Lava Beads

With the ancient energy of volcanic eruptions, our lava beads embody the molten lava’s fiery embrace. Their unique ability to absorb essential oils makes these beads not only a great look, but functional too. Transcend mere adornment by creating your own personal essential oil-infused aromatherapy companions.

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Unveiling the Mystique of Lava Beads: Crafting, Caring, and Connecting

Lava beads, born from the fiery depths of volcanic activity, have become a captivating choice for jewellery enthusiasts and seekers of holistic well-being alike. In this deep dive, we look into the intriguing journey of lava beads – from their creation to their diverse applications in crafting, self-care, and the metaphysical realms.

Crafting Lava Beads:

The genesis of lava beads lies in the heart of volcanic eruptions. As molten lava cools and solidifies, it forms unique, porous rock that capture the essence of nature’s raw beauty. The porous composition of the cooled lava makes it a canvas for creativity.

After the lava rock is collected, it is cut into beads using state-of-the-art machinery. They can be fashioned into various shapes and even coloured or plated depending on the requirements of the crafter.

Can Lava Beads Get Wet?

A common query surrounds the water resistance of lava beads. While lava beads are generally water-resistant, extended exposure to water may affect their longevity. It’s advisable to remove lava bead jewellery before swimming or bathing to preserve their integrity and natural beauty.

How to Clean Lava Beads:

Maintaining the allure of lava bead jewellery is simple. Gently wipe them with a soft, damp cloth to remove any surface dust or dirt. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials, as these can compromise the porous structure of the beads.

Crafting Possibilities:

Lava beads, with their versatile aesthetics, lend themselves to an array of crafting possibilities. Designers can fashion them into bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and even incorporate them into meditation or prayer beads. The neutral black colour of raw lava beads provides an elegant backdrop for both minimalist and intricate designs.

They’re ideal for masculine, feminine and neutral creations making them a truly universally appealing product.

Aromatherapy with Essential Oils:

Lava beads and Essential Oils go hand in hand because of one of the first things you’ll notice about lava. It’s porous, meaning it has the ability to absorb and retain essential oils. To infuse your jewellery with your favorite scents, simply apply a few drops of essential oil onto the beads, allowing them to become personal diffusers. As you wear the jewellery, the natural warmth of your body releases the aromas, creating a subtle and continuous aromatherapy experience.

Other things you can make with lava beads and essential oils are car aroma diffusers and room scents. Simply make a short loop of cord or wire thread with smaller beads, create a little lava bead dangle or tassel and hang it in the car or corner of your room.

Lava and the Chakras

Another great use for lava beads is to pair them with beads aligned to the 7-chakras. Simply select seven gemstone beads that align with your seven energy centres. String them onto elastic and complete the bracelet with lava beads. Our simple chakra lava bracelet kit includes all the things you’ll need to complete this project at home.

Metaphysical Benefits of Lava Beads:

Beyond their aesthetic and aromatic appeal, lava beads are believed to possess metaphysical properties. Associated with grounding and stability, these beads are thought to connect wearers with the Earth’s energy. Many believe that lava beads can provide a sense of calmness and courage, making them popular choices for those seeking emotional balance and strength.


In the realm of jewellery-making and holistic well-being, lava beads stand as versatile and unique treasures. From their volcanic origins to their practical uses in crafting and aromatherapy, these beads invite individuals to explore the multifaceted world of self-expression and personal connection. Whether worn for style, scent, or spiritual grounding, lava beads continue to capture hearts with their elemental charm and enduring appeal.

Where to buy lava beads

The bead shop with the best selection of lava and other gemstone beads is Beads N Crystals, of course! With over 35 years experience in the world of gemstones, we know our stuff and we’re here to help you to select the perfect lava beads for your creations.

We cater to wholesale jewellers and the public so check out our range, drop into our Brisbane bead shop, or give us a call.

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