Once an infant starts teething, it can be a painful process for infants and parents alike. Ideal for both boys and girls to wear, Hazelwood teething necklaces are designed to be worn (not chewed) to help diminish the pain and discomfort associated with teething. Unlike teething gels, powders or pain relief syrups, these traditional Hazelwood necklaces provide a non-invasive and side-effect free remedy for the pain and complications of teething.
The Native Americans were the first to discover that if they were to put Hazelwood (Corylus cornuta) chips on their babies’ neck it would soothe teething pains. This lost art was revived only a decade ago when a few companies in Quebec, Canada (where the Hazelwood trees grow indigenously) rediscovered the unique properties of Hazelwood. Healing Properties of Hazelwood.
Hazelwood has the medicinal property of neutralizing the body's acidity (pH). By neutralizing the body’s pH, Hazelwood helps to alleviate the symptoms associated with infant teething, including fevers, diaper rash, inflamed cheeks and teething rash. In addition to helping alleviate teething symptoms Hazelwood has been found to effectively treat skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, and hives. Furthermore, Hazelwood helps to relieve or prevent ailments such as ulcers, acid reflux, heartburn, skin problems (psoriasis, eczema, acne), arthritis and arthrosis, constipation, and migraines.
How does Hazelwood work?
Hazelwood provides a natural alternative to many of the more expensive, intensive, and messy treatments. Hazelwood is an alkaline wood and has the natural property of absorbing and neutralizing the body's acidity through contact with the skin. Acidity in the body during teething often leads to symptoms such as diaper rash, diarrhea, teething rash, runny nose, increased reflux episodes and inflammation of the cheeks. Hazelwood aids in relieving or preventing many of the symptoms caused by this unbalanced acidity.
Are Hazelwood teething necklaces safe?
Hazelwood is completely 100% natural and handmade right from the gathering of the wood to the threading of the necklaces. The string used for the necklaces is made from a metal thread covered in a softer nylon. The clasps are sterling silver hook clasps that are the weakest part of the necklace and will break with sufficient pressure. That being said, Hazelwood teething necklaces are for wearing and NOT CHEWING. We advise that your child is supervised when wearing the necklace. This necklace can be worn in the bath; but should be removed when swimming.