Posted by Kathy on Wednesday, October 5, 2011
A while back, a reader asked me about natural sports products. She was a running and wanted ideas for some alternatives to the traditional stuff like Body Glide. My husband is an avid runner. (We call it avid, most other’s say he’s crazy) He runs 10 miles a day on average and does up to 30 on the weekend. Needless to say he experiences a significant amount of chafing. He is married to his Body Glide and isn’t up for debating something more natural.
I have also started running but not nearly as much as he does. So i am anticipating minimal chafing but I’m sure it will happen somewhere between running 7-13 miles at a time. I’d like to not have to slather petrochemicals all over myself to avoid skin irritation. The reader who emailed pointed me to a company called Chomper Body. The line was created by active people who wanted to create a line of products that were healthy and more pure. Athletes want to have a healthy body, so why slather unhealthy chemicals all over it?
I was given a stick of their Silke Anti Chafing balm to try out. It comes in a deodorant stick style tube for easy application. It glides on and stays put in the spots you need protection. My ultra runner husband says it does wear off but I think that is true of all chafing balms. I used this on a recent 6 miler and came away chafe free. It has a very subtle scent that isn’t noticeable when being active. It goes on clear and doesn’t leave any white marks on your clothes.
They also have a really rad lip balm that I love (licorice scented – I love this and I don’t even like licorice), Muscle Butters, Booty Balms, specialized balms for both men and women, as well as Rest Day Massage Oils. Mmmmm!
Ingredients: Beeswax, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Sunflower Seed Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Calendula, Vitamin E, Rosemary and Lavender Esential Oils.
Get It: You can purchase Chomper Body products on their website ChomperBody.com