Gemstone: Lava Stone
Lava stone is easily the oldest and most frequently found stone in world; hence, it’s used by nearly an endless amount of cultures.
Lava stone literally comes from the core of the earth - fiery brimstone that bubbles to the surface and cools. Once the stone is cool, it becomes porous and black, creating the beautiful black color so many have come to love.
It gives us strength and courage, allowing us stability through times of change. It provides guidance and understanding in situations where we may need to re-evaluate the situation.
A calming stone, it is very useful in helping to dissolve anger. It helps promotes positive changes in negative attitudes.
When thinking of lava stones, it’s important to keep in mind that it’s origin plays a key role in its energetic qualities.
Since lava is known for its grounding qualities, it’s wonderful for calming the emotions. In fact, the quality of fire springs from the ground, so in terms of healing gems, this lends itself to a calming - but intense- energy. Because it comes from raw energy, it’s considered to be a stone of rebirth and shedding unneeded layers of emotional attachment.
Lava stones are fantastic for stabilizing and grounding the root chakra. This is because of the strong connection to the earth and its creation within the center of Earth. In folk remedies, it was also given to soldiers to help them remain calm during battle.
Lava stones are also used as a folk remedy for infertility and poor libido.
Lava beads are porous and can absorb the oil of your choice. Apply just a drop or two of essential oil to the black lava beads. The scent will last a day if not more. You can use any of your favorite essential oils.