How To Use Your Stone

You can use and enjoy your stone in many ways.  Below are the most common ways our customers have reported that work really well for them. 

We encourage you to try them out and also to explore what feels right for you.

FOR SELF-CARE 

    

Grab your favorite stone, light a scented candle, pour a glass of wine or brew a cup of tea and prepare to enter a deep state of relaxation.  

Countless studies have indicated excessive stress, depression and anxiety can take a toll on mental, physical and spiritual health.

Carved from genuine black lava rock, each stone is polished and smooth to the touch.  Created with the emission of powerful intentions and lots of good vibes on our mind, each stone we sell comes ready to calm stress and relieve feelings of anxiousness.

Set your timer for 5 minutes, allow your eyes to glide closed, and practice some deep inhales and exhales.  Begin to glide your fingers gently over the stone as you breath and feel the stress simply melt away. 

If you have a very active mind, you can use one or more of the following techniques during your 5 minutes:

  • Senses:  What do you hear? What do you smell?  What do you feel (characteristics of the stone)?  What do you see in your mind's eye?
  • Thinking:  What is something good that has happened to you today?  What are you grateful for? Really think about why you are grateful for it.
  • Counting:  Count backwards from 10 nice and slow and see the number in your mind's eye.  Assign a color to it.  Pause and see the number and the color as you glide over your stone and breathe.  Move to the next number.

 

TO MEDITATE

Use your stone as a point of focus to bring your awareness to the present moment.  

Sit comfortably in a quiet place and place your stone in your hands.  Perhaps dab a tiny drop of your favorite essential oil on the back. 

Observe your stone:  As you slow your inhales and exhales, begin to notice the attributes of your stone. Look at one of the colors.  What do you notice about it? Is it vibrant?  Pleasing? Run your thumb over the color as you observe it. How does it feel?  Is it smooth, soft?  Or does it have a texture?  Is it cool or warm to the touch?  Tip the stone to see if the color looks different as the light dances across it.

Observe the design:  Draw your focus to the design on your stone.  Are there dots on it?  Slowly count the dots around it, paying attention to each one.  You can draw a deep inhale in and a deep exhale out for each dot if you choose, to engage the calming mechanism of the body even further. 

Observe the scent:  If you've added essential oil to your stone, perhaps draw it close to your nose and inhale the beautiful scent.  Allow your eyes to glide closed as you inhale.  And exhale as you enjoy.  Continue this for as long as you like.  Maybe taking turns noticing colors and patterns, feeling textures, and inhaling scents.

Enjoy the stillness:  Once you feel calm and relaxed, and breathing slowly, hold the stone in your lap softly with your eyes closed. 

Now, see if you can remember the attributes of your stone.  Remember each color if you can.  Remember the textures and feel.  Remember the scent of the stone as you inhaled it earlier. 

Continue sitting quietly for as long as it suits you and enjoy.  When your mind wanders, gently bring it back to your breath, using your stone when you need, to help you stay present.

  

TO REMIND

 

Decorative and unique, these painted stones can be used as reminders or mementos around the home or office.

Reminders to practice daily gratitude, to practice self-care, to act kindly toward others, to practice mindfulness, to enjoy some stillness each day, to appreciate nature.  

Handmade with lots of loving and positive intentions, every Pampered Owl stone truly holds special meaning.

By naming our stones and decorating them accordingly, each comes with its own personality and story.

Choose the hand-painted lava stone that speaks to your current life situation, select one that inspires you, or build a collection that changes with the seasons.

 

TO GIVE 

 

Give a handmade gift detonated by symbolism and full of soul!

No matter the age or gender of the recipient, our hand-painted lava stones are the gifts that are ultra rare and remarkably useful.

Whether shopping for an anniversary, birthday, retirement, thank you or holiday gift, Pampered Owl lava stones are the best bet when you want to give something beautiful and unique.

Browse our collections to find the painted stones that fit with the occasion or complement your intention.

Designed to inspire, motivate and help one achieve an elevated mental state, our stones make thoughtful gifts for men, women, teens and kids.