Howlite is a calcium borosilicate hydroxide mineral that is typically white or gray in color with dark gray or black veins. It has a Mohs hardness of 3.5, which makes it a relatively soft mineral.
Howlite was discovered in Nova Scotia in 1868 by Henry How, a Canadian mineralogist, and geologist. It is found in evaporite deposits and can also be found in other areas such as California, the USA, and Mexico.
Howlite is a powerful stone for soothing hot tempers and cooling down stressful tension. This stone is used in meditation to absorb and transmute negative and oppressive energies to uplift the soul and soothe the emotional body. Natural White Howlite can be used to encourage patience and as a reminder to think through one's actions in order to maintain a balanced energetic field.