preparation.
Toxic or harmful stone. Contains barium (Harton).
Do not use for internal use. Contains barium (Sullivan).
Toxic Stones & Elixir Caution List ~This is a Free PDF File Currently Listing 35 Pages
of Stones & Crystal that when made into an essence or elixir are toxic
I am sure that there are other stones & crystals out there, but these
are the ones I have information for.I hope this information helps.
Have a great week,
updated by @nocturnes-angel: 03/08/17 01:51:02AM