What is Shungite?
Shungite is a rare black crystal stone made of up to 99% carbon. It’s mainly found in a village in Karelia, Russia named Shunga.
The stone has a unique composition. It contains fullerenes or 3D spherical molecules made of 60 carbon atoms. These molecules are hollow and sometimes called buckyballs.
Shungite includes nearly every mineral on the periodic table, including fullerenes.
The origin of shungite is a mystery. Old forests are a common source of materials made of carbon. However, it is estimated that the stone is at least 2 billion years old. This is before organic life existed on the planet.
Some theories of shungite’s origins include:
Earth was hit by a large meteorite that deposited shungite
The formation of shungite was caused by microorganisms in nearby waters
Over time, sedimentary rocks have changed in their organic matter composition
Shungite’s fullerene content is credited with its potential benefits, despite the fact that scientists don’t know how the stone was formed or where it came from.
How to Use Shungite
Wear it as jewelry: Just like other crystals or stones, shungite is also available as pendants or beads bracelet.
Meditate with shungite stone: The stone can be placed on your body or near you while you meditate.
Carry it in your bag: Wherever you go, you can benefit from shungite’s healing properties by carrying a small piece with you in your pocket.
Place it near EMF sources: The stone can be placed near electronic devices, such as microwaves and Wi-Fi routers, to shield them from electromagnetic fields (EMF).
Stress and anxiety: Holding a shungite stone may help to reduce stress and anxiety.
Display shungite in your home: Putting the stone near your bed will help you relax and sleep better.
*Disclaimer: We do not recommend using crystals as a substitute for conventional medical or psychological treatment and do not claim they cure or heal medical conditions. Please always listen to the advice of your medical professional and only use crystals as complementary therapy in addition to medical treatment.