Saturday, August 22, 2009

Amber teething necklaces

There are some things that we don't completely understand but know they just work. Aloe Vera would be a good example of this, if you have a burn, its the best thing to take away the sting. About 15 years ago I got funny looks from my flatmates when I cut a leaf off my Aloe plant and put it on my thumb. Now days you buy it in a bottle and its not so strange.

Amber Necklaces fall into this category for some people at the moment. I have got some funny looks when someone has asked what my daughters necklace is and I tell them that it stops her Eczema.

We were approached by a lady and asked if we would sell her Amber teething necklaces in our store. She said they also are known to help allergies and eczema. I was hesitant but I told her if the necklace got rid of my daughters eczema we would sell them. I had been using liquorice cream to keep it from getting really bad, but it was still there and I had to keep applying it twice a day. I asked the lady how long it would take the necklace to work and she told me a couple of weeks. Within 2 days I had stopped with the cream and her eczema just went away.I didn't get it for teething but I did notice that she didn't complain when a tooth came through. I could tell she was teething as she still had the dribble but I saved myself quite a bit of money in teething remedies.

She is almost 4 and she still wears her necklace. If I take it off, the eczema comes back. I have also learned that products like Vicks should not be used when the necklace is on. I had to buy another necklace after I had been applying Vicks to her for about a week. I think it got into the necklace as her eczema returned. The new necklace sorted it out again so just be careful with products around them.

If the child is going into the bath, remove the necklace as soaps etc may do the same thing. They say you can recharge the necklace putting it in the light of sunset or sunrise. Another method is to run it under cold water.

Here is the product information on the Amber Necklaces we sell -
100% Genuine Baltic amber teething necklaces are a traditional European remedy for baby teething, which have been used for centuries. A natural analgesic, amber will help to calm baby without the use of over-the-counter drugs and remedies.

Wearing the Baltic amber close to the skin, allows the release of natural healing oils from the fossilised tree resin to help infants stay calm and more relaxed during teething. Natural Baltic amber teething necklaces have anti-inflammatory and therapeutic properties, which make these necklaces the ideal solution for parents looking for a natural product to relieve the symptoms of teething.

Natural Baltic amber will promote fast healing and boost the immune system. It will aid in the reduction of acidity in the body, redness in the cheeks due to teething, swollen gums, nappy rash, and fevers. It is also recommended for allergies and eczema. Each necklace is unique and knotted between each bead, so if the necklace does break (it will break if force is applied) only one bead will come off and the remaining beads will stay intact. Unlike cheaper amber chips, each bead is rounded and polished to give smooth edges to allow for maximum skin contact and comfort.

The clasp is made from amber/plastic with a screw mechanism, and will also release if force is applied, ensuring the highest safety. Each necklace is handcrafted and is made from 100% genuine Baltic amber. It is warm to touch, and light to wear.Suitable for boys and girls from 3-4 months of age, however as teething can continue for 2 or more years, it is never too late for your child to start wearing this necklace.

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Motoko said...

These amber necklaces really help.
It is a wonderful alternative to most of the teething medicine out there.

Heidi said...

Hi, I recently had a similar problem with vicks & the teething necklace. Did you ever find out any more information about this? Did washing the necklace in mild soap help or does the vicks get into the acutal amber & effect it permanantly? Any more info you have on Baltic amber would be great - i'm very interested in this form of alternative medicine.

Deb said...

Hi Heidi, I brought another one so I can't help you with info on how to resolve the vicks issue. I didn't try soaps etc. The official word on how to recharge them is to run them under fresh water or hang them in a sunset. Maybe try that after washing the greasy vicks off them with a soap first? Its tricky to get that stuff of hands even.