The stone pine (Pinus cembra) It’s not called the “Queen of the Alps” for nothing. Also known as Swiss stone pine, the proud tree belongs to the pine family. Stone pine grows mainly in the Alps, in areas that are 1500 meters above sea level. Not only do these sturdy trees have a striking silhouette, they also possess a number of valuable qualities. Their type of wood is one of the finest there is, and for many good reasons. That’s why more and more people prefer furniture and home accessories made of stone pine. A stone pine pillow and a stone pine bed have been a real hit for some time now and are a popular choice, especially for those with insomnia. But also in general, products with pine wood or oil ensure increased well-being and bring a lot of health benefits. You will learn more about this in the next few lines.
Stone pine – the valuable treasures of the Alps
What is a pine pillow
Having a pine bed in the bedroom is one of the best decisions that leads to a good night’s sleep. You not only bring nature into the house visually, but also haptically. At the same time, the room is filled with the soothing aroma of pine, which ensures relaxation and inner peace. Valuable stone pine beds naturally have their price and not everyone can buy them immediately. You need some rehearsal and testing as well as the necessary budget. It could also be that the scent of the stone pine is not right for someone. That’s why it’s recommended to start small and try it out with a stone pine cushion.
Prefer cotton or linen for the pillowcases
Pine pillows are pillows that are filled with pine wood shavings. These should be as fresh as possible so that the fragrance lasts longer. High-quality manufacturers therefore also offer refill packs that should be replaced in a few months or a year. At the same time, many also recommend using a pine spray that contains pure, essential pine oil. The pine pillow smells even more intensively and you benefit even more from the many health benefits of this gift of nature. You can find out exactly what these are below.
Fresh pine shavings contain more pine oil
Of course you can also make a pine pillow yourself by sewing a simple pillow and filling it with pine shavings. For example, if you find a wood workshop nearby, you can ask if they have fresh material. You can also find good pine shavings online or in specialized local shops.
Shake and air the pine cushions more often
Why is stone pine oil so popular?
The secret of the beneficial effect of pine pillows, pine beds and co. lies in the pine oil, which is found in pine wood. Or more precisely in its ingredients. These are valuable terpinoles, marcene, limoson and cineal. The active ingredient pinosylvin is one of the most important of these, to which many of the positive effects of stone pine oil are due.
According to some scientific studies, such as this one by the Joanneum Research Institute for non-invasive diagnostics at the University of Graz, stone pine oil/pine wood has the following health benefits for us humans:
decreases heart rate
This allows you to calm down and relax more quickly and saves your heart up to an hour of work per night.
Falling asleep is made easier and the deep sleep phase is prolonged.
stabilizes the circulation
In this way, weather sensitivity is controlled.
increases the ability to concentrate
Not only does this make you more efficient, you also gain life energy at the same time.
neutralizes harmful electromagnetic radiation
A better energetic room climate is provided, which brings a mental balance.
has an antibacterial effect
This positive property offers good protection against bacteria and even viruses, especially during cold periods, but also practically always.
Stone pine oil can help to clear the airways of some mucus and is therefore often used for bronchitis.
Inhalations with a few pine oil drops in a water bath are a tried and tested home remedy
repels vermin such as moths, mites and mosquitoes
It is not for nothing that pine wood and oil are highly recommended, especially for allergy sufferers and asthmatics.
neutralizes the smell of tobacco
Non-smokers in a smoking household in particular really benefit from this property. But you can also generally benefit from it in many cases and always have a bottle of stone pine oil or spray with you.
What should you consider when buying stone pine products?
Basically, you should always keep in mind that pine wood and oil are not so easy and cheap to buy. In addition, stone pines are under nature protection in Austria, for example. That’s why high-quality stone pine products are never too cheap. In this sense, you should always pay attention to the price and watch out for bargains that are too cheap. These could be made with inferior wood or chips. The same applies to pine oil. Sometimes even synthetic oil is offered, which only has a similar aroma, but in no case can offer the beneficial properties of real stone pine oil. Therefore, always pay attention to the exact labeling on the packaging. Terms such as “nature-identical” or “natural” are misleading. It should “100% natural essential BIO oil” mean. Only then can you be sure that you can benefit from it to the maximum.
Rely on the best quality for stone pine cushions and other products!
Invite nature into your home with a fragrant pine pillow or why not with a pine bed. Enjoy the pleasant aroma and the countless positive effects on body, mind and soul. Let go and immerse yourself in a more relaxed living oasis that gives you more peace and well-being.
Better sleep quality with stone pine pillows
Living and furnishing with stone pine is always a good idea
Also for your four-legged friends…
And of course for your loved ones
Sew a Swiss stone pine cushion out of cotton or linen yourself
Or find one from a good manufacturer