Not all gemstones, but some contain toxic metals that can react with water, air or skin when you use it. We compiled 45 toxic gemstones you must not use to make gem elixirs or crystal infusions of any kind. Our experts also added the toxic substance in each gemstone so that you can decide which crystal rituals best fits it. Make no delay and share this with your loved ones.
45 Toxic Gemstones Not to Use in Gem Elixirs
Which crystals contain toxic elements? Is ruby toxic? Is garnet toxic? Why is moldavite not recommended for gem elixirs? Why not use selenite in water? Get all your answers cleared right now.
As Aluminum is a toxic mineral present in alexandrite gemstone, it is toxic for making crystal elixirs.
Traces of copper are opulently present in Amazonite making it too dangerous when dissolved in water.
You will find Calcium Carbonate in aragonite and hence using it for elixirs is not recommended.
As Aluminum is prominently present in aventurine, red, green, white and all varieties of aventurine are incompatible for using in elixirs.
Never use azurite to make gem elixir as it contains trace amounts of copper inside.
It is important to avoid making elixirs with beryl group of healing crystals as it contains carcinogen that can affect you.
7. Blue Sapphire
You must not use blue sapphire crystals to make gem elixirs because it contains Aluminum.
8. Boji Stones
The prominent stones for prayers, boji stones are filled with sulfur and hence not recommended for use in elixirs.
Presence of Copper Sulfide in chalcopyrite makes it unworthy for using in gem elixir or any water infusions.
Another gemstone that is toxic with Copper Sulfide is the teal blue chrysocolla. It is toxic in water.
The source of Mercury, cinnabar must be worn with care. It contains high amounts of mercury and must be kept away from water and skin.
12. Dalmatian Jasper
As Dalmatian jasper contains the toxic element aluminum, it must not be infused or used with water.
A unique stone, dioptase is toxic as it contains the substance Copper Cyclosilicate.
It is best to avoid using emeralds in crystal baths or elixirs as it contains traces of aluminum.
You must not use feldspar group of gemstones in water because it contains the toxic substance Aluminum.
One of the corrosive gemstones, Fluorite must never be soaked or even touched in water as reuse can cause infections.
The stone of sacral and heart chakra, Garnet contains the toxic element Aluminum and are hence toxic in water.
18. Gem Silica
You must not use gem silica for creating infusions as elixirs as it contains Copper.
The earthy stone of truth, Hematite easily rusts even though it is not a toxic gemstone. Avoid using hematite in water!
Iolite is another gemstone that contains toxic traces of aluminum. Hence, you must not touch water on iolite.
It is best to keep the crystal kunzite away from gem elixirs as it contains the toxic substance Aluminum.
Due to the presence of aluminum, Labradorite is not a good choice of gemstone for bathing or gem elixirs.
23. Lapis Lazuli
The beautiful indigo stone of night is toxic in water as it contains pyrite with traces of sulfur in it.
Aluminum is the chief cause of toxicity in gemstone Lepidolite. Keep away from all crystal rituals involving Lepidolite and water.
It is best to keep malachite away from rusting factors including moisture as it is toxic due to the presence of copper.
The spectacular natural glass stone, green stone or Moldavite, can be a dangerous stone, and contains miscellaneous toxic substances and must not be used for gem elixirs.
You must not use moonstone crystal for making gem elixir as it is a toxic stone with traces of Aluminum in it.
Another stone with Aluminum, morganite must never be used to make gem elixirs.
Aluminum is the culprit behind the toxicity of the gemstone prehnite too.
A gentle grounding stone, pyrite contains Iron sulfide and hence, it is considered highly toxic for gem elixirs.
Due to the presence of Aluminum in ruby crystals, it is best to stay away from ruby crystal infusions.
As selenite tends to break off into tiny parts in water, it is best not to use selenite infusions or yoni eggs.
Another toxic gemstone to avoid making gemstone infusions is serpentine because it contains Asbestos.
You must not use smithsonite for crystal infusions or baths as it contains traces of zinc and copper in it.
It is wrong to use sodalite elixirs as it contains toxic substance aluminum which can cause severe deformities when dissolved in water.
Stay away from spine infused cosmetics and elixirs as it contains the dangerous element Aluminum in it.
As the crown chakra stone sugilite is observed to contain Aluminum, it is toxic to make infusions and gem elixirs.
Stay away from goldstone or sunstone as it contains Aluminum, which is toxic in gem elixirs.
The rare and precious indigo stone of light, Tanzanite is highly toxic in water as it contains Aluminum.
Due to the presence of Aluminum in topaz, it is best recommended to stay away when you’re making gem infusions.
Aluminum is the silent killer in tourmaline and hence, considered a bad choice to infuse in water.
Both Aluminum and copper are found in the teal blue stellar stone of truth turquoise. Stay away from infusions of turquoise for throat chakra.
As both the toxic substances Aluminum and Zirconium are present in the gemstone unakite, it is unfit to be used for gem elixirs.
It is best to stay away from zirconium in zircon due to the high toxicity of the substance.
Another toxic gemstone that contains Aluminum is zoisite. Hence, never use it to make gem elixirs.
What can You Do with Toxic Gemstones?
Not all gemstone react with the skin, water, oil or oxygen in the air and can be worn freely. However, in case of doubts, check the list above for the list of toxic healing crystals before using it for gem elixirs.
You can use these toxic gemstones
Wearing gemstones with aluminum does not expose you to toxins. Just ensure you do not splitter-splatter water on it.
You can avoid toxins due to direct contact such as touching by using toxic gemstones for feng shui around different parts of the house.
For many crystal rituals, all you need to do with gemstones is keep them around you. That’s zero contact with you physically, right?
You can also use gemstones for interior designing to enhance the looks of your home or cabin.
Before you go …
Every gemstone is different. The doses of toxic elements in healing crystals vary from crystal t crystal. That’s why you need to check the list of 45 healing crystals above to ensure you’re not in the red zone. Ask us your doubts in the comments below.