Liquid Lanolin: The Ultimate Guide

Picture waking up early, in a good mood and ready to tackle your goals. As you open your front door, there’s an ear-piercing squeak.

The culprit? A rusty hinge. 

Pesky rust affects your daily activities at home and in the workplace. It’s for this reason that your first reaction is to search the internet for a quick solution. Here’s one of the many popular searches on Google:



The answer to your problem? Lanotec Liquid Lanolin.


Studies show that it is the most effective solution for rust protection and prevention. Here’s everything you need to know about our liquid lanolin and why you need to keep it on hand.

What Is Lanolin Oil?

You’ve likely seen lanolin oil in cosmetics and mechanic repair stores. But, is it safe? To get the best answer to this question, you need to understand where lanolin comes from.

Origin of Lanolin Oil

Today, everyone is a conscious buyer. The great news is, lanolin oil is sustainable and biodegradable. It originates from sheep-skin as a secretion, much like the sebum that our skin produces. 

The lanolin transfers onto the wool for a conditioning effect. Because of this, it’s also called wool fat. After shearing off-dry wool, it is inserted into a centrifuge machine to extract the lanolin oil. Thus, this process is 100% harmless for the sheep too. 

Did you know that: These days, lanolin can now fetch three to four dollars a kilo? Making a 200kg drum of it worth nearly as much as a bale of wool.

When lanolin is extracted from wool, it contains high molecular weight. It becomes thick enough to separate into two main products.

Lanolin Wax

This is a solid remnant of the lanolin crystallization process. Pure lanolin from wool is heated with water to produce organic acids and alcohol. The result is found in common products for skin, hair and makeup. Its ingredients are highly soothing and moisturise dry or chapped skin.

What about allergic reactions? Scientists assure that lanolin products are safe even for babies’ skin. When used, it has minimal allergic reactions and improves skin condition. On top of that, it reduces the chances of dermatitis in infants.


Liquid Lanolin

Lanolin’s liquid form has a high demand because of its multi-purpose nature. With liquid lanolin, a little goes a long way. It hermetically seals surfaces to extend the life of metal, timber, vinyl, and plastic. This is why our General Purpose Liquid Lanolin gives exceptional value to our customers all the time. 

Liquid lanolin is also a long-lasting lubricant that keeps your equipment rust-free. It achieves this by penetrating through rust and loosening the structure to make it fall off. Let’s dive deeper into the application and benefits of our liquid lanolin.

Main Uses of General Purpose (GP) Liquid Lanolin

Rust is one thing you don’t need in your life. It makes your tools hard to use and damages expensive equipment. Furthermore, some people worry that rust may affect their health:



You should always stay one step ahead. One way to do this is by applying liquid lanolin on moving metal parts or existing rust. At Lanotec, our new GP Liquid Lanolin is accredited with the Prestigious Global Green Tag. This award is a certification that we have among the world’s best eco products. Our respect for sustainability reinforces that our lanolin products are natural and toxic-free

Have a look at its ingredients below:

Component Proportion
Lanolin 30-60%
Propane 10-30%
Butane 10-30%
Petroleum (Naptha) 30-60%

Being proudly Australian-made, we delight in our local and versatile lanolin products

Our lanolin is used in many sectors, such as:

  • Construction
  • Defence
  • Electrical
  • Industrial
  • Transport and automotive
Liquid lanolin is rapidly gaining in popularity, especially among mariners:

This review shows why companies love to use our GP liquid lanolin:

‘’Several of Lanotec products used, such as Lanolin Spray, Lanotec Grease and the new insect repellant, are being tested on many of Brisbane Water Sewerage Treatment Plants. To date, these products have been very useful in the rust prevention area and, depending on the product application, a very good corrosion inhibitor.’’

GP Liquid Lanolin is everyone’s dream come true. As proof of this, here are some of its extravagant benefits.

Benefits of GP Liquid Lanolin

As an award-winning lanolin manufacturing company, Lanotec aims to meet your needs. We ensure our new liquid lanolin surpasses your expectations by guaranteeing these benefits.

Approved Lubricant

Our liquid lanolin is the best on the market because we go above and beyond to ensure that we provide high-quality. Our lanolin is HACCP, NZFSA and Halal approved, making it a food-grade lubricant too. Our liquid lanolin also tops the charts because it’s non-carcinogenic. Thus, it provides a healthier alternative to petrochemical-based products.

Tough and Durable 

GP liquid lanolin has a tough formula to protect your equipment in harsh settings. As tested in Australian environments, it yields the best results in preventing rust. The ingredients in our GP Liquid Lanolin can withstand water in marine oil rigs and mine shafts. So, the protection of your electrical equipment, high-speed and load-bearing chains is guaranteed.

For you, this translates to efficient costs and an eco-friendly worksite.

Increased Performance

Does your machine operate in or around water? You shouldn’t have to worry about rust when you’re on the job. Our new GP Liquid Lanolin takes care of your equipment. As a long-lasting lubricant, it efficiently lubricates all moving parts in highly corrosive environments. 

It doesn’t matter if you’ve used your tools for years. The versatility of our lanolin makes it safe to use in a variety of sectors, including transport. For example, it’s highly effective at preventing oxidation for containerised shipping. Our product aims to keep moving parts dry, rust-free and looking like new. You can spray it on moving parts as an anti-seize to prevent corrosion of hinges and chains. 

How to Use GP Liquid Lanolin

Experience the all-round protection of Lanotec Liquid Lanolin by using it the right way. All you need to do is apply it neatly to the surface using a spray bottle

If you think you need to re-apply it, test the surface first by spraying some water on the treated area. If the water beads up, then the surface is still protected. If not, you should apply a second layer. Watch this video to see how GP Liquid Lanolin is used on dry steel:

Tip: Store your tools in a cool dry place to prevent rust after applying the liquid lanolin.

Find the Best GP Liquid Lanolin Today

Are you tired of used-up, rusty machinery?

Lanotec manufactures high-quality, natural and biodegradable products to prevent rust. Our range of products has been trusted in Australia for more than 20 years. We continuously test and improve our items to ensure value for money to all our wonderful clients.

‘’It has saved time with labour, steam cleaning, high water pressure and frustration by being effective, user-friendly, cost-effective and environmentally safe.’’

Clean, inspect and protect your equipment with Lanotec GP Liquid Lanolin. Contact us today for a natural maintenance solution.

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