Lava Stone Meaning, Benefits and Healing Properties

Lava stones are not really officially recognized as gemstones. In fact, from a geological point of view, they are not gemstones at all! We call them lava stones since this sounds so much better than volcanic rock or pumice stone or igneous rock. Lava stones are some of the oldest and most abundant stones in the world and have been a part of human history and jewellery from before written history.

The lava stones are formed when volcanoes erupt. Imagine the lava shooting out of a volcano and pouring down the sides. When all that hot liquid eventually dries it forms lava stones. Typically black but also grey and brown, the stones have a porous surface with a honeycomb appearance.

The benefits of wearing lava stones are vast, especially since we can diffuse the stones with our favourite essential oils. For instance, they can help people with allergies. For example, if you suffer from a runny nose, you can put some essential oils that help with respiratory health onto your lava beads and wear them throughout the day. This can keep you feeling refreshed and fight the allergies you have. 
Lava Stone Appearance as it erupts from a volcano

Lava Stone Benefits

  • Emotional Benefits
Lava stones are wonderful for calming the emotions. Because the stones come from raw energy, they're considered to represent rebirth and shedding unneeded layers of emotional attachment. Fire’s physical embodiment is the Lava Stone. It is the only rock known to be formed from nothing but fire thus, providing strength and power. For someone who has difficulty making decisions, or perhaps timid, the Lava Stone provides them strength and clear thinking.
  • Spiritual Benefits
The lava stone is typically like other healing gemstones. It's recommended you wear your lava stone as close to the skin as possible. This allows better absorption, giving it easier access so that the energy can flow. To clear negative emotions, it's said you should wear a bracelet so that the stones are close to your pulse. Or a necklace so that the stones are close to your heart.

Meaning of Lava Stone 

Lava stones have a lot of meaning and symbolism attached to them. Lava stone is said to alleviate anxiety, promote emotional tranquillity and bring calmness and feelings of relaxation.

Lava stone is supposed to have very powerful spiritual effects on the human mind. It’s said to cleanse negative thoughts and emotions, as well as stimulate creativity. It’s also supposed to have a very potent dream work capabilities and even improve your day-to-day communications and interactions with other people.

It's best known as a “grounding stone”, believed to strengthen the wearer’s connection with Mother Earth and give strength and courage in times of change and stress. It’s also supposed to provide people with guidance and courage in situations when they need them.
Folklore suggests lava stones were given to soldiers to help them remain calm and draw on strength to help them power through battle.

Lava stone shown in natural found state on beach.....

Lava Stone Healing Properties

There are many healing properties of lava stone due to the strong connection to the earth. It's the stone of rebirth and new beginnings. It's also one of the most important Chakras in our body: the root chakra. We can link the healing properties to -
  • Intense energy
  • Stability and grounding of the spirit
  • Courage and strength
  • Muscle tension relief
  • Clarity to bring focus for communication
  • Calming for controlling anger
  • Energising for lifting your mood
  • Anxiety relief
Lava Rock can teach you to ignite the fire within you and allow your true expression to show. When you tap into the energies of this amazing stone you can draw on your inner strength to overcome personal challenges. This stone has the firepower to provide great energy or to pull you back completely while bringing you down to earth.

Allow the stone's power to boost, motivate and inspire you in whatever situation you find yourself in. Whether the situation appears good or bad, let this stone give you the power you need and the wisdom to ground you.

Lava stone is usually combined with gemstones in jewellery for added benefits. Combine this stone with the following gemstones for greater protection from negative energies...
  • Tiger's Eye
  • Black Agate
  • Black Tourmaline
Combine with gemstones well know for rebirth qualities to help you with new beginnings...
  • Labradorite
  • Amazonite
  • Aventurine
For calming properties and added anxiety relief you can combine this magical gemstone with...
  • Amethyst
  • Moonstone
  • Howlite
Additionally, wearers of lava stone choose this particular stone for its ability to be combined with essential oils to further improve mental and physical balance. The porous surface makes it ideal to absorb oils making it a pretty and clever way to heighten the benefits.

The most popular way of wearing Lava Stone is a bracelet used as an essential oil diffuser. Just one or two drops of your favourite essential oil will last almost all day and help with anxiety or relaxation.

    The Zodiac: Lava Stone Meaning

    In terms of the zodiac, since both fire and earth are the elements of this stone, it is associated with Taurus and Aries. Taurus especially because it a grounding stone, one which strengthens one's connection to Mother Earth.


    Lava stones are also a part of the chakra, which refers to the wheels of energy occurring within your body. Lava stones are the root chakra and crown chakra.

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    So, there you have it. Lava Stone's multiple properties help to bring emotional tranquillity, relaxation and a sense of calmness.

    It gives us strength and courage, allowing us stability through times of change. It provides guidance and understanding in situations where we may need to "bounce back". A calming stone, it is useful in dissipating anger.

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