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How to Lanolize Your Wool. A Quick Video Guide.

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woolweek copyThis post is part of “All About Wool Week” on Dirty Diaper Laundry.

Lanolizing wool seems complicated but it is truly simple!  Don’t over think it!  I did tons of research before I set about lanolizing my covers for the first time.  While I always, always encourage people to do their research I think over researching can be a bad thing.  If you spend hours reading about washing and lanolizing wool it seems like a feat!  I hope the video shows you how easy it can be, although I am silly and thought I was recording portions of it but actually wasn’t!  Here is what I do:

  1. Run VERY HOT water from your tap (or boil water) and put it in a bowl.  Add a squirt of Wool Wash or baby shampoo and 1 inch of Lansinoh lanolin.
  2. Shake well until all of the lanolin has dissolved.  You can also microwave the mixture.  Works great!
  3. Fill your sink (or tub, bowl, etc) with lukewarm water.  Saturate cover(s) completely.
  4. Run a new sink full of lukewarm water if desired.
  5. Pour your lanolin/soap mixture in your sink.
  6. Immerse cover(s) in the water inside out.  Work them around a bit and let soak for at least 30 minutes.
  7. Remove from water and wring out, then either roll in a dry, clean towel or put in your washer for a spin cycle.
  8. Lay Flat to dry.

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Kim Rosas began Dirty Diaper Laundry in 2009 out of a desire to help more parents understand modern cloth diapers. She lives in Florida with her husband of 5 years and her two boys. Even though none of her boys wear diapers anymore she is still just as committed to promoting them. In her spare time Kim enjoys video editing, photography, and coffee.
  • Elisha

    thanks for showing this! I have been wondering how to lanolize wool.

  • Ameya

    Thanks for this, Kim! My husband & I just watched it and are finally going to Lanolize that awesome SBish cover i won here on wool week (Yeah, a little delayed, i’m a procrastinator! _!
    .-= Ameya´s last blog ..Link Round Up 11/09 =-.

  • Sarah Hayes

    thank you! Im just beginning my wool journey and have been very nervous about it. the lanolizing process has seemed intimidating but I feel more at ease about it now after reading the easy steps. I cant wait to try wool. I think Im going to love it and wonder why I didnt use it sooner lol