GIVEAWAY CLOSED! Thanks to all that entered! :)
The winner is lucky #77, Jennifer, who said:
"I like Diversity. It looks like it would go with anything. I plan on ordering one of the bracelets. When I was pregnant with my son 2 years ago, I did something to my wrist and it hasn't been the same since. The doctor couldn't find anything, but I get major pain when I overuse it. If it helps, wonderful. If not, like you said, it's pretty :) "
Congrats Jennifer - I hope the amber helps! I'll be sending you an email shortly :)
I am SO excited to have the opportunity to host a review and giveaway from one of my new favorite shops, Inspired by Finn! Inspired by Finn sells many different styles of Baltic Amber jewelry which claims to aid in all sorts of ailments including chronic pain, teething, headaches, energy balance and wellness maintenance. I admit that I was more than a little skeptical when I first heard the claims, but after hearing about it more and more often among my circle of friends, I decided to give it a try. Even if it didn't work, the jewelry was still pretty, so what did I have to lose?
Baltic amber is not a stone, but a fossilized tree resin. Historically, Baltic Amber has been used in Europe as a natural and traditional remedy and curative for many ailments for centuries. Long ago it was considered one of the leading ‘medicines’ of its time. Baltic Amber is the most esteemed amber in the world, and the healing qualities of Baltic Amber make it unlike any other type of amber found in the world.
When baltic amber is worn on the skin, the skin’s warmth releases trace amounts of healing oils from the amber. These oils contain succinic acid and are absorbed into the skin. Baltic Amber has some of the highest concentrations of Succinic Acid found in nature, and this is what makes it so special. Succinic Acid is a natural component of plant and animal tissues, and it's presence in the human body is beneficial in many ways.
* Pain Relief -Baltic amber contains analgesic properties and helps take the edge off of many types of discomfort associated with dental issues, headaches, joint pain, etc.
* Strengthens the body's immune system -In many different and subtle ways, succinic acid helps boost the body's own natural healing ability and immune system.
* Restoring Energy - The human body naturally produces succinic acid. The salt of succinic acid (succinate) is one of the most active substances in the processes of cellular respiration and intercellular energy creation. Succinic acid restores oxygen and energy supply to depleted cells and helps the body return to a normal, functioning state. Succinate is a raw material and a catalyst in the Krebs Cycle which is one of our main sources of energy. During the Krebs Cycle carbohydrates, fats, and proteins are metabolized for energy.
* Maintaining Wellness - When the human body reacts to stress, the body’s cells begin to use oxygen more quickly. Oxygen plays a central role in the intercellular creation of energy, and a lack of oxygen can result in feeling lethargic. Oxygen is alkaline-forming in the blood and maintaining a slightly alkaline blood ph helps keep us healthy. Whenever the body functions in a state of low oxygen, it is much more susceptible to illness.
That all sounds well and good, but I am one of those people who need to see it to believe it...and I do! I have long suffered from chronic neck pain and headaches brought on by an auto accident. After a week of wearing my necklace (I wear it 24/7 unless I'm in the shower) I had noticeable improvement, and after two weeks my headaches were practically non-existant! I was shocked! I still wasn't convinced that it had anything to do with my necklace, so I stopped wearing it for a few days and was surprised when my headaches not only returned, but I was also noticeably more tired (not surprising with a newborn in the home!). After wearing the necklace for another few days, my energy had returned and the headaches had disappeared again - call me convinced! :)
Now our entire family has their own Baltic Amber necklace, including Simon! I've heard incredible stories about babies who have worn their necklaces since birth and never had any fussiness or pain during teething - I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it at least takes the edge off! He usually wears his during the day, and then at night I wrap it around his ankle because I'm still a little paranoid about letting him wear a necklace to bed. My older boys often wear theirs to sleep though because they are able to take them on and off by themselves if they have any issues with it. Sutton, our three-year-old, loves his necklaces (he actually has two different styles now since he loves them so much!) and claims that they "make it so I can't get sick." So far it seems to be true!
Inspired by Finn also carries Hazelwood jewelry that help with eczema and other skin issues as well as heartburn and acid reflux. I wore my Hazelwood necklace during my pregnancy after I got tired of popping Zantac like candy, and I can attest that it absolutely helped to cut back on the amount of heartburn I was experiencing in the evenings.
So, now for the fun part! Inspired by Finn has agreed to give away one of their amazing Baltic Amber necklaces to one of our readers! All you have to do is become a Mom's Crafty Space blog follower, and leave us a comment below telling us which Inspired by Finn necklace is your favorite. You can also earn an extra entry by becoming a fan of Inspired by Finn on Facebook - just leave me an additional comment letting me know you've "liked" them.
One lucky winner will be announced on Saturday, November 13th, and will have their choice of any 16" or smaller in-stock necklace from the Inspired by Finn store.
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