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Atlanta, GA

January 15, 2009
9:28 PM

Post #6009637

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.
Williamsburg, MI
(Zone 4b)

January 21, 2009
5:19 PM

Post #6032210

I use it in chapstick and hand salves. It seems to seal in moisture well. I haven't heard the negitive.
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

March 3, 2009
5:50 PM

Post #6216444

i've not heard anything negative either, I've used it in lotions and soaps before, but don't any longer.
Schenectady, NY

March 6, 2009
4:08 PM

Post #6229262

it's not uncommon for people to be allergic to it, and there are some concerns about contamination, but beyond that I've heard nothing bad about it.
Davenport, IA

March 6, 2009
5:59 PM

Post #6229743

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.
New York, NY

November 1, 2009
6:49 PM

Post #7230558

I seen some people who won't buy anything that has lanolin in it especially if they are vegan.
Zephyrhills, FL

January 15, 2010
11:17 PM

Post #7465369

I have used lanolin in my lotions and body butters, but I make sure it is on the label. I have a friend who is allergic to lanolin, but she is the only person I know of that is.

Decatur, MS
(Zone 7b)

November 5, 2010
7:03 AM

Post #8195627

I do know that lanolin will ruin the color of a new tattoo.

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