What is Baltic Amber?

Amber is often mistaken for a semi-precious stone. But it’s actually a hardened fossil that came from plant resin. It has a gelatinous or honey-like substance. More specifically, it came from the conifer (a.k.a. the pine tree). The fossilization process lasts up to 50 million years, resulting in Baltic Amber. Ahhh, the beauty of nature!
 
So, how does amber act as an analgesic (pain killer) for humans?
By fossilizing, amber maintains its chemical composition with succinic acid. Our body heat causes the amber beads to release this succinic acid. It's then absorbed into our bloodstream - relieving pain and inflammation. Especially the pain suffered by a baby when teething.

Here's what you'll learn in this article:

  • Where is Baltic amber  found?
  • What is Baltic amber made of?
  • What is iBaltic amber used for?
  • What are the properties of Baltic amber & who can use it?
  • The many benefits of Baltic amber

 

Where is Baltic Amber found?

Map of Baltic States

Baltic amber is a specific class of amber found only in Northern Europe. It's mainly found in the areas surrounding the Baltic Sea, which is why it is called "Baltic" amber. These include Poland, Lithuania, Denmark, Latvia, and Estonia, amongst others.
 

What is Baltic Amber made of?

Simply put - Baltic amber is made of tree resin that fossilized for millions of years. Though debatable, many do agree that this makes amber a gemstone.
 
More elaborately - millions of years ago, trees such as conifers, secreted a substance called resin. The resin was seen to be nothing more than a defense mechanism of these woody plants. The trees would use against wounds and infections in their trunk and roots.
Amber Teething Necklace in Cherry by Amber Guru and Custom Mug
Amber Teething Necklace in Cherry by Amber Guru

 After secreting this resin, it was later dragged to certain places (the Baltic Sea). When the substance was finally buried, the processes of fossilization started. After another million years, the resin turned into amber.

 What is Baltic Amber used for?

Most often, Baltic amber is used for jewelry. Known to have pain-relieving properties, amber jewelry includes necklaces and bracelets. Both children and adults can wear amber to help with any pain or discomfort. Check out the color most people love!
 
The most popular use of Baltic amber is for teething babies. It usually comes in the form of amber teething necklaces, bracelets, or anklets. Since it works similar to a natural pain reliever, a baby may stop being fussy in no time. Wearing it can help babies fight evil teething pains, lack of sleep, and irritability.

Properties of Baltic Amber & who can use it 

Happy Baby Wearing Amber Teething Necklace in Cognac Color By Amber Guru

Amber has many benefits for all people and ages. Its best-known properties are linked to babies. It relieves discomfort in the teething stage and recovers lost energy. However, it has very powerful benefits in adults as well.
 
It's even advised that pregnant women wear amber. Its relaxing abilities help regain perfect harmony with your body and your future baby.
 
Spiritually, Amber has strong connections with the earth. It’s a powerful healer and cleanser that drives away diseases from the body. It also favors the revitalization of tissues and absorbs negative energies. Later, transforming them into positive forces that stimulate body self-healing.
 
Psychologically, Amber brings stability to life. It can create motivation by linking the object of desire with the drive to achieve it. Its warm and bright energies translate into a spontaneous and solar attitude. 
 
Mentally, Amber stimulates the intellect. Many people have used it to clear depression, and promote a positive state of mind. It provides balance and patience and favors decision-making, being an aid to memory.
 
Emotionally, amber promotes peace and develops trust.

The many benefits of Baltic amber

In addition to reducing inflammation, amber has many health properties. It isn’t just a product for children. Adults can significantly benefit from wearing amber jewelry. We [adults] also suffer from pains and inflammations - am I right?
 
Take a look at these Baltic amber health benefits:
Baltic Amber Properties Table
Baltic amber jewelry may also help with the following:
  • Throat problems
  • Treating the stomach, spleen, kidneys, bladder, liver and gallbladder
  • Relieving asthma attacks and congested airways
  • Strengthening mucous membranes
  • It produces positive effects on the heart and the nervous system
  • Can improve overall eyesight
  • Improves immunity and acid balance when absorbed into the bloodstream

 

What are your thoughts on the "Gold of Lithuania"? 

The history of Baltic amber is almost as colorful as the stone itself. It looks great on children and adults and the many health benefits are also incredible. You can find my handmade amber teething necklaces here.
 
If you are still curious to learn more, I invite you to read about what amber teething necklaces are. Have you ever heard about Baltic amber before? Do you have a favorite color of amber? I definitely resonate with Butterscotch! 
Tell me about your experiences in the comments below! I'd love to hear them.
Disclaimer: The material provided above is for information and educational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical treatment or diagnosis. I assume no responsibility for treatment or cure of any illness or disease. Use this information at your own risk.

 

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