Sheep were a vital part of Viking culture. Without their wool there would have been no sails for Viking longships, meaning no way to explore and change the world. Another invaluable commodity from sheep is lanolin, a waxy substance that is little short of magical when it comes to skin and hair care.

Produced by the sheep's skin to hydrate, waterproof and deodorize their wool coats, lanolin is a powerful natural emollient for skin and hair. Obtained from wool after shearing, it is cruelty free. Remarkably similar to our skin's own lipids and able to hold 400 times its weight in water, lanolin locks in moisture as well as absorbing additional moisture from the air. Due to it's semi-permeable nature, it protects without smothering. Unlike Vasiline and petroleum based products, it will not clog pores.

Its rich consistency makes it ideal as a conditioner for curly hair, which is impenetrable by regular conditioners. It also makes a killer Viking-worthy beard balm. Not only does it moisturize your beard, it encourages hair to grow strong and thick.

Gentle enough for babies' skin and harmless when ingested in small amounts, it is super healing in our baby bun balm and ideal in it's pure state for nursing mother's nipples.

For seriously damaged, weatherbeaten skin, eczema, psoriasis, and itching there is no better remedy than lanolin. Try our Soothing Anti-itch Balmand experience the relief lanolin brings.

It is especially awesome in our Wintermint and Tinted Rose lip balms as its creamy texture allows for smooth, even application, seals in moisture, rejuvenates and relieves painful dryness and cracking. It protects agains the harshest of weather conditions, from intense cold or extreme heat to bitter winds.

Whether you are a Viking warrior, seafarer, shield-maiden or hearth-keeper, shop and discover the magic of lanolin.