What else do people use HPA® Lanolin for? - Lansinoh

What else do people use HPA® Lanolin for?

Here at Lansinoh we are always hearing from mums that our HPA® Lanolin is great for soothing sore and cracked nipples during breastfeeding but what do you do when your breastfeeding journey has finished and you still have some of that ‘miracle cream’ remaining?

Over the last 15 years our mums have told us about many different ways in which they have used our HPA® Lanolin on themselves and their families, we’ve highlighted some uses below.

For a number of weeks our HPA® Lanolin will have been just for you and why should that change when you no longer require its soothing and protecting qualities on your nipples? Here are just a few ways other mums have found ways to give themselves some TLC when they no longer need HPA® Lanolin for breastfeeding purposes.

Lip Balm

Lanolin has been used as a moisturising agent for centuries and in cosmetics for a number of years so it’s no surprise that it helps many mum’s keep their lips smooth and moisturised.

Cracked Heels

As a new mum you can end up walking a fair few miles trying to soothe your little one to sleep in their pushchair or sling. Take care of cracked heels by applying a small layer of HPA® Lanolin before bed and let it works its magic.

Ragged Cuticles

If your nail care routine has gone out of the window since having your little one, HPA® Lanolin can be used to give your cuticles some TLC and to soften them before cutting.

Brow Balm

We all know that the right eyebrows make a huge difference to your face but did you realise that you don’t need to spend ££’s on your eyebrow products? Save on an eyebrow balm and use a small amount of HPA® Lanolin to smooth your brows into place.

If your partner already helps himself to your toiletries stash you might not want to show him the benefits of our HPA® Lanolin for him… Saying that, our list below could also come in handy when you’re wondering what products you can use from your changing bag on the go!

Sunburn and Peeling

Sunburn can happen to any of us but we’ve personally found that partners and our Dad’s often need reminding the most about sunscreen. If you find yourself in the same predicament, you have a product on hand for the times they’ve forgotten or ignored advice because it’s ‘cloudy enough not to need it’. You only need a small layer and as with any open wound, if you are treating severe sunburn it is recommended to speak to a healthcare professional or pharmacist for advice.

Shaving Cuts

Many men use aftershave when they have a shaving cut but they could save themselves the stinging pain by using a small amount of our HPA® Lanolin.

Red Noses from Colds

If you’re partner is suffering from man flu and their nose is sore, a small amount of HPA® Lanolin will help protect and soothe the area.


If you or your partner enjoy jogging or suffer from chaffing, HPA® Lanolin can be used to support the healing process. Don’t forget to air the area too.

Baby uses for Lanolin

While your baby’s latch can be one of the key reasons you turn to our HPA® Lanolin and one of its greatest benefits is that you don’t have to remove it before breastfeeding, there are uses for baby that mum’s have discovered over the years.

Nappy Rash

Our HPA® Lanolin has the same consistency as a number of barrier balms and as a one ingredient product, you have the reassurance that you know what is going on baby’s skin.

Dribble Rash

Our little ones often start with the signs of teething long before any teeth actually arrive and with that, they can often develop a dribble rash on their chin, neck and chest. Our HPA® Lanolin can help protect and soothe the area.

Scraped Knees

Admittedly your baby will be a toddler/child before they are mobile enough to get scraped knees but just like some of the uses above, HPA® Lanolin can be used to soothe and protect areas where there has been some light skin breakage. As always, for deep or wide wounds, consult a healthcare professional for advice on how best to help the area heal.

When your little baby hits their teens you’ll be faced with a number of new challenges. From guiding them on how to make the best life decisions for them to giving them more responsibility when it comes to looking after themselves. All of this is largely expected but did you know that HPA® Lanolin can be used to treat some common teen problems?

Acne Scars

Acne can be one of the biggest challenges you face when puberty hits and scarring is common when we’re unsure how to tackle the spots that make us feel self conscious. HPA® Lanolin can be used to treat areas where there are acne scars and offer additional moisture.

Dry Skin

Dry skin can be a common problem as hormones change (as you might vividly remember from pregnancy too!) and due to the moisturising properties of HPA® Lanolin it can be used to treat problem areas in the same way you might use a skin balm.

Please note that Lansinoh have not ran tests on the above uses and many are provided based on circumstantial evidence provided by customers. If you have any concerns or underlying skin issues it is recommended to speak to the relevant healthcare professional before introducing new products to your routine.

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