Directions for Use:
In order to receive a therapeutic benefit the necklace must be worn next to the skin as much as possible. It is also recommended to wear the necklace while bathing because keeping the hazelwood moist aids the body in absorbing the beneficial properties of the Hazelwood. However, you should not wear the hazelwood in swimming pools -- chlorine can alter the effectiveness of the wood.
Life Span of a Hazelwood Necklace:
The life span of the necklace will depend on the level of acidity of the body. In general, a necklace will maintain its medicinal benefits for 6 - 12 months. Higher acidity may mean a shorter lifespan of the necklace. A necklace has lost effectiveness when the ends of the wood beads darken and/or symptoms return.
Don't be alarmed if/when the bark comes off the hazelwood beads - the wood beads will change over time.
In August 2009, our Hazelwood and gemstones necklaces were tested in a laboratory as required by the U.S. Legislative Assembly to get the certification concerning jewelry made for children 16 and under.
All components of this collection (thread, beads, fasteners, wood) have been tested and hereby confirmed to comply with high standards : lead free, phthalates free, cadmium free and free of other heavy metals.