Health Benefits

Why is sheepskin good for your health?

Sheepskin has many natural health benefits for people of all ages. Because sheepskin is so incredibly soft, it is extremely effective at relieving aches and pains. The naturally crimped, woollen hairs of sheepskin provide a cushioning effect for your body. Research has shown that because each fibre contains a three-dimensional, crimped curl, it almost behaves like a tiny spring. This springy nature of sheepskin fibres on mass acts like a supportive mattress for your entire body. Sheepskin helps to absorb the weight of your body in an even distribution too. It is therefore advantageous for people who suffer with joint problems by providing support for pressure points and achy limbs.

One of the most amazing natural properties of sheepskin is body temperature-regulation. Many people know that the wool fibres in sheepskin help to increase heat when it is too cold, thus keeping you warm. Additionally, though, sheepskin helps to reduce heat when it is too hot. This is particularly beneficial for new-born babies, especially those born prematurely or with a low birth weight. Babies are unable to regulate their own temperature – particularly in warm environments. The natural woollen fibres of sheepskin promote air circulation, insulate against heat and wick away moisture from the skin. These qualities found in sheepskin help to keep babies cool in the summer and warm in the winter from head to toe. Scientists also believe that the temperature-regulating properties of sheepskin can help to promote better blood circulation. This is particularly beneficial when adults are lay or sat down because sheepskin helps to keep their bodies at the right temperature. Isn’t it incredible what those natural fibres can do?

It doesn’t stop there either – sheepskin is wonderful for the skin too! The woollen fibres contain an outer layer of protein which is extremely smooth. This silky coating makes it easy for the sheepskin fibres to come in to contact with one another, which in turn accommodates movement. Therefore, when a person is sat or lay on sheepskin, their skin moves across its surface with less friction. This is particularly beneficial for the elderly, people with limited mobility or those convalescing after surgery. By offering less resistance than synthetic materials, sheepskin can provide more comfort to those people who need to sit or lie in the same position for long periods of time. Sheepskin has been medically proven to reduce discomfort and the risk of bedsores.

Sheepskin is renowned for being kind to the skin because it is amazingly, bacteria-repellent, and liquid, dirt, and stain-resistant. Its fleece is naturally resistant to the growth of dust mites, mould, odour and bed-bugs. The natural wicking properties of this amazing natural textile mean that it can draw moisture away from the skin. By keeping a dry environment, bacteria are less likely to thrive. The breathable nature of sheepskin allows air to circulate, once again, reducing the chances of hot and clammy conditions that pesky bacteria love. Moreover, sheepskin is hypo-allergenic and has been found to soothe skin. It contains a natural substance called lanolin which is an effective treatment for dry, itchy skin. Sheepskin is ideal for sensitive skin because it can help to soothe and de-sensitise skin rashes and skin conditions, for example, eczema, psoriasis and cellulitis. In this way, natural sheepskin is medically magical and perfect for precious young skin and beyond. Please see our section on sheepskin care tips too to find out how you can also regularly wash your sheepskin to keep it clean and in excellent condition. It is also worthy to note that we do not use any harsh dyes or chemicals on our products too during the tanning process.

Due to a combination of all the reasons above, sheepskin has been found to promote better sleep - in babies, children and adults. Additionally, our baby sheepskins are shorn to a shorter length making them extra springy and supportive, and therefore ideal for young ones. Whether it be our sheepskin pram liners, baby rug comforters or footmuffs, all our sheepskin baby products offer comfort and reassurance, helping your little one settle all year-round. Hypoallergenic, temperature-regulating, comforting, tactile and practical – we can’t think of a better textile for a baby to use. Because of their portable and versatile nature too, parents can take their baby sheepskin with them on their travels. The smell and feel of the fleece will become an instant soother for your little one helping them nod off more easily – wherever you are.

Sheepskin truly has lots of natural, and almost magical, abilities. You can use them as rugs on the floor but also throw them over a chair or sofa and they will instantly add the ‘ahhhh’ factor. Imagine sinking your feet into a sheepskin every morning when you get out of bed. They are highly supportive and offer genuine relief. Quite simply, these all-natural, sustainable and easy-to-care-for products will look and feel incredible for years, but they will also help you and your family to feel incredible too!

 

 

Shipping & Delivery

How long does it take to process an order?

Please allow 1-2 days for your order to be processed for shipping (excluding weekends and holidays). We make every effort to fulfil your orders as quickly as possible.

UK Delivery times

Deliveries are made Monday to Saturday, delivery takes up to 4 business days.

Shipping costs

UK Shipping costs are £4.95 per delivery address.

In-store pickup

In store pickup is free of charge.

How do I check the status of my order?

If you have any queries with regards to your order, please email us at orders@naturallysheepskins.co.uk and we shall reply to you as soon as we can with an update.

Refund Policy

What is your refund policy?

We have a 14-day return policy, which means you have 14 days after receiving your item to request a return.

Eligibility for returns

To be eligible for a return, your item must be in the same condition that you received it, unworn or unused, with tags, and in its original packaging. You’ll also need to include the receipt or proof of purchase.

How to start a return?

