Basalt - the Absorption Stone
This black lava stone comes from intense conditions and is said to absorb anger and negative energy around you. It's porous surface also makes it a great essential oil diffuser.
Basalt is a fine-grained, igneous rock composed mainly of plagioclase and pyroxene minerals. It is rich in iron and magnesium, which makes it a black colour. It is commonly referred to as lava stone. It is formed with the rapid cooling of basaltic lava exposed at or very near the surface by the air or water. Basalt isn't only found on earth but also our Moon, Mars and Venus!
BaSalt historical significance
The name Basalt comes from the Latin for 'very hard stone'.
Native Hawaiians’ indigenous religion worships Pele, the goddess of the volcanoes. Pele is known for her fiery and unforgiving temper. Legend has it that if any one takes a piece of her body (lava rock) from home island of Hawaii, they would be cursed with bad luck. No worries! Aura strongly respects this belief and we have worked with our supplier to make sure that none of the Basalt we used is from Hawaii or from the Oceania.
Metaphysical properties of Basalt
As Basalt has come from the core of the earth, it is known for its grounding qualities. It is said to have an intense but calming energy; a stone of rebirth and shedding unneeded layers of emotional attachment.
Basalt is said to connected mostly to your Root Chakra. Again, it can ground you and absorb and dissipate anger and negative feelings. It's is also know to absorb and shield you from negative energy. in your environment.
Using Basalt as an essential oil diffuser
The surface of lava stones have small craters and grooves and it is porous. You can use your lava stones as an essential oil diffuser. Rub in a drop or two of oil and wait a few minutes for it to be absorbed. Depending on the potency of your essential oil, your scent can last about a day. When the aromatherapy fades, you can use more oil on them and any kind you like. You can reapply the oils as often as you prefer and any oil that you like. You can read more about using essential oils in this blog post.
Affirmation for Basalt
- Positive opportunities are presenting themselves.
- My energy is centered, grounded, and focused.
- I am centered within and attract positive energy only.