Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Gadarene RUSH on this Post: Amber Necklace Giveaway

My latest obsession is Baltic Amber. In fact, you will notice that everyone in our family, except the hubby, is sporting their new link of it. I think that the hubby is intrigued by it, but is waiting to see if the Baltic Amber necklace changes our lives in a noticeably scientific way. The only lanyard he will sport is his AWANA name tag or a ski pass.

I heard about Baltic Amber from a friend at church. I must admit, at the time I was FAR from being the Granola Mom 4 God that I am now. Being comfortable in her own skin, this intriguing home birth mommy had her kids wear an amber necklace for teething.

Being mostly uneducated, I thought, "What about that gross teething gel, Mylicon?" (Not realizing that teething gel and Mylicon worked on two opposite ends of a baby. I have since learned and often use Hyland's teething tablets--that is, before THE NECKLACE arrived in our mailbox). The Baltic Amber necklace looked like a strangling hazard and it would probably cause SIDS. I filed this ancient pain-relief remedy in the dungeon of my pregnant belly only to be birthed into existence again by my third child , who failed to experience relief from the homeopathic teething tablets.

Four years later, three children, myself, and my mom are all sporting our Baltic Amber. Yes, tree resin has helped our aches and pains. How does it work? Well, that is for you to find out and why I am hosting a giveaway. My midwife taught me a valuable lesson, though frustrating at the time. Make an educated decision for yourself. Do your homework. It affects you and your family.


Mr. Smiley, who was acquiring his first two bottom teeth, began to take longer naps once donning the mysterious brown necklace.


Mr. Smackdown and Mr. Easy have actually SLEPT IN the past several mornings, praise the Lord. And I, though waken up frequently by Mr. Smiley, have woken up more rested.

Initially, so as not to make a gadarene rush, I only purchased one necklace for the most pressing painful situation, Mr. Smiley. I saw results and shared our amber experience with my mom. Convinced she gifted those near and dear with amber.


It was at this point that I befriended Kate, from Inspired by Finn. Kate is a cool mom, passionate about natural and holistic healing. I asked her what she liked best about being a mom and she replied, "I LOVE the opportunity every day to share the experience of life through the eyes of a child. The hugs and kisses are out of this world as well :)." OK Kate, twist my arm--I'd love to host a giveaway for you!


And now for a cool holistic freebie. Thus my first giveaway, brought you by Inspired by Finn.

Things you must do to enter the drawing:

1. If you aren't a follower already, then become a follower of Granola Mom 4 God.

2. Screen-shop Inspired by Finn and post a comment telling me what color of Baltic Amber that you like.

How to Earn Additional Entries: After completing the above mandatory post leave me separate posts for the following steps you participate in.

3. Blog about this giveaway with links back to here and Inspired by Finn and gain 3 extra entries. You must post on my blog with a link to your post.

4. Send this post to your friends. Each friend, who is not already a follower, counts as an entry. Leave a message alerting me to who you bragged to.


5. Leave a comment about what you learned from Kate's website.

This contest ends March 3rd, and I MUST have access to a valid email to contact you if you want to win.

28 comments:

GranolaMom4God said...

I forgot to mention, that all of my readers can receive a 20% discount off of your purchase. Type in the word "giveaway" at checkout.

Jena said...

These sound really cool. Some of the ladies at support group have them for their teething little ones. I like the Baltic Amber Teething Necklace - Cognac Chips. I actually emailed my mom and told her about them. She has been having some troubles with her elbows.

GranolaMom4God said...

Jena, I have the cognac chips and totally love them. They are really cool looking. Have your mom sign up!

Sarah James said...

I am interested in learning more about the amber and hazelwood products. Of course, our family and many we know suffer from the symptoms listed in the website reading and I called Gerrad to tell him we should purchase our own set of necklaces!!! I would like to gain a better understanding of the differences between the two products to see which ones would benefit our family most. Do the anklets work the same as the necklaces or is one more effective than the other? I always have tons of questions I know!!! :) Thanks for sharing this with me.

Tona said...

I have not heard of these before. They sound interesting. The honey color is my favorite. I would be interested to see if they help the allergies and eczema stuff in my family.

Tona said...

Back in Chiropractic school we learned a little about succinic acid but not this way. Kates site taught me a little more about it in a more useful way. :)

Susan said...

