The health benefits of wool
Did you know that wool actually improves a newborn baby’s sleep quality? And that that sleeping on wool helps adults with low back pain? Wool used to be a widely used material in households before synthetic products replaced them (mostly petrol-based). Mattresses used to be made of wool, house insulation, clothes, blankets, carpets, upholstery, etc.
- The first and fundamental health benefit of wool is that it does not contain any toxins that could potentially negatively impact your health. Do you think you are ‘allergic to wool”? It is believed that people who suffer from “wool allergies” are actually allergic to the chemicals added in wool by some manufacturers, or the lanolin oil (naturally present in the wool though most of it is being washed out of our products) – not the wool itself.
- The second most important health benefit of wool is its temperature regulating property: it can cool down in hot weather or keep your baby’s body warm in colder temperature to create comfort and use less body energy to regulate temperature. It is crucial for infants who have lower body mass. Wool acts as a cooling or insulating barrier to either wick perspiration away or retain heat.
- The third important property of wool is its natural flame retardant property. Which makes Znuggle a perfect toy for your baby or infant, as you know they are safe with it. No flame retardant chemicals are necessary with wool products unlike other synthetic materials.
- The fourth most valuable wool health benefit is its natural antibacterial property due to the presence of lanolin. And lastly, wool deters the growth of mold, bed bugs and dust mites.
- The texture of lambswool has also a soothing effect on infants, which lead to lower metabolic activities and help them gain weight more rapidly.