Virtues in lithotherapy, characteristics and history


Howlite is a white, opaque mineral. It acts on the crown chakra, Sahasrara in Sanskrit.

The virtues of howlite are linked to emotions and softness.

It is a fine stone (formerly a semi-precious stone, but this designation has been banned).

Characteristics of howlite

Main deposits
United States, Canada
Colorless, white, whitish with black or brown veins
Hardness (Mohs scale) 3.5: difficult to scratch with a copper coin, easily scratched with a knife
Chemical composition
Calcium silicoborate: Ca 2 SiB 5 O 9 (HO) 5

crystal system



Crown chakra (Seventh chakra, "Sahasrara")

Trace elements

Calcium, silicon

Astrological signs

Virgo, Gemini

Purification and Recharging

Purify Howlite

Reload howlite

Howlite can only be purified with pure water .

It should never be in contact with salt or salt water.

Purification in a pure water bath requires leaving the stone for about 4 to 5 hours in its bath.

Howlite can be recharged in sunlight .

You can leave your stone for 2 to 3 hours in a room bathed in light.

Avoid long exposure to direct sunlight.

You can also recharge your howlite on a pile of rock crystal . It takes about 1 hour and can be done day or night.



On an emotional level

Howlite is a stone of softness and emotions that brings calm and inner peace .

It helps reduce outbursts of anger , anxiety and stress . It also allows you to express your emotions in a healthy and controlled way.

Howlite promotes patience , compassion and enhances creativity and creative expression .

8mm Howlite Bracelet
6mm Howlite Bracelet

On a spiritual level

Howlite and its action on memory are ideal for dream work : howlite helps you remember your dreams in order to be able to interpret them.

It is also a very good support for contact with spiritual guides and for work on past lives .

On a physical level

Howlite promotes peaceful sleep , so it is a great ally to fight against insomnia and guard against the negative impact of lack of sleep.

By promoting your sleep, howlite therefore helps to protect you from the deterioration of the quality of your life , pain related to fatigue , the risk of hypertension and depression .

Howlite contains calcium and silicon. These trace elements contribute to the proper maintenance of the bone system : silicon allows better fixation of calcium on the bones and teeth, thus promoting better growth for children and helping to fight against osteoporosis .

COLOR Properties


White brings together all the other colors: in terms of light, white corresponds to all the shades of the chromatic circle put together, so it is a rainbow that brings together all the colors .

The color white is the brightest and purest of all colors. It divulges the knowledge of the world , sheds light , clarifies and highlights what surrounds it.

White is the color of the divine , and more generally of spirituality . But it is also the color of integrity because white reflects high moral values .

History & traditions

Howlite owes its name to the Canadian chemist, geologist and mineralogist Henry How who discovered it in 1868 in Canada.

We have no information on the possible uses of howlite in the past and it is not the subject of any tradition to our knowledge.


Howlite is very often described as a variety of magnesite, including in well-known works on lithotherapy.

However, howlite and magnesite do not share the same chemical composition at all, are not found in the same deposits, do not belong to the same group, and howlite is not described as a variety of magnesite in mineralogy. They are therefore two different stones.

Easy to tint in a chemical bath, you will find it sold under the name of Blue Howlite, Turquoise Howlite, Turquenite (or its variant Turkenite), Turquentine and many other names. These stones do not exist in nature and are pure commercial inventions.

Howlite is also often dyed blue and then sold as turquoise, because its cost is lower and turquoise can be very expensive, it is also found dyed purple to imitate Sugilite or even green.

Lithotherapy is an alternative energy therapy, the indications given do not in any way constitute medical advice, they are taken from cultures and reference works in the field. For any medical problem we invite you to consult your doctor. Never stop treatment without medical advice.

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