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Chamois butter, cheap alternatives query

gavin66gavin66 Posts: 117
edited June 2017 in MTB general
Does anyone know if there is a cheap but effective alternative to Chamois creams. Maybe something I can buy from a chemists.
I've been using Chamois butt'r Eurostyle for about three years now but I use quite a lot of it and it's becoming an expensive addition to the cost of my mountainbiking. It is something I need though as I do seem to get sore quite easily, even with good quality pads.
Thanks in advance :)


  • andcpandcp Posts: 644
    Try petroleum jelly (vaseline) - I've never tried it, but one of the chaps in the club swears by its and it's relatively cheap.
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  • robertpbrobertpb Posts: 1,866
    Try Nature's Kiss Chafe-Ease, if you have delicate nethers, it goes a long way as well for such a small pot.
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  • batmobatmo Posts: 277
    I've had good results from products containing deer tallow, first recommended to me by a mate who made prosthetic limbs for a living and found it gave good protection from chafing at sockets.
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  • K13_275K13_275 Posts: 6
    Coconut oil is awesome , can get it in Aldi , home bargains etc for about a fiver . I don't like to use products containing animal parts and you only need a tiny amount. Even though its solid in the jar it reacts to body heat and liquifies .
  • I switched to Udderly Smooth - a lot cheaper than chamois cream and seems to work just as well.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,811
    For long rides (about 8 hours plus) I use Vaseline, works fine for me.
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  • kirkeekirkee Posts: 369
    Sudocrem antiseptic healing cream is very good and cheap for a large tub. Back when I did alot more riding than I do now, I used it. Its good for smearing on the shammy, it even used to clear up saddle sores. The only downside I remember was the nasty ice cold feeling down below when putting your shorts on! I also tried Bepanthen babies nappie rash cream when that was to hand when the kids were babies, that worked well too.
    Caveat - I buy and ride cheap, however, I reserve the right to advise on expensive kit that I have never actually used and possibly never will
  • navrig2navrig2 Posts: 1,809
    Emulsifying ointment. Costs about £4.50 for 500g. It is a thick moisturiser made mostly with paraffin wax. Just make sure you wash your shorts well.
  • rockmonkeyscrockmonkeysc Posts: 14,774
    Cocoa butter works well. I used it by mistake once and it worked great. Excellent for healing tattoos as well.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    I'm sure your bum was very tasty. Did your boyfriend approve?
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  • exlaserexlaser Posts: 261
    Any nappy cream.
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