How to Swaddle Your Baby

Posted on May 29, 2013 by Nick Marquet | 0 Comments

How to Swaddle -  

The practice of swaddling has been around for hundreds of years. Dating back to 4000 BC the Ancient Greeks and the Romans both swaddled their children.  Experts believe that swaddling recreates the cosy, calming environment of the womb...

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Help Children & Help the Planet with Organic Toys

Posted on December 11, 2012 by Nick Marquet | 0 Comments

Children are our future, and it's vital to protect them from being exposed to toxins as much as possible. Organic toys for children are a great way to...

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Amber Teething Necklaces - How they work?

Posted on December 11, 2012 by Nick Marquet | 0 Comments


When a baby is wearing an amber teething necklace on the skin, the skin's warmth releases healing oils from the amber (a resin) which are absorbed via the skin into the bloodstream. Amber is not a stone...

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Baltic Amber Necklace for Men

Posted on December 11, 2012 by Nick Marquet | 0 Comments

Baltic Amber Necklace for Men


Baltic Amber Necklace For Men 

Are you a man in search of a necklace that looks good? Maybe you're a woman trying to find something special for your special man to wear. An amber necklace for men can send the message to your man that you really care about him. These necklaces offer him a variety of health benefits, and they look great. The calming nature of the amber material is appealing to many guys, there is a general belief that good vibes can be drawn from the necklace.

Ancient Amber Properties

The amber material in the necklace comes from fossilized materials in the Baltic Sea. The fossils formed from resin during the Eocene Age, which took place roughly 45 million years ago. The resin changed into amber after a variety of processes, but it still maintains its state as fossilized material. It could be concluded that the amber is a living stone that constantly oxidizes, which makes it friendly to the human body.

Healthy Attributes

An amber necklace for men can keep the special man in your life healthy, happy, and stress-free. Men have claimed for a while now that amber necklaces aid them in overcome addictions to substances. They also say that an amber necklace can help them achieve balance in their spiritual, emotional, and physical lives. They claim to be able to feel these things happening to them while they wear the necklace. Many men even state that an amber necklace has helped them achieve wealth and prosperity. Their lives seem to be in order when they wear the amber necklace.

Varieties of Beads

Each necklace made of amber is different from another. No two necklaces have the exact same amount of beads, same colours, or same sizes. The necklaces come in a range of styles, sizes, and colours to suit many different men. Some amber beads are darker and some are lighter in colour. Some beads are a bit wider than other beads. Some beads are longer in length. This means that the necklaces are unique to the wearer.

An amber necklace for men gives men options for wearing smooth, stylish necklaces. The healthy benefits men receive from the amber will help them to live better lives. A happy man is a strong man who can handle all the problems that life throws at him. You should try your own amber necklace for men to see if you or the man in your life will experience all of these great things.

Baltic Amber Necklace for Men

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Why choose organic baby clothing? Why Is Organic Cotton Better?

Posted on December 11, 2012 by Nick Marquet | 0 Comments

 - The fabric lasts longer
- The fabric is more absorbent
- No bleaching or Harsh chemical have been used AT ALL on this product. 

Organic cotton is produced without the use of pesticides, chemicals or fertilisers. Each step from field to spinning is certified by an independent authority IMO and GOTS. Yes its true conventional cotton is a cheaper product than organic cotton but the environmental and social environmental impacts are huge. We think of it as our little contribution to our children’s future. Skin allergies are becoming quite common in babies, and all babies have sensitive skin. 

Your baby's skin is very delicate. Babies' skin loses moisture faster than adult skin, making it more vulnerable to dryness. It is three times thinner, making it more susceptible to harmful irritants and bacteria that can lead to infection and possible long-term ailments. It is also very porous and absorbs chemicals more easily. So it's important to ensure that whatever touches your baby's sensitive skin is organic and hypoallergenic.

Specifically your baby clothes should be organic and allergy-free. Baby clothes should be made of 100% organic cotton. Organic cotton baby clothes allow moisture to evaporate away from your baby's sensitive skin, whereas synthetic clothes are not breathable. This means they can trap moisture and cause irritation. Synthetic clothing is made from various chemically produced fibres with added chemical dyes, formaldehyde resins, perfumes, and other chemical treatments. 

