Lanolin has been used for years to form a protective barrier on the skin to seal in moisture and help the body with it's natural healing. We sell a Lanolin Balm and we often get questions about where our Lanolin is sourced so we thought we would share a blog post all about it!
Lanolin has been used for centuries by various cultures. Lanolin is secreted by the sebaceous glands of the Merino sheep, resulting in a yellow waxy substance that has many uses. Lanolin is produced by washing sheared wool in hot water and using a unique detergent to remove anything trapped in the wool such as dirt or sweat salts. It may also be extracted by using rollers to squeeze the sheep's wool to remove the oil.
Our Lanolin is a byproduct of Merino sheep and is sourced from both Australia and India. Merino sheep are a domestic breed that is loving and playful. They are never muzzled and professionally sheared each spring. Shearing must be practiced for the health and hygiene of each individual animal. For the majority of modern sheep, it is cruel not to shear them. Domestic sheep do not naturally shed their winter coats. If a sheep goes too long without being shorn, a number of problems occur.
Lanolin is an emollient and soothes and hydrates the skin wonderfully. It forms a protective barrier on the skin that keeps moisture in, and helps the body heal itself. Lanolin is known as an occlusive moisturizer, which means it reduced water loss from the skin. It is similar to petroleum, but not as heavy. Lanolin is an extremely popular treatment for sore nipples caused by breastfeeding because it works and doesn't need to be washed off before nursing.
If you're looking for a heavy duty salve to soothe and prevent dry skin this winter, Lanolin might be the rightchoice for you. One thing to keep in mind though, is that Lanolin is responsible for wool allergies, so people who are allergic to wool should avoid it. But if you deem it a right fit for you, give it a try and see how it can help promote smooth and hydrated skin.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
The whole idea behind Legends Creek Farm is less is more. Women shouldn’t have to agonize over finding multiple products and taking a ton of time to look and feel their best.
You should be able to simplify your skin care routine, and pare down to just a few items that allow you to look and feel your best. That’s why we originally created Legends Creek Farm and our line of products that can easily replace everything in your cabinet.
“My skin never felt better than after I used Legends Creek products, my friends have been complimenting me so much since I made it my go to lotion. Can’t wait to try all of their products!” — Jessica
We care about making our products safe and healthy for you—and our planet. With its high-quality ingredients and proprietary formulations developed at the Legends Creek Farm, the entire product line is 100% cruelty-free and contains none of the nasty stuff, like harmful sulfates, parabens or gluten – Legends Creek is just pure skin happiness.
Anyone can have allergies. If you have any discomfort or a rash develops, discontinue use and consult your physician.
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