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Although cauliflower probably isn't the first thing that pops into your mind associated with the gemstone Howlite, they do actually have a connection.  In its natural state, Howlite is found in large cauliflower - like masses.

Howlite was originally named for Henry How, a 19th century mineralogist, who discovered it first in Nova Scotia.

Due to the fact that this is a fairly soft gemstone, and takes dye easily, Howlite has become an inexpensive alternative to more costly gemstones.

Howlite's natural color is like the softly falling snow, and dyed with any rich hue, it can resemble turquoise, lapis lazuli or red would never have guessed that it began looking quite allot like a vegetable.


Howlite stone of emotional expression, howlite can be used to facilitate awareness, encourage calm communication by combining reason with patience and observation. Howlite gently absorbs and uplifts stress, tension, anxiety and emotional intensity due to emotional imbalance.

Howlite is known for it's strong associations with self-awareness, creativity and improving ones emotional attitudes.  It enhances character building, and a sense of decency, Howlite increases action, dissolves hesitation as it encourages ambition towards one's goals.

Howlite aids in dispelling anger, resentfulness, selfishness and allows one to look inside for answers, aid in communicating the negative emotions with a clearer emotional expression, which will result in calmer confrontations.

Howlite decreases the over critical mind, rudeness and offensive behavior, increasing subtly, decency and tact.  It is also quite helpful for those who tend to procrastinate.

Howlite has been used in the past for astral traveling and accessing past lives. It has a strong spiritual connection to the past, as it can lead you to a stronger spiritual future.

Meditating on a piece of Howlite can assist one in journeying outside the body and gaining insight from ones past lives.  Place upon the third eye, it opens memories of previous times and lifetimes.


Howlite is a recommended stone for bones, teeth, and other calcium aspects of the body.

Howlite has been known to treat soft tissue injuries such as strains, sprains and contusions, while helping with pain management.

Howlite is used as an elixir or essence for insomnia. The stone can be placed under your pillow as well.

Howlite is used in a grid around your bed to also help with poor sleep issues, especially those caused by over thinking.

Howlite is predominantly a calming stone, it will aid in sleeping, calming the overactive mind, eases insomnia, dreaming, dream retention and stress relief.

Physically Howlite calms the whole body and releases muscle tension.  It eliminate pain brought about by stress, and is said to aid in healing stress related injuries such as ulcers, heart problems and rashes.