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Howlite Meaning

Howlite is a calming stone that teaches patience and eases a restless mind. It is a great tool for meditation as it focuses the mind and helps remove distracting thoughts.


Howlite Cheat Sheet

Name Origins: Takes its name from the stone’s discoverer Henry How of Nova Scotia, Canada.

Found: Primarily sourced in Canada and the United States.

Colour: White with marbling, commonly dyed other colours.

Chakra: Crown

Mantra: “I am calm…”

Fun Fact: Henry How was a humble geologist and actually named the stone “silicoborocalcite”. Fellow scientists renamed it in his honour.


How can I use it?

Always remember there is no right or wrong way to incorporate crystals and gemstones, like Howlite, into your life. Experiment and see what works for you! Additionally, you can get underway by trying some of the suggestions below.

Carry it with you

Howlite is a great stone to have close at hand. It naturally calms and promotes patience in the bearer. Are there people in your life that cause you anxiety or even anger? Try holding the stone in your pocket next time you’re communicating with them. Feel the friction dissipate and let cooler heads prevail.

Meditate with it

Do you ever struggle with restless thoughts while meditating? You’re certainly not alone! Howlite can help you remove the distracting ‘noise’ when you’re trying to wind down. By focusing the mind’s eye in a peaceful and gentle way, the stone can will help you get more out of your mediation practice. The benefits of the stone extend to the emotional realm as well. Providing comfort and calm when you feel upset.

Interested in meditation but don’t know where to start? It’s a great practice to incorporate into your day-to-day. Check out our beginner’s guide to learn more!

In the home

Because of its calming properties, Howlite is commonly used as a sleep aid. Try placing some under your pillow or beside your bed to create a relaxed atmosphere at night. Where else do you like to relax? A reading chair, your yoga spot, beside the bathtub? They’re all a great spot for the stone.

Visit our Howlite – Calm Collection to see our mala necklaces and bracelets!


I look at crystals and gemstones as a beautiful tool for accountability. Their presence gives you a nudge – a tireless reminder of the life you’re ready to step into. They help you to work on yourself in a deeper way. But ultimately, you are your own healer.

Check out more Crystal Meanings and our other Crystal resources and guides.


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