Pittsburgh-grown calendula flowers are solar-infused in antimicrobial coconut oil to reduce inflammation from friction and overuse, while the Tamanu oil helps to balance moisture levels, shea and mango butters to maintain elasticity and a combination of high quality essential oils that add antifungal properties and support your body’s natural skin repair – all with a calming aroma that won’t disturb the paceline.
SUGGESTED USE: Before, during and after care: Apply a thin layer on the skin, where friction or irritation is indicated. It is best used externally and locally on areas experiencing friction or damage, such as where sit bones meet a bicycle saddle, on runner’s nipples before a marathon, on heels/toes or thighs to prevent everyday discomfort or even over a freshly inked tattoo (with bandage at the advise of your local tattoo artist).
One skin application should last for a couple of hours unless it is especially humid, although it may absorb more quickly if skin is already distressed. There’s no tingly sensation with this, as properties in menthol or peppermint can cause a burning sensation and further skin irritation. The texture is a bit firm upon first touch and has some give for scooping a small amount by hand. It melts quickly for smooth application of a thin, breathable layer, and is best kept stored 60-80 degrees Fahrenheit. If it becomes liquified in its container, one can chill it for a couple hours to return it to its semi-solid state.
Since you might have a few uses for it, I recommend cleaning and drying thoroughly your hands and the skin where the product will be applied – no double dipping!
Why is this not a cream? Water-based creams can invite moisture and bacteria to grow in the pores of your skin, instead of sealing it out. This product helps to restore balance to distressed, exposed skin with short-term use, between ointment and an intensive moisturizer. A thin layer of this oil-based “butter” also provides a ton of breathable slip for antifriction magic, to prevent or limit irritation. My goal was to make this product really functional at a few things: reducing friction/inflammation and preventing fungus/bacteria growth.
Botanical ingredients include: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Butyspermum Parkii (Shea) Butter. Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Tocopherol (Vitamin E) Oil, Calophyllum Inophyllum (Tamanu) Seed Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Wax, Matricaria Recutita (German Chamomile) Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Helichrysum Italicum (Helichrysum) Oil
*CAUTION: This product is neither meant to diagnose nor treat any disease. Not for use internally or on open wounds. Pregnant women and children should consult health care provider for proper usage.