Eucalan is what you can clean the covers with, and it has a bit of lanolin in it. If you have a light wetter and only use wool for days, this may be all you need to do.
Lanolin is the natural oil from the sheep. It gets processed out, usually, BUT you can put it back in to aid in waterproofing.
You can find them at many online sites, and some people are sucessful at finding it locally. Check the pharmacy or health food store for the lanolin, and yarn stores for Eucalan. Lansinoh iispricey, but it is also lanolin.
I got my Eucalan from a friend, and bought liquid lanolin from lambkin.
Because I am washing a cover/soaker every couple of days (relax, I use them AND make them, hehe), I just keep a covered bucket of water/Eucalan/lanolin on the kitchen counter. I get the poop off, if there is any, then toss it in the bucket to soak for a bit, wring it out and air dry.
There is also quite a bit more info in the diapering resources subforum.
I jsut recently got a bottel of Jen-Til wool wash from one of my wholesalers, and I am in LUV
with it. Smells great, works awesome on soakers (even when they get poop on them
: ) and it is way cheaper than eucalan. it doesn't lanolize, but is more gentle so doesn't strip lanolin, either.
For lanolin, I've seen it now just about every drugstore and babies r us, for breastfeeding moms. A tube is expensive, but willlast forever. You're only using a pea sized amount (well, you SHOULD only be using a peas sized amount!) when lanolizing a cover, so it will really go a long way!
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