Ethical and Natural Black Crystals
ToxyFree pledges to only supply crystals that are proven to put the people and the environment first before profits. We strive for the deepest commitment to ecological preservation and fair trade. ToxyFree will not carry anything that has documented environmental and social harms. While some crystals are in demand, carrying them would go against this mission. We will not carry endangered minerals and encourage others to not create demand by keeping them in the Earth. Our supplier specializes in ethical sourcing and being an educational resource and guide for consumers. Consumers have the purchasing power to demand change in the crystal extraction industry to ensure fair wages, the highest level of safety, and responsible mining.
ALL CRYSTALS SOLD AT TOXYFREE COME FROM SMALL FAMILY-OWNED MINES WHO USE THEIR BUSINESSES IN ETHICAL WAYS TO HELP AND SUPPORT OTHERS IN THEIR COMMUNITIES (JOB CREATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL PRESERVATION). (By supporting small, family-owned mines, local economies are stimulated which divests resources away from deforestation and other industries base on exploitation). Each crystal is traditionally-harvested using primarily surface mining methods like pick and axe leaving a minimal footprint while not contributing to environmental destruction by releasing chemicals or toxins that can harm the ecosystem.
RAW SMOKY QUARTZ: 100% natural, non-irradiated, ethically sourced from Madagascar and triple-cleaned (soaked in a natural acidic solution with vinegar to remove excess mineral deposits, washed with a plant-based soap and rinsed with collected rainwater). Hand polished with an organic plant-based oil to enhance the shine and color of each stone. Fades in direct sunlight. The dark crystal swiftly moves negative energies out of your aura. Rejuvenating and stress-relieving. It was used in mourning jewelry since the 16th century. Helps in overcoming negative emotions like stress, fear, anger, jealousy, and even depression. One of the best to use with the root chakra and is often referred to as a "mood elevator" stone.
OBSIDIAN: removes negative energies in a sacred space or environment and helps to release those emotions and reactions that cause negative energy such as anger, jealousy, greed, and resentment. Apache tears are black obsidian. The untumbled “tears” are known to hold extra energies. Apache tears are used to process grief and loss. In the Stone Age, civilizations around the world used obsidian to create arrowheads, spears, and cutting tools. Some modern cutting tools still use obsidian. Obsidian can help people remove negative and stressful patterns by bringing them to your attention.
HEMATITE TUMBLED: "AA" graded. Each stone ethically sourced from Brazil. Hematite is linked to preserving strength and building self-confidence, opening the mind to a more sensitive perception. Carry this silvery stone to shield yourself from negativity and center yourself in the present moment. Ancient people used hematite as an early form of chalk to create paintings on the walls of their caves! In ancient Egypt, it was used for reducing inflammation (Crystal Muse).
ONYX: hand polished. "AA" graded. Each stone ethically sourced from Peru. A powerful, protective crystal that helps to shield your mind, body, and spirit from negative energy. This stone protects your personal energy field and helps to calm your fears, leaving you feeling more secure and safe.
TOURMALINE: "AAA" graded. Each stone ethically sourced from Madagascar. Protection and elimination of negative energy. Many shamans of African, Aboriginal, and Indigenous American groups carry tourmaline to protect themselves from danger. This stone places an energetic boundary between you and others so that you don't pick up on unwanted energies. When placed in the four corners of the room, black tourmaline seals the room with a protective shield (Crystal Muse).Tourmaline = "Crystal Bodyguard Extraordinaire" protecting personal boundaries and deflecting negative energy. Place at the entrance of your home, workspace, room to keep out all dark forces. Carry one in a pocket or wallet for on-the-go protection. Keep one in your car for safety on the road. An essential crystal for collections. An ideal and historic talisman for protection! (CRYSTALS A MODERN GUIDE TO HEALING).
SHUNGITE: is only found in Karelia, Russia. It has been around for an estimated two billion years! In 1996, the Nobel Prize-winning research discovered antioxidant fullerenes within the stone. It is believed that shungite purified the water long before people began using compressed charcoal or carbon blocks. It is believed that shungite absorbs and eliminates anything hazardous to your body and is the "go-to" stone for electromagnetic frequency protection. It also provides a sense of well-being. Before use: rinse it under water and place outside in the sun for 2-4 hours.