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I am wondering if lanolin is a healthy ingredient for a lotion or soap as I have heard that it is but then I have heard that it isn't and actually interferes with the skins normal processes. Please let me know.
I've used lanolin in CP soap. It seems to cut the lathering a bit and leaves the skin feeling a tiny bit "sticky" rather than silky under running water. However after drying the skin the stickiness goes away, just leaves it feeling soft.
Having said that, I'd much rather leave it out of the soap and just use lotion after bathing. I like a bar that lathers well.
Lanolin is used as an ointment for breastfeeding moms to use on the nipples to prevent cracking and soreness. Of course we tell them that if they are allergic to wool or lanolin, they shouldn't use it. The ones who use it all seem to say it helps.