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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sheepish Grins

How many fans here love wool?  As you all know, I do.  If you know anything about wool, you know it has to be lanolized.  I have tried several brands of lanolin and wool wash.  My favorite by far is Sheepish Grins.  Sheepish Grins was the very first wool product I have used.  I find that it keeps my wool in great shape.  Sheepish Grins makes an entire line of wool products.  I currently use their solid lanolin, wool wash bar, foaming wool wash w/ lanolin and the creamy lanolin spray.  The first time I used the lanolin spray and foaming wool wash was for this review.  With your wool you should wash it and lanolize it before use.  I do that with all of my wool.  Sheepish Grins comes in all kinds of yummy scents and unscented. Sheepish Grins products are made in small batches with the best ingredients, so you know you are getting the best. They are also all made by hand.  I now use only Sheepish Grins for all my wool care needs.  I currently use the spray lanolin for holding me over until next lanolize day.  Just spray it on and let is dry.  I have been spraying the inside of my covers after I take them off of my daughter to extend the period between lanolizing.  I was lanolizing every 10-14 days.  Now with the spray lanolin, I lanolize every 3 weeks. Love this stuff!!!!

What exactly is lanolin, you might ask?  Lanolin is a greasy, sticky, yellow substance that is naturally made by sheep to keep their wool coat soft and dry.  Lanolin also helps to prevent bacteria from growing.  It is naturally antibacterial.  It is made from a mixture of cholesteral and fatty acids.  The wool is sheared off of the sheep at least once a year.  It is then cleaned and the lanolin is then extracted.  The best things about lanolin is that it is completely biodegradable, it is natural and no sheep are hurt in the process of making lanolin.  Since it keeps sheep dry it will act the same with your covers.  Lanolin also reacts with your baby's urine to neutralize it, kind of like a soap.  In a way they are self cleaning.  Because of this you only need to re-lanolize every 3 weeks or so.

Since you must lanolize your wool, why not lanolize it with the best!  Sheepish Grins is the best lanolin and wool care products I have used.

Sheepish Grins would also love to offer one fan a 2 oz Lanolin and Wool Wash Set, in scented or unscented.  To enter this giveaway please visit their website and tell me which scent you would like to try (along with the mandatory entry). This giveaway will end at 11:59 pm CST on September 3rd..

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The winner is...Comment #16, Melissa Kittle.
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Monday, August 15, 2011

Sloomb Love

Some of our stash.
I started seeing the Sloomb name last year. I read all the reviews, talked to Sbish loving mamas and decided to give it a try. Once we received our Income Taxes I took the plunge. I placed an order for two wool covers and 12 fitteds. Yes, that does seem like a lot when you haven't tried it yet! I couldn't wait to get them. Once I got my first shipment, I fell in love. The colors are so vibrant and the wool was so soft and squishy. I couldn't wait to wash our first fitted. As a matter of fact, I didn't. I put one on her right out of the box. To my surprise it was one of the most absorbent fitteds I have ever used. Once the wool was lanolized I found it was the best wool cover I have ever used. I then decided I needed to expand my stash. We ordered a couple of snapless fitteds and bamboo flats. What I love most about the Organic Bamboo Fleece Fitteds, the Snapless Fitteds, and the Flats are they are all bamboo. Bamboo is a natural fiber that is super absorbent. I was officially converted to a Sbish junkie!!! I needed more. In fact I have some on preorder.

The colors of all Sloomb products beautiful. They are so simple, but fun at the same time. The fitteds are natural colors with contrasting color trim. My favorites are squash, beeswax, chili and the new summer colors. I have watermelon and mermaid on order. The wool colors are the best. We currently have a squash, berry and natural wool cover, kirsche shorties and a pair of berry longies. Can't wait for Galactic longies for the fall. Not to mention all the flats we have. I also love the packaging because there is no packaging, instead the wool comes with plantable hang tags.

It was then that I had to try the one thing I haven't yet. LONGIES!!! I couldn't wait to get our longies. When they arrived I think I hugged them. Maya saw them and had to put them on right away. I actually put them on over a pocket diaper. The longies that Erin had sent us were a beautiful berry color. We have a cover in that color and love it. Once Maya let me take them off, I lanolized it right away. I have some longies from recycled sweaters but nothing this luxurious. Sloomb longies are made of oko-tex certified wool yarn and dyes. Since they are breathable they could be worn all year. It is currenlty 100* here in Chicago and Maya has been wearing them in the AC. Now the addiction just got worse. The fall colors have been released and are up for order. What do I do? I can only get one pair. I have even been finding all kinds of cute tops and dresses that will match the fall colors perfectly.

Sloomb longies are not only soft, squishy and beautiful, but they are also the most durable wool that I have ever seen. They are so pretty at times I don't want Maya rolling around in them. Then I remember they are so durable, even my 17 month old active baby can't ruin them. The wool is just the right thickness and weight. I love that Maya can crawl in her longies and not pick up every from the floor. Plus the berry color does hide any dirt that may have gotten on them.

What I love about Sustainablebabyish/Sloomb is that the company is run and operated by one mom. Erin is the heart and soul of the company. She is the one who will answer emails and Facebook, ship out your orders, and the right one to talk to if you need help. Thank you Erin for sponsoring this review. We love our longies.

I can go on and on about Sloomb. If you have any Sloomb, you know what I mean. If you haven't tried Sloomb products yet, you need to. Please visit Sloomb here. All of the wool longies for the fall are pre-orders only, so get your order in. Don't forget to throw in a fitted too.  

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One a scale from 1-5 we give Sustainablebabyish/Sloomb, 5 diaper pins. We love our longies and every other product we have purchased from Sloomb. Thank you Erin for a wonderful product and company.

With fall and winter right around the corner, would you like to win your very own longies?  Visit the Sloomb page and tell me what your favorite color longies are.  Complete the madatory entries and comment on this post for your chance to win.(1 comment for favorite color with mandatory entry, 1 comment comment for each additional extra entry) Please make sure you comment with your name and/or email.
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Giveaway ends 11:59pm August 31st. Winner will be announced September 1st.

Good luck to everyone! Thank you again, Erin!
~Cloth Mommy

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