I love it when mainstream folks notice my son is wearing a necklace. My son has worn amber since I wrote a frantic midnight email to my mommy group about my teething 4 month old. Up until that point, I had never heard of them. I was hesitant, that I was buying into a bunch of snake oil. Within 24 hours I noticed a difference, he was sleeping longer stretches and overall less fussy.
What is Amber?
I have done some research about amber and here is what I have found. As we all know from Jurassic Park, amber is fossilized sap. While it may look like a rock… it isn’t. Therefore, as you wear it, your body heat warms it. The amber then puts off Succinic acid, which is then absorbed by your body. Succinic acid has great properties for the body including a natural analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. In fact the necklaces are recommended for all sorts of chronic pain – fibromyalgia, arthritis, teething, and headaches. My husband and I can now attest to their efficacy on a more personal level as we wear them as well.
How do we care for our Amber?
We care for our amber like any other piece of jewelry. We wash it and clean it with a gentle soap and a soft cloth. I prefer Dr. Bronners, because it is a castile soap and washes clean. Quite a few people do sun their amber to help break down the build ups on the beads. Don’t be confused by the term “recharging” the warmth of the sun is just breaking down excess body oils, soap residues, cosmetics, and the like.
Is there a difference in the color?
Some do say that the lighter the amber the higher the content of Succinic acid, the pain relieving property of amber. Though I have heard the exact opposite. Honestly, I do not see a difference and I have worn both.
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