Embrocation can be a great friend for those riding in uncomfortable conditions. It can make a cold morning ride more tolerable, a rainy run comfortable and can allow you to race your next freezing cross race without annoying leg warmers. If you don’t understand how to remove embrocation, it’s use can lead to an irritating ordeal.
The effects of embrocation can vary significantly between individual users. In fact, the amount of heating you experience depends on a number of factors. The greatest single differentiator that we've come across is simply your individual tolerance to Capsicum, the heating element in our products. Other considerations include, ambient environmental temperature, humidity level, sun intensity, and precipitation. So, in short, you may experience the heating from embrocation differently (more or less intensely) depending on many variables.
So how do I get it off? That's what we're all here to learn, right?
4 Simple Steps for Removing Embrocation
1. Start with water and friction: Immediately following your ride, scrub off as much embrocation as possible using a soft, wet towel. Repeat several times until your legs appear cleaned off.
2. Unbrocate: Apply our "unbrocation rinse" liberally and scour your legs again using the other side of the towel. As an alternative, use dish soap to scrub up a good lather, rinse and repeat.
3. Shower with luke warm water. Too hot will activate the product again causing reheating effect. Wash legs with regular soap or body wash.
4. Moisturizing your legs post shower can help reduce heating as well. Otherwise, sit back and enjoy the afterglow. A kind reminder of the adventures you just had out on the bike.