Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Let's talk about wool. I know we've touched on wool a few times in the last couple of months, but have you taken the plunge yet? Don't be intimidated! Longies, shorties, covers.... there are so many gorgeous and natural options to fit every need. There are also some really great wool-care options that will make your journey into the land of wool so much easier.
One of our top wool-care lines is Sheepish Grins. They really have everything you need to care for your wooly investment, and their products are affordable and reliable. From wool wash to lanolin spray, you will find convenient products that take the guess work out of wool care.
So where do you start? There are two main components to basic wool care: wool wash and lanolin. The great part about Sheepish Grins Wool Wash is that it actually contains lanolin so that you don't have to lanolize your wool as often. It will get your shorties clean, and add enough lanolin that you should be able to go a few weeks (maybe longer) without having to lanolize your wool. If you use their Foaming Wool Wash, you will be using a gentle, unscented product that will last you a very long time.
You can also use wool wash in Bar form. It gives you the same great cleaning power, but will also help moisturize dry hands! Just fill your sink or a basin with water and lather the bar between your hands to help get the Wool Wash into the water. You can also gently rub the bar right onto your wool. The one accessory you want to make sure you have if you use a bar soap is a Wooden Soap Deck so that your Lanolin Bar can dry in between uses. The Sheepish Grins Lanolin Soap and Wool Wash Bar is made by hand with only quality ingredients, so you can feel confident that you are using something that is both high quality, and safe.
Once your wool longies, covers, shorties, and wraps are washed and smell all fresh and clean, use some Sheepish Grins Creamy Lanolin Spray to make those babies nice and water-resistant again! Just gently shake the bottle, then spray it on to both the inside and outside of your diaper covers! Make sure you give your covers a while to soak the lanolin in. Don't lanolize the cover you need for bed-time an hour before your babe is supposed to hit the sack. Once you have let your covers dry, they are good to go for another few weeks!
I hope you're starting to see that wool really isn't all that difficult or intimidating. What it is though is a really reliable and natural way too keep your baby's sheets nice and dry!