What is Baltic Amber?
Baltic Amber is a fossilized tree resin and comes in a variety of shapes and colours. It is made for wearing, not chewing or ingestion. Amber contains succinic acid, a natural analgesic and healing agent. When warmed against the body, the succinic acid will be absorbed through the skin helping with pain relief. For centuries, Baltic Amber has been used for a variety of ailments from teething pain to arthritis. Scientific research has shown that succinic acid has a very positive effect on the human body. It improves immunity and the balance of acids when absorbed into the bloodstream. It stimulates the thyroid glands to help reduce drooling and soothe inflammed areas. Material: Natural, 100% authentic Baltic Amber
How do amber healing beads work?
Amber is reputed to boost the immune system, reduce inflammation, accelerate the healing of wounds, reduce inflammation of the throat and ears, and helps with stomach infections and respiratory disease. Baltic Amber is a traditional European baby teething remedy which has become popular all over the world. Amber is also thought to bring good luck and is incredibly beautiful!!
Can I wear it in the pool or shower?
Absolutely, it may even help with absorption!
Are amber necklaces safe?
As a safety feature, there is a knot before and after each bead, so that even in the extremely unlikely event of the string being torn, no beads are lost and there is no risk of choking. Amber necklaces are secured with a traditional screw clasp, not a hook and ring and not a magnetic clasp. But.....
Safety Disclaimer! Please do not leave children unattended with their necklace or bracelet as it may present a choking hazard. For very young children, the necklace should not hang down too loosely.
What size do I need?
The amber necklace will stretch over time with wear. To determine size, take a string and put it around where you would like to lay on baby. Mark the string, place it next to a ruler or tape measure and voilà ~ that is your size! All sizes are approximate and may have up to a 1" variance.
Baltic Amber Facts:
- A natural analgesic (pain reliever).
- Amber is a fossilized resin, not a stone. It is therefore warm to the touch, as well as very comfortable and light to wear.
- Wearing Baltic amber necklaces and bracelets on the skin can have a soothing and calming effect on teething babies and toddlers.
- When amber is worn on the skin, the skin's warmth releases small amounts of healing oils from the amber which are then absorbed through the skin into the bloodstream.
- Amber's anti-inflammatory and therapeutic properties are also recognized by allopathic medicine.
Amber - Facts
Colour of Amber and Effectiveness:
Genuine Baltic Amber contains 3-8% succinic acid (and only Baltic Amber). There are many sites that claim one is better then the other. We have not been able to find any true studies to prove that one colour has 3% and another has 8%. Many people think that the lighter the colour the better, but many others say darker is better. Without ‘proof’ that one has more succinic acid then the other, the only way we can make judgments is by our client testimonials. Lucky for you (and us), ALL of HEALING AMBER'S amber has had rave reviews for helping with pain!!
Raw vs Polished and Effectiveness:
All of HEALING AMBER'S amber is ‘raw’ amber. It is in it’s original state and has not been heated, treated or altered. We carry 2 different styles, polished and unpolished (which we call raw). All of the amber starts out as a matte/raw finish and to get polished beads, they are tumbled in a container with teeny glass beads that give it a shine, kind of like using sandpaper. Most raw/matte finished amber will become polished over time with wear. They all have the exact same effectiveness as they are all genuine Baltic amber in it’s natural form!
Real versus Fake Amber:
There are lots of claims that there is a lot of fake amber out there and there is!! Most of the fakes are the large pieces with inclusions (bugs etc) inside. These sell for top dollar!! The amber products that we sell, are small pieces of amber that you wouldn’t find in an expensive jewelry store, collectors site or museum. HEALING AMBER'S products are made from the smallest of amber pieces. Think of diamonds, the smaller the piece, the value goes way down so there isn’t any real reason to create fakes for them. If you would still like to test your amber, use ¼ cup of salt and 2 cups of warm water ~ mix well. Place your amber in and it will float. I learned this the hard way….. rinse all of your amber after you take it out of the salt water, lol!! OH, and the best way to know if your amber is real or fake, buy your trusted brand.... HEALING AMBER! Look for our Healing Amber product card that comes with your product, and you will know that you have high quality, genuine baltic amber and piece of mind.
Can I wear it in the Shower/Bath/Pool?
Absolutely! The water will help the amber warm which increases absorbancy, thereby increasing the effectiveness.
How long does Baltic Amber last?
Your amber will last many lifetimes. The silk string or elastic will wear out before the beads ever do. If and when this happens, feel free to restring it or make it into something else fun and beautiful.
Wearing vs. Chewing:
Baltic Amber is effective when worn, not ingested. Please do not ever place in you or your child’s mouth. You cannot overdose on it, but it is a choking hazard when in your mouth.
Do I lay my amber in the sun to recharge it?
The sun warms the amber and softens it, which increases effectiveness for the time being. The same way that baths and showers do. Amber does not need any special treatment.
How do I wash it?
Wipe it with a damp cloth. That's it!