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Howlite Meaning & Properties

Howlite is a popular stone often crafted into many different shapes due Howlite properties being soft, but robust. From Howlite beads used to make jewelry to pendants, eggs, points, pillars, and spheres – the stone is worn and used for many purposes including metaphysical properties.

Howlite is calcium borosilicate hydroxide, a borate mineral discovered in 1868 by a Canadian scientist named Henry How near Windsor in Nova Scotia. First discovered in a mine in the Windsor area where minors were actually annoyed by the stone, he first called it silico-boro-calcite which was later renamed its current Howlite name by an James Dwight Dana, an American geologist.

In this Howlite profile, we go through:

  • Howlite Properties
  • Howlite Meaning
  • Howlite Metaphysical Properties (Chakras + Healing Properties)
  • Cleansing, Recharging, and Cleaning

Howlite Properties

rough raw howlite

Howlite is a white calcium based stone with grey and black inclusions that look like veins sporadically webbing through the stone.

Howlite is found in evaporite deposits in formations that can most often resemble cauliflower.

The stone is soft and porous which makes it ideal for both carving out objects and also dyed into different colors. This can sometimes be manipulated to imitate other stones with similar characteristics such as turquoise.

Howlite Chemical Formula: Ca2B5SiO9(OH)5

Howlite Hardness: 3.5 (Mohs scale)

Howlite Meaning

Howlite is a soothing stone that acts as a balm to calm heightened, hot-tempered emotions. If you’re feeling flustered or frustrated, wound-up or on-edge, irritated or annoyed, howlite can cool the internal flames and bring you back to a state of peace and relaxation. 

Great for calming reactivity, howlite is the crystal to keep with you when you’re feeling triggered or know you’re about to walk into an uncomfortable situation. It eases jitters, nerves, impatience, and anger, helping you feel cool, calm, and collected no matter what situation you’re in.

Protective from negative energies and influences from the outside world, howlite’s vibration wraps your aura up in a bubble of peace, radiating a sense of calm, comfort, and ease to your entire being. 

The beautiful, steady frequency of this stone radiates into the environment, making it a great one to keep in the home or workplace to bring peaceful vibes to the whole space, and everyone in it, inspiring more patience and mutual understanding.

rough raw howlite stone properties

Howlite Metaphysical Properties


In its calming white with gray marbling, howlite resonates with the highest vibrations of the crown chakra.

As a crown opening stone, howlite lifts your consciousness into a higher perspective where there is peace, patience, and wisdom to be found. Even as a high-vibratory stone, it has a slow frequency that helps calm your internal rhythm, settle doubts and fears and help you find some stillness above the clouds where you can see things clearly.

Howlite’s crown chakra connection also makes it a wonderful stone to help you open up to the guidance of your spirit team, angels, ancestors, and other beings of light who are supporting you from the other realms. Its energy moves you into a gentle, receptive state where you can better attune to the whispers of your intuition and internal wisdom.

White encompasses all colors of light, and this unsuspecting white stone has the ability to bring its high vibration of peace into your entire aura. You can use it with any chakra where you’re feeling emotional heaviness or tension to help relieve it from your energy body.

Healing Properties


This calming white stone relieves frustration, stress, anger, and other fiery emotions. Reach for howlite when you feel the internal pressure building up, and breathe. It’s also helpful when someone else is directing their anger towards you, to deflect and reflect it back to them so you don’t absorb it.

Howlite slows your roll, brings more tolerance and acceptance with the pace of things, helps relieve anxiety about the future, releases the burdens and pain of the past, and cultivates more appreciation for whatever moment you find yourself in.


tumbled Howlite stone

Howlite can calm an overactive mind, cluttered thoughts, and too much future thinking. It quells a racing mind as you’re falling asleep, helping you drift off to dreamland peacefully, and also to better access and retrieve information from the dream state to use in your conscious life.

Use howlite when you need to make a decision from a cool head with a wide perspective. It’ll bring awareness and help you receive information from the higher realms of spirit. It strengthens memory and retention and helps still the mind for meditation.


This soothing calcium stone settles the nervous system and helps release anxious tension from the body. This makes it a great companion during illness or injury, to ease stress, lift your spirits, and bring calming energy to your whole body. It also helps you rest, recuperate and get the deep sleep you need to heal.

It’s also said to aid with the absorption of calcium in teeth, bones, and hair and is beneficial for the muscular and skeletal systems, bringing more overall balance.


Howlite brings awareness to current and past life issues by helping you see more clearly through the subconscious realms to better understand the big picture of things. Once you clear out the doubts and fears, howlite instills a sense of gentle patience and faith as your spirit attunes to a higher state of consciousness. 

This upliftment opens you to receiving wisdom and insight from the divine realms. You’ll notice signs and synchronicities increasing, messages from nature and spirit all around you, and clear insights coming through your intuition with the answers you’re looking for.

What is Howlite Good For?

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  • Increasing patience and calm
  • Releasing irritability and frustration
  • Pulling you back into the present moment
  • Finding peace, faith, and hope
  • Reducing anxiety, anger, and stress
  • Releasing pains and blocks from the past
  • Connecting with your intuition and guides
  • Bringing restful sleep and meaningful dreams
  • Easing tension in relationships
  • Clearing through a cluttered mind
  • Seeing the bigger picture
  • Staying dedicated to your path
  • Receiving messages and signs from the divine

Cleanse & Recharge

As a high vibratory stone, you can use high vibrating frequencies to cleanse your howlite, like a singing bowl, tuning fork, or healing frequency music. 

You can also use smoke from a herbal smudge or incense, place your stone on selenite overnight, or leave it on a windowsill in the moonlight to charge up. 

It’s a soft stone that can scratch easily. Be gentle with it, don’t immerse it in water or leave it outside in the rain or sun, as it could deteriorate or bleach out.

Neat Crystal

I am a Crystal & Gem Specialist with 20 years experience collecting and analyzing crystals and gems. My main focus is on crystal and gem abilities to influence our human experience through energy caused by visual and physical properties of each. I also love to dive into the formation, chemical makeup, and rare impurities found within crystals - a Geologist in training. I started Neat Crystal as a place to jot down my thoughts, notes, and share my knowledge to help others.

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