The Nappy Lady Ltd

Disana Gall Soap for Wool

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£2.99  Inc. 20% VAT
Product Details

Disana Gall Soap Overview

Disana Gall Soap is an ancient household remedy for removing the most stubborn stains on wool and silk textiles.

Gall soap is used whenever wool shampoos are not enough to remove a stain. Applied directly, massaged gently into the stain and rinsed with clear water.  Gall soap removes any organic soiling from wool and silk articles.

Available as a concentrate and only intended for targeted stain removal, a few drops will suffice to remove ugly stains from delicate materials.

Gall Soap Ingredients

5-15% anionic surfactants, 5-15% non-ionic surfactants, < 5% soap, ox-gall concentrate, lactic acid

Gall soap is a powerful natural stain removing treatment but also environmentally friendly.  Bovine gall is a direct by-product of animals which are reared for meat and makes uses of a part of the animal that would otherwise be wasted. Disana Gall Soap is sourced from animals reared humanely on organic farms according to strict welfare and environmental standards.

This is fantastic soap but as it's natural and doesn't use artificial perfumes it does have a strong odour. This does wash out and doesn't linger.

Why do I need special wool shampoo?

The chemical structure of wool is very similar to human hair so just like with hair washing you should only use gentle cleaning products. Wool is especially sensitive to soap (alkalines). The structure of its fibres makes wool especially sensitive to heat, friction and strong chemicals, so care needs to be taken when washing woollen products.

Wool naturally repels dirt and neutralises odours and liquids. Due to these natural properties of wool, woollen items only need to be washed occassionally and are just aired inbetween washes.

Disana Gall Shampoo Bottle Size

Disana Gall Soap is sold in either

  • 200ml bottles
  • or a 30ml sample bottle

Machine Washing Instructions

It is very important that you do not wash wool items too warm otherwise, wool suffers a "temperature shock" and pulls together quickly causing felting.

  • 15 ml per wash(1/2 capful).
  • Only wash woollens in the machine on a cold wool wash;
  • set temperature to “cold”(25°C);
  • do not spin;
  • do not leave in the suds.

Hand Washing Instructions

It is very important that you do not wash wool items too warm otherwise, wool suffers a "temperature shock" and pulls together quickly causing felting.

  • 5 ml per 4 litres of water into a hand basin.
  • Use lukewarm water (25°C) - check with a baby bath thermometer
  • Do not rub or scrape at woollens
  • Simply push the item down into the cleansing mixture several times to wash through
  • Only place woollens briefly in the water - the shorter the washing process the better for the product.
  • Rinse out with clear water after washing with lukewarm water (25°C)

Drying Instructions

Do not dry in the sun, on a radiator or a tumble dryer.

Instead lay your wool item on a dry terry towel and let it dry in a well ventilated room.

For more information...

Read more about using wool wraps in our wool advice section.



30ml or 200ml
Made In
Care & Warranty

Disana Care Guide

  • Prewash cotton nappies twice once before first use.
  • Remove all solid waste before washing cotton nappies
  • Remove any inserts from covers so they can thoroughly washed
  • Don't overload your machine.
  • Put your cotton nappies through a rinse cycle before the main wash
  • You can wash your cotton nappies at 40 or 60 deg using a full dose of detergent
  • Use a long cotton wash. Cotton nappies love a long wash
  • No harsh stain removers or bleach on cotton nappies or wool wraps.
  • No fabric softeners. They will reduce absorbency.
  • Ideally line dry or tumble dry cotton nappies on warm.


Disana Wool Covers must not be machine washed. Follow wool products instructions found here.


Disana Warranty

If you believe you have a faulty Disana product please contact The Nappy Lady with details of the fault and photos and we will liaise with Disana so they can assess your warranty claim.

Disana's decision on any warranty claim is final.


Customer Reviews
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1 Review:

Incredible stain removal qualities
28 August 2019  | 

I purchased this liquid gall soap for some second hand boiled wool wraps that had very old dark stains going all through the natural (ivory coloured) material. I got entirely rid of every single stain, the wraps look like new and are fully functional. I only gently rubbed the wool between my palms with the gall soap.
The only down side of the product is its smell, however that's completely gone after washing with normal wool detergent and lanolising.
Highly recommend.

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