I get a lot of questions daily about Quinn & Lane Hazelwood Necklaces. So I've decided to make a post designed to help answer some of the most Frequently Asked Questions I get. If your question is not answered here, feel free to comment or send me a message. I am always revising this FAQ list to include more!
|Hazelwood Necklaces provide natural healing relief from|
teething, eczema, migraines, acne, colic, reflux, heartburn,
nausea, arthritis, constipation, digestive issues & more!
What is Hazewood and how does it work?
Hazelwood has been used for centuries by aboriginal people to help treat symptoms of common ailments, by neutralizing the acidity in the body. Quinn & Lane's Hazelwood is made from the branches of Hazelwood trees that are farmed in Quebec. They are hand cut and hand drilled. By wearing the Hazelwood beads in constant contact with your skin, it absorbs the acidity through your skin, into the wood which helps relieve symptoms from ailments such as: teething, colic, ulcers, acid reflux, heartburn, skin problems (psoriasis, eczema, acne), arthritis, constipation, migraines/headaches, sensitive & bleeding gums, digestive issues and even helps reduce dental cavities! They are also great for helping ease nausea from pregnancy! Quinn & Lane Hazewlood necklaces are safe and natural, and can be worn on newborns, pregnant mothers and everyone in between! Important: In order for your Hazelwood Necklace to be effective, it must be worn 24/7, even in the bath or shower and while sleeping. It only needs to be removed if you are swimming in chlorinated water.
What size do I need?
To get the best fit, it is always advised to measure at the base of the neck. For children/babies under 5 years old, it is recommended that the necklace be no more 1.5" to 2" longer than the neck measurement to prevent the necklaces from being pulled up over the chin into the mouth. This size will yield a nice snug fit (see picture below), allowing for two fingers to fit between the necklace and the neck. For older children, teens and adult sizing, it is recommended the necklace be at least 2" to 3" longer than the neck measurement. Depending on your preference you may want it a bit longer if you prefer to wear longer necklaces.
|A necklace should fit snug on a child under 5 years of age to|
prevent them from pulling it up over their chin into their mouth.
Do you make Hazelwood bracelets/anklets?
I can certainly make any size you like, wether you want to wear Hazelwood around your neck, wrist or ankle. However, keep in mind that Hazelwood is effective only when it's in constant contact with your skin. The more Hazelwood beads you have in contact with your skin, the more acidity it's able to absorb. And while wearing it around your wrist or ankle is "cute", it isn't always laying flat that way, and not making very good contact with your skin and may not be as effective.
How quickly does it start working?
Because everyone's symptoms vary in degree and frequency, it's not possible to say exactly how long before you notice improvement. However most of my customers report that they see a dramatic improvement in symptoms within the first 24-48 hours, with continual improvement afterwards.
How will I know when it's time to replace my necklace? How long do they last?
On average, necklaces last approximately 3 months. Depending on how acidic your body is, will determine how long the necklace lasts. The more acidic you are, the more frequently you will need to replace your necklace. You will know when it's time to replace your necklace when symptoms start to return. You can also tell by the colour of the ends of the Hazelwood beads. They will turn black, compared to the nice bright cream colour of brand new beads (see picture below). Hazelwood beads can only absorb so much acidity before it will no longer be effective. So if you are unsure, it is recommended you replace your necklace after at least 3 months of use.
|Generally, necklaces should be replaced every 3 months,|
or sooner if symptoms return. When you see the ends of your
Hazelwood beads have turned black like this (compared to a
new bead above) , then it's time to replace your necklace!
What do you mean by "Safety Clasp"?
All Quinn & Lane Hazelwood Necklaces are made with a Safety Clasp. These clasps are designed to "open up" under a certain amount of pressure, so that the necklace falls loose without losing any beads (see pic below). This is a safety feature to prevent strangulation or choking. Most of the time, the looped end of the wire can be hooked back onto the open end of the clasp, and a pair of needle nose pliers can be used to pinch the clasp closed. Sometimes though, if the necklace has been pulled on hard enough, both ends of the clasp can open up and the clasp can be lost. In this case I offer free replacement of the clasp. I can either mail you a new one, or if you are local you are welcome to stop in for a free repair!
|The Safety Clasp is designed to "open up" so the necklace|
falls loose without spilling beads. Most of the time this
minor repair can be done at home yourself!
Can you make my necklace with a different clasp instead?
No. I will only use the Safety Clasp as mentioned above due to safety reasons. I realize you can get magnetic safety clasps, however there is always a chance the clasp could fall off and if a magnetic clasp were to be swallowed it can be very dangerous. I also realize that some would prefer a non Safety Clasp for an adult necklace. However, you will be glad you have the safety clasp should you ever get your necklace caught or tugged on by a child, as it will fall loose instead of break, avoiding the spill of beads everywhere!
Is it safe for my baby to sleep with a necklace on?
Because of the safety clasp yes. Should the necklace get caught or pulled on, it will break free to prevent strangulation or choking. However it is recommended for infants (or babies who tend to play with their necklaces) to double wrap it around their ankle under one-piece sleepers while napping and at night as an extra precaution.
Is there any chance of allergic reaction to Hazelwood?
While it's impossible to say that Hazelwood is hypoallergenic, it has never been reported that anyone has had an allergic reaction to wearing Hazelwood. Even those with nut allergies have worn Hazelwood with no side effects. The clasp itself is lead/nickel free however if you feel you may experience a reaction to the metal if you are sensitive, you can always apply a clear coat of nail varnish or some tape around the clasp to prevent any reaction.
Won't my baby just play with it and try and pull it off?
You would be surprised at how little interest your kiddo will take in his/her new necklace. Even the most busiest hands usually forget about it after an hour or so and never bother with it. However, if you do find that your child will not leave the necklace alone, try starting off with short periods of wearing. An hour at a time, gradually increasing how long he/she wears it, until you can keep it on them full time without them playing with it. The necklaces are very light weight and comfortable and in no time your little one will not even notice it's there!
Why do you use such small "seed beads" between the Hazelwood pieces? Can you make mine with larger beads and/or charms?
While larger beads and charms are certainly cute, Quinn & Lane's main priorities for these necklaces is safety and function. Charms will always pose a choking hazard, a risk that we are not willing to take. As for larger beads, they prevent the Hazelwood from making contact with the skin, which would render the necklace non-functional. We chose decorative beads that are smaller in diameter than the Hazelwood beads themselves, so that 100% of all the Hazelwood beads are making perfect contact with your skin! But don't worry, we have so many colour choices available you will never feel that your necklace isn't "cute" -- be creative and mix up as many colours as you like for a unique custom look each time!
Is it normal for some of the bark to chip off?
Yes! Hazelwood beads are all natural, and made from dried Hazelwood. When wood dries out it can cause the bark to chip off or even a bead to crack! While it doesn't happen very often, any bark that comes loose should be peeled off. This does NOT affect the benefits or use of the necklace at all. In fact it just enhances it's natural rustic look! However, should a Hazelwood bead crack and start coming loose from the wire, contact me right away and I will replace your necklace at no charge. Due to the fact that it is a natural product, it can happen from time to time (although again I emphasize "not often") but I will make sure you get a replacement. Do not wear the necklace should a Hazelwood bead crack and/or come right off the wire. Simply take a picture, send it to me and then dispose of the necklace right away. Note: This replacement only includes damage from normal wear and tear and or natural product defect. Should the necklace be abused, stepped on or chewed, it will not be replaced under our guarantee and a new one will have to be purchased. Replacement is only offered during the first 2 months of a necklace's life.
What is the difference between Baltic Amber vs. Hazelwood?
When worn against warm skin, Baltic Amber (which is fossilized tree sap – not a stone) releases succinic acid into the body, which is a natural pain reliever. Hazelwood works in the opposite way by removing harmful acidity from the body through the skin into the wood. While the succinic acid released by Baltic Amber is natural and harmless, at Quinn & Lane our chosen method for symptom relief is removing toxins from the body, not adding anything to the body. Some prefer Baltic Amber over Hazelwood, but most achieve more healing success with Hazelwood alone. Some even choose to wear both at the same time! It's all personal preference. However, Baltic Amber must NOT be worn in the bath/shower or when swimming. Hazelwood can!
How do I order? How much are they? How much is shipping?
You can easily place your order through our online shop HERE. Or visit www.quinnandlane.etsy.com or even send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org! Necklaces are $12-$15 each (depending on size) and we ship worldwide for a flat rate, regardless of how many you order: Only $2.75 to Canada, $3.50 to US and $7.50 Everywhere Else!
If I haven't answered your question above, please feel free to leave a comment or contact me! I will be sure to continue to update this FAQ as more questions arise! Happy Healing!