A Peruvian with his alpaca

If you love organic wool pillows then an organic alpaca pillow is the best alternate to wool pillows. There are many health benefits of using natural organic products, including alpaca pillow, which I discuss in this article.

More and more people are now replacing their home décor and products with natural, organic and eco-friendly products, not only for environmental reasons because of the Green Living message echoed across the globe, but very importantly for their own health and well-being. Life is meant to be natural, healthy and lived longer.

Many researches have shown that chemicals used in the production of many products we use every day can be harmful to the human body. Natural and organic products are found to be safe, both for humans and the environment.

In our efforts to live healthy lives, we sometimes overlook our bedroom. It is one place where we spend one-third of our lives. We unsuspectingly use bedding and especially pillows that could be the source of harmful chemical, fungi and other organisms responsible for many health problems and harmful diseases.

Natural and organic pillows are healthy alternatives to synthetic pillows which contain harmful chemicals. If you like plant-based organic pillows, you have a choice between organic cotton pillow, natural latex pillow, organic buckwheat pillow or organic kapok pillow. If you want an alternative to organic wool pillow (wool from sheep), then consider organic alpaca wool pillow.

Alpaca fleece

What is Alpaca Wool?

Natural alpaca fleece sheared from alpaca is used as the main pillow fill in organic alpaca pillow. An alpaca (vicugna pacos) is a domesticated species of South American camelid that are bred specifically for their fiber. Alpacas live in the high heights of The Andes and at temperatures below zero degree Celsius in winter to as high as 35 degree Celsius during summer.

For centuries these amazing animals have survived in their environment and provided the inhabitants of those places with wool for textiles. Alpaca wool has hollow fibers and that helps alpacas to control their body temperature to keep them warm in winter and cool in summer in the high heights and the icy cold mountains of The Andes.

Alpaca wool is similar to sheep’s wool and is warmer but not prickly. Alpaca fleece has a soft glossy feel, is durable, luxurious and silky natural fiber. The preparing, carding, spinning, weaving and finishing process of alpaca wool is very similar to the process used for sheep wool. Alpaca fiber is used for making a wide variety of knitted and woven items such as blankets, coats, scarves, socks, bedding, and also as alpaca pillow fill.

A healthy bedroom for good health

Five (5) Benefits of Alpaca Wool Pillow

(i) Naturally water-repellent

Alpaca wool pillow is good for people who suffer from night sweats because of its natural water-repellent properties. The wool wicks away moisture, making the pillow unsuitable for dust mites to make their habitation and bring you more problems. Alpaca wool’s ability to repel moisture naturally also makes alpaca wool pillow mold and mildew-proof.

(ii) Naturally controls temperature

The alpaca wool naturally controls temperature by keeping your head warm during cold nights and cool when the temperature is high. It adjusts to the temperature around you and your body temperature to give you a good night sleep.

(iii) Non-toxic and chemical-free

Organic alpaca pillow does not contain toxic chemicals and lanolin, which makes it hypoallergenic. It is therefore the best organic pillow for the person sensitive to chemicals. Research has shown that toxic and harmful chemicals used in conventional synthetic pillows can cause reproductive, developmental and neurological damage such as lower intelligence in children, headaches, respiratory track infections and even cancer.

(iv) Aids better sleep

People experience deep and restful sleep when sleeping on bedding made from natural fibers. A good quality sleep promotes good health. An organic alpaca pillow is a pillow that is soft and provides good balance for neck support, enabling you to enjoy a good healthy sleep.

(v) Eco-friendly and sustainable

If you an environmentally-conscious person, alpaca wool pillow is eco-friendly and it is made from a sustainable resource. No animals are killed nor natural environment is destroyed in rearing, processing and production of the product. Buying organic products also helps farmers in the supply chain that produce the alpaca fleece.


To conclude, the top reasons why you should consider replacing your conventional pillows with organic pillows, and especially organic alpaca pillows, is because you appreciate the gift of life and want to live a healthy life in a healthy environment. Organic alpaca pillow improves the quality of sleep, repel dust-mites, mold and mildew and other unpleasant allergens that cause allergies and breathing problems. Organic alpaca pillows are non-toxic and chemical-free and are eco-friendly.

2 thoughts on “Benefits of Organic Alpaca Pillow”

  1. I was unaware that Alpaca could be used for pillows!! I know it is a relatively new concept to use Alpaca wool for mittens, as it is much warmer and softer than traditional sheep’s wool. I had no idea it was water resistant though!! I am definitely intrigued to try this type of pillow for my entire family! I wonder though, how would they affect people who have allergies to wool?

    1. Hi Janice, thank you for your comments. I’m happy that you found the topic useful and are considering alpaca pillows. On the issues of allergies, pillows made with alpaca wool fiber will not affect people who have allergies to sheep wool as it is the lanolin in the sheep wool that is believed to be the cause of allergies. Also, the coarse fiber in the sheep wool can cause allergic reactions in people with sensitive skin. Alpaca fiber is a good alternate to wool fiber because it does not contain lanolin and the soft wool is derived mostly from baby alpacas.

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