We're proud to add a new range of aftercare balms and Rope Wax to our online shop. It has taken us over a year to develop these unique balms and we hope that you will like them as much as we do. They are available to purchase from our online shop now!
Arnica is one of the best-known herbal remedies for bruising and inflammation, and we’ve created three different Arnica Balms for you to try. As well as Arnica Oil, all our balms contain both Jojoba and Vitamin E oils, to help nourish your skin and promote the healing of your rope ouchies.
Frankincense & Vetiver Arnica Balm
We created this balm to cater for those who prefer less floral and more woodsy scents. Frankincense essential oil is believed to reduce pain and inflammation, whilst Vetiver is held to help heal scars and marks on skin. Vetiver is also believed to be soothing to the emotions and to help reduce anxiety, so using this balm after your rope play will have both physical and emotional benefits.
Lavender & Lemon Arnica