Gem Spotlight: Lava

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Lava is something that is not the first stone that comes to mind when thinking about crystals. However, taking a second look at how lava stone is created and one can definitely understand the strength and power this crystal carries. Lava stones are the most abundant of any crystal, since there is lava all over the world. When wearing lava stone, one should keep in mind the amazing process that the stone went through before it was out on a bracelet as a bead or any other shape that it has taken. Years of being produced under the Earth under extreme temperatures, then cooling and transforming into a piece of jewelry that gives a person strength and courage.

Lava stone is a great source of energy, especially for those who are in need of some encouragement. This stone will give the individual fire that they are needing in their life, as well as the strength and courage to make decisions, which otherwise would be too difficult to make. Although it is thought of as fire, this stone being from the ground is also calming and showing the right and correct path to take. It brings balance to those who feel like they act too fast or too much upon their emotions. Great for both sides of the spectrum, those who need the push to go forward and those who need to watch their step.

It acts as a calm remedy as well, previously given to soldiers during battles, to calm their nerves. This stone should bring inner peace and should be worn close to the skin.

Lava stone is associated with the first chakra, the root chakra.

Some essential oils to pair with lava are Myrrh, Patchouli,Vetiver, Rosewood, Thyme,  Frankincense, Rosewood, and Ylang Ylang.

 

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