What is Sodalite? How to recognize it, use it and recharge it?

La Sodalite c'est quoi ? Comment la reconnaître, l'utiliser et la recharger ?

On the Asian Artisan blog, the last few weeks follow, but are not alike ... Or not quite anyway.

You may have noticed, we started a discovery trail of natural materials: wood and stones.

Do not hesitate to take a look at our previous articles if you haven't had time to read it yet. These articles have been specially written to help you find the subjects that suit you.You thus discover their history, their virtues and their particularities.

This makes it easier for you to find the product that suits you perfectly on our Online Store.

On this Tuesday, I invite you to discover the Sodalite, this stone too often confused with the Lapis-Lazuli.

Matte Sodalite Mala Bracelet

Matte Sodalite Mala Bracelet

I want to warn you before continuing this reading, it is a stone for which opinions diverge ... The therapeutic virtues which are associated with it seem different according to the different stories, so I tried here to retrace you the most faithful possible representation.

One thing is certain, if you wish calm your mind and fight fears that pollute your mind, Sodalite will be able to help you.


History of stone

Before 1900

First of all discovered in Greenland in 1806, stone Sodalite was then analyzed by a Scottish chemist, 5 years later (1811): Thomas Thomson.

Several long years go by without it meeting a great success ... It is only in 1891 that this stone was recognized as ornamental stone.

After 1900

It was during a diplomatic trip to Canada in 1901 that Mary de Teck (wife of King George V) discovered the Sodalite and truly fell under the spell of this natural stone. The princess then ordered a large quantity of Sodalite to decorate her apartments in London. Therefore Sodalite is quickly becoming fashionable.

Thus appear ornaments and jewelry wearing this beautiful stone, these spread rapidly throughout Europe and its incredible virtues were quickly felt.

Sodalite mala necklace

What does the name “Sodalite” mean?

On closer inspection, its meaning is relatively easy to guess. Note that "Soda" is quite simply the diminutive of the word "Sodium" and the second part of its name comes from the Greek "lithos" which means stone. Let be a literal translation of "Sodium Stone".


Mineralogical characteristics

Sodaliteis a mineral stonewhich belongs to the group of silicates. It is composed of aluminum and sodium silicate with chlorine.

Many shades exist (sodalite veined with white, sodalite with dark areas, with pearly surface ...), you can find translucent and opaque.

She is recognizable by its dominant color: azure blue, but maybe also gray, intense blue and tiny other colors.


Sodalitehas a hardness that varies between 5.5 and 6 on the Mohs scale.

Do you like stones in blue tones? I also invite you to discover Turquoise which is a bit clearer and helps you have more control over your thoughts and actions.

Where can we find Sodalite?

The main deposits in which we can find thisPierre semi-preciousare located in Bolivia, Afghanistan, Brazil, Canada, Greenland, United States, India, Italy and many other countries.


Virtues and properties in lithotherapy


On the physical level

  • Soothing effects on fears and anxieties
  • Ensures better sleep
  • Regulates the nervous and glandular systems
  • Strengthens the throat and the pulmonary sphere (ideal in case of sinusitis, bronchitis, tonsillitis)
  • Anti-hemorrhagic power
  • Soothes irritated skin, eczema

On an emotional and spiritual level

  • Help to regain optimism and joie de vivre
  • Fight negative thoughts and fear of failure
  • Promotes self-esteem
  • Allows you to better manage your emotions
  • Softens the minds of overly rigid people
  • Develop team spirit and solidarity
  • Facilitates awakening and relaxation


How to clean and recharge your Sodalite?

Round sodalite

When you receive a stone, it is important to purify and some reload. Likewise, it is necessary to maintain it in this way over time to prevent it from becoming charged with negative waves.

Purify your stone

Just place it in a container with distilled / demineralized water (no salt). Leave it for 5 to 10 minutes.

Reload your stone

Then you just have to place it in the moonlight (overnight). Be careful, it is a stone that does not appreciate the sunlight! You can also drop it on a quartz cluster or a amethyst geode.


To go a little further ...

Astrological signs

Sodalite is a stone which is often attached to the following signs: Sagittarius, Pisces, Gemini and Libra.

Sodalite and the associated Chakras

Sodalite and associated Chakras

We associate it with sixth (third eye / frontal) and seventh chakra (crown).

It provides better alignment of upper chakrasallowing to prepare the mind for intuitive knowledge.


We come to the end of this article, which I hope helps you to see a little more clearly about the history and the virtues of each of the natural stones offered on our site.

If you wish to provide specific information concerning this Pierre, if you have a question about it, don't hesitate to drop us a line in the comments of this article!

I will meet you next Tuesday for a new article and I wish you a very nice week.

Thank you for your attention and see you soon!

1 Response



October 25, 2018

Bonjour comment reconnaitre une vrai sodalite d’une fausse ? Ya t’il de beaucoup de contrefaçon Merci pr votre réponse

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