WOW I am very interested. I have 7 children so anything free I can try is a blessing. I think I like the dark Cherry the best. To be honest I think I like all of them. i have a 12 year old who has started getting migranes. I think she is getting ready to ge ther cycle i would be interestd to see if it works for her headaches.

Susan said...

Very interesting thought that I learned was that where there is chronic inflamation there is disease.

Laurel Hasner LifeStyle Photography said...

We used to sell these kinds of necklaces at the frame shop/gallery I worked at for 5 years in CO.! I love them- but don't own any! I like the cognac color- so pretty! Jodi, you are so much fun! I love keeping up with you through your blog! Anyway we can hang out soon? -Laurel

Tabitha said...

This blogging thing is all new to me but I really enjoyed reading yours. You have inspired me to try some new things. I have never heard of this Baltic Amber and would like to give it a try. My favorite is the Cognic chip in the adult size. Thanks for all the information.

GranolaMom4God said...

Susan--great to have you on my blog! Become a follower so I can count your post! I am excited to read your blog!

GranolaMom4God said...

Sarah, the necklaces are more effective to help with healing, due to more surface area of the amber being in contact with your skin. However, my mom is doing both the necklace and the bracelet.

GranolaMom4God said...

Hey Tona! Got you entered! Isn't it fascinated all the things you learn. Perfect for your new little man!

Tabitha! How fun to hear from you! Yep, blogging is great! therapeutic for me!

Laurel--are you feeling better? How fun that you are already familiar with these . . . ahhh Colorado. Hey--we have camped where your XMAS picture was taken and Yes, let's get together!

Sarah James said...

Well, after reading all of the information tonight with Gerrad we are in! I will be purchasing some very, very soon because we think our whole family could definitely benefit too. Gerrad is even on board with wearing his...tell your hubby to join the "club"! :) I really love the tear drop beads. I am going to try to send this message to my cousin...we'll see if I can do it...

Sarah James said...

Okay, I just sent this to Brenda Smith, Corrin Fitzwater, Lauren Nesbitt, Barb May, Sarah Klingerman, and Klyie Moye. :) I hope they are just as excited as we are about this.

GranolaMom4God said...

I, Christina, as I sit next to you in my house in an undisclosed location in KY, like the green/black dark round nuggets. Please let me win. You are the best blogger that I know. Thanks for visiting me this weekend. You are cool. And your boys have really cool amber necklaces!

Peggy said...

My daughter Jena told me about your website and give away. I think it looks cool. I like the Green/Black round bead necklaces.

I learned that there were lots of possible healing alternatives with the baltic amber stones that I had never thought about.

Casey said...

...hmmm....interested....didn't know it could help with headaches....i like the round cognac.

Pam said...

Hey Friend! I finally did it; joined your blog! I like the round or bean cognac. Very intriguing.

The Seats said...

Hey Jodi,

Thes do sound very effecctive. I liked the round cognac ones best myself. I will wait to see if I win and then order if I don't. I'll probably order some either way.

The Seats said...

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Jodi,
I posted some info about the necklaces on my blog and told everyone to check out your blog and the Finn website. I hope this send a lot of traffic to your blog.

Kristen said...

I read this awhile ago, but hadn't had a chance to browse the site yet. After looking at it, it seems pretty neat. I'm going to go read some of the testimonials, just bc I'm curious. :) I like the milk & butter color best I think.

Kristen said...

From the website, I learned that baltic amber can help with restoring energy... which I'm very interested in! :-D

Sarah said...

Hooray for giveaways!!! I like the cognac chip ones and I just finished a blog post about your giveaway! I told my mom, and book club friends Sara Blanton, Tina Kerfoot, Gwynne Watkins, and Kristina Davis about your giveaway too!!!

Tonya said...

Very cool, so glad you sent me blog site. I have a list of people that I want to give the baltic amber necklaces to. I like the 4 color, raw chip, any yellow color. Really I couldn't decide on a fave, liked them all.

GranolaMom4God said...

Drumroll . . . . . . and the winner is Tabitha, from the amazing state of Colorado! Congratulations, Tabitha! I'll send you an email regarding details! Enjoy your Cognac chip Baltic Amber necklace!

Tabitha said...

Thank you again for the necklace. I just received it today and it is beautiful. I am hoping it can help my pains.

Hope you get to feeling better soon!

GranolaMom4God said...

Yea! Send us a picture, Tabitha!