Soapstone (also known as steatite or soaprock) is a talc-schist, which is a type of metamorphic rock. It is composed largely of the magnesium rich mineral talc. It is produced by dynamothermal metamorphism and metasomatism, which occur in the zones where tectonic plates are subducted, changing rocks by heat and pressure, with influx of fluids, but without melting. It has been a medium for carving for thousands of years. ~ Wikipedia
Soapstone has been in use for thousands of years. It gets its name because of its softness and "soapy" feel. Soapstone is nonporous and nonabsorbent, which makes it a good material for kitchen countertops and sinks. It is also used for insulating electrical components due to its low electrical conductivity. Soapstone is also used for construction of fireplace surrounds and with metal woodstoves.
In the art world, soapstone is used for inlaid designs and sculpture with some Native Americans using soapstone for traditional carvings. In the 19th century, soapstone was used for grave markers in Georgia and Ohio. ~ Fire Mountain Gems
Soapstone is a peaceful and calming stone. It is said to help release outdated patterns and negative habits - helping you in tread a more empowered and happy path.
An anti panic stone, soapstone calms those over-sensitive to atmosphere. Hold a tiny angel and breathe slowly till the panic subsides. ~ Eason, 176
Soapstone helps people with rigid ideas to adapt to a situation and acknowledge the validity of other lifestyles and beliefs. ~ Eason, 176
Gentle soapstone animals and birds calm anxious or over-active children . ~ Eason, 176
In the workplace Soapstone is good for the creative idea people to apply their ideas in practical form; helps with the reality of cost and time also to adapt to necessary tedious routines. ~ Eason, 176
A gentle antidote to harsh or inconsiderate behavior, absorbing noise and hyperactivity. ~ Eason, 176
Soapstone is commonly believed to have a soothing, balancing effect while creating a positive, calming energy. Soapstone is valued for it the way it helps one prepare for changes in life. It is also thought to promote truth, logic as well as rational and creative thinking. ~ Fire Mountain Gems
Bringing ideas to reality
Helping harsh behavior
Anti - Panic Stone