Items made of sheep’s wool are very easy to care for. Thanks to its natural lanolin content, wool can clean itself. You can help this process by giving your woolly items a good shake and airing them outside regularly. This way, the material retains its fluffiness and softness, while excess moisture is removed, which prevents dust mites from breeding. In addition, the natural smell of wool dissipates more quickly with regular airing.
When cleaning wool, use only products specifically designed for wool care, such as the Lanolin laundry detergent. To spot clean, use a soft damp cloth and a mix of Lanolin and water in a spray bottle. You can also wash the product by hand in lukewarm water at a constant temperature of up to 25°C. Add a bit of the Lanolin detergent to the water, it will not only clean the wool but also treat it.
After washing, do not wring the item, just squeeze gently and leave to dry, preferably spreading it out on a flat surface. Never dry wool on a radiator, and avoid direct sunlight. Likewise, never use a tumble dryer.
It is not recommended to wash items made of sheep's wool in a washing machine. This way, you can ruin the item. Heavily soiled wool items can be taken to a professional dry cleaner. In such establishments, wool items may only be dry cleaned, without the use of water.