Fleece, Fiber & Eucalan

Just as Eucalan is excellent care for your finished handmade goods, it’s also a great way to condition the fibres in your handspun yarn. We recently spotted Eucalan mentioned here on the Knitting Sarah blog, where she used a sample of Wrapture by Kristin Omdahl to wash her beautiful finished skein of handspun yarn. Our lanolin-enriched formula not only softens the fibres and allows them to bloom, but it also helps to control static!

Image by Knitting Sarah

Image by Knitting Sarah

In fact, you can even use it to wash raw fleece before you spin with it, which is a great way to remove vegetable matter and any residual dirt which may be lingering in those spin-worthy locks.

Fleece image by Nikol Lohr via Creative Commons

Fleece image by Nikol Lohr via Creative Commons

Here are some easy-to-follow instructions on how to wash your fleece; we recommend using our Lavender or Eucalyptus scents for their natural moth and flea inhibiting properties.

Those of you who are concerned about the environment will be glad to know that our formula is non-toxic, biodegradable, and phosphate-free. We are even used by the Green Mountain Spinnery, a sustainable yarn producer located in Putney, VT!

We are always interested in hearing about how our fans are using Eucalan – feel free to share your own suggestions in the comments below!

Cleaning Crash Course for New Parents

Image used via Creative Commons.

Image used via Creative Commons.

Many of our fans trust Eucalan for their priceless delicate items: fancy lingerie, a cashmere sweater, or a vintage dress. Perhaps the most priceless item of all, however, is your little one! Eucalan offers a non-toxic, gentle way to clean baby items such as wool diaper covers, stuffed animals, blankies and nursing bras (click here for easy-to-follow instructions!).

However, it can also come in handy with the thrills and spills of parenting – especially the spills! Keeping a spray bottle filled with Eucalan and water handy can be extremely helpful for cleaning up unexpected messes on carpet and upholstery.

Simply spray on the stain and allow to soak in for a few minutes before rubbing the area with a soft cloth; you can also use this mixture to clean just about any surface, which will simplify your life exponentially if you don’t have to keep multiple cleaning products at the ready. For particularly stubborn messes, you may need to treat the area with full-strength Eucalan.

You can also use Eucalan to clean your playpen in your bathtub! You will be surprised at how much dirt is lurking in there, but the good news is it’s quite easy to keep things clean using these simple instructions from the A Baby’s Smile blog.

Finally, our stain-treating towelettes are a diaper bag essential; they are perfect for cleaning up the inevitable spit-up while you’re out and about. These single-use towelettes are saturated with Unscented Eucalan and can be used to remove a variety of stains.

We’d love to hear your Eucalan story, feel free to share your cleaning tips with us in the blog comments!