Customer Care

Bed Sores






Medical Uses



Product Care


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Stamp found on all authentic HiTemp UR Medical Sheepskins

M103: Pressure Care Assistant prevents bed sores on the feet.

M102: HiTemp UR Australian medical Sheepskin prevents bedsores

M171: HiTemp UR Medical Sheepskin Even Pressure Boot

M117: Wool-Pile Limb Sleeves for leg & arm protection & warmth

M160: Wool-Pile FootWarmers for comfort & warmth

M161: Wool-Pile Wrap Booties for cold sensitive feet

Sheepskin Medical Boot- washable: M170

R215: SuperWool Machine Washable mattress covers: Underlays

Washable Medical Sheepskin Walker handle covers

Medical Sheepskin Wheelchair Seat & Back Covers



Wool does not have to shrink- sheep do not shrink in the rain nor does their skin go hard! Shrinkage, felting and skin hardening  are due to hot water, agitation and the use of inappropriate detergents. 

Hot water, agitation and poor detergents cause the wool fibres to shorten and lock tightly together; causing shrinkage and felting.

You can stop this happening to your sheepskin and woollen products by using the following washing procedures. 

For best results, follow these 4 easy steps:

1. Use cold or lukewarm water.

2. Use Woolskin: Sheepskin and Wool shampoo with Tea tree Oil.

3. Wash  

4. Dry

Detailed instructions:

1. Use COLD or lukewarm water- NEVER HOT  

(There is one exception: you can safely use hot tap water for HiTemp UR Medical Sheepskins. These superior sheepskins can withstand more than 100 hot water wash and dry cycles while retaining their softness and pressure relieving properties. HiTemp UR Medical Sheepskins are thermally disinfected when washed at 80oC or 175oF)

The use of excessively hot water:

  •       Will damage leather and may cause it to shrink

  •       May cause felting of the wool pile

  •       May cause loss of colour

  •       May make thorough rinsing much more difficult.

  •       May set some stains and make them difficult to remove


Wool detergents are not recommended for the washing of  sheepskins as they may contain chelating agents, phosphates, alkali, bleach, peroxide, triethanolamine, sequestering agents, phosphoric acid or enzymes. All are  harmful to leather and should not be used.

We recommend : Woolskin:  Sheepskin Shampoo & Conditioner

"Woolskin with Tea Tree Oil", a new generation product developed in conjunction with the tanning industry, will lubricate the sheepskin leather and give a distinct lustre and handle to the wool. The anti-bacterial in Woolskin remains in the washed article, providing continued action and prevention of odours. Woolskin kills mites ( the cause of house dust asthma) and washing with woolskin will also remove mite allergens.


  • Handwashing Sheepskin Rugs

Add lukewarm water to the tub first. Then add the recommended amount of "Woolskin-with Tea Tree Oil".   Place the sheepskin in the solution and work it through the sheepskin for approximately 5-10 minutes. Squeeze by hand until clean. Rinse in cold water until it is clear. To remove excess moisture, use the spin-dry cycle of your washing machine. See drying instructions below.

  • Handwashing UGG Boots and Sheepskin Slippers

UGG BOOTS and Sheepskin Slippers should ONLY be handwashed.

Use cold water to hand wash your sheepskin slippers or ugg boots, - hot water can damage the boots. Never put ugg boots or sheepskin slippers in a washing machine, as this can permanently damage the sheepskin.

Do not dry your sheepskin or ugg boots in a dryer, near a heat source, or in direct sunlight. Instead, stuff the sheepskin slippers or ugg boots with paper towels, and let them dry naturally, away from heat. The towels will help the boots to keep their shape.

We recommend that you use Woolskin to protect, clean and disinfect your sheepskin and ugg boots. Common boot products could damage them.

  • Machine wash:  

 Machine washable Sheepskin may be cleaned in a washing machine using the "Wool" or "Gentle" cycle. Use small load settings for small articles and full load settings for larger loads. Use � the recommended dose of Woolskin for front load machines. Select cold or warm wash.  DOUBLE RINSE  

  • Institutional Washing 

Washing instructions for HiTemp Medical Sheepskins to meet thermal disinfection requirements. The washing machine should be loaded to half capacity.

The recommended detergent for institutional thermal and chemical disinfection  is Woolskin.  Acetic acid can be added to steps 1,5, & 9 to aid dye fastness ( pH controlled to 3.8- 4.2)




Wool should be dried in the same way that you dry your own hair. Excess heat will damage wool. Place the wool item  in the dryer ( no heat )  until nearly dry.  Use the "fluff or gentle cycle" only. Remove from the dryer and place the sheepskin( leather side facing upwards ) or wool article on a flat surface or drying rack.  Dry in the shade, away from direct sunlight or heat.

Do Not use direct Heat or  direct Sunlight  

 Use wOOLSKIN to wash and condition SHEEPSKIN UGG Boots         


Dry sheepskins with the leather facing upwards.

US and Canada Contacts

Benchmark for quality and service since 1986.

We want to make sure that you receive the product best suited to your need. If you have any questions about our products or their use for  medical conditions, please contact us.  We are here to help you! 

Phone:    1- 800 - 463 - 1985

FAX :          905 - 295 - 3816

Send mail to: sales (at) medicalsheepskins.com

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