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 -
- 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?
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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.