I stupidly decided to delay my order of new chamois cream from Wiggle, thinking that even if I run out I won't notice a big difference. I ran out yesterday and I sure did notice! I just didn't feel as comfortable on the saddle without it. So now I have to wait until my new cream arrives.
In the meantime, does anyone use some kind of homemade chamois cream?
Too close to home!
I was once given a recipe for homemade chamois butter by an old school racer of many, many years: melt a pot of vaseline on the stove over warm heat, add a few drops of eucalyptus oil (as the antiseptic bit), decant back into the vaseline tub and let it set.
+1 for sudocream. Mums with nappy-rashy babies can't be wrong.
An audax rider suggested lanolin to me.
Is there an ingredients list on the product in question?
You probably don't want to know but Lanolin was great for when your feeding a new born baby, works great. So would be great at protecting you rear :)
Except that some years ago lanolin was de-recommended for use when feeding bub because traces of sheep-dip chemicals were found in it. (All 4 of our children were breast-fed, youngest now 20.)
I had this discussion with a pharmacist the lanolin recommended for breastfeeding women is an ultra pure form that costs many times what the basic lanolin costs.
get a can of Lanox and go nuts with it
I suppose it would be sneaky (or thinking outside the box) to the point of being unethical to ring up the poisons information center and claim you have a child that ate the stuff and should you be concerned?
They will probably know what is in it.
Taking up time on any help/emergency line when theres a very good chance that somebody with a real emergency is a matter of conscience. So can you do that in good conscience?
For saddle sore, sweat rash or any form of chafing try Bepanthen, mums have been using it on their babies bottoms for a long time.
I must admit having rung the poisons information line and having got several minutes of "voice over man" spruking for donations for the Royal Melbourne Children's Hospital.
All I will say is if you have a confirmed case of poisoning call an ambulance.
Unfortunately with kids you often don't know how much or how toxic what they have eaten is.
Just because they are fine now after their snack of washing power for instance will they be ok in a few hours time?
Bepanthen is a very good assos substitute if you like a thicker chamois cream (it's a little thicker than Assos cream) and it seems a lot of women cyclists use it if you can' ttolerate some of the 'cooling' agents added to chamois creams which don't always go so well with lady bits...
Savlon is only good if you like a runny creme (like Aussie Butt cream).