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We want to thank Healing Hazel for not only allowing us to review the adult & child sized set with the RipTide beads but for also making sure we had these stunning necklaces for our breastfeeding awareness photo shoot in August. I was in love with some of the photos so much I am having one printed on canvas for our home. Healing Hazel is also a sponsor of our Mommy & Me Birthday Bash. One lucky winner will receive the same set featured here!
“Healing Hazel was founded in the early 90’s by Sylvie Langlois. Later on, with her son Mathieu Simard, they officially launched the company as you know it today. Their main goal is to promote a product that largely helped them in the past. Indeed, it is Sylvie who noticed first-hand the advantages of the hazel tree, a natural remedy used for a long time by Native Americans. Like most, she was skeptical when she first received a hazel necklace, but the results spoke for themselves. From that moment, she was determined to share her new passion for hazel trees and their benefits.”
“Hazel grows in a territory which extends over a large part of North America, South Africa, Canada and Georgia to California. Obviously, we work with Quebec producers for the picking, mainly with individuals in Saguenay, Eastern Townships and Mauricie, from whom we buy our raw and high quality materials.”
“Hazel has an important role in the ecological balance of the country as it provides food sought by animals such as deer, squirrels, birds, beavers and other wildlife. In addition, this tree can be planted as a protective hedge around the fields. Since hazel provides an abundance of hazelnuts that feed animals harming the fields or orchards, several producers benefit to plant it.”
The colors of RipTide is a lovely turquoise and white. The name was brought to match a color of a cloth diaper from Canadian company AppleCheeks. The set comes with an adult necklace and a child necklace. There are three sizes to choose from each. The adult comes in 16, 18, or 20 inches. The child size comes in 10.5, 11, and 13 inches as your options.
I chose this set to test out and use for the photo shoot because it gave me a “Mommy & Me” feel. Normally when it come to matching it is either Mom and daughter or Father and son. I wanted something to share for my son and I to match and I think I made a perfect choice!
Hazel is something not many are as familiar with as they are amber. Hazel is a wood and unlike amber it will need to be changed out more frequently as it absorbs acids from your body. It has been shown that hazel can help with skin conditions, reflux, heartburn, and teething. The wood can peel over time and expand. Hazelwood is safe to wear in the water and this actually also helps it to work better for you. This does exclude chlorine water though.
To know if your necklace needs to be replaced there are two things to look for. The flesh of the wood (side ends) will turn darker, this means it has absorbed all it can from the body. The biggest tell tale sign is symptoms return. You can turn Healing Hazel into a fashion statement with all the variations of colors and combinations they offer. If you want to keep them lasting longer when not wearing just bag them up individually for storage. The benefits are great for both children and adults.
You can wear necklaces or bracelets but if you choose to only wear one or the other, I would state necklaces will be more beneficial as they have more hazelwood so they can help with acid absorption more. The more hazel on he item= better benefits!
Photos courtesy of Mona Paris Photography in Tampa
Author: Nichole Arnold
I’m the owner of Mommy Needs a Bottle . I’m a 30- something wine enthusiast that resides in Tampa, FL. I love family traditions, traveling, cooking, baking, reading, fashion, tattoos, beauty products, and being a Mommy! I have a background in marketing, public relations, copywriting, and sales.