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Old 08-06-2014, 03:15 PM   #1
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Please explain wool cleaning products: cubes, hard, etc

I am new to wool. Using eucalan I scented, which I love. But some peoe talk about having a wool wash bar and some cubes and they seem to have different uses. What are the differences? What should be used to spot clean? I have seen somethings say don't use a bar with lanolin and some people seem to love using one with lanolin because it helps keep it lanolized. This is all pretty confusing to me!

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Use what you like and works for you!

Some people use wool wash bars to spot clean and/or lanolize. I have used them to lanolize but prefer using baby wash to get out the mess because for my dirt loving girl the lanolin seems to trap the dirt into her woollies.

I love the Bee Green Naturals cubes though for lanolizing because I find it's an inexpensive way to try out scents without the commitment of a bottle of wool wash.
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Re: Please explain wool cleaning products: cubes, hard, etc

So cubes and wash have lanolin? I have fels naphtha bars, do those spot clean?
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So cubes and wash have lanolin? I have fels naphtha bars, do those spot clean?
Most of them do I think. I don't see why your bars wouldn't work.
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Re: Please explain wool cleaning products: cubes, hard, etc

The cubes I am not entirely sure about having never used them but I think they contain lanolin for lanolizing.

Most wool wash made for washing woolies contain lanolin. Your Eucalan does. Some are very high in lanolin and can double as a light lanolizing. So not for first or second time but after that it is good to go.

Wool wash bars are good for removing stains or spot cleaning where you just need to remove a bit of soiling but don't want to submerge the entire woolie in water. Olive oil soap is often highly recommended for this. Again, most made for woolie washing do contain some % of lanolin.

Stripping your woolies(often done with Dawn dish soap) removes all the lanolin which may be needed to remove stubborn stains as they can be caught beneath a layer or more of lanolin preventing them from being removed. They will need a good lanolizing before being put into use again.
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