Collection: Howlite

Howlite is a borate mineral discovered in 1868 by the Canadian chemist, geologist, and mineralogist Henry How, who identified it in Nova Scotia during his research. It is typically found in irregular nodules resembling cauliflower, with a white to grey color, often with black or dark brown veins running through it, giving it a marbled appearance. Because of its porous texture, it is frequently dyed to imitate turquoise or other minerals, making it popular in jewelry and decorative items.

The benefits of howlite extend beyond its aesthetic appeal. It is often used in crystal healing and meditation practices, where it is associated with calming properties. It is believed to help in reducing anxiety, tension, and stress, and is thus used to assist in relaxation and mindfulness exercises. Additionally, howlite is thought to promote patience and improve sleep, making it a favorite among those seeking to enhance their mental and emotional well-being.