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Time: 15 mins to lanolise, then soaking time, plus drying time.
4 terry cloth nappies or two towels.
Suggestion: Read all instructions before you start. This helps to provide an overview and keep you organised.
1. Start with water and add lanolin. Add two cups of tap water to the Pyrex jug. Add a pea size blob of lanolin.
2. Heat to melt lanolin. Microwave on high for 3 minutes or enough to melt the solid lanolin. Remove from microwave.
3. Add soap. Add a small squirt of baby wash to the water. This works to break up the lanolin and spread it around the water mixture (emulsify).
4. Mix. I use a stick mixer with a whisk attachment to mix the baby wash into the lanolin water.
5. Let cool. Once you are happy that the mix is emulsified you can either leave it to cool to tepid (body temperature) temperature or add ice cubes to bring the temperature down quickly. A milky lanolin mixture provides a more even coverage of lanolin.
8. Remove wool from water.In an empty sink gently press down to squeeze out excess water. Never wring or rub. DO not rinse the cover/s.9. Remove excess water from wool. Lay down two terry flats (or a towel folded in half). Lay the wool cover in the middle. Lay two more terry flats (or a second towel folded in half) so you get a wool cover sandwich. Roll and gently squeeze as you go. Unroll and remove the cover. Do each cover separately.
10. Dry wool. Dry flat in the shade.
This method works for one wool cover. ”