The reason why it's so important for your baby clothes to be organic is because conventional cotton crops are heavily sprayed with pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides. Conventional cotton fabrics are usually bleached, dyed and treated with softeners, formaldehydes, fire retardants, wrinkle and soil guard chemicals. These can all be harmful to a small developing baby. You want your baby clothing to be as pure as possible. Organic baby clothes may cost more than conventional baby clothes when you first buy them, but you definitely save money over the long term. 

Conventional clothing starts to break down after frequent washing a lot sooner because these fibres go through so much abuse with dying, bleaching, scouring and all the chemical treatments. Organic cotton fabric has a longer life span since these fibres haven't been damaged and weakened by all the processing. 

Organic cotton is a much stronger, yet softer fabric that lasts much longer. The best solution for every newborn baby and growing child in his or her early stage of life is 100% pure organic cotton clothing.


Amber Teething Necklaces – How To Spot A Fake?

Posted on December 04, 2012 by Nick Marquet | 0 Comments

Amber Teething Necklaces – How To Spot A Fake?

Fake amber is not hard to make. It can be made from heating coloured plastic, using copal (not ‘mature’ amber) or other modern polymers. Amber that looks ‘too perfect’ probably is! Quality specimens run into the thousands of dollars.

It is not particularly easy to identify fake amber from real amber. So, how does one determine if you have a real sample of amber?

Amber Teething Necklaces – How To Spot A Fake?

First, one must understand that amber is the fossilized resin from ancient trees. In the Dominican Republic, the tree is Hyemnaea (a leguminous tree). Most modern legumes are smaller plants that have nodules in the roots which contain bacteria that put nitrogen back into the soil; peas, and clover are legumes. Modern day legume trees are common in South America. In the Baltic area, millions of years ago, either pine trees or eucalyptus (gum) trees probably produced the resin that turned into amber.

Resin from either of these types of trees, when placed in the proper conditions, turns into amber. There is an intermediate stage where the resin might look like amber, but is not changed enough (polymerized) to be considered real amber. This ‘young’ resin is called copal. Copal is always much younger than amber and has some characteristics which distinguish it from real amber. For instance, copal is generally less dense than amber.

Density is measured in something called specific gravity. Regular amber often has a specific gravity of 1.05 to 1.10 (where 1 is the same as water). Copal looks similar, but has a lower specific gravity of 1.03 to 1.08. A specific gravity of above 1.0 will cause the object to sink in fresh water. While amber and copal will both sink in regular water, salt water has a higher density. Amber and copal will both float in salt water.

One good way to determine fake amber is the ‘hot point test’. This is where the fine point of a very hot needle is put in the amber. Real amber has a piny smell (or burnt resinous smell) and fake amber can have an electrical, plastic or sweet smell to it. The problem with this test is the willingness to sacrifice potential prize piece of amber to this test.

Burning test: amber burns with a black smoke, copal will burn with a whitish smoke, plastic imitations can also burn with a black smoke. However again, who is willing to sacrifice their sample to this rather harsh test?

Another test is the acetone test. Acetone is the odoriferous chemical that is used to remove nail polish. Copal is slightly soluble (hasn’t hardened enough over the millions of years), so the surface will get sticky. Regular amber is not soluble and therefore acetone should not do anything to it. With plastic fakes, acetone can dissolve the outer layer, which can sometimes be a shellac coating. This is probably one of the easier tests.

Amber is fluorescent. That is, when ultraviolet light (UV) is directed on the amber, it will fluoresce. Common fluorescent colours are yellow, blue, green and orange. The intensity of the fluorescence can be different with different types of amber. Dominican Republic amber usually fluoresces blue. This is a simple test if you happen to have a black light. Just shine the black light on the sample and observe the ‘shine’.

Often a certificate of authenticity is provided if the amber is genuine.  For our full range of amber teething necklaces click here

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