Lanolin is used in all these:
|Product||Reason for adding lanolin|
|Lipstick||softness on lips|
|Lip balm||softness on lips|
|Brass instruments||sliding parts slide more easily|
|Leather||rubbed on to stop the leather drying and cracking|
|Boat propellers||coated on, to stop sea creatures from growing on them|
|Nappy cream||soft and waterproof, to prevent nappy rash|
So every time a sheep is sheared, we get about 200g of woolgrease from which we can get lanolin to put into lots of useful, everyday products. Next time you meet a sheep, remember to say thank you!
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