Wool-fat, Wool-oil, Wool-wax

ALL earlier names for lanolin. Lanolin was extracted from sheep’s wool by boiling washed wool in water. When the pan was left to cool, a milky white grease would be floating on top – the sheep’s waterproofing. The globules could be picked out, and further refined by squeezing them through linen cloths. Lanolin was invaluable as a simple remedy for chapped and roughened skin. Blended with powdered or crushed herbs, it served as a medicinal salve.

Facebookgoogle_pluspinterestyoutube
Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblr
{ 0 comments. read them below or… add one }

Leave a Comment

Book One Free!
Read the Best Selling Circle of
Ceridwen Saga - Free. Over
200,000 words of action and
adventure. Free when you join
the Circle - my mailing list.
the_circle_of_ceriowen_book_one_small - _ -


Send My Book!