Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Inspired By Finn :: Giveaway!

When I was in Chicago this summer so many people cooed and drooled on over my baby.  I mean, really, how could they not?

What every person said to me though was, "Oh! She has a necklace too! That is SO cute!".  I would then explain that it is not only cute, but functional!!!!

I am sure you've heard about amber teething necklaces before, but just in case you haven't here it goes ;)

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.
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.

When I was 10 weeks pregnant with Libby, we moved into a new house, I had morning sickness, was getting over Influenza Type A and Amelia was getting all 4 molars at the same time.  Something had to give.  I bought an Amber Teething Necklace and thought, "Well, even if it doesn't work, it's not that expensive and is cute".  I was pleasantly surprised when it did work!

Since then I have used it when my kids have body aches, growing pains, or just need a little extra oomph.  Baltic amber isn't just used for teething babies anymore.  It also can help in the following ways:

  • Strengthens the body's immune system -
In many different and subtle ways, succinic acid helps boost the body's own natural healing ability and immune system.
  • Restoring Energy –

The human body naturally produces succinic acid. 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.
Succinate is a raw material and a catalyst in the Krebs Cycle which is one of our main sources of energy. During the Krebs Cycle carbohydrates, fats, and proteins are metabolized for energy.
  • Maintaining Wellness -
When the human body reacts to stress, the body’s cells begin to use oxygen more quickly. Oxygen plays a central role in the intercellular creation of energy, and a lack of oxygen can result in feeling lethargic.
Oxygen is alkaline-forming in the blood and maintaining a slightly alkaline blood ph helps keep us healthy. Whenever the body functions in a state of low oxygen, it is much more susceptible to illness.

  • To help break a cycle of (chronic) inflammation -
Where chronic inflammation is present, disease lurks.
When the body’s cells are chronically inflamed the human body’s immune system response is to increase production of free radicals. Chronic overproduction of free radicals results in inflammatory-related disease. Chronic inflammation is a common denominator of many seemingly unrelated diseases.

I bought my first teething necklace from Inspired By Finn.  This is a Hyena Cart store started by a Mama who wanted to make things to help other families.  She now makes amber and hazelwood necklaces, bracelets and earrings.

The great folks at Inspired By Finn have offered to giveaway a necklace size 16 inch or smaller to one of you!!!  This is a great stocking stuffer for that little one in your life.

To enter, go on over to Inspired by Finn and tell me what your favorite item is.  Pretty easy eh?

To get additional entries you can...
1. tweet this
2. blog about it
3. post on facebook about it
4. follow this blog
5. subscribe to this blog.

I will choose a winner at random on Monday, December 21 at 9pm MST

That's not all though.  They are also offering a 20% discount to all of you!!!  Just enter "blog" at checkout and get your discount.

***Disclaimer: Due to the new CSPIA Guidelines Inspired By Finn can not recommend these necklaces for anyone under the age of 3.  They are not recommending using it for babies, I am.


  1. I need this...my almost 5 month old is chewing on everything, including her tongue! I'm sure she'll be teething soon if not already. I'd choose the multi-color disc style. Great giveaway!

  2. I tweeted :) http://twitter.com/jkbaxter612

  3. The little golden collar one is so cute!

  4. I blogged about it! http://penniesandthoughts.blogspot.com/2009/12/give-aways.html

  5. Winning or no, I'm excited to hear about this!

  6. I love the parent child matching set. How cute would that be?

  7. I love the 4 Different Colors - NON-elastic bracelets. Beautiful! I actually have a large piece of Baltic Amber from my husband's mission. Should I be wearing it in my bra?!? ;)

  8. I like the Hazelwood and Jasper one!

  9. What an adorable child! And even more beautiful amber necklace! It's wonderful that you've found the secret of amber to heal teething pain. In my country of Lithuania, we grew up with the amazing powers and beauty of natural Baltic Amber. It is considered the "gold" of Lithuania for all it's properties, medicinal and otherwise.
    Amber Artisans

  10. I love the nursing necklaces!

  11. I had no idea. Consider me informed, and thanks! :) I had a tough time, but I think my favorite is the cognac round.

  12. I tweeted! http://twitter.com/SaraJOY/status/6736551936

  13. It's sold out right now, but I like the Light Mix. So curious to try one of these!

  14. Although my favorite is the cognac pendant, they don't seem to have any more of those. So, of the ones on the site, I like the amber disc one.

    I read about how the lighter ones have more medicinal effects, but I just love the medium-colored, clear amber (like the cognac color).

  15. I like the amber disc style. I wonder if this would help my little one?

  16. I like the amber Disc style infant neklaces...

  17. These sound awesome! My daughter is getting her molars right now and teething tablets just aren't cutting it!

  18. I like the sterling silver hoops with the amber on them. Pretty! Thanks for the chance Kim! : )

  19. Also, I follow your lovely blog! :D

  20. I would love to try the raw unpolished Baltic Amber in a necklace. My husband and I have joint problems and he has arthritis.

  21. I subscribe with google reader

  22. I have also subscribed to this blog!


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