People get so confused and find it a bit hard to lanolise wool cloth and covers, when it's actually a lot easier than you might think.
Some lanolise straight after washing while the cloth is still damp.
If you're thinking you'll need to massage the lanolin directly to the cloth, no, you’re not going to have to that!
To start off, you’ll need to have the right supplies.
- Pure EP Grade Lanolin
- a teaspoon
- 1/2 liter of hot water
- a basin half filled with water
- a towel to dry
- a baby shampoo.
Here are the steps on how to lanolise wool nappies or clothes:
1. Use about 1/2 - 1 tsp of lanolin and melt it in about 1/2 liter of hot water and stir.
2. You will see the melted lanolin will float on top of the water like a yellow oil. Make sure you stir well until you no longer see yellow grease on top of the water.
3. To help disperse the lanolin into the water, you can add a few drops of baby shampoo or soap and mix. You will notice the mixture will turn to something a little cloudy looking.
4. Add the mixture into a sink or basin with enough level of water (about half filled), then stir/mix.
5. Turn the cloth upside down, then soak and leave it for 30 minutes.
6. Drain the water out and squeeze gently. Do not squeeze too hard, and do not rinse.
7. Use a towel to dry, gently squeeze.
9. Lay it out dry and flat under the sun and let the air circulate around.
Lanolising wool clothes is just so important as it preserves the life and durability of the clothes, so always remember to lanolise on a regular basis.