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How to care for your wool soaker August 5, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — lollyflower @ 3:37 am

Italian Merino wool soaker capris. Click photo to buy now!

I use Imse Vimse Wash to wash all of my woolies

All wool soakers should be hand washed in lukewarm to warm water, never too hot.

Extreme temperatures may ruin the shape and feel. Wool is a natural fiber that has inherent antibacterial properties, so wet soakers need only be left to dry. When solids get on the soaker, make sure to give it a hand-wash with special wool detergent, I use Imse Vimse’s wool care product, but any special wool soap will do.

If the soaker feels like its not holding its weight in wetness, and seems to be leaking right away, it may need to be lanolized.

To do this:

take a large pea-sized amount of lanolin and dissolve it in about a cup or so of boiling hot water. Then add this to lukewarm water (about half a sink-full) and a splash of wool soap. Add your soaker to this mixture, making sure to remove all solids before submersion. Do not wring the soaker, instead swish and scrub gently. Let stand for at least a half hour. Do not rinse, pat dry with a towel.

Handmade Woolie Capris

Handmade Woolie Capris

 

What is a wool soaker? August 4, 2010

Filed under: Wool Soakers — lollyflower @ 2:31 am
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Heart bottom soaker
A great heavy-duty wool soaker is a diaper cover, usually worn over night. Wool breathes; so it can worn in the summer! Once this soaker has been lanolized, it is as soft as ever, and will soak up more than its weight in moisture!Lanolizing is very important to prevent leaks. The soaker can be worn over a cloth diaper; fitted or pre-fold.

Check out these wool soakers on etsy!

Also, Follow our families cloth diapering experience from our NYC Apartment. Yes, we are doing cloth diapering in our apt! (I know,… I need my head examined!)

 

 
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