What is an Amber Necklace?
An Amber Necklace is usually made up of Baltic Amber. Baltic Amber is fossilized tree resin from the sap of Conifer trees. An amber necklace, which comes in many more forms than just necklaces (earrings, bracelets & anklets) are generally used by parents, for infants, to aid their littles mouths when they start to teeth! Amber jewelry also do so much more then just for teething!! It can help relieve all kinds of aches & pains from headaches, to asthma, arthritis, eczema, speed up wound healing, sore throats and so much more, without any side effects.
How does it work?
Amber is used as a pain reliever due to the compound inside it called succinic acid. Succinic acid is an anti-inflammatory agent, which is why it can relieve pain from all sorts of ailments, including teething, arthritis, and much more. It works when it is worn against the skin and the succinic acid inside the amber is secreted through an oil, which then gets absorbed into the body via the skin.
What are Amber necklaces used for?
- teething babies (this is the most common answer)
- aching muscles and joints
- wound healing
- reduces inflammation in ears, throat, stomach and respiratory system
- boosts immune system
- and more!
Where can I buy an Amber Necklace?
There are so many on the market, but this does NOT mean they’re all real! To get the best and most beneficial amber jewelry, these are the things you want to look for: unpolished, raw, certificate of authenticity. It’s believed that the lighter color of the amber, the more pain relieving it is. If you put your amber against your skin, as it heats, it should smell a very faint smell of pine.
Here are a few. That I have used and love.
Baltic Essentials (Use Code 15OFF)
http://Powellsowls.com ( Sign up for 10% off)
What size should I get?
This one totally varies by baby!
Does my baby chew on it?
Absolutly Not! Chewing on the necklace isn’t how you receive the benefits and could be dangerous. You want to be sure to keep the jewelry free of your baby’s mouth.
Are Amber Necklaces Safe?
Amber Necklaces are not a safety concern considering the jewelry fits properly (not too tight, not too loose) As with all things, use your discretion. Some parents let their children sleep in their necklaces while others feel it is a risk. I cannot tell you that you are right or wrong in either way, especially considering I let my children sleep in them, and I, myself, sleep in mine. Most necklaces made for babies have a breakaway clasp that should anything get snagged, the necklace will come off with no problem and the amber stones are double knotted to ensure they can’t go anywhere easily.
How do I care for my Amber Necklace?
The amber stones can get wore down if not cared for properly. It is always best to remove jewelry before baths, showers, swimming (pools, lakes, oceans, rivers.) Amber Necklaces can be “charged” in the sun- the heat from the sun helps the oils emerge again. If your necklace gets dirty, run a damp washcloth over it & let it dry in the sun.
When can my baby wear an Amber Necklace?
Whenever your ready!!Remember that since a newborn has a smaller neck, finding a good fit may be a challenge.
I hope this has answered your questions!
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