Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Healing Hazel Amber and Hazelwood Necklace Review and Giveaway

* Disclosure - I was provided product to review for this post, but all opinions are my own!

If you are a natural minded parent - you've probably heard about Amber necklaces.

{Obviously, I am a medical professional - but not claiming to guarantee any or advise for or against any of the claims I've read about Amber teething or Hazelwood necklaces.}

When I first heard of Amber neckaces, I thought they were really pretty.  But then I heard from some friends that they could possibly have an effect in soothing cranky, teething babies - and I had to try them out.  Basically, the claims behind why these necklaces help babies are rooted in ways that the Amber {and Hazelwood} were used by our ancestors.  Amber necklaces are said to contain succinic acid on the outer layer of the stone.  When the stone contacts warm skin, some of that acid is said to rub off and apparently acts as an analgesic substance - relieving pain.

Hazelwood necklaces are also quite popular among more natural minded parents, for similar reasons.  The ancient use of Hazelwood was in the form of chips being placed on babies' necks, as Hazelwood is said to be an alkaline wood which reduces acidity in the body.  Hazelwood necklaces are purported to help diaper rash, diarrhea, reflux, teething rash, and even runny nose.


Of note, neither of these necklaces are to be chewed by your baby - only worn.  And typically it is recommended that while your child is sleeping the necklace either be removed or affixed on your child's ankle underneath something like a footed sleeper {where they are unable to have access to it}.

Recently, we were sent three necklaces {one lighter Baltic Amber, one mixed coloring Baltic Amber, one Hazelwood necklace} and one Hazelwood bracelet from the Healing Hazel company to review. I've held off a little longer than I do on most of my reviews as I wanted to really give the necklaces and bracelet a try around our household.

I love that baby neck.  LOVE.
Over the course of a month or two, Little Man was iffy on whether or not he wanted to wear the Hazelwood or Amber necklace.  I'd initially tried the Hazelwood on him as Little Man has had significant reflux as well as pretty significant diaper rashes in the past.  Sadly though, because he is a toddler with a strong opinion at times - I wasn't able to see him wear it enough to tell if it would make a difference.

I did end up wearing the Hazelwood bracelet quite a bit, but as my reflux symptoms are reallllly bad, I didn't notice a huge difference.  I'm on reflux medications daily and have had problems with GERD since I was a baby - to the point where I choked and probably aspirated on my own refluxed material as a baby and had to wear a holter monitor and sleep upright at all times. {This was before the time of reflux medication or any other medical interventions for GERD, so if you know my parents - give them a hug for what they went through.}  I'm guessing that since my body has severe problems with reflux that I may have not been the ideal candidate for the Hazelwood.


As for Little Lady, she wore both colors of Amber necklace and Hazelwood necklaces intermittently for a while.  After playing around with which necklace she was wearing, I definitely noticed a difference some days while she was wearing the Amber necklaces.  There was one night {after she had worn the necklace for several weeks} when we forgot to put her necklace back on at night, and the next day she was super upset and cranky.  When I put the necklace back on again, she seemed to feel much better and was way less tearful.


As someone who constantly seeks research on topics prior to claiming the benefits, I will tell you that there is none I could find about Amber or Hazelwood necklaces.  However, since we were using them safely - we gave it a try and did find some benefit from the necklaces.

Want to check it out yourself?  Well then today is your lucky day!  Healing Hazelwood & I are hosting a giveaway of one Amber or Hazelwood necklace of your choosing, so get to entering below!

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19 comments:

  1. Love our amber necklace and would love to get a new one for baby#3!

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  2. I would like to win a necklace for my niece!

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  3. For my 17 month old, who seems to be back to teething after nothing for months!

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  4. This is the brand of amber Ian wears! We love it!

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  5. I'd love one for my mom for her headaches!

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  6. Love the necklace

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  7. We love our amber necklace. It definitely makes a huge difference in my 18 month Olds mood.

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  8. I would love to win this Amber Necklace for my little Lily!!

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  9. For my son! Amber really seems to be helping with his growing pains!!

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  10. We have amber necklaces for all 3 of our little ones and used a hazelwood necklace for one of the twins eczima on his face and it was the only thing that worked. Now our daughter is having a skin issue and we would love to get her a hazelwood necklace as well but funds are too tight right now

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  11. id like to win it for my 5 month old

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  12. I would love to win this for my Grandson , thanks for the chance to win!

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  13. I would love to win one for my 3rd little man! We are just starting to teeth... Boo....

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  14. This necklace would be for my 2nd son. My 1st son still wears his.

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  15. My little lady is teething right now and would love this for her!

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  16. my son is 9 months old and he had a terrible time when his first 2 teeth were coming in. I would love to try an amber necklace when he starts getting more in again!

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  17. I would love this for Baby Emmah.........bloglovin as mrsrodjac , pin follow as jacksondeb
    What a nice giveaway

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  18. I'd like this for my baby girl who is teething and is cranky

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