With the relaxing, lazy days of summer behind us September brings hectic schedules, new routines and a never-ending list of things to do. Bearing this in mind what better gift than an essential oils necklace and bracelet to help soothe the nerves of any mother this month.

We are excited to share with you that Neelam won NOVO’s September Bling Giveaway!!!

Michelle May, who is also a patient here at NOVO Dental Centre, is the creative designer behind this months prize. Michelle mixed glass beads and Lava rocks to create a stunning design. However this is more than just a beautiful piece of jewelry, Lava is known for its grounding qualities. Typically, Lava stone (like most healing gemstones) is recommended to be worn in close contact with the skin, if not directly on the skin. This is because the barrier for absorption is not blocked by anything.

Lava stone doesn’t really have the “look” of something that is healing; but for centuries it has been used to do exactly that. When thinking of lava stones, it’s important to keep in mind that it’s origin plays a key role in its energetic qualities.

  • Emotional- Since Lava is known for its grounding qualities, it’s wonderful for calming the emotions. In fact, the quality of fire springs from the ground, so in terms of healing gems, this lends itself to a calming- but intense- energy. Because it comes from raw energy, it’s considered to be a stone of rebirth and shedding unneeded layers of emotional attachment.
  • Spiritual- Lava stones are fantastic for stabilizing and grounding the root chakra. This is because of the strong connection to the earth and its creation within the center of Earth. In folk remedies, it was also given to soldiers to help them remain calm during battle.

To use your Lava Stone Necklace and/or bracelet, place a small amount of essential oil on 1-3 of the clay beads. Make sure to apply the oil on the part of the bead that faces away from your skin. Because essential oils are very concentrated, it’s best to avoid applying them directly to skin undiluted except in very specific situations.

To see more of Michelle’s exquisite designs check out her Facebook page: @meshellleedesigns