Howlite is a soothing stone that stills the mind and quietens the constant chatter, promoting a peaceful sleep. It strengthens memory and increases a thirst for knowledge helping you expand your mind while also unlocking inner wisdom and insights. It is spiritually attuned and connects you with your third eye encouraging you to tap into your intuition and highest self but also has the ability to open you up to memories from past lives.
Howlite's calming energy cools heated emotions and absorbs anger you may be feeling or any anger directed at you. It inspires calm communication and patience and encourages you to see things from other peoples points of view, promoting compromise and resolution in difficult situations. It eliminates rage and stress and promotes serenity, making it an excellent stone to use during meditation or when you need to let go of the daily stressors and relax.
Howlite is the perfect prescription for insomnia, place a piece under your pillow to promote a deep sleep.
Howlite was first discovered in Canada in 1868 by Henry How, a Canadian chemist and geologist and is named after its discoverer. It became a popular stone for jewellery and ornamental carvings. Howlite is an extremely porous stone which allows it to be dyed so some sellers will try and sell dyed pieces off as Turquoise or Red Coral so it always important to buy from a reputable seller.
Howlite is a calcium borosilicate hydroxide which is a borate mineral found in evaporite deposits. It most commonly forms in nodules, sometimes even resembling cauliflower and very rarely crystallises. It is extremely porous and often contains grey/black veins. There are large Howlite deposits in both Canada and the USA and it has a hardness of 3.5.
Howlite has a hardness of 3.5 on Mohs scale so it is seen as a relatively fragile stone so may scratch easily. Although it can be submerged or cleansed in water it is recommended not to leave it in water for prolonged periods of time and to dry all remaining water residue when it is removed. Being a fragile stone, extended hours in water will weaken its structure and eventually make it easily susceptible to damage.