The story of this traditional soap really begins with the humble sheep. We all know, in order to survive the rigors of winter, sheep grow a thick woolly coat, and essential to their survival is an in built mechanism for secreting wool fat, a greasy substance which seals out the wet.
Interestingly in Bradford, West Yorkshire, both the sheep shearers, no matter how tough they might be, and the wool sorters have one thing in common; beautifully soft hands. The reason for this is that the wool fat in the fleeces they handle is rich in natural lanolin. So a soap, based on a recipe from around the turn of the century, has been formulated incorporating the lanolin from the wool fat as the key ingredient. Most people notice their skin becomes appreciably softer and smoother using the soap for a few days.
Many people with sensitive or dry skin find the gentle action of the lanolin very soothing, and many doctors have recommended it. This soap is beneficial to your skin wherever you live: bitter cold winds dry and crack the skin, and subtropical sunshine and salt air can have a similar effect.
Mitchell’s Wool Fat Soap is recognized around the world by its simple cream and brown wrapper and is biodegradable, and environmentally friendly. Made in England.