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Organic Body Jewelry

Wood

This is one of the most popular types of organic body jewelry in the market today. It is stylish, lightweight and cheap. You could make assortment of creative designs with this and wear it on any part of the body. Wood is the most preferred material for making jewelry because it is natural and blends into the body. Do remember to remove it once in a while and clean it with jojoba oil or likewise that keeps the wood moist.

However, a big drawback of this is that it cannot be autoclave sterilized. That implies that it can contain bacteria and other harmful particles. Therefore it is not ideal for long time wear, for new piercings or unhealed piercings. Also try to use wood pieces that are not mixed in dye or other toxic metals.

Ivory

Until a big crackdown began on ivory dealings, this was another popular form of body jewelry. Ivory tusk from elephants fall in this category. However, walrus and Mastodon’s tusks are also used to make jewelry. Many people wear this mainly on ear and nose piercings. Given its large size it cannot be used on smaller body parts. It could be used individually or combined with metals to form a piece of jewelry. Just like other organic body jewelry this too cannot be sterilized and can cause bacterial infection if it is not cleaned well.

Bones and Horns

Cow bones and horns, fish bones, buffalo horns and bones are some of the most commonly used bones and horns in body jewelry. This practice started in ancient Africa and Egypt and is still a very popular culture. From one bone or horn, many small shaped and designs could be made. These are then carved and made to jewelry. As this cannot be sterilized, you have to regularly clean it with antibacterial liquids and also use essential oils. Sterilizing it might corrode the surface of the bone or horn.

Rock

This is loosely classified as an organic object though some experts do not hold the same views. Just as the other organic body jewelry, this too cannot be sterilized or worn for long periods of time without cleaning. It is also quite heavy and might stretch the skin where its pierced too. It does make for jewelry that looks very good and feels beautiful. Rocks also include precious and semi-precious stones.