As you may already know, genuine sheepskin products and apparel are usually luxurious and need to be properly taken care of. If you have sheepskin slippers, mittens, insoles, boots or a rug, chances are you intend to take good care of it in order to have it last and stay in excellent condition. It is essential when owning sheepskin to know how to properly clean it without damaging the sheepskin itself or the leather/suede underside of the product. Here are 5 easy steps to follow to ensure you are properly cleaning your sheepskin products and apparel.

1 - Wash by Hand

Wash sheepskin by hand if a smaller item or wash separately in the washing machine if a larger item so it won't be affected by color bleeding of other articles.

2 - Use Cold Water

Use cold or lukewarm water up to 108 degrees Fahrenheit or 40 degrees Celsius.

3 - Use Mild Detergent

Use a mild detergent such as Kookaburra Sheepskin Wash. Kookaburra wash is plant based and can be used for washing sheepskin by hand or your washing machine, depending on the sheepskin product you are cleaning. This mild yet effective wash, combines the natural deodorizing power of Tea Tree Oil with the conditioning and fibre enhancing qualities of Lanolin. Kookaburra Sheepskin Wash will properly clean and extend the life of any sheepskin washables you own.
Note: Never wash your sheepskin items with bleach or wool wash that contains enzymes.

4 - Lay It Flat

Stretch your sheepskin item and lay flat to dry or line dry in the shade after washed and rinsed. Never tumble dry or iron.

5 - Brush It

Brush long-haired sheepskin products or apparel after they have completely dried.

Proper cleaning and maintenance of your sheepskin products will greatly extend the life of your sheepskin keeping it looking and feeling great. Simply purchase some Kookaburra Sheepskin Wash and follow the 5 steps listed above and it makes for cleaning your sheepskin an easy and effective process.
For a great selection of handmade sheepskin slippers and boots please visit our online store, Leather Moccasins. We have been selling sheepskin products for years so we consider ourselves experts at which is why we successfully serve customers world wide. We are here to help, so please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about sheepskin or our products. We have a secure checkout with fast shipping and great prices.

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1 comment

  • Rhianna Hawk

    Rhianna Hawk

    April 15, 2019

    My house gets really cold in the winters and I have poor circulation anyway, so getting some really warm, fluffy things to wear for the season is really important. I’m planning to get some real sheepskin slippers to help with that, and your tips for how to clean sheepskin will become invaluable during that time, and it’s good to know that it can actually be cleaned in the washing machine. I’ll be sure to take your advice and not wash it with anything that can bleed color into it, and I"ll wash it on cold to avoid shrinking.

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