Handmade Hazelwood/ Gemstone Eczema Therapeutic Aid. This mix of gemstones, paired with Hazelwood is a perfect mix for those battling eczema or skin issues. There are around 20 different types of Hazelwood plants. The Hazelwood that we always use is known as Corylus Cornuta (Beaked Hazel) and is pruned from the forests in Southern Canada. Pruning the hazelwood bush does not affect the vitality, and it does continue to grow after being pruned. Hazelwood is naturally rich in active compounds that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory therapeutic properties. Hazelwood absorbs excess acid in the body and creates a more alkaline state. In turn, it helps the body to create and maintain more balanced PH levels when worn directly against the skin. It has been known to help alleviate symptoms associated with eczema, joint pain, digestion issues, dry skin, skin irritations, acid reflux, heartburn, ulcers, acne, and teething. Unlike Amber and gemstones, Hazelwood needs to be replaced every 4-8 months for optimum therapeutic relief. You may also notice symptoms begin to reappear when the Hazelwood can no longer absorb acidity from your body. Occasionally you will want to mist or cleanse your Hazelwood with water to allow the wood to moisten, which also helps it to absorb better. Child items: Use a piece of loose string to measure a comfortable snug fit, and then add 1 extra inch to the total. Normal infant necklaces are 10-11", with older children being between 12-13". Bracelets and anklets vary in size from 5-8" for children. Please measure this as close to the 1/4" as possible. This is to be worn and NOT chewed on. They are all safety knotted, and have A safety pop screw clasp to allow for the item to pop apart or break if enough pressure is applied. If you have any preference as to color or raw vs tumbled, or would like a custom size.... Please private message me your specifications after checkout. Colors of Amber will vary from white to deep brown and red, string color will also vary. If you are interested in one of our mixed Baltic Amber & Gemstone necklaces send us a private message before purchase, as price and gemstone combination vary greatly. Thank You! While healing stones have been used for years for many different issues, and still are today; This is not medical advice or to be used in lieu of. With any medical concern always consult a doctor. This healing jewelry is made to be worn and used in addition to your doctors orders or prescriptions. Do not substitute this for medical care.