Snowflake Obsidian is formed when the felsic lava from a volcano rapidly cools down with very minimum crystal growth. It’s basically a volcanic glass that formed as an igneous rock. Snowflake Obsidian is usually black in color, with white patches called Phenocryst. It resembles snowflakes, hence the name.
It’s also known as White Snowflake Obsidian and Gray Snowflake Obsidian. Large deposits of Snowflake Obsidian can be found in Mexico, Iceland, and the USA.
Snowflake Obsidian is a natural volcanic glass containing the mineral Cristobalite in the form of white “snowflake” crystal patterns. Snowflake Obsidian has been used to aid in disorders of the veins and the skeletal structure. It has been said to improve circulation and alleviate muscular aches and spasms, treats joint pain (arthritis) and hardening of the arteries.
Physical healing properties of obsidian are connected to circulatory system health, digestive health, wound healing and detoxification. It is believed to speed healing of sprains, bruises and sores. Obsidian can be used to relieve pain, relax tense muscles and aid in the release of tension from excess stress.
Obsidian healing properties assist with recovery from substance addiction and excessive behaviors. It can strengthen your will to help you give up smoking, excessive drinking, drug dependency and overeating. Obsidian also aids in detoxification by improving blood circulation.