FAQs

Is lanolin cruelty-free?
Lanolin is a waxy substance derived mainly from the wool of sheep. The sheep's sebaceous glands produce this “wool wax” or "wool grease" to help shed water and keep the sheep dry. It's extracted by putting the wool through a centrifuge machine that separates the oil from other chemicals and debris. Sheep are not harmed during the painless wool shearing process, therefore lanolin is 100% cruelty free.


What’s the difference between EP (Pharmaceutical) Grade and Raw Lanolin?
Raw lanolin has a stronger sheep like smell and is mostly used as a lubricant, for rust proofing, for leather protection etc, while our EP grade lanolin has little to no odour. EP is ultra-pure, pharmaceutical-grade anhydrous lanolin that conforms to the most recent edition of the European Pharmacopoeia and mostly used for cracked lips, dry skin, eczema, diaper rash, breastfeeding mums etc.


Is lanolin safe for babies?
Yes! In fact, most hospitals use lanolin to nursing mums and it’s safe for newborns. Our EP Grade lanolin has so many uses, is made of all natural ingredients and is proven safe for both mums and babies.


Is lanolin safe for pregnant women?
Lanolin is safe for pregnant women however, some women are more sensitive during pregnancy, so we always recommend for you to consult your doctor. 


My lanolin has hardened and solidified, what should I do?
A bit like honey, lanolin is all natural and is therefore heat susceptible. This means there is a slight tendency for it to solidify in colder months and be more ‘liquid’ in warmer months. We recommend warming the product up before use during colder seasons.


What is the shelf life of NZ Naturally Lanolin?
It's officially 2 years but it actually lasts forever and our lanolin never goes mouldy.


How do I become a stockist?
Feel free to email us for enquiries and wholesale prices, please contact info@nznaturally.nz