Thursday, April 29, 2010

Northern Essence Wool Wash Review and Giveaway!

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One of the things I love most about wool is that it only needs to be laundered around once a month. Sure, the process is a bit more tedious then simply throwing clothes into the washer but the benefits of wool (especially for cloth diapering) far out way the inconvenience.


When you cloth diaper with wool you need to lanolize your wool after washing to add a waterproof barrier. Northern Essence wool wash eliminates the extra process of lanolization as their wool wash contains lanolin! This is my favorite part about Northern Essence wool wash. I hate hand washing clothes, so anything that makes the process quicker makes me very happy.


Northern Essence wool wash comes in over 100 wonderful fragrances!!!! You can choose from fragrances such as blueberry crumble, coconut mango, cool water, monkey farts (yes, you read that right) and tropical vacation. See the full list of fragrances here. Their wool wash is made of 100% natural vegetable glycerin soap blended with 100% natural liquid lanolin and pure organic oils. There is no detergents in this wash making it superior for washing your wool, after all wool is hair! You wouldn't wash your own hair with laundry detergent would you?

Northern Essence also carries solid & liquid lanolin if you prefer to do the two step process, wool wash bars (this works the same as the liquid wool wash but will last 4 times as long), and lanolin mister which is a spray to touch up your wool between washings.

My Experience:

I was given the opportunity to review the liquid wool wash in cherry almond scent (smells wonderful), wool wash bar (sandalwood scent) and lanolin mister. I am pleased at how simple washing my son's wool longies were with using Northern Essence products.

I first washed a couple longies with the liquid . All I had to do is fill my bathroom sink with warm water, add 2 teaspoons of wool wash, swish it all around and then add the longies.

I gently squeezed the wool to ensure they were fully saturated.


I then let the longies soak for 30 minutes.

Lastly, I gently squeezed the water out of the longies and pressed
between two towels to be sure most of the water was out.


I then laid my wool longies and diaper cover flat on top of my ironing board to dry (you can also line dry or lay flat outdoors. It happened to be rainy when I washed my wool.) That is all you do!

I found with using the wool wash soap you may want to do a cool water rinse at the end, as your covers may have gotten a bit more soap in them.

The lanolin mister is nice and something you will want on hand especially if you have a heavy wetter and find that your wool longies/covers are starting to leak at night. Leakage doesn't mean the covers need washed necessarily, but may be losing their lanolin. This spray goes on nice and evenly giving just the right amount of lanolin for extra protection. My son's longies felt nice and soft after using the spray.

I had a great experience working with Northern Essence on this review. Their customer service was great. My products were shipped out quickly and were well packaged. I look forward t o trying more of their wonderful products and trying more of their many fragrances. I love supporting WAHM and family run companies, so Northern Essence has definitely won me over!

About The Company:

Northern Essence is a WAHM based business owned by Traci Hoffman. Traci has 5 children and resides in Georgia. Northern Essence is committed to quality, ethical sourcing, natural ingredients, with no animal testing. Their products are simply packaged to save the consumer extra cost. They believe that what matters most is the quality of the ingredients and final product.

Northern Essence sells products for everyone in the family...
  • For Baby: diaper creams, baby wash and oil, diaper care products, etc.
  • For Kids: antibacterial foam soap, boo boo balm, bubble bath, hair detangler and more!
  • For Mom: cloth nursing and menstrual pads, mom2be products, lip glosses, and products to keep her home naturally clean.
  • For Dad: Fragrant body sprays, lip balms, soap, shaving sets and creams. You will have fun shopping at Northern Essence!
You will have fun shopping at Northern Essence!

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Shop Northern Essence for all your wool laundering needs and more! Click here to shop. Don't forget to take a look at their specials for deep discounts on great products for your family.

WIN IT- Northern Essence is giving one Happily Domestic reader a Wool Try Me Pack which includes a Northern Essence Wool Wash Bar, 2 oz bottle of Liquid Wool Wash and a 1/2 oz tub of Solid Lanolin.



Here is how to enter:


First Mandatory entry:

Visit Northern Essence and tell me what other products they sell that you would like to try. *Remember to leave your email address in your comment! You MUST do this to win.*

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Giveaway ends Monday, May 10th, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.(MST). Winner will be drawn by the random number generator at Random.org and will be notified by email. Winner will also be announced on this blog. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be drawn.
*This giveaway is open to USA only. Must be 18 years old or older to win.*

Thank you to Northern Essence who provided me with the products for review. All opinions are my own and no other compensation was received to conduct this review and giveaway.
*THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED*
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78 comments:

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