Lava stone formed during a volcanic eruption. The eruption placed molten rock onto the earth's surface, which then cooled and solidified over time. The unique divots and air pockets through the stone are indications of its volcanic origin, and today, this stone is most often cultivated and used during meditation as an essential oil diffuser.
Fragrances have been an important part of rituals and meditations for ages in every culture around the world. The many different scents were believed to elevate users to different states of consciousness. To use essential oils in meditation, you have several options: You can anoint yourself (oil is placed on the third eye). You can create a mist (mix oils with water in a small spray bottle) and spray the fragrance in the air, or you can use a diffuser such as this lava stone - simply add a few drops of your favourite essential oil to the lava stone and enjoy.
Spiritually, lava stone is a grounding stone that strengthens one's connection to Mother Earth. It may give you strength, courage and bring calm. It provides guidance and understanding.