Sheep are raised in natural conditions where temperature fluctuations are significant and vary from a few to over 40 degrees Celsius. Sheep have adapted to such temperature changes because their wool expands or contracts with temperature variations, thus forcing air exchange. It provides warmth in the winter and absorbs moisture in the summer.
In daily life we come into contact with many synthetics and we attract positive ions. As a result we might feel tired or suffer from headaches. Wool attracts positively charged particles and neutralizes them. This is the great advantage of wool.
Moreover, wool contains a natural grease called lanolin that prevents dirt from accumulating deep in the duvet and makes the bedding dust mite resistant. This is why wool bedding is recommended for people who suffer from allergies.
Hospitals have used wool products for years because of their temperature regulating abilities that ease the aches and pains of rheumatism and arthritis.
Cool in summer
Warm in winter
It is hypoallergenic and reduces skin irritation.
It improves blood circulation and lessens muscle tension.
Blankets, overblankets, and mattress covers do not need to be washed very often. They should be aired regularly. They may be only hand washed at 30C. Use proper wool soap that contains lanolin.
Merino Wool bedding: duvets/quilts may be machine washed at 40C.