Amazing Benefits Of Copper
Posted on September 20 2018
You might have noticed that I use a lot of copper in my designs. I love so many metals and intend on using all of them at some point. Copper has a lot of different meanings to me, as well as a lot of history. Wearing copper can be extremely beneficial. So in this particular blog post I want to educate and talk more about copper. It is such a fascinating metal. Don't worry -- I won't bore you with a ton of details. This will be quick and painless. Trust me when I say you will benefit from knowing more about wearing copper, as well as the fundamentals of the metal itself. Here are the 4 benefits you may not have known about copper.
1) COPPER HISTORY:
Copper is one of the oldest metals used by humans. The use of copper dates back over 10,000 years.
The Egyptians were the first to create metal alloys from copper-bronze (copper and tin) and brass (copper and zinc). The metal was highly prized in its natural form, as well as for use as an alloy. The more copper a person owned, the greater their social status was within society.
Since 100% of copper can be recycled without any loss of its original mined quality, it is the THIRD most recycled metal. Over 80% of the copper mined since it was discovered thousands of years ago is still in use today.
2) HEALING PROPERTIES:
Copper is an essential micronutrient that has numerous health, wellness, and beauty benefits. The healing properties of copper are caused from an enzymatic chemical reaction involving the body's own chemistry. For this to happen and effect the body, copper must come into contact with the body's skin, oils, and acids. Wearing copper is the perfect way to absorb the nutrients. Copper has been known to improve the circulation of blood, increasing energy, detoxification, reduce inflammation, relieve joint pain, stabilizing metabolism, and improving oxygen use.
Your body stores copper in your bones and muscles. How amazing is this?? It's easy to introduce copper to your body. All you have to do is wear copper jewelry.
This is truly incredible, and when I first read about this I think my jaw hit the floor. Copper has what’s known as an oligodynamic effect on bacteria. Basically, it kills microbes/germs. In fact, this is important to hospitals. As they are using door knobs and handles out of brass (copper and zinc combined) to minimize bacteria.
So let's talk about that infamous green color that copper can leave on your skin. It's normal and it happens to everyone. Copper reacts naturally with our salty skin, which happens whenever we sweat. Copper can also react to acidic environments - and your bodies acidity is related to your diet. Processed food, junk food, and red meat will make your body acidic. The more acidic your diet and body, the more likely you are to get sick.
This can make copper jewelry a terrific way to gauge whether or not you need to change your diet, or if you’re on the verge of coming down with a cold or virus. The more acidic/sick you are -- the more likely your skin will turn green. Wearing copper jewelry can be very useful!
Personally, I have worn copper/brass rings and cuffs without having my skin turn green at all. It's possible to have your body balanced and not have a reaction to copper. I love how it helps me gauge my bodies acidity and health level.
Copper possesses anti-oxidant properties which prevent free ions and radicals from raising the toxicity within the body. Anti-aging properties of copper are historically renowned and have an essential coenzyme in the production of collagen. By improving the density of collagen and elastic fibers, copper can help improve the aging process. PLUS, copper peptides may reduce inflammation, and speed up the healing process in wounds (which may help the skin look and feel younger).
My final reasoning for loving copper is the nostalgia factor. If you were a child of the 80's, I am sure you remember those copper tins that were used as wall decorations. Or the copper trivets with flowers or fruit images on them. MY home was full of this decor. I remember walking around my house and thinking how beautiful I thought the colors of the copper were.
So there it is! I am obviously a HUGE fan of copper. We have some beautiful copper and brass jewelry that will suit all of your healing needs! You deserve it!