Rowers Rub includes essential oils of Clove and Cajeput to sooth and provide antibacterial properties, helping to reduce the recovery time of chafed skin. This puts a thin layer of natural waxes and oils over your skin to protect it from further friction.
Suitable for both men and women, this product can be applied wherever you experience chafing. For hand-specific issues, we recommend our Rowers Hand Rub.
Ingredients include Brassica Campestris Oil, Soya Wax, Cocoa butter, Vegetable Glycerine, Zea mays, vitamin E and essential oils of Clove Bud and Cajeput.
Rowers Rub is effective because the natural waxes allow the skin to breathe, but the salts and other by-products of sweating can’t come into contact with the skin and cause further irritation, and the fine layer helps fabric to move easily over the skin. The clove essential oil not only smells great, but the antibacterial qualities help keep skin clean when rowing on river or still water, and to recover after being subjected to stresses. Although it can be applied after exercise, application before will reduce the risk of serious sores which can interfere with training and competing. Rowers Rub simply washes off in warm soapy water.
Leaping Fish’s Rubs are balms, not creams or lotions as these by definition contain water, so the Rubs are made just from plant waxes (some contain beeswax) and essential oils, and our intention was to make them as simple as possible and chemical and Paraben-free (Parabens are commonly used as stabilisers and preservatives and some studies have suggested a link with cancers). Their simplicity makes them hypoallergenic and are concentrated so a little goes a long way, making them cost effective – prevention is better than cure, and so every rower should have some in their kit bag.
Always test on a small area of skin before general use. Avoid contamination with water which can cause the balm to deteriorate. Store in a cool place.