Lanolin is one of those products that you don’t think about, but it is in probably some of the most popular skin care products around. It can also be found in cosmetics, first-aid salves and believe it or not in some industrial grade products such as lubricants and rust-proof coatings.
What’s amazing about this stuff is that it is all natural! It is an oil that comes from the wool of sheep and is nature’s “raincoat” for the animals. Lanolin protects them from all the elements around them; from the dampness of rain and snow to the drying effects of the sun. One of the things that I like about lanolin is that even though it is naturally derived from the wool of sheep, it in no way harms them! It is done cruelty-free! In today’s world of animal’s rights that is a pretty important factor!
Lanolin has the amazing ability to hold up to 400 times its weight in water which means, not only is it a super-moisturizer, but it locks that moisture in and will give you baby soft, supple skin. Lanolin easily absorbs into the skin, but keep in mind, a little goes a long way! We have below 9 recipes that incorporate Lanolin in the pure form that is an amazing ingredient to blend into lotions or balms, and Lanolin Oil USP Liquid which is less viscous and is wonderful for soaps and shampoos. We at Nature’s Garden hope you enjoy creating some of these for your family, friends, clients or customers! So here you are, 9 ways to use Lanolin in your creations.
Our first recipe is the perfect balm for your men’s line of bath and body products. Beards and mustaches are incredibly popular among guys today. In many cases, you see more hair on their face than on their head, which may mean something, and I haven’t been able to figure it out yet. At any rate, I do have an idea that their beards can get as unruly head of hair! Beard Balm is a perfect way to tame that facial hair! With skin healthy oils and butters such as, jojoba oil, olive oil and shea butter and lanolin, their skin will be soft and moisturized as well as their beards and mustaches. Then, add in some Cedarwood Virginia Essential Oil for that woodsy, masculine scent and you will have yourself a best seller among your clients with facial hair!
The first step to having a good beard is to have a good soap. After all, beard is hair and the first step to having good hair is to have a good shampoo, right?
Our Beard Soap recipe is a good start to beard maintenance. It’s a hot process soap that uses liquid lanolin USP which has the same benefits as the lanolin that comes in the more solid form. You also have the nourishing oils and butters of jojoba, sweet almond, and cocoa butter, to just name a few. Your beard will feel soft and moisturized. Not only does this beard soap clean without stripping but it hydrates your beard, and it will do the same to your skin beneath. We used our Gurjun Balsam Essential Oil for a soft, aromatic fragrance that smells woodsy with a tiny bit of sweetness.
Here’s a “handy” way to keep your hands moisturized and protected without the mess of carrying around a bottle of lotion. Our Hydrating Hand Stick is perfect for keeping in your purse, pocket, or even your kids’ backpacks! With skin happy ingredients like shea butter, olive oil and lanolin oil USP liquid, you can be sure your hands will always be shielded from the bitter winter elements. They will stay soft and hydrated and since the ingredients are easily absorbed into your skin you will not have that greasy feeling some hand lotions leave behind. We’ve chosen our Nectarine & Mint fragrance Oil that has a citrus scent with a light touch of mint. A perfect scent that does not become too overpowering.
You would be surprised at how popular shaving soap really is. In all honesty, using shampoo on your beard is a big no-no! Shampoo is designed to strip all the oils and dirt from the hair. That is all fine and good for your hair, but it’s not so fine and good for your beard. A dry beard is an itchy beard. You will want your beard moisturized and soft, with all those important skin oils still intact!
Our Cold Process Shaving Soap is the perfect gentle wash to keep your beard happy and healthy looking. We’ve used shea butter, apricot kernel oil and lanolin Oil USP liquid to help keep your beard hydrated and soft. Bentonite clay, which is not just for facial masks, gives this soap a nice glide to the lather and helps if you have oily skin. We’ve chosen our Black Ops fragrance oil that smells like the popular men’s cologne. It has a nice masculine scent of citrus followed by a nice woodsy undertone.
Washing your dog can be such a hassle sometimes. If your dog doesn’t like bath time and you have a large puppy dog, it can start out looking like something out of a wrestling match!
Our Pooch Smooch Solid Shampoo Bar recipe won’t make getting Fido into the tub easier, but it will make the process of soaping them up a little less crazy! With these shampoo bars shaped like cute doggy bones, this is a gentle and easy soap recipe that uses our Oatmeal melt and pour soap, some skin beneficial Vitamin E and Lanolin Oil USP liquid. Your furry friend’s skin and fur will be moisturized, soft and have a nice, clean feel to their fur. Our Pooch Smooch fragrance oil that inspired this recipe has a light scent of melons and cucumbers. How cute would these look in your line of doggy care products? I say they would look adorable!
Feet have it hard, wouldn’t you agree? You stand on them, walk on them, run on them, stick them into heels, tennis shoes, flip-flops. Or you just go barefoot! This happens to be one of my favorite things to do in the summertime! They support you all day, every day. Give your feet a much needed treat!
Give this Rejuvenating Foot Balm a try for those tired dogs! With shea butter, olive oil and lanolin oil USP liquid, it will give your feet some moisturizing protection. You will have soft, smooth skin that will thank you for giving them a lift. We made it even better by adding essential oils that will help perk up your feet, and your nose too! We’ve chosen Peppermint (Redistilled), Tea Tree Australian, and Eucalyptus Globulus essential oils which are awesome for relaxing your body, soothe sore muscles and help heal skin conditions. After a long day, no matter what it is you do, give this foot balm a try!
This eye-catching Foaming Body Scrub for Men would make a wonderful addition to your men’s line of handcrafted bath and body products. You could even just give this body scrub to any man in your life as a gift. This foaming body scrub has some amazing skin-loving ingredients such as shea butter, coconut oil and of course lanolin oil USP to help lock in that moisture and keep the skin soft and hydrated. We have also used activated charcoal powder to help detoxify those skin pores and slough away dead skin cells! Your man’s skin will look healthy and vibrant after their shower. Our fragrance oil of Black Tuxedo will leave them smelling of wood, leather and musk. A very sexy scent that will make your nose happy!
How adorable would this soap look displayed for your customers to see! It is a truly creative way to start the new year off right or to enhance your Valentine’s Day collection!
Creating a simple cold process soap with shea butter, mango butter, sweet almond oil and lanolin, just to name a few of the ingredients, you are sure to create a skin happy soap to keep that skin soft, smooth and hydrated!
To top off your Strawberries and Champagne Cold Process Soap, you will whip up some of your soap batter to give it the look of champagne foam! The champagne bottles and strawberry embeds that are the “strawberry on top” and are simple to create with our diamond clear melt and pour soap! Of course, our fragrance of choice is Strawberries and Champagne fragrance oil. An effervescent scent of champagne and the sweet tang of strawberries!
There you have it folks, 9 ways to use lanolin in some pretty easy recipes for bath and body! Lanolin is such an amazing and inexpensive addition to soaps, scrubs, and balms! Your skin will thank you for taking such good care of it! We here, at Nature’s Garden, hope to have inspired you to create some new ideas for your customers, clients or even family members.