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Old 06-07-2006, 12:16 PM   #1
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Wool Care - what do you do?

So I'm eagerly waiting for my first wool pieces to arrive (we've just recently switched from using FBs exclusively), so now I'm trying to figure out how to care for it.

I know the obvious stuff - no washing machine or dryer etc.

So, what am I looking for in a wool wash? I saw some stuff labelled as "wool/Fleece Cleaner with lanolin". Would that work?

Also, I saw liquid lanolin, but I couldn't figure out how I'd apply it to the wool.

So, what's your routine, and what product do you use?
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Old 06-07-2006, 01:49 PM   #2
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Re: Wool Care - what do you do?

Well, my method isn't one that many people would use.

I wash mine in my machine on a hand wash cycle about once every month or two (if there's poopy in between washings, I wash it by hand in the sink). I use Johnson's Softwash baby wash on my wool. For poopy, I scrub a little Burt's Bees Baby Bee shampoo bar on it. These are easy, cause I have them on hand and don't have to order them online. They also smell really good without bothering my kids' sensitive skin!
Whenever they seem to need lanolizing (every 2-3 weeks) I lanolize with a liquid lanolin. I take a peri-bottle, fill it with warm water and a squirt (probably about a tsp-tbsp) of the liquid lanolin and shake it up. I plug the sink, add a little warm water in there, put the wool in and pour the lanolin over it. I swish it around a little and make sure it soaks in. Then I leave it to soak a while. I come back and drain the sink, gently squeeze excess water out, roll in a towel, and lay it on the counter to dry.
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Old 06-07-2006, 04:41 PM   #3
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I have a really detailed wool FAQ sheet I include with all my orders. You are welcome to have one -- I can email it to you in word doc form. PM me your email addy and I can send it right over to kinda help you out
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