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craftymomto5
04-14-2007, 02:50 PM
I am new to using wool but would like to make my own wool wash instead of buying it. Does anyone have any recipes for one/ A DS momma gave me some lavender eucalan but it smells too much like our dogs flea shampoo.:yuck: Where can I get some good essential oils too? :lostit:

janendragon
04-14-2007, 03:38 PM
i use a little of my fav conditioner..... its always made my wool super soft!

craftymomto5
04-14-2007, 05:39 PM
:bumpsign:

serinat
04-14-2007, 05:43 PM
I use a squirt of Dr. Bronners (vegetable castile soap) to wash my wool covers.

To lanolize, I squeeze a 1/2" tube of lanolin into a cup of hot (almost boiling water) to dissolve. Adding a bit of Bronner's or baby shampoo to the cup will help disperse the lanoline throughout the liquid. Add this cup of solution to a tub or sink of cold water, and add your covers. Let them sit 10 minutes before draining.

cotton_jmb
04-14-2007, 05:43 PM
:popcorn:

susansabrina
04-16-2007, 10:26 AM
I use a squirt of Dr. Bronners (vegetable castile soap) to wash my wool covers.

To lanolize, I squeeze a 1/2" tube of lanolin into a cup of hot (almost boiling water) to dissolve. Adding a bit of Bronner's or baby shampoo to the cup will help disperse the lanoline throughout the liquid. Add this cup of solution to a tub or sink of cold water, and add your covers. Let them sit 10 minutes before draining.

That sounds great. I make my own soap but I was afraid to use it to wash diapers and I guess just never thought about it for wool.

crunchymomma
04-16-2007, 03:13 PM
I use ivory soap bars (plain white ones). Cheap and they work GREAT.

attachmom
04-27-2007, 09:12 AM
I use a squirt of Dr. Bronners (vegetable castile soap) to wash my wool covers.

To lanolize, I squeeze a 1/2" tube of lanolin into a cup of hot (almost boiling water) to dissolve. Adding a bit of Bronner's or baby shampoo to the cup will help disperse the lanoline throughout the liquid. Add this cup of solution to a tub or sink of cold water, and add your covers. Let them sit 10 minutes before draining.

When you use Dr. Bronners to wash your wool, do you need to rinse it after washing?
Thanks!

kocho
04-28-2007, 09:27 AM
To lanolize, I squeeze a 1/2" tube of lanolin into a cup of hot (almost boiling water) to dissolve. Adding a bit of Bronner's or baby shampoo to the cup will help disperse the lanoline throughout the liquid. Add this cup of solution to a tub or sink of cold water, and add your covers. Let them sit 10 minutes before draining.

I'm so glad I read this!! I looked at the lanolizing threads and was still confused. Thanks for the nice simple instructions!!

BabyBums
04-28-2007, 09:34 AM
I've alway just used the recipe on the fern and faerie site.

http://fernandfaerie.com/woolwash.html

Seems to work good for us.

soulyluna
02-24-2009, 08:22 AM
i want something yummy delicious like i've used from Naturally Luxe (http://hyenacart.com/naturallyluxe/). Anyone have ideas for how something like that can happen? It's wool wash on another galaxy....

BNC
02-24-2009, 10:44 AM
i want something yummy delicious like i've used from Naturally Luxe (http://hyenacart.com/naturallyluxe/). Anyone have ideas for how something like that can happen? It's wool wash on another galaxy....

Thats basically just 50% liquid lanolin and 50% liquid soap (sounds like a castile based on her description). Then she probably adds some EO's/FO's to the mix for scent.

You can buy organic liquid lanolin and organic castile liquid soap to make a replica or you can use whatever you have on hand.

februarymom
02-24-2009, 10:49 AM
baby shampoo and lanolin dissolved in boiling water. easy squeezy :)

cassieJJ
02-27-2009, 12:56 PM
I have been wondering this too, I make my own laundry detergent so it seems like a wast to buy detergent just for wool. I'm definitely going to try the baby shampoo, lanolin, boiling water mixture! So I know this is a dumb question, but do you guys still add extra lanolin to the water to lanolize?

Thanks for asking!

soulyluna
02-27-2009, 03:01 PM
NO question's a dumb question. generally, i don't ad more lanolin. i just wash more frequently because i love the ritual, the smell of scented wool wash, and shiny clean wool ;)

Trista
03-01-2009, 04:54 PM
Thats basically just 50% liquid lanolin and 50% liquid soap (sounds like a castile based on her description). Then she probably adds some EO's/FO's to the mix for scent.

You can buy organic liquid lanolin and organic castile liquid soap to make a replica or you can use whatever you have on hand.

For a NL replica, it won't be quite that simple b/c Whitney doesn't use castile soap, or premade soap at all. Hers is made by hand from scratch.

That's why it is sooooo yummy!

burgler
11-26-2010, 09:06 PM
Do folks rinse the diapers after the soap wash?

mkbdvm
11-26-2010, 10:57 PM
My wool wash instructions say to rinse after. HTH!