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What Is Lanolin?

by Jill Schuman | July 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sheep in New Zealand by Donnie Ray Jones

Sheep in New Zealand by Donnie Ray Jones

You’ll often hear me reference the moisturizing properties of eNZees Foot Soother lambwool, which can be great for dry calluses and corns on your feet. But what is it that makes wool moisturizing? We’re certainly not adding anything to it! eNZees Foot Soother is moisturizing because of the lanolin found naturally in wool.

You might have heard it called “wool fat” or “wool wax.” Sheep produce lanolin through their sebaceous glands. Its waxy, waterproofing qualities help protect the sheep’s wool and skin from the environment – wind, rain, and sun – and aid in hygiene.

Humans have used lanolin for centuries as a moisturizer, at no harm to the sheep. It is extracted from the wool after the sheep has been sheared, typically once or twice a year. There’s an old adage that shepherds have soft hands… and it’s because of lanolin! Whether you knew it or not, lanolin is quite often used in beauty products like moisturizers, lip balms, and other cosmetics.

The lanolin found in eNZees Foot Soother has two direct benefits: not only does it moisturize calluses, it also helps prevent blisters by soothing dry skin. I’ll wear eNZees on a daily basis as a moisturizer, whether or not I’m expecting a blister!

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eNZees to Launch on The Grommet

by Jill Schuman | July 07, 2016 | 0 Comments

eNZees Foot Soother launches on The Grommet

We have big news! I’m proud to announce that today, eNZees Foot Soother will be featured on 
THE GROMMET, an online launchpad for undiscovered, innovative products.

When I first started shopping on The Grommet, I was intrigued by the ingenuity of the products. Here you’ll find an invention for all those times you wish you just had that something – a tabletop system for organizing your charger cords, a Yoga By Numbers mat, or a wire flower arranger.

eNZees FOot Soother The Grommet

The Grommet is highly selective. Over 60,000 products are submitted every year, but only 3% are selected to be featured and launched on The Grommet.

Today at 10 am EST, eNZees will be the featured product. Over 6 million people worldwide will learn about our all-natural blister preventing lambswool!

Check out our page, watch a new video about our story, and ask any question real time.

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Don’t Let Blisters Ruin Your Summer Vacation

by Jill Schuman | July 06, 2016 | 0 Comments

Prevent blisters on vacation

Tourist taking pictures in Rome in front of Roman Forum by Moyan Brenn

Whether you’re headed to the mountains or a tropical destination, don’t let blisters stand in the way of your perfect summer vacation. Even a tried and true shoe can cause blisters under the right circumstances – increased humidity, heat, or a different type of terrain than you’re accustomed to. Try these four tips for preventing hot-spots and blisters on your next trip.

Footwear, footwear, footwear

Finding the right type of boot, shoe, or sandal for your foot is the first step in reducing the risk of blisters. Shoes that are too small, too wide, and even too big for your foot can cause uncomfortable friction or pressure. When you’re trying on shoes, the smallest irritant in the store can turn into a big problem when you’re walking through museums and tourist attractions all day. If you’re looking at buying a pair of sandals like Chacos, spend a little time adjusting the straps to get just the right fit for your foot.

Don’t forget your socks! 

Even if you’re just exploring the shops and restaurants downtown, a blister can easily develop in less than an hour. Don’t forget to wear a pair of synthetic or merino wool socks. While cotton socks get soggy with sweat, synthetic or wool socks wick the moisture from your skin, reducing the risk of friction.

Tourists in Prague

Tourists by János Szüdi

Pamper yourself

If ever there were an excuse to get a pedicure this is it: friction is more likely to occur on rough and dry skin. Moisture and exfoliate those tootsies!

When in doubt, use your eNZees!

Whether I’m headed into Manhattan or up a mountain, I always keep a little eNZees in my purse or backpack. The all-natural New Zealand lambswool reduces the friction between your shoe, sock, and skin and can prevent hot-spots and blisters. It’s lightweight and doesn’t require any tape or scissors to apply, so it takes up little to no room in my bag.

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6 Things You Didn’t Know About Sheep

by Jill Schuman | June 08, 2016 | 0 Comments

Facts about sheep, lamb is a baby sheep

Lamb by Noel Reynolds

Before I started eNZees Foot Soother, I didn’t know much about sheep despite having enjoyed the wonders of Merino wool for years. But once we began developing our own unique blend of foot wool for blister prevention, I discovered what an amazing animal the sheep really is. Did you know they are actually born with tails? And know how to self-medicate for different ailments?

Check out these six amazing facts about our favorite wooly wonders!

  1. They have great memories

Using a similar neural process as that of humans, sheep can remember 50 individual other animals and people. They can even have BFFs (best friends forever)!

  1. Say it with more emotion!

Sheep not only display different emotions with their ears, they can also read facial expressions and pick up on emotional cues.

  1. They’re fashion forward

Did you know humans have been wearing sheep wool since 10,000 B.C.? No wonder we like our Merino wool so much!

Male sheep is a ram, things you didn't know about sheep

Ram by John McIntyre
  1. "The better to see you with..."

Sheep have excellent peripheral vision. With large, rectangular pupils, they can see 360 degrees without even turning their head!

  1. Excellent lawn maintenance

President Woodrow Wilson once commissioned a flock of sheep to trim the White House lawn during World War I. No wonder it’s so green!

  1. A sheep by any other name…

Did you know a female sheep is called a ewe. A ram is a male sheep, but a castrated male is known as a wether. And, our favorite is a lamb, or a baby sheep.

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