Do Wool Mattresses Smell?

Wool is an excellent material for bedding and other textile products. It is naturally insulating and breathable, making it ideal for use in both hot and cold weather. Wool is also hypoallergenic, making it a good choice for people with allergies or sensitivities.

But does it smell?

Wool mattresses have a characteristic sheep-like smell that comes from lanolin when they are brand new. Lanolin is a natural and harmless component secreted by sheep and will dissipate over time. It is also used in a variety of cosmetic products, as it is an excellent emollient.

How long until the smell is gone?

Usually, in about two to three months the smell disappears.

How can I speed up the process?

You can help speed up the process by airing it out or putting it outside on a clear day once every week.


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