How to Lano

LANOLIN BATH METHOD: Begin with clean wool.

STEP 1: Fill a small glass or measuring cup with hot water and add approx. ¼ tsp. a small chunk of an emulsifying sheep or bar. Stir well.

STEP 2: Add ½ - 1 tsp. of lanolin per cover. Stir well until the solution is milky and lanolin is completely dissolved.

STEP 3: Fill sink with lukewarm water. Cool the lanolin solution by adding cooler water or an ice cube. Add the lanolin solution to the water and stir. The water should remain milky with no lanolin spots or clumps.

STEP 4: Lay your wool in the water. Swirl the wool around and turn inside out if it is not already. Allow wool to soak for a minimum of 15 minutes. Overnight soaking is not necessary with a good lanolin solution.

STEP 5: Squeeze water out. Do not twist or wring. Lay the wool in a towel and roll it up pressing firmly to remove as much moisture as possible. Unroll and lay flat to air dry.


DRY-LANOLIZING METHOD: Begin with clean wool. Turn your wool cover inside out and rub a small amount of lanolin between your hands to liquefy the lanolin. Gently massage the lanolin into the inside of the cover focusing on the wet zone. This is usually not as effective as the above method.