The Magic of Baltic Amber
Posted on 27 March 2017
One of the most magical substances that exist in our world - is amber.
Let's start at the beginning – Amber is fossilized tree resin that dates back millions of years (about 44 million years to be precise) Amber comes from trees, we all know that. But let us contemplate this a little more...
The organic resin that eventually becomes amber is the tree's blood - it is what a tree uses to seal injuries in its skin and repair itself. Right here, at the very origin of this extraordinarily magical substance, built into its very structure, is the HEALING INTENTION - to repair that which was broken, to shield against incursions and protect from infection, to give the tree a chance to put right what once went wrong as it restores itself from the inside out.
This original healing, protective, restorative intention is the core and the very essence of all amber!
Baltic Amber has been used for thousands of years for many ailments. The key ingredient in natural Baltic Amber is succinic acid, a natural healing agent. When worn against the skin the amber warms releasing healing oils which are then absorbed via the skin into the bloodstream. Baltic Amber has long been used to assist with pain relief and soothes red inflamed cheeks and gums, stimulates the healing process and is also known to possess anti-inflammatory properties. As a natural analgesic, Amber is known to absorb pain and improve the balance of acids in the mouth.
High quality Baltic Amber, processes calming properties which have been known to neutralize negative energy and alleviate stress, helping to calm and soothe a teething baby. Other fantastic properties of amber is that it naturally assists in stimulating the thyroid gland and reduce dribbling, boosts the immune system to assist in healing and speeding up the recovery process, and is comfortable and light to wear whilst containing no toxic materials.
For centuries people have believed that amber was a symbol of good fortune, so it was a must have item for a number of very good reasons including wellness during pregnancy and safe delivery of babies, relieving mental duress, stress, and depression, and soothing and removing physical pain of any kind. Ancient tribes would traditionally gift amber to their young children to help protect them from misadventure and help ease growth pains.
At Lila & Huxley we have sourced the most beautiful collection of Baltic Amber teething necklaces and bracelets from Australian brand Summer & Storm. Each piece of amber from this collection is ethically sourced and hand picked from the beaches of Lithuania, then designed and handmade by experienced artisans with the safest methods in mind.
Summer & Storm also incorporate other crystals such as Rose Quatz, Jasper, Amethyst and Fluorite into their pieces to help the wearer benefit from their known calming, protective, balancing and soothing properties. We LOVE these products not only for their natural healing properties but also how beautiful they look on. Each necklace and bracelet comes in a gorgeous linen drawstring bag for safe keepings when not being worn.
Amber products can be worn from 3 months of age or from the first signs of teething. For safety reasons, it is best to remove the teething necklace before sleep time. Below (pictured) are some of the handmade Baltic Amber teething necklaces created by Summer & Storm and stocked at Lila and Huxley.