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7 Things Everyone Should Know Before Working with Healing Crystals

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STOP!  When cleansing crystals there are thing you need to know.  So we have stopped this enlightening blog for a “Special Crystal Announcement”!  Before you go on any further…  We must discuss the things you MUST know to work with crystals.   Just like anything in life, crystals have a set of Do’s and Don’ts…  Yes, yes, Very understandable, I hate rules too.  You may ask WHY do I need to know?

1.  Because these Crystals WILL fade in the sunlight:

  • Amethyst
  • Rose Quartz, Aquamarine
  • Smoky Quartz
  • Kunzite
  • Hiddenite
  • Spodumene
  • Fluorite

2.  Because these Crystals WILL dissolve in water:

  • Halite
  • Sulfates: Borates, Calcite, Gypsum
  • Lapis Lazuli
  • Turquoise
  • Ivory
  • Pyrite: degrades when stored at high humidity. (Place silica drying gel in the container to absorb moisture)

When In doubt, most crystals are water soluble if:

  • End in “ite”
  • Moh’s Hardness less than 6
  • Scratches easily with a steel knife

3. Because these Crystals WILL dissolve in acid solutions (such as acetone & vinegar):

  • Calcite
  • Gypsum
  • Limestone
  • Marble
  • Amber (acetone: contained in most nail polish remover)

4. Because these Crystals WILL produce POISONOUS gasses when HEATED:

  • Cinnabar
  • Realgar
  • Stibnite

Wash your hands after handling them and do not eat while working with them.

5. Because these Crystals ARE TOXIC to INGEST:

Minerals and metals containing:

  • Aluminum
  • Arsenic
  • Barium
  • Cadmium
  • Copper
  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Zinc

 

6.  Because these Crystals will get damaged by Salt:

Any raw, rough stone.  Any stone with hardness under 7.  If you are not sure, use another method.

  • Amber
  • Angelite
  • Azurite
  • ALL Calcites
  • Dioptase
  • Imperial Topaz
  • Fire Opal
  • Kyanite
  • Kunzite
  • Malachite
  • Moonstone
  • Opal
  • Red Coral
  • Selenite
  • Turquoise

7. And please DO NOT make Gem Elixirs, Gem Waters, or Massage Oils 

& DO NOT Ingest, Consume, or Put in Your Mouth

  • Adamite – zinc, copper
  • Amazonite – copper
  • Amber – toxic dust, fumes, possible ingestive toxicity
  • Angelite – lead, sulphur
  • Aragonite-
  • Atacamite – copper
  • Auricalcite – zinc and copper
  • Azurite – copper
  • Boji-stones/Kansas Pop Rocks (may contain sulphur)
  • Bronchantite – copper
  • Cerrusite – sulphur, molybdenum
  • Chalcantite (aka “blue shit”) – copper
  • Chalcopyrite (Peacock Stone, Peacock Ore) – copper and sulphur
  • Chrysacolla (Chrysocolla) – copper
  • Cinnabar – mercury
  • Cobaltocalcite (Pink Cobalt Calcite) – cobalt
  • Conicalcite – copper
  • Copper – copper
  • Coral – organic, may contain bacteria as well as pollutants from toxic materials in the water it forms in
  • Cuprite – copper
  • Diopside – copper
  • Dioptase – copper
  • Eliat Stone – copper
  • Emerald – aluminum
  • Garnet – aluminum
  • Gem Silica – copper
  • Galena/ Galenite – lead
  • Garnierite (Genthite, Falcondoite) – nickel
  • Hiddenite – aluminum
  • Iolite – aluminum
  • Kansas Pop Rocks – may contain sulphur
  • Kunzite – aluminum
  • Kyanite – aluminum
  • Labradorite – aluminum
  • Lapis Lazuli – may contain copper, sulphur
  • Marcasite (Markasite) – sulphur
  • Magnetite (Lodestone) – iron in large quantities
  • Malachite – copper
  • Meteorite – may contain many toxic substances
  • Mohawkite – copper, arsenic
  • Moldavite – aluminum
  • Molybdenum – molybdenum
  • Moonstone – may contain aluminum or other toxic substances
  • Mother of Pearl – organic, may contain bacteria as well as pollutants from toxic materials in the water it forms in
  • Opal – toxic dust for inhalation
  • Pearl – organic, may contain bacteria as well as pollutants from toxic materials in the water it forms in
  • Psiomelane – barium
  • Pyrite (Fool’s Gold) – sulphur
  • Quartz (Do Not Inhale Dust) – toxic dust for inhalation
  • Realgar – sulfur, arsenic
  • Rhodocrosite (Rhodochrosite) – lead
  • Ruby – aluminum
  • Sapphire – aluminum
  • Sodalite – aluminum
  • Spinel – may contain aluminum, zinc
  • Stibnite – lead, antimony
  • Smithsonite (Galmei, Zinc spar)- zinc, may contain copper
  • Sulphur – sulphur
  • Tiger’s Eye
  • Topaz
  • Tourmaline, Watermelon – aluminum
  • Turquoise – copper
  • Uranium – radioactive mineral
  • Vanadanite – lead
  • Variscite – aluminum
  • Wulfenite – lead, molybdenum

The more you know, the more you grow.  Although at times I feel like I can fly, FAST-er than a speeeeeee-ding bullet… I will admit, I do make mistakes.  Sooooo if I’m missing ANYthing, please let me know so we can add or subtract from the list.  😉

 

 

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Author: N. Love

There was a time when I had a HUGE collection of crystals and no clue what to do with them. It seemed like crystal after crystal would just call me, and I would "Have to have it". Yes I must confess, I was a crystal hoarder. But then one day an amazing thing happened. I was at my lowest point, I didn't want to be around anyone, and I felt sad and lonely. I felt like nothing in this life would ever go right. That's when I felt a call. A crystal, drawing me in to its energy. So I grabbed the crystal and instinctively I just laid down and begins to breath. And as I lay there with the crystal, that's when I felt better. I knew I wasn't going crazy because it was like that endless stream of negative thinking was gone. That was the day that I knew there was something more to crystals. That was the day I went from hoarding crystals to using them to heal myself as well as others. I'm a Crystal Healer and Spiritual Coach, I've been down the road you are on, and I can show you how to use crystals in an organized way that will help you transform your life ;)

2 thoughts on “7 Things Everyone Should Know Before Working with Healing Crystals

  1. Reading the STOP on the stones and healing crystal’s my question is about the yoni egg! Is this a big fear for those that use them. As intended

    • You should just be careful, yoni eggs are polished which is like a coat over the egg. Make sure you deal with a reputable supplier.

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