Hazelwood is native to Canada and indigenous to Quebec. It was first used by Aboriginal people centuries ago when they discovered it had soothing benefits when they placed hazelwood bark chips on their babies necks to ease the pain of teething. It has the medicinal property of neutralizing the body's acidity, which by doing so, relievesor prevents ailments such as, * Acid reflux * Heartburn * Teething * Skin problems (psoriasis, eczema, acne) * Arthritis and Arthrosis * Constipation * Migraines * Dental Cavities * Canker Sores * Diaper Rash * Acne and more..... Most people who suffer from an inbalance of pH levels are unbalanced towards the acidic. This forces the body to borrow minerals including sodium, calcium, potassium and magnesium from vital organs and bones in order to neutralize the acid and safety remove it from the body. The hazelwood is 100% organic and natural - no chemicals of any kind (pesticides, fertilizers, etc.) are used to grow the hazelwood trees used in this jewellery. Therefore, necklaces made from Hazelwood are as effective and safe for adults as they are for babies and children. The jewellery is all handmade and has been growing in popularity with families looking for natural remedies to cure a variety of ailments.