Amber originated as fossilized tree sap (an organic compound) so it is aka a bio-crystal. Some Amber has trapped insects or leaves. Overall Amber is a strong healer and cleanser with a warming and uplifting quality. Use it during the winter's darker months to bring a ray of sunshine to the winter "blahs" as Amber will quickly start to absorb negative energies and help build a positive, sunny mood and disposition. When treating children, the Mother should wear the stone first and transmit to the child.