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Oiling your legs is one of the oldest ways to keep them warm in cool or wet weather. The idea is simple; the oil covers your skin, thus creating a barrier. When we were new at this, we used mineral oil until we realized it would degrade the materials in our precious shorts. The shorts weren't particularly special, but as we only owned two pair and rode every day, the thought of hastening their demise was a fright. We're happy to report that Mad Alchemy Non-Warming Pre-Ride Oil has no petroleum products in it.
Non-Warming Pre-Ride Oil is a mix of grapeseed and rapeseed oils, along with cedar and eucalyptus essential oils. It goes on thin, spreads easily, and adheres well to the skin. The scent is one that will call your nostrils to attention without overwhelming them, and there's a slight tingle when the stuff is rubbed into your skin.
The result will be a good-looking shine on your legs whether they're naked or hirsute; and if the latter, the oil will not clump or tangle your leg hairs. It can be worn on bare legs or under tights.
The Mad Alchemy Non-Warming Pre-Ride Oil comes in a spray bottle that contains 4 oz (120ml) of the solution.