Amber is often mistaken for a semi-precious stone, but it is actually a hardened plant fossil resin from a species of tree, the coniferous Pinus succinifera. The fossilization process can last up to 50 million years and It occurs mainly in the form of a drop or tubercle, with a homogeneous or conoidal structure.
Its original name from Arabic means "what floats in the sea" , since it floats on salt water. Large reserves of amber lie at the bottom of the Baltic Sea, and after major storms, when the waves have stirred up the bottom, it can be found on beaches and on the surface of shallow waters.
It is a stone sensitive to acids, bleach, gasoline, alcohol and perfumes. It can be lit with a match and the smoke released smells of incense, this is one of the easiest ways to check its originality.
This type of amber differs from that of other regions of the world due to its succinic acid content (responsible for its properties). It presents between 5% and 8% of this compound, compared to a much lower percentage in amber from the rest of the world. The hardness of amber from the Baltic Sea is between 2-3 on the Mohs scale. This amber from the Baltic Sea is one of the oldest and most appreciated in the world.
Amber has many benefits for all people and ages. Its best-known properties are linked to babies, it helps to relieve discomfort in the teething stage, and the recovery of energy that is dispersed. However, it also has very strong benefits in adults. Pregnant women are advised to take amber , as its relaxing abilities help to find perfect harmony with your body and with your future baby.
It also acts on throat problems, treats the stomach, spleen, kidneys, bladder, liver and gallbladder, relieves joint problems and strengthens mucous membranes. In elixir, and to heal wounds, it is an excellent natural antibiotic. It can stimulate the navel chakra and help ground the body's energies.
On the spiritual plane, amber has strong connections with the earth and settles the superior energies, it is a powerful healer and cleanser that removes diseases from the body and favors the revitalization of tissues. It cleanses the environment and the chakras, absorbs negative energies and transforms them into positive forces that stimulate self-healing of the body.
Psychologically, amber brings stability to life, but it also motivates by linking the object of desire with the drive to achieve it. Its warm and bright energies translate into a sunny and spontaneous attitude, which nevertheless respects tradition. It can help counteract depressive or suicidal tendencies.
Mentally, amber stimulates the intellect, clears depression, and promotes a positive state of mind as well as creative expression. It brings balance and patience and favors decision-making, being helpful for memory. Emotionally, amber favors peace and develops trust.
“Amber reminds you that your essence is in the deepest and most internal part of the trunk of a tree, that is your column, that is your marrow and that is where one must return, and that is why its greatest utility lies in attracting and keeping in the physical body the energies dispersed in our energetic bodies.”
Silvina Palena - Crystalsence