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Review & Give-Away: Inspired by Finn

May 13, 2010

If you have a natural parenting style, then chances are you have heard of Inspired by Finn‘s Baltic Amber Jewelry.  The Mamas I know just rave about them!  When Baby O started seriously teething, we briefly considered teething jewelry*, but ultimately decided we were not comfortable with the idea.  After reading the information on the Inspired by Finn website, I started thinking about all the aches and pains associated with being a new mama.  I decided to give Baltic Amber Jewelry a try, for myself.

the following information is quoted directly from the Inspired by Finn website

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.

While wearing a piece or two of baltic amber jewelry may not cure all that may ail you, it has been a proven benefit to many!

I have to tell you honestly, I received my Baltic Amber Necklace not expecting it to do a thing other than look pretty… and it sure is pretty!  I’ve been wearing it for a few weeks now, and I’m convinced.  I think it really does help!  My husband gives me a sideways-glance and tells me it’s all in my head (isn’t everything?).  Perhaps, you are sitting at home rolling your eyes as well.  I guess you’ll just have to find out for yourself!  Here’s your opportunity:

Inspired by Finn is generously giving a special coupon code just for Oh Baby O readers.  Enter BLOG68 at checkout to receive a 20% discount on anything in their store!

Inspired by Finn is also offering one Oh Baby O reader the opportunity to select anything 16 inches or smaller from what they have in stock.  Here’s how:

Required Entry:

Other optional ways to enter:
(Optional entries only count with participation in Required Entry!)

and for two extra optional entries you can:

  • Blog about this Review/Give-Away linking back to Oh Baby O as well as to the Inspired by Finn website.  The  post has to be about this give-away only.

Remember to leave a separate comment (2 for the blog post) for each entry!

This give-away is open to US  and Canadian addresses only.
Must be 18 years of age to enter.

Winner, to receive one 16 inch or smaller in stock item, will be posted in two weeks (May 27th, 2010).  Good Luck!
~Carrie

*Due to CPSIA regulations, Inspired by Finn cannot recommend their necklaces for children under the age of 3 due to the small parts the necklaces contain. You can read about that here on their Facebook page.

Thank you to Inspired by Finn for their help during our review process.

Disclosure:  Please note, although an honest review, this review is based on free product samples provided to the author.  No other compensation has been received for this review.

All images courtesy of inspiredbyfinn.com.

Winner: Comment #68:

Rebecca O

Follower of the blog.

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71 Comments
  1. May 13, 2010 1:37 pm

    I would go with the two different dark elastic

  2. May 13, 2010 1:38 pm

    I follow your blog

  3. May 13, 2010 1:39 pm

    I follow you on twitter

  4. May 13, 2010 1:39 pm

    I “liked” you on facebook

  5. May 13, 2010 1:40 pm

    I “liked” inspired by Finn on facebook

  6. May 13, 2010 1:40 pm

    your badge is on my blog

  7. May 13, 2010 1:41 pm

    I subscribe to your blog

  8. May 13, 2010 3:17 pm

    I love those necklaces – I’d definitely go with the cognac amber beads. So pretty!

  9. May 13, 2010 3:19 pm

    I’m a follower too – I loved the orange cap – and the banana bread looks delish too!

  10. May 14, 2010 8:55 am

    I would pick the Light Bean youth necklace.

  11. May 14, 2010 8:55 am

    Follow OBO on twitter

  12. May 14, 2010 8:56 am

    Like Inspired by Finn on FB

  13. May 14, 2010 8:56 am

    Fan of OBO on FB

  14. May 14, 2010 8:57 am

    Subscribed to OBO

  15. Jess C permalink
    May 14, 2010 9:32 am

    I would choose the Honey Round bead necklace for my 9 month old. She’s teething so this would help a lot!

  16. Jess C permalink
    May 14, 2010 9:34 am

    I follow the Oh Baby O blog through Google reader.

    wernertjd AT yahoo DOT com

  17. Jess C permalink
    May 14, 2010 9:35 am

    I am a Fan of OBO on Facebook.

  18. Jess C permalink
    May 14, 2010 9:35 am

    I follow OBO on Twitter. @graceandbrynley

  19. Jess C permalink
    May 14, 2010 9:36 am

    I have the OBO button on my blog.
    http://lifewithboobooandbug.blogspot.com

  20. May 14, 2010 9:37 am

    I have the OBO button on my blog.

  21. May 14, 2010 9:39 am

    I am a Fan of Inspired by Finn on Facebook.

  22. May 14, 2010 9:44 am

    Tweet!

  23. Melissa permalink
    May 14, 2010 9:47 am

    I would pick the 12-inch turmeric and cream (I think)!

  24. Aura permalink
    May 14, 2010 9:48 am

    I would really like the Lt MixMAG – MAGNETIC CLASP for my son

  25. LauraC permalink
    May 14, 2010 10:59 am

    i like the cognac amber beads!

  26. megan permalink
    May 14, 2010 8:48 pm

    I like the 11 inch
    Green Aventurine Gemstone

  27. Tracie Trump permalink
    May 14, 2010 9:41 pm

    I love the baltic amber earrings! tracietrump@yahoo.com

  28. Caitlin permalink
    May 14, 2010 9:53 pm

    I’d get the 12″ cognac amber necklace

  29. Caitlin permalink
    May 14, 2010 9:53 pm

    google follower

  30. Caitlin permalink
    May 14, 2010 9:54 pm

    email subscriber

  31. May 15, 2010 8:19 am

    Tweet!

  32. May 15, 2010 3:28 pm

    I love the 4 Different Round and would get 16 inches

  33. May 15, 2010 3:29 pm

    tweeted

  34. Jenna Wood permalink
    May 15, 2010 10:50 pm

    I’d pick the Baltic Amber Necklace Alternative!

    six_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  35. Jenna Wood permalink
    May 15, 2010 10:51 pm

    Facebook fan! Jenna Marie-Wood

    six_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  36. Jenna Wood permalink
    May 15, 2010 10:51 pm

    Inspired FB fan!

    six_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  37. May 16, 2010 9:15 am

    Tweet

    wernertjd AT yahoo DOT com

  38. Rae Higgins permalink
    May 16, 2010 1:21 pm

    16″ Butter Round

  39. Rae Higgins permalink
    May 16, 2010 1:30 pm

    I Subscribe to your blog via Email

    rjwhiggins@aol.com

  40. Rae Higgins permalink
    May 16, 2010 1:35 pm

    I follow you on Facebook

    FB name – RJ.W.Higgins

    rjwhiggins@aol.com

  41. Rae Higgins permalink
    May 16, 2010 1:39 pm

    Become a fan of Inspired by Finn on Facebook.

    FB name – RJ.W.Higgins

    rjwhiggins@aol.com

  42. Rae Higgins permalink
    May 16, 2010 1:43 pm

    I follow you on Twitter.

    rjwhiggins

    rjwhiggins@aol.com

  43. Rae Higgins permalink
    May 16, 2010 1:47 pm

    I tweeted about this giveaway today.

    rjwhiggins@aol.com

  44. Rae Higgins permalink
    May 16, 2010 1:50 pm

    Commented on Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread

  45. May 17, 2010 8:37 am

    Tweet!

  46. May 17, 2010 12:15 pm

    ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(d0t)com

    http://hyenacart.com/inspiredbyfinn/index.php?c=156&p=52904

    i’d pick that!

  47. jess permalink
    May 17, 2010 4:34 pm

    i think i would get the butter magnetic necklace. pretty!

    http://hyenacart.com/inspiredbyfinn/index.php?c=120&p=49777

  48. jess permalink
    May 17, 2010 4:35 pm

    i am a fan of obo on facebook

  49. jess permalink
    May 17, 2010 4:39 pm

    i “like” inspired by finn on fb (if that’s not right let me know and i’ll what i can do, i got a bit confused and i’m on a public computer and the guy next to me is burping and i’m freaking out a bit)

  50. jess permalink
    May 17, 2010 4:43 pm

    i commented on the delicious looking white chocolate coconut cookies….mmmmm….

  51. May 18, 2010 7:52 am

    Tweet!

  52. May 18, 2010 5:53 pm

    I’d get the round honey necklace :)

  53. Jess C permalink
    May 19, 2010 7:19 am

    Tweet!

  54. jtc permalink
    May 19, 2010 9:40 am

    I like the dark green & black round.

  55. jtc permalink
    May 19, 2010 9:41 am

    I subscribe via my yahoo.

  56. Jess C permalink
    May 20, 2010 8:20 am

    Tweet!

  57. Shannon permalink
    May 22, 2010 4:57 pm

    I “like” inspired by finn on FB and I would pick a youth light bean necklace!

  58. Tara permalink
    May 26, 2010 2:51 pm

    These are beautiful!! I’ve heard so many great things about amber – I would love to win this for my little one. My fave design is the Honey PENDANT, thanks :D

  59. Tara permalink
    May 26, 2010 2:52 pm

    I’m a new e-mail subscriber, your blog is awesome!

  60. May 26, 2010 6:14 pm

    I would get a multi-color disc necklace and wear it for me.

    stephaniesuesansmith@gmail.com

  61. May 26, 2010 9:10 pm

    I would get a butter magnetic necklace for my daughter.

  62. May 26, 2010 9:11 pm

    I follow this blog~

  63. May 26, 2010 9:12 pm

    I am a fan of Inspired by Finn on FB.

  64. May 26, 2010 9:13 pm

    I am a fan of Oh Baby O on FB.

  65. May 26, 2010 9:16 pm

    I commented on your natural toys post!

  66. Rebecca O permalink
    May 26, 2010 11:48 pm

    If I won, I would love to get a Turmeric & Cream CHIPS necklace for my little boy. Thanks for the chance. bekki1820cb at gmail

  67. Rebecca O permalink
    May 26, 2010 11:48 pm

    Follower of the blog. bekki1820cb at gmail

  68. Rebecca O permalink
    May 26, 2010 11:54 pm

    Inspired By Finn FB fan: Bekki Orr
    bekki1820cb at gmail

  69. Rebecca O permalink
    May 26, 2010 11:55 pm

    Oh Baby O Twitter follower: @bekki1820cb
    bekki1820cb at gmail

  70. Rebecca O permalink
    May 26, 2010 11:55 pm

    Oh Baby O Facebook fan: Bekki Orr
    bekki1820cb at gmail

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