*This is a guest post
“What is that beaded necklace your son is wearing?” I received this question about ten times after I posted a photo of my youngest , Matteo, wearing a Baltic Amber necklace on social media. I have three boys ranging in ages from 11 months to 7 years old but only until recently did I learn about the benefits of Baltic amber. With each baby I have turned more and more to natural remedies rather than synthetic medications. When Matteo was 4 months old and began teething, I decided to research Baltic amber after it came recommended from a friend and purchased my first amber necklace for him. Within a couple of days of wearing his necklace, the drooling suddenly stopped and it seemed as though he had been soothed. I was honestly amazed! Commonly known as “teething jewelry” in Europe, Baltic amber has been used as a natural remedy for thousands of years. Baltic amber is a fossilized resin, not a gem, that washes up on the shores of the Baltic Sea. The resin comes from prehistoric trees, dating as far back as 50 million years ago. Over time, the resin is transformed to amber due to processes of polymerization and oxidation. Baltic Amber is known to have analgesic properties. When worn on the skin, the amber warms and the natural succinic acid is absorbed through the skin which helps to relieve pain. Shortly after recommending Baltic amber to all my mom friends, I decided to start my own website. All of our necklaces are made using raw Baltic amber from Lithuania. Amber is collected and mined in many different regions of the world but Baltic amber has the highest succinic acid content. Baltic amber is not only for children but can help people of all ages. It’s helpful in the relief of painful arthritis, headaches, dental issues, etc. I hope to soon begin carrying adult sizes as well.
Being that I’m a neurotic mom myself, before purchasing the necklace I questioned, “How safe are these?” We already know that succinic acid is natural and beneficial. To maximize the safety of our necklaces all beads are hand-knotted in between every bead. This prevents beads from scattering if the necklace should break. All necklaces are fastened with a plastic pop-clasp which will automatically open under a defined tension. While your baby sleeps, it is advised to remove the necklace or wrap around the baby’s ankle. As always, all jewelry should be worn under adult supervision.
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