A Mimosa (extracted from the bark of the Mimosa tree) tanning compound is used during the vegetable-tanning process of these sheepskin rugs. The process requires more time to tan than a chemical tanning process but results in a more natural leather. The sheepskins are neither aggressively pre-treated nor dyed and so the original pigment variations are preserved in the wool and result in a natural shade of beige. These rugs make for great play mats, keeping strollers/car seats cosy, or as simply little resting spot for sleepy babies.
Sheepskin is a naturally self-cleaning agent that does not require a lot of care. Often spraying it with water and brushing it out will clean it sufficiently. Otherwise, spot washing/hand washing is required. This beautiful rug is lanolin rich and comes packaged in a cotton sack.
Benefits of sheepskin:
– Does not emit electrical charges that may arise from from friction between body and environment. Synthetic fibres, on the other hand, are half-transmitters and create electrical charges.
– Absorbs sweat immediately and allows moisture to evaporate into the environment, thereby helping to regulate body temperature. Ideal for summer AND winter.
– Activates the blood circulation and the immune system,and supports the relaxation and regeneration of the body. Helps stimulate the body in a vitalizing, relaxing way.
– Is gentle on the skin because it consists of a similar basic substance as human skin, and helps heal sensitive/inflamed skin or rashes. The skin can still breath when against the fleece.
– Has a “self warmth” and never feels cold.
– Is always dirt and bacteria resistant.
– The natural lanolin found in the sheepskin possesses self-cleaning powers when hung outside.
– Natural sheepskin is best cleaned with sheepskin wash extract with Lanolin. This way, the wool stays biologically active. The water temperature should never exceed 30 C. The sheepskin can also be brought to the dry cleaners but please note that this involves a chemical process.