Friday, December 16

mitchell's wool fat soap

Mitchell's Wool Fat Soap was first produced in the early 1930's by Bradford [England -ed.] chemist Fred Mitchell who realised that the natural lanolin content of wool fat, which kept the hands of local sheep shearers and wool sorters so exceptionally soft, could also be beneficial to delicate complexions and sensitive skins.
-via Mitchell's

They had me at wool fat. Plus the soap comes wrapped in this attractive crinkly yellow waxed paper. Stocking-stuffer-tastic. Saw them this morning in Leavitt&Peirce in Harvard Sq. They also do a puck of soap that the shaving nerds [careful -ed.] seem to regard highly. #gifts


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

What about washing wool with wool fat soap? Thoughts?

Anonymous said...

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james at 10engines said...

@anon no idea... I guess it would preserve some of the lanolin?

Byakuya1126 said...

Well I'm a 13 year old so I don't use it to shave but on my trip in Ireland, I bought some Wool Fat Soap which my mom didn't think I should because her and my sister break out when they use it. I bought it anyway and used it. To my suprise and my moms surprise, I didn't break out. It washes great! Wow what a mouth-full. ;)