The hazelwood necklaces from Hazelaid are made from branch cuttings off of the hazelwood tree. Hazelwood grows without the need for chemicals or pesticides, and hazelnuts are kept away from branch cuttings during harvest to protect those with nut allergies. The necklaces are handmade and Hazelaid has a good selection of colors and beads so you can customize your necklace.
Hazelwood sounded pretty interesting to me so I chose a blue and hematite hazelwood necklace to review. I was surprised to see how tiny it was! I selected the child-sized 11" necklace and it fit our 5-month-old almost perfectly. It was a little too short to wear as an anklet which was unfortunate because we had planned to have him wear it around his ankle during daycare. I tried attaching a piece of string to lengthen it for use as an anklet, but it didn't stay on very well and we ended up just having him wear the necklace overnight and on weekends.
|Before image. This is how I would usually describe our baby's skin on, "A good day." No weeping was evident on the face, his coloration looks pretty good, but his skin is very dry. Dry skin is prone to cracking and weeping.|
The above photos have not been retouched and were taken in the same location. I did brighten the "before" picture so that the brightness levels would be comparable between the two images. I am very excited to see the improvement in my son's skin. We did have some major eczema flairs during the course of the last two weeks. We used steroid creams during flair-ups and have continued the allergy elimination diet while breastfeeding. I was also extremely ill during much of the two weeks we tested the necklace and ended up on some very potent antibiotics. Baby did get a runny nose and cough for part of the second week. Some people note that illness improves eczema symptoms and others have the opposite effect. It's really impossible to say if the improvement is due to the hazelwood, diet, or illness. I am just incredibly excited to see that my little guy is finally showing some improvement!
Hazelaid carries a variety of products such as hazelwood necklaces, baltic amber, soap nuts, and much more. You should also visit their baltic amber informational page for a fascinating read about how they test the authenticity of their amber and about some of the myths surrounding baltic amber.
You can take 10% off any purchase from Hazelaid.com with the coupon code GURU10.
Disclosure: Hazelaid provided the above necklace for me to review. I was under no obligation to post a review or provide a positive review.