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Ok, so I got my first wool soakers in the mail yesterday. I lanolized them and I *thought* I did it right but I must have messed something up because I have lanolin goop spots all over both soakers.<br><br>
I dissolved it in hot water like you are supposed to, so I don't know what happened.<br><br>
Can anybody tell me what I did wrong and how to fix it?<br><br>
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Did you use any wool wash with it?
 

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How hot was the water? And did you add a little soap? Like wool wash or baby shampoo? That helps keep it from clumping. Someone else may have more info for you.<br><br>
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Yeah - you need either baby shampoo or wool wash to keep the lanolin from gooping back up. I seem to recall that vinegar can strip the lanolin out of wool, so it might be something to try, maybe with warm water.
 

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Will baby WASH work? I don't think I have baby shampoo. Yeah, I didn't know you had to add that. I know the water is hot enough. My hot water heater is all the way up and it was hot enough that I couldn't put my hand in it. It dissolved pretty easily, anyways.<br><br>
I will try the vinegar to get the lanolin out and then I will try again.<br><br>
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I agree.. use the baby wash/shampoo!! I wasn't doing that.. and it makes a world of difference in completely disolving the lanolin!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 
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