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Looking to make my own warm-up oil for spring...(5 posts)

Looking to make my own warm-up oil for spring...Avia1
Mar 31, 2003 7:42 AM
Unfortunately they don't sell SportsBalm products in Canada and I'm wondering if anybody has suggestions for ratios to create the following warm-up oils: (any other recipes would be great also!! - TIA)

Start Oil
(1 Warm Up):
Rub in 15-30 minutes before workout under wet/cool/windy conditions (40-70 F) increasing circulation where it is needed around the muscles with no surface skin irritation.
Ingredients: Vegetable Oil, Mineral Oil, Cajeput Oil, Wintergreen, Rosemary, Menthol, Camphor.

Muscle Oil Color
(2 Warm Up):
Rub in 15-30 minutes before workout under wet/cool/windy conditions (45-70 F). Contains paprika oil that create a healthy tanned look.
Ingredients: Vegetable Oil, Mineral Oil, Cajeput Oil, Wintergreen, Rosemary, Menthol, Camphor,
Paprika Oil.

Rub Down Gel
(1 Warm-X):
Rubbed in 15-30 minutes before working out, this mild muscle-warmer (25-40 F.) warms deeply while, providing a protective film on the skin.
Ingredients: Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Cajeput Oil, Wintergreen, Cayenne, Paprika Oil, Nutmeg Oil.
thread on this a while back in Racing Forum nmDougSloan
Mar 31, 2003 7:53 AM
you'll probably end up spending more in the long runColnagoFE
Mar 31, 2003 7:56 AM
Why not just buy some generic-type linaments? No need to buy the big $ cycling-specific stuff in my opinion.
Yeah, go for the basic stuffjw25
Mar 31, 2003 10:09 AM
IMHO, there's no need to spend a lot for cycling specific embrocations. Most are basically thesame warming rubs you get in a drugstore.
A couple of my favorites are:

Icy-Hot chill stick. This comes in a deodorant-type stick, so you don't have to get your hands messy. This is nice if you wear contacts, because you really don't want menthol and camphor in your eyes.

Badger sore muscle rub. This comes in a tin, smells great, and isn't super-hot. It keeps you warm, though, and is fairly waterproof for wet rides.

Olbas sport oil. This'll be harder to find, but try health-food stores. It's a nice herby massage oil, so it's fairly water-resistant, and cools a little before it warms. Nice for post-ride massage, too. A little pricey, but it lasts.

Personally, I'm working on a warming sunscreen, for these sunny spring days. I want to avoid sunburn, but still get some warming. Right now I'm using a horse liniment (don't laugh, it's great stuff. Non-oily, very warm, and awfully cheap. Got a pint bottle for $8.) It's a little too warm on it's own, and not at all waterproof, but a good sport sunscreen mixed in makes all the difference.

Quick, get me the Inventor's Submission Corporation! (firmly tongue in cheek, mind you.)
Yeah, go for the basic stuffchaquefois
Mar 31, 2003 11:52 AM
Don't forget Ben Gay which works very nicely also.