The English word “pomander” comes from the French “pomme d’ambre”, meaning “apple of amber” or “ball of ambergris” and has the folowing meanings:
- a mixture of aromatic substances enclosed in a perforated bag or box and used to scent clothes and linens or formerly carried as a guard against infection, or a clove-studded orange or apple used for the same purpose;
- or a box or hollow fruit-shaped ball for holding pomander.
For centuries lava stones have been used for emotional and spiritual healing. These pomanders are no different! Each pomander is filled with a porous lava stone pendant, not only offering a clean, minimalistic and elegant design that pairs well with any outfit, but also creating a functional diffuser for essential oils / perfumes.