They are found in igneous rocks, particularly in silica-poor rocks such as nepheline syenites, phonolites, and trachytes.
Sodalite is composed of sodium, aluminum, silicon, chlorine, and oxygen, and it has a hardness of 5.5-6 on the Mohs scale.
Its name comes from its high sodium content.
They were first discovered in Greenland in the early 19th century, and have since been found in various locations around the world, including Canada, Brazil, and Russia.
Sodalite crystals have been used in metaphysical practices for their believed ability to enhance intuition, promote emotional balance, and stimulate the third eye chakra.
Some practitioners use sodalite to help access past lives and gain a deeper understanding of their soul's journey.
It is also thought to aid in communication, particularly with spirit guides and angels.
Sodalite can be carried as a talisman or placed in a room to create a calming atmosphere and promote peaceful sleep.