JTree Eucalyptus No Heat Embrocation uses peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils to create an invigorating protective balm on the skin. The thick water proof barrier is great for shedding mud and snow during inclement weather rides. Peppermint relieves skin irritation and itchiness and also helps to reduce skin redness where inflammation is present while at the same time having a cooling action.
Most embrocations come in a jar, and latex gloves should be worn during application. If you didn't use gloves, it would be very easy to transfer the hot stuff to your nether region or face... thats no good. Our unique package lets you apply the product without touching it, but if you still want to massage it in, take precautions and go for it!
Adam is a 13 time US National Champion in various bike events, and 2008 US Olympic MTB Team Member. While developing this embrocation, he commented:
"I'd like it not too hot, or hot at all, but more of a thick waterproofing/insualting product. And shiny. But not too hot, I kind of hate hot embrocations. And may or may not have given a 10 minute (quite intoxicated) monologue to the editor of embrocation cycling journal about how his publication has spread so much topical pain and suffering around the world... he got me back at Starcrossed the other week though, as the announcer..."
Embrocations, like chocolate, have historic roots in Belgium / Europe, and are very popular there, especially for cycle-cross racing.
For cyclists who ride in the winter, embrocating is an important process of warming the muscles before a ride in the cold. Embrocations can be found in many ways, shapes, and forms.
Some versions are designed as a weather proof barrier to keep water and cold away from the skin. These can be massaged into the muscles to help promote blood flow and get the muscles warmed up.
In extreme conditions some embrocations contain warming agents such as Cayenne, Black Pepper, or Capsaicin. These agents also promote blood flow to the skin and muscles and create a warming sensation when applied.
Embrocations are most commonly used on the legs, but can also be used on the arms, feet, hands, and even lower back and chest. Sometimes the application of embrocation can be just as much of a mental advantage as a physical one, but on a cold morning there is nothing better than that nice warm feeling.
Keep away from sensitive skin and eyes!
Each person has different skin sensitivity and each embrocation has different levels of heat so be sure to test your product thoroughly and conservatively to start.
Most importantly keep away from eyes and genitalia!
Wash your hands with soap after applying.
Keep away from children!
Beeswax; Sunflower, Jojoba, & Coconut Oils; Cocoa & Shea Butter; Fresh Extracts of Myrrh & Benzoin Gum, Calendula, Chaparral, Echinacea, Comfrey; Peppermint & Eucalyptus Essential Oils.