Sheepskin Education

Welcome to our Sheepskin Education page on sheepskin products

Here we will try and answer your questions about Australian Sheepskin products, if you have any other question please email us (via the contact page). There is no such thing as a silly question, we just have not explained it properly. Ask away.
All Lambswool & Sheepskins are carefully selected for your health benefits.

When you receive your Lambswool & Sheepskin the wool may appear flattened. Do not worry, wool is a superior fibre, is extremely resilient and springy and will bounce back.

Simply run your finger through give a vigorous shake and will be back to original appearance very quickly. Any fold marks from packaging will disappear once the skin has been removed from the package for several days.

Lambswool & Sheepskin should be stored in a cool airy place away from direct sunlight. Guard against condensation DO NOT pack in plastic bags for long periods of time. Lambswool & Sheepskin is a genuine natural wool/leather product and needs to care for the same way we care for leather products.

Washing Sheepskin

Our Lambswool & Sheepskin products can be washed.

Hand or machine wash once a month ideally using our Woolskin, Lambskin Shampoo & Wool Wash with conditioner. See detailed washing Instructions below.

For effective washing and disinfection use suitable nonionic liquid detergent which does not contain enzymes, phosphates, peroxide, alkali or bleach. DO NOT use ‘cold wash’ liquid detergents or washing powders. We recommend Woolskin, Lambskin Shampoo & Woolwash with conditioner (

Spin with fleece facing out to remove excess water.

Long wool colours should be professionally dry cleaned.


Air Dry your Lambswool & Sheepskin flat or online and stretch to shape while damp. Dry away from direct heat or sunlight. Direct heat includes fan heaters, heaters, bar heaters, radiators or steam heat, this can cause irreparable damage and burn your Lambswool & Sheepskin. DO NOT tumble dry Lambswool & Sheepskin. DO NOT iron Lambswool & Sheepskin.


Brushing & Self Cleaning Care

Lambswool & Sheepskin is a natural because of lanolin in wool, regularly brush and airing will keep it fresh and help maintain its self-cleaning properties.

After washing Lambswool & Sheepskin, the wool usually reverts back to its natural curly state. Restore Lambswool & Sheepskin appearance with a brisk brushing when wet and again when dry with a wire brush or combs like a pet brush or horse comb.

Infant Care-Short Wool Skins, including Underlay, Pram liners, Car seat inserts, Change mats, Ironing mats & Pet Mats

The following guideline has been provided as a guide to assist you and your baby to gain the full enjoyment and health benefits from your new baby sheepskin.

SIDS research has resulted in many changes in baby care and parenting practices. When sheepskin is used as part of baby’s bedding it is recommended it should be a short pile. It is NOT SAFE for baby to have a long wool Lambswool & Sheepskin. Our baby care range are all clipped and hypo allergenic for baby safety so that there is no risk to baby safety from long wool fibres. Furthermore, it is recommended that in the early baby stages a light sheet be laid over the top of the wool fibres.

Can Baby Care Lambskins Be Washed

Easy Care for Baby Lambswool & Sheepskin

  • Air regularly and keep baby’s bed fresh.
  • Warm Machine Wash 40ºC (104ºF) on Wool Cycle
  • Normal Spin Dry
  • Air Dry away from Direct Heat
  • Flex to Restore Shape
  • Professionally Dry Cleanable

Medical Lambswool & Sheepskins

How to Wash Medical Sheepskin

Medical CARE INSTRUCTION (Green Colour Skins Only)

The medical Grade Sheepskins are designed for hospital and nursing home use.
To wash:

  • Air Regularly to Keep Fresh
  • Hand Wash or Machine Wash up to 80ºC (176ºF) on a Wool Cycle
  • Normal Spin Dry
  • To Dry either Air Dry away from Direct Heat or Tumble Dry – Do not exceed 60°C
  • Flex to Restore Shape
  • Professionally Dry Cleanable
  • COMMERCIAL LAUNDERING – Comply with Australian Standard AS 4480.1

Lambswool & Sheepskin Bedding Underlay
Although, our Lambswool & Sheepskin underlays are machine washable Lambswool & Sheepskin they are big and get heavy when wet and are not recommended for home washing machines. Professional Dry-clean Recommended.

Lightly soiled areas can be sponged off with clean warm water and towel dried, allow to air dry before replacing bedding.

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