This is an interesting question. I cloth diapered my daughter, using
cotton prefolds and wool covers that you treat with lanolin to make them
waterproof. I know Vitamin D is used in A&D ointment for diaper rashes. I
wonder if the lanolin played a role in the practical non-existance of
diaper rash until we switched to PUL covers? I know the wool is more
breathable in general and I always thought that was the reason, but maybe
there's something more to it.
I am fairly certain the majority of the lanolin is removed by the time the
wool becomes a garment, but lanolin is used in skin creams and ointments
because it has some unique healing properties. I wonder how much of that
is due to it's Vitamin D content.
"We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from life."
- William Osler
On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 10:16 AM, Garth & Kim Travis
> Not all wool sheep are high in lanolin, some like Gulf Coast have very
> low lanolin levels. So, it would depend on the breed of sheep. Also,
> most spinning today is done with washed wools, very well washed wools.
> The lanolin is removed before spinning.
> Bright Blessings,
> Garth & Kim Travis
> www.TheRoseColoredForest.com <http://www.therosecoloredforest.com/>
> Bedias, Texas
> On 7/26/2012 11:58 AM, lazlo75501 wrote:
> > These questions will probably sound strange. Lanolin in wool appears to
> contain crazy high levels of vitamin D. Can a person get vitamin D
> transdermally from wearing wool garments or by consuming food touched after
> handling wool garments? It may be that all the lanolin is extracted from
> wool during processing. Can sheep shearers get too much vitamin D?
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