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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Inspired By Finn Review and Giveaway!


Inspired by Finn is an online company that sells Baltic amber and hazel wood jewelry. They were gracious enough to send me a Baltic amber necklace for Jack.

So what exactly is Baltic Amber?

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.

How can baltic amber help us?

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.
To help break a cycle of (chronic) inflammation
Where chronic inflammation is present, disease lurks.
When the body’s cells are chronically inflamed the human body’s immune system response is to increase production of free radicals. Chronic overproduction of free radicals results in inflammatory-related disease. Chronic inflammation is a common denominator of many seemingly unrelated diseases.

I have heard great things about these necklaces helping with teething, and so I really wanted to try one with Jack, since he is in the middle of teething and is really grumpy.
He's only had it a couple days, and I haven't noticed a huge change, but he seems to be in a slightly better mood, so I think it may be helping a bit! I don't know how long it generally takes to see results, and it is kind of hard to tell when you use it on a baby who can't tell you how they are feeling!
But I like the idea of it, and I am definitely going to keep him in it!

So, how would you like to try it for yourself? Inspired by Finn has generously offered a 20% discount to my readers! Just go to http://inspiredbyfinn.com and pick what you want, then enter code BLOG68 when checking out!

Or, how would you like to win one? Even better, huh? Inspired By Finn has offered one reader their choice of in stock jewelry, 16" or less!

How to enter:

1. (mandatory) Go to Inspired By Finn and let me know what you would choose.

2. "Like" Inspired By Finn on Facebook and comment telling them I sent you!

3. "Like" My Life as a Married Girl on Facebook

4. Follow me on Twitter

5. Follow my blog

6. Put my blog button, event button or Etsy button on your site (1 entry each)

7. Blog about the giveaway (2 entries)

8. Tweet about this giveaway. Be sure to include @katrinawelch. (1 entry)

Don't forget to include your bonus entries if you did the pre-event blog (will only count if you commented on the original post!)

I will check all entries, and non valid entries will be deleted! Good Luck!

Giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents over the age of 18.
Giveaway will end on May 25th.

Disclaimer:
I was not paid in any form of cash for this posting.
I did receive free product samples to keep for my testing purposes for this post. I was under no obligation to write a positive review. All thoughts are my own honest opinion.


Don't forget to check out my Spring Fling Giveaway Event!

23 comments:

Ali said...

I gave a tip!

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mom2boys said...

I liked them on facebook and let them know you sent me!:)

mom2boys said...

I left a tip !

mom2boys said...

I like you on facebook!

Belinda Parker

mom2boys said...

I follow your blog!

Sarah said...

I would choose the butter round necklace.

Hillary said...

I would choose this one, http://hyenacart.com/inspiredbyfinn/index.php?c=19&p=8565

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Hillary said...

Fan and commented to Inspired by Finn on Facebook

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Hillary said...

Following you on Facebook!

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Hillary said...

I follow your blog!

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Hillary said...

Following you on Twitter @Hillaryblaire

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Hillary said...

Tweeted! @HillaryBlaire

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Ashley said...

I follow your blog on GFC. (Ashley R)

reynoldsmommy at gmail dot com

Ashley said...

I "Like" My Life as a Married Girl on Facebook. (Ashley Reynolds)

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Ashley said...

I would choose the Black Round--11 inches.

reynoldsmommy at gmail dot com

Tiffany said...

liked you on fbook
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Tiffany said...

I love the honey pendant necklace
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Tiffany said...

following you on twitter
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Tiffany said...

i have your etsy button
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following your blog
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ozzychikk@yahoo.com said...

I would choose the honey amber necklace!