French mum and Vaucluse resident Capucine Etienne bought her baby a Baltic amber teething necklace – and made the happy discovery that this wondrous resin had powerful healing properties for her son.
Ilhan was born last year with decreased kidney function (CKD) and celebrates his first birthday in April. His illness means he is subjected to regular blood tests and will eventually need a kidney transplant.
Knowing the benefits of amber necklaces for teething from her European heritage, Capucine bought one for Ilhan when he was two months old.
“He didn’t need it at this time, but I wanted him to get used to it,” Capucine said.
As Ilhan was getting used to his new necklace, the amber was working to help his body.
“We noticed a side effect we were not expecting – his blood tests started to get better, which is not surprising as Baltic amber balances the acidity of the body,” Capucine explained.
“This doesn’t cure Ilhan, of course, but since he’s wearing his necklace he has one less medication to take, which is great!
“And when he’s teething the only way we know is his loss of appetite; we’ve never experienced any crying during the night or day due to teething.
“Baltic amber is a natural, drug-free alternative for pain relief, such as teething pain, because of its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. When amber is worn against the skin, body heat warms the beads, allowing the resin’s healing oils to go into the bloodstream and relieve pain,” she said.
Thrilled with the results, Capucine wanted to share this remedy with Australian mums and so she launched BaltiKamber, an online store stocking the same Baltic amber necklaces and bracelets that had helped Ilhan.
After researching the products herself and getting friends and family to trial products for her, Capucine can confirm Baltic amber products work to:
• reduce the risk of mastitis when breastfeeding
• reduce teething pain and skin rashes in babies
• reduce arthritis pain
• reduce eczema and psoriasis
• reduce respiratory problems, like asthma
• improve sleep patterns
• settle children
BaltiKamber stocks amber necklaces and bracelets for babies, children and adults, which are sold separately or in family sets. All necklaces and bracelets are sold with a certificate of authenticity and a lifetime warranty. Baby jewellery comes in an organic cotton pouch displaying the words “My Teeth Pouch”, so it can be reused when they start loosing their baby teeth. Adult jewellery comes in a jute pouch.
The necklaces have been created with safety in mind – the string is polyester to avoid wear and tear and there is a knot between each individual bead so only one bead is lost in the unlikely event that the string is broken. A strong plastic clasp is used instead of silver to eliminate the risk of allergies, and this clasp is designed to release if any pressure is applied to the joint.
BaltiKamber supports the WorldRiderZ Foundation by donating 10 per cent from each purchase. WorldRiderZ is an organisation created by Capucine and her husband to build awareness and raise funds for kidney and urology research for children. For more information about the foundation visit www.worldriderz.com.
Orders for BaltiKamber jewellery can be placed online at www.baltikamber.com or by calling 1800 834 878. Customised necklaces and bracelets can also be ordered and retailers can contact Capucine to stock BaltiKamber in their stores. Visit www.baltikamber.com for information on caring for amber jewellery and the history of Baltic amber.