As parents, we're always searching for answers when it comes to our child's pain or discomfort. I know my daughter's GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) made life pretty tough for the first 6 months after she was born. We tried everything, and I read every book on the parenting shelves. Eventually things got better on their own, but those were desperate times!
Although we're past the colic and reflux stage of those early years, I've since heard many stories from parents who have tried necklaces made of materials said to aid in teething, colic and skin issues. The anecdotal evidence for the jewelry's effectiveness has been very positive, and as a Childbirth Educator, I've been intrigued to learn how these products can help fussy babies.
So when an opportunity came up to check out Pure Hazelwood, a Canadian company that sells hazel wood necklaces and bracelets, I jumped at the chance to learn more. I started by reading their "Our Story" page to learn a little more about the company. Back when co-founders Geneviève Lagacé and Patrick Lafond's baby daughter was born and was suffering from teething pain, they received a gift - an Aboriginal baby necklace made of four small wooden pieces on a string. The wood was hazel wood, carved right out of a tree that is native to Canada's Boreal forest. Despite their skepticism, they put it on their daughter and her crying stopped!
Geneviève and Patrick went on to start Pure Hazelwood, making and selling attractive and safe necklaces and bracelets for their customers. They have also engaged in scientific research on hazel wood, and discovered that the material is rich in anti-inflammatory molecules. The product works like a patch when on the skin, releasing polyphenols through body sweat.
My necklace arrived in the mail a couple of weeks ago, and I've been wearing it ever since! I love the simplicity (I'm not much for flashy stuff), with a small gemstone, rose quartz beads, and small pieces of hazel wood. I'm trying the necklace to help with some skin issues I'm having, so we'll see after a few more weeks if it's made a difference!
If you're doing your Christmas shopping this month, this would be a perfect gift for parent or child. In fact, Pure Hazelwood is having a contest right now! Participants have an opportunity to win one of three Pure Hazelwood prizes, which include a $50 gift card and a Pure Hazelwood product (valued at $50). Enter below, and good luck!
Have you tried a hazel wood product? Did it help you?
“Disclosure: I am part of the Pure Hazelwood Influencer Campaign and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”