I laughed as I started this review, thinking how it’s sort of hard to review wool care products, because you only have to wash your wool about every month. So it’s not a product that gets used daily. Still, it is good to have wool care you are comfortable with.
Previously, I used a liquid wool wash. But Northern Essence makes a great wool wash bar soap. What I loved about hand washing my wool with their lavender scented wool bar was simply the feel of the soap as I scrubbed my wool. I could tell exactly how much soap was getting on my covers. The lather was a better feel than just “soapy water” swishing through my covers. Their wool wash bar is a frugal $5.50 and comes in unscented and seven other scents.
I applied the bar directly to my wet wool to get some lather on the material. Then gently massaged the soapy wool until I felt it was clean. Rinse, squeeze/press water out, roll up your wool in a towel to press out more water (or spin cycle). Then lay wool cover flat on a towel or drying rack.
Northern Essence also makes a touch up lanolin mister. This is for those days where the cover is not dirty, but perhaps the absorbency is needing a boost.
Lightly spray the lanolin mist over the diaper – especially on the inside area. Gently massage into the wool and let air dry for a bit. This should give your wool that boost it needs to prevent leaks but still give you a few more wears before you need to fully wash and re-lanolize!
There are probably a hundred scents listed with descriptions! Yummyones like Black Raspberry, Coffee Caramel, and Peach Melon!
If you’ve never heard of Northern Essence, you should check out this great shop started by SAHM Traci! She’s assembled a terrific line of cloth diapering accessories, mama cloth, pregnant & nursing mom items, and bath and body care products to mention just a few categories!
Win It: One lucky reader will win a wool wash bar from Northern Essence in their choice of scent (from available).
Disclosure: I was sent a product to facilitate this review. I was not compensated in any other way, and all opinions are 100% my own.