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Black tourmaline is one of the most coveted healing stones for spiritual cleansing and protection. It is used for rituals and meditations on all continents and cultures. It has a great ability to absorb, repel and ward off negative energy. As it is associated with the root chakra, it is key to bringing balance, security and grounding. We are going to explain what it is and its characteristics.

What is tourmaline?

Tourmaline is a precious stone. It belongs to a complex family of borosilicates mixed with:

  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Other metals

Depending on the proportions of its components, it can form:

  • Red tourmaline
  • Pink
  • Yellow
  • Brown
  • Black
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Violet

The name comes from the old Sinhalese word turmali which means “a multi-colored gemstone” or “something small from the earth”.

Uses of tourmaline stone

In the case of black tourmaline, properties and beauty go hand with hand. Also, there is something special about tourmaline which is its healing power. That is the origin of its uses, which are mostly therapeutic. However, in the case of the black variant, for example, it is widely used in jewelry. Specimens of excellent quality are found in.

  • Brazil
  • Pakistan
  • Africa

What is black tourmaline?

It is the most abundant variety of tourmaline in nature. The glass has a natural shine that gives it a polished look. It also often has inclusions of the mineral mica, which is silver in color. This results in a dazzling combination of dark and light, which is one of its great attractions. Added to this you have:

  • Numerous therapeutic uses
  • Protection capacity against damaging waves
  • Properties to calm a wide variety of pain

Calming power

When you suffer from anxiety or feel that you have lost control of your life, this stone can help you. Begin and end the day with a ritual that incorporates it. You will see how you keep your negative thoughts at bay and transform them into something positive and constructive. In the same way, if you have to function in toxic environments or with vitiated energy, take it with you. It’s a great way to help deflect negative energy and prevent it from creeping into your head and body. It acts like a sponge by absorbing potentially harmful energy. You can insert it in a jewel or accessory of your clothing. You will notice its effect instantly.

Turn places into welcoming spaces

Have you ever walked into a space and felt immediately uncomfortable? This can happen to you when negative energy accumulates in it. First, cleanse the environment with a sacred herb of your choice. Next, place several pieces of tourmaline in the corners and you will see how soon the place becomes warmer and more welcoming.

Overcome crises or periods of depression

After going through difficult, traumatic or exhausting experiences, you generate a lot of negative energy. It can build up in your body and in your home. Often these periods of life are so exhausting that we are not even aware of the negativity that has accumulated. They cloud our mind in such a way that we are not aware of that halo of negativity. In these cases, tourmaline helps you cleanse your body, mind and home.

Include it in:

  • Rituals
  • Meditations
  • Blessings

In this way you will help cleanse negative energy and strengthen your interior and exterior space. This will also prepare you for the challenges that lie ahead.

What rituals to follow?

We give you the guidelines for a cleaning and balance ritual.

  • At the beginning of the day, put on a piece of black tourmaline jewelry and choose another one in the rough.
  • Take the jewel with you and leave the other piece in the place where you perform the ritual.
  • On a piece of paper, write down three things that you want to protect yourself from or that you would like to clean up.
  • Below, write three concrete and feasible ways to confront and banish these things from your life.
  • Read these notes several times and place the paper under the stone.


This way you will make your worries disappear.

As you can see, black tourmaline is an almost magical stone. Without a doubt, it is one of the best for energy cleaning, which you can place in jewelry and accessories. Start using it and you will see the results in no time.