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Old 02-14-2007, 09:25 AM   #1
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Im looking to get some new woolwash/ lanolin and was wondering what everyone used? Ive seen spray on lanolin which looks like it would be really easy, but wasnt sure if people liked it or not? Also, Im not sure if I should get a woolwash bar, or the liquid kind?


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Re: wool care questions

IMO i dont like the spray lanolin. it just dosent seem to work as well as my balm from ITS.

i have both a bar and liquid. my bar i use for "scrubbing" poo and dirty marks. the liquid is more for soaking non dirty wool.
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Re: wool care questions

I use a liquid lanolin for my main lanolizing, but I think the spray is great for touch ups, and extends the time between lanolizing. There are some nice scents, too.
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I love using lanolin balm, especially the stuff from ITS. As an added side benefit, after lanolizing wool, my hands feel nice and soft and smell great.

I prefer the wool wash bars vs the liquid soap. I can get stains out much easier by gently rubbing the bar on the wool. If my longies / soakers aren't stained but still need a wash, I just put the wool wash bar underneath the running water for a few seconds and just let my wool soak in that.
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Re: wool care questions

I've got some of all of it....and find each has its own purpose.

Liquid Wool Wash= new (freshly crocheted) or clean wool.
Wool Wash Bar= stained or poopy wool.

In the Sink:
Liquid Lanolin= lanolizing over a scented wool wash
Solid Lanolin (scented)= lanolizing over an unscented wool wash

After the Sink:
Spray Lanolin= Spraying on damp wool after wool wash or on dry wool in between.
Lanolin Balm= Applying to used wool (that's clean, but I'm unsure if it had been lanolized by the previous user.)

It really depends on how you see yourself using it......or, you may be like me and like to use them all.

I suggest getting several sample sizes of various products to see what you find works best for your wool care needs.
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