Amazonite is a silicate crystal mineral that got its name from the river Amazon. The mineral is famous for its stunning greenish appearance and amazing healing properties.
To maintain both its appearance and healing energies, proper cleansing and recharging are crucial.
Water is the commonly used cleansing material when it comes to mineral crystals. It is majorly due to convenience and the ability of water to wash away impurities.
Amazonite is a hard mineral and is thus safe in the water. You can put it in contact with water safely without risking its Physical properties and healing powers.
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Is Amazonite water safe?
Crystals having silicon in them are usually harder than other types of crystals, Quartz family being the best example. The harder a mineral is, the lesser is its chance of dissolving in water.
As a silicate crystal, Amazonite is harder than most other mineral crystals. On the Mohs scale, it has a value ranging from 6 to 6.5, putting it among hard minerals.
As Amazonite is a hard mineral, it can go in the water without loss of strength and mass. Thus, you can put it in water for cleansing and recharging purposes as it won’t dissolve quickly.
However, upon prolonged contact with water, Amazonite may absorb water and seldom release some toxic elements. It may also cause the sudden shear failure of the crystal.
Although the chances of failure due to internal pressure are low, it’d be always better to treat your Amazonite crystal with great care.
Can Amazonite be cleansed in water?
Yes, you can clean your Amazonite crystal using water by directly putting it in the water, and letting it stay there for a few hours.
Water will absorb dirt and impurities from the mineral surface and provide your green stone an amazing shine.
You can also place it in running water for better results as it can effectively wash away impurities and negative energy from your Amazonite crystal.
You can wash Amazonite by keeping it in a bowl filled with lukewarm water, and after cleansing, it is advised to either place the crystal in exposure to sunlight or simply rub it with a dry, soft cloth.
You can also go for some other alternative method to clean the crystal, including:
- Polishing it
- Cleaning the surface with damp cotton
- Washing with a mild soap
- Putting it in steam or smoke of sacred herbs
- Placing the crystal in moonwater, under the feminine energies of the moon
Can Amazonite go in saltwater?
Saltwater can not only be used to cleanse the crystal but also to recharge it with positive energy and removing the gathered unwanted energies. Amazonite, being a hard crystal can safely go in saltwater.
Saltwater is a more efficient cleansing agent when compared to freshwater. As saltwater is hypertonic compared to normal water, it reduces the tendency of Amazonite to absorb water.
For cleansing Amazonite with salt water, you need to take a bowl filled with water and sprinkle some Sea salt or Himalayan salt in there. After the salt gets dissolved in water, place your Amazonite stone in the bowl for a few hours.
However, saltwater can exert a higher pressure on the crystal from outside. This may sometimes result in the formation of cracks and alterations in the physical properties.
Therefore, it’d be better to avoid bringing the mineral in contact with saltwater for long periods of time. It is preferred to clean Amazonite crystal using salt water once or twice a month.
Can amazonite go in bathwater?
Amazonite is an excellent stone to put in your bathtub while taking a bath, as doing so will let you have a calm and peaceful bathing experience.
The crystal water clears negative elements and toxic dust from your body, soul, and spirit, along with activating your Heart Chakra and Throat Chakra.
The presence of Amazonite can also benefit your physical body as it improves your blood circulation and skin health.
Amazonite is a tetra silicate mineral that contains potassium and aluminum, along with some other impure compounds. Some of these elements can seldom cause allergic reactions as well.
However, the chances of allergies are limited and occur in a few cases, depending on skin type.
Therefore, people with extremely sensitive skin must avoid bathing with Amazonite-infused bathwater. If your Amazonite crystal continues to cause skin irritations even after cleansing, you should avoid using it further.
Can you drink Amazonite-infused water?
Amazonite ranks approximately 6 on the Mohs scale and hence, does not dissolve easily on exposure to water.
The chemical makeup of Amazonite is KAlSi3O3. But as a heterogeneous crystal, several other compounds may be present in it.
These impurities can sometimes turn toxic when dissolved in water. Therefore, you should avoid drinking water directly infused with Amazonite.
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How to prepare an Amazonite elixir?
Crystal Elixir is renowned for its brilliant ability to energize the body, mind, and spirit of the consumers. By drinking the gem water your frequency level becomes similar to that of the crystal, energizing all your plains.
There are 2 kinds of method of preparation for gem essence:-
- Direct method
- Indirect method
But as discussed earlier, if Amazonite is kept in direct contact with water for a long period of time, it may make water toxic.
Therefore, you should opt for the indirect method to make gemstone essence from Amazonite elixir.
Here is a step-by-step guide to making Amazonite gemstone essence using the indirect method.
- Take finely polished Amazonite stone.
- Clean it thoroughly by either soaking it in water or placing it in running tap water.
- Get a jar (big enough to put the crystal in). You can go for either a ceramic jar or a glass jar
- Put the Amazonite stone in the jar and place it in a bigger vessel, preferably made of wood.
- Add clean water to the vessel and let it sit under a full moon night or a crescent moon night.
- Take the crystal out and pour your magical gem essence into a portable container.
You can also add alcohol to the Amazonite elixir for an extra punch of flavor.
Amazonite is an excellent stone that can improve your physical, emotional, and spiritual health. It has the ability to constantly radiate positive energy, and wash away all the toxic dust from your auric field.
The crystal is also a great fit for feng shui at home.
As your precious stones regularly absorb negative energy, it’s important to do regular cleaning and recharging of your Amazonite stone. Water cleansing is the best way to clean and purify Amazonite, and hence you can put this stone in water as it is not water soluble.
Cleansing and recharging Amazonite stone with salt water is a recommended practice as well. But as far as infused water is concerned, you must avoid preparing gem water and gem essence by putting the stone in water.
Long-term exposure to water is not recommended as Amazonite is said to contain fair amounts of copper which when dissolved in water can turn into a toxic stone.