To start a return, you can contact us at orders @naturallysheepskins.co.uk.  We will send instructions on how and where to send your package. Items sent back to us without first requesting a return will not be accepted. Returns are to be paid by the buyer.

You can always contact us for any return question at orders@naturallysheepskins.co.uk

The Benefits of Sheepskin

Why are sheepskins good for your health?

Sheepskin has many natural health benefits for people of all ages. Because sheepskin is so incredibly soft, it is extremely effective at relieving aches and pains. The naturally crimped, woollen hairs of sheepskin provide a cushioning effect for your body. Research has shown that because each fibre contains a three-dimensional, crimped curl, it almost behaves like a tiny spring. This springy nature of sheepskin fibres on mass acts like a supportive mattress for your entire body. Sheepskin helps to absorb the weight of your body in an even distribution too. It is therefore advantageous for people who suffer with joint problems by providing support for pressure points and achy limbs.

Do sheepskins keep your Baby cool?

One of the most amazing natural properties of sheepskin is body temperature-regulation. Many people know that the wool fibres in sheepskin help to increase heat when it is too cold, thus keeping you warm. Additionally, though, sheepskin helps to reduce heat when it is too hot. This is particularly beneficial for new-born babies, especially those born prematurely or with a low birth weight. Babies are unable to regulate their own temperature – particularly in warm environments. The natural woollen fibres of sheepskin promote air circulation, insulate against heat and wick away moisture from the skin. These qualities found in sheepskin help to keep babies cool in the summer and warm in the winter from head to toe. Scientists also believe that the temperature-regulating properties of sheepskin can help to promote better blood circulation. This is particularly beneficial when adults are lay or sat down because sheepskin helps to keep their bodies at the right temperature. Isn’t it incredible what those natural fibres can do?

Is sheepskin good for the skin?

Sheepskin is renowned for being kind to the skin because it is amazingly, bacteria-repellent, and liquid, dirt, and stain-resistant. Its fleece is naturally resistant to the growth of dust mites, mould, odour and bed-bugs. The natural wicking properties of this amazing natural textile mean that it can draw moisture away from the skin. By keeping a dry environment, bacteria are less likely to thrive. The breathable nature of sheepskin allows air to circulate, once again, reducing the chances of hot and clammy conditions that pesky bacteria love. Moreover, sheepskin is hypo-allergenic and has been found to soothe skin. It contains a natural substance called lanolin which is an effective treatment for dry, itchy skin. Sheepskin is ideal for sensitive skin because it can help to soothe and de-sensitise skin rashes and skin conditions, for example, eczema, psoriasis and cellulitis. In this way, natural sheepskin is medically magical and perfect for precious young skin and beyond. Please see our section on sheepskin care tips too to find out how you can also regularly wash your sheepskin to keep it clean and in excellent condition. It is also worthy to note that we do not use any harsh dyes or chemicals on our products too during the tanning process.

Maintenance of Sheepskins

How to care for, wash & clean your Baby's sheepskin

Soft Brush Cleaning

Sheepskin products are satisfyingly easy to care for. Being naturally dirt and stain resistant, they are very low maintenance and do not require regular cleaning. This is perfect for life’s fast pace! If you do start to notice your sheepskin getting a little dirty, first and foremost, all you need to do is give it a brush with a soft brush. A quick brush and a shake will restore your sheepskin to its full and fluffy appearance. By combing the sheepskin, air gets back into its natural fibres and brings it back to full lustre again.

Spot Cleaning

If your sheepskin product becomes lightly soiled over time, it can be spot cleaned using a damp, clean cloth.

Heavier Soiling

If your beloved woolen product becomes soiled more heavily, you can either hand wash or machine wash the item at no more than 30 degrees Celsius on a gentle ‘wool’ cycle. We strongly recommend using a sheepskin detergent in your washing machine. This is essential so that the leather backing does not harden. The sheepskin detergent we recommend using is called ‘Woolskin Woolwash & Shampoo for Sheepskin, Lambskin, Shearling, Fleece & Woollens (500ml)’ and can be found on Amazon.

The detergents that are found in normal washing powders or pods, will attack the suede making the skin brittle. These harsher detergents can even discolour fleeces and possibly lead to disintegration.

A specialist wool detergent will keep the skin supple, yet it will very effectively gently clean the sheepskin – seeing off any dust mites, pet allergens or mould spores.

Drying

Sheepskin products should be dried in an airy place but must be put out of direct sunlight. If you wish to dry your sheepskin in a tumble dryer, this can be done on a low heat setting. It is essential however that you do not dry your item on a radiator or heater. Remember to shake, lightly brush and stretch out your sheepskin after it has dried.

To Note

It is worthy to note that sheepskin is a natural product and therefore some discolouration can occur during the washing process. This can equally occur if the product is left in direct sunlight for extended periods of time.

When you first receive your sheepskin, you may notice a distinctive lanolin smell. This is due to natural oils that exist within sheepskin. This natural odour can be intensified after the products have spent long periods confined in packaging. This is completely normal and simply airing the item after unpacking should quickly reduce any residual natural fragrances.