One day a few local moms came in to shop our cloth diapers and non-toxic finds at www.EuphoriaBaby.com. They came with their adorable toddlers, and I couldn’t help but notice that both children wore necklaces. The little girl wore a solid cognac amber beaded necklace, while the little dude sported a multi-colored version. Both looked adorable! As we talked, one of the moms decided to share the story behind the necklaces.
What I initially took for funky, crunchy kid’s jewelry were actually beneficial necklaces made of Baltic amber. Have you heard about amber teething necklaces or amber nursing necklaces? I didn’t think much of them, but I had never really given them a chance or done any research. These two moms just raved about how helpful they are. They said the necklaces really help with teething and general irritation. In fact, they can absolutely tell the difference when the necklace isn’t on! One mom had loaned her necklace to a friend whose baby was really struggling with teething. That baby did better and kept using the necklace… all the while the toddler was acting irritable. Mom ordered another necklace to replace the one she’d loaned and her son improved immediately. I know it sounds crazy, “weird” and unlikely, but if you do the research, it’s not actually strange at all.
Baltic amber is not really a stone, it’s fossilized tree resin. Historically, Baltic Amber has been used in Europe as a natural and traditional remedy and curative for many ailments for centuries. Long ago it was considered one of the leading ‘medicines’ of its time. Baltic Amber is the most esteemed amber in the world, and the healing qualities of Baltic Amber make it unlike any other type of amber found in the world.
How does it work? When baltic amber is worn on the skin, the skin’s warmth releases trace amounts of healing oils from the amber. These oils contain succinic acid and are absorbed into the skin.
Baltic Amber has some of the highest concentrations of Succinic Acid found in nature, and this is what makes it so special. Succinic Acid is a natural component of plant and animal tissues, and it’s presence in the human body is beneficial in many ways:
- Pain relief – it has analgesic properties
- Immune boost – naturally increased the body’s healing abilities
- Restoring energy – the salt of succinic acid (succinate) is one of the most active substances in the processes of cellular respiration and intercellular energy creation. Succinic acid restores oxygen and energy supply to depleted cells and helps the body return to a normal, functioning state.
- Maintaining wellness – enabling full oxygenation of cells
- Anti-Inflammatory – helps break the cycle of chronic inflammation. Inflammation is part of the disease cyle.
If you have a chronically irritable child or one tortured by teething, you should try an amber teething necklace. My kids are pretty well past that point, or I would! You can purchase one from Inspired by Finn(the shop those friendly moms recommend) at 20% off with coupon code “blog.” Inspired by Finn designs her necklaces with safety in mind, creating knots between each bead and offering necklaces with magnetic closure. Check out the hazelwood necklaces too, which help in cases of acid reflux. And, one lucky reader will win his or her choice of any 16″ necklace ! That’s just the right size for your little tike.
Enter to win! One lucky reader will win an Inspired by Finn amber necklace ($14.75-20.45 value) in the style of your choice, up to 16 inches long. Enter now through September 30th (11:59 EST) by adding your comment to this blog post. We’ll choose one random winner!
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Shipping included. Winner will be notified by email, at which point a shipping address and preferred necklace will be requested. Open to U.S. residents only.
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