Howlite is a borate mineral found in sedimentary rock. It was first discovered in Canada in 1868 by Henry How, a Canadian chemist, mineralogist and geologist. A group of miners brought it to his attention when they came across it while mining, finding it to be a nuisance because it was harder to mine than gypsum.

At source, Howlite is usually found in irregular shaped nodules that look a bit like the head of a cauliflower. Howlite in crystal form is rare.


Howlite is a lovely stone to use when needing to reduce anxiety, tensions and stress.
It can be used to facilitate awareness, encourage emotional expression and assist in the elimination of pain, stress and/or rage.
Howlite will calm and soothe the emotions, slow the overactive mind and help to achieve a deep and restful sleep.
It can help to access/retrieve wisdom during the dream state and bring it back into consciousness upon waking.
Howlite brings mental awareness, both to current and past-life issues, and facilitates a calm communication of these issues.
Keep a piece of Howlite in your pocket to absorb anger and negative energy.
Meditating with Howlite can help one to connect with the higher realms, allowing for greater communication of higher frequencies into the higher chakras, to be assimilated by the unconscious mind, which helps one to slowly remove the veils blocking truth.
Howlite strengthens positive character traits, removing selfishness, rude behaviour, and greed.

Healing crystal meanings are spiritual supports to healing, not prescription or healthcare information.