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Old 10-08-15, 06:55 PM
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Any "all natural" chamois creams?

I keep hearing how you shouldn't put stuff on your skin that contains petroleum-based stuff, alcohols, chemicals, etc. Are there any chamois creams that are free of all those? (At least one's that don't cost a fortune!)
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Old 10-08-15, 07:07 PM
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Read the package small print .. and do offer footnotes listing the sources you read to arrive at your Opinion.



Personally just always washing my skin 'down there' and a clean dry pair of bike shorts.. has worked for decades..

alcohol wipes to reduce skin bacteria can be helpful when you cannot soap & water wash, as the bacteria, inflamed,

in the skin pores and hair follicles , are where saddle sores arise.


try the local veggie health food CoOp?

Or Bag Balm at the Ag Supply stores ..? read the contents ..

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I use Icy Hot Extra Strength balm.

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Originally Posted by pakossa View Post
I keep hearing how you shouldn't put stuff on your skin that contains petroleum-based stuff, alcohols, chemicals, etc. Are there any chamois creams that are free of all those? (At least one's that don't cost a fortune!)
Don't believe everything you read and NONE of what you hear.

I'd avoid extraterrestrial medications! Because... there is just no way of telling how humans will react. Otherwise.... a rose is a rose... by whatever name. Science (on THIS planet) has yet to create any new elements that will be found in a crotch crème. So you should be safe.
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I'm a big fan of Doc's.
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Old 10-09-15, 02:28 PM
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For my rides, I've been using Corn Starch. It's the main ingredient for most baby powders (talcum powder is the other), but without the perfume.



After rides, I use Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula (with Vitamin E).



I do wash between my legs before I apply either to make sure that there are no bacteria down there. Since I'm a clyde, I get more saddle sores wearing normal clothing than I do when wearing my biking shorts.

GH
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Old 10-09-15, 03:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Doctor Morbius View Post
I use Icy Hot Extra Strength balm.


That's just sooooooo wrong.
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Old 10-09-15, 04:08 PM
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Seriously, this stuff is great.
http://www.amazon.com/Docs-Skin-Care.../dp/B004DF4WR0
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As a bent rider, I dont have to wear clothes that protect me from my bike. Most of all I dont miss having to grease up the boyz-----------The only grease on my bike is in the bearing where it belongs.
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Just an FYI, anyone can put "all-natural" on anything. The term has no meaning apart from marketing.
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Just plain lanolin should be widely available.
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I have never used chamois cream. Do you rub it into the chamois right before you ride?
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I only used any when the Chamois was Real Leather.

As every time you washed your (wool) shorts the Patch of leather needed re-softening .
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Originally Posted by shona View Post
I have never used chamois cream. Do you rub it into the chamois right before you ride?
Or your taint. It's nice on the longer rides.
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I recently started using a petroleum jelly/cocoa butter blend that is available as a WalMart store brand. Works great, lasts a long time, not greasy if you don't get carried away with it. Just a light application to potential high friction areas for long rides in hot, humid, and/or wet weather does the trick. For anything under 100 miles in temps below 85F I've never found the need.
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I have been using Docs for a while and it is great stuff. I have also read some positive reviews of Buckler Embrocation
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Can't relate to the chamois discussion. I sprinkle some gold bond in the crotch of my cycling shorts and pedal away
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Old 10-11-15, 06:41 AM
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A good fit and shorts/bibs takes away the cause of sores to begin with - abrasion. Cleanliness only goes so far.
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