Lanolin is used in all these:

Uses for lanolin


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

Thank you to the sheep

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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