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Wool Care

Wool Care is provided for HumBird by Yooki Wool. All ship form HumBird HQ here in Germany.

SCENT DESCRIPTIONS

HumFird: AN/EO Blend. Think alpine forest riche with fir trees and mountain herbs.

HumFird Hippie Edition: AN/EU Blend. HumFird with a touch of Patchouli EO.

Mother Nature: EO Blend of pure essential oils of cedar wood, patchouli, may chang, bergamot and lavender.

Fresh Squeezed: EO Blend of pure essential oils of sweet orange, grapefruit, and lemony may chang.

Handcrafted soaps by Yooki wool are perfect for emulsifying solid lanolin.

Add a small chunk to your lano-ing mug as your emulsifying agent and go. More detail below. 

Note that the scented bars may have some variation in color due to the addition of scented oil/s. In particular, those with vanillin/vanilla tend to darken with time but this will not stain or harm your woolies.

 All-Natural FO Scents (AN) are entirely derived from natural sources and contain no synthetic components. Phthalate free.

Instructions for Emulsifying:

Prepare a mug of hot water; generally, 4-6 fluid ounces is more than enough water. Hot tap water often works better than super hot boiling water because the lanolin emulsion can "break" if the water is too hot.

Add solid lanolin and allow to melt (~ 1 teaspoon per garment is a good starting point).

While lanolin is melting add a small chunk of lanolin soap and allow to melt too (for those that are exacting you can use about ~5-8 g of lanolin emulsifying soap per teaspoon of solid lanolin for great results when emulsified in a mug with 4-6 fluid oz of water which is 1/2-3/4 C.). Scented soap often requires a bit more compared to unscented soap because of the added oils and hard water often requires a bit more soap on average.

After a minute or two, when everything is completely melted, begin stirring.

Stir semi-vigorously for about a minute. A back and forth motion creates more turbulence and is more efficient than a circular stirring motion. The solution will become milky and frothy. Add to your tepid water bath.

Stir to distribute and add your woolies.

Let soak in the lanolin solution for 30 mins to overnight.

Rinse in warm tepid water if you desire to remove residual soap. Remove excess water by gently squeezing and then pressing in a towel or spinning in your machine. Lay flat to air dry.