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MOUNTAIN PINE

The mountain pine is the true essence of the South Tyrolean arboreal landscape. Around a third of the mountain pine forests of South Tyrol are located in the Sarntal Valley. The mountain pine is a particularly resilient shrub which usually grows along forest edges. Its supple, curved branches hang low to the ground and can withstand every snowstorm.

Here in Reinswald, we have been harvesting and using the fine needles, cones and twig tips of the mountain pine for more than 100 years. The mountain pine oil derived from these parts is a high-quality natural treasure of the Sarntal Alps and has numerous possible applications. You can buy this pure, organic essential oil in our Natur-Shop in Unterreinswald or directly online here.

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Botanical name
Pine, Pinus mugo

Common name
Mountain pine, Dwarf mountain pine

Plant family
Pine family (Pinaceae)

Distribution
1,800 to 2,400 m above sea level

Plant height
Approx. 3 metres

Age
Up to 300 years

Harvest
May to November

Plant parts
Needles, twig tips and cones

Extraction method
Steam distillation; about 1 litre of essential oil is obtained from approx. 300 kg of chopped mountain pine twigs

Scent profile
Fresh and resinous with an intense forest scent

Base note
Stabilising and grounding

In the fairy-tale forest

The mountain pine brings strength and confidence. Grow stronger!

You are in a dense, cool forest. All alone, you walk through a labyrinth of trees and shrubs that is already very familiar to you because you have spent all of your life here, in your native forest. Even as a small chamois, this was your home, your refuge. But now you feel big and strong enough to finally leave this familiar place. The day you have been looking forward to all of your life is approaching.

High above, in the Sarntal Alps, it is even cooler and frostier than in your native forest below. You look up and wonder what awaits you when you make your way up together with your father. „Only chamois that are ready for the mountain are able to reach the peak. Those who break through the veil of fog and ascend to the high rocky slopes become strong and powerful animals.“

One sunny day, the time has finally come. You set out on the long journey to the summit with your father. You have spent the last few days resting and eating so that you are strong enough to tackle your big adventure. First, the trail leads you over roots and sticks, then over stone and gravel. You lift your hooves swiftly. Your father makes the whole thing look so effortless, but you still have to focus on each jump so as not to lose your balance on the steep terrain.

Many deep breaths later, your heads finally emerge from the veil of fog and you can already see the mountain peak before you. At the same moment, a bushy shrubland appears right in front of your eyes, the likes of which you have never seen before. This one plant suddenly stretches across your entire field of vision. Widely scattered, these dark pastel green bushes emerge from the ground: they are mountain pines.
Their two-needle ends are firm and pointed. Their cones shine in perfectly shaped ellipses. A fresh scent arises that reminds you of the fragrant conifers in the valley and yet is so new to you. You breathe in deeply, taking in the sweet scent of mountain pine. It gives you strength and fills you with confidence.

„My child, you are now a strong chamois! This scent is the breath of the mountain pine. It has seen you. It gives you endurance and courage, eliminates any anxiety and dulls all the pain that life will bring your way. From now on, you will carry the breath of the mountains within you. It will accompany and reinforce you until the end of your life.“

A sense of fulfilment comes over you. The mountain peak suddenly feels so close and you experience a warm connection to this unknown plant which is no longer new to you.

100% natural - 100% organic
Feel the invigorating effect of mountain pine

Our favorite:
Mountain pine organic essential oil 10ml

Our mountain pine essential oil is a 100% pure, natural, certified organic product. Using natural raw materials from the Sarntal Valley, we create a true miracle cure for body, mind and soul in our in-house distillery.
This active oil is extracted from wild mountain pine from the Sarntal Valley, also known as „Reisch “, and carefully bottled in our in-house distillery. We create a stimulating product that can be used in a variety of ways. 
With our organic mountain pine oil, you can experience the breath of the mountains even at home!

€9.90

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Mountain pine - Strenght and confidence.

Mountain pine organic essential oil 200ml
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€89.00

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Mixed Ziggrlar mountain pine sweets 330gr
€10.00

Mountain pine - Strenght and confidence.

Mountain pine hydrolate 100 ml
€10.60

Mountain pine - Strenght and confidence.

Red Ziggrlar mountain pine sweet and salty 160gr
€5.00

Mountain pine - Strenght and confidence.

Bath salts mountain pine 200 gr
€15.40
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