This mala is made of lava stone and sandalwood
Lava stone is probably the oldest and most frequently found worldwide. Once the stone is cool, it becomes porous and black, creating the beautiful black color so many have come to love. Because it comes from raw energy, it’s considered to be a stone of rebirth and shedding unneeded layers of emotional attachment. It’s believed to provide strength (physical and mental) and provides stability in times of change. A very grounding stone, black lava strengths our connection to the earth.
Sandalwood is a sacred wood with a lovely aromatic scent. It is used extensively in modern times for incense, aromatherapy, carvings, malas, Ayurvedic medicine, perfumes, and essential oils, where it is said to bring one closer to the Divine. It has been used for over 4000 years for purposes as diverse as building Hindu temples, embalming. Today, sandalwood is well-renowned for its meditation properties and its essential oil, commonly referred to as "liquid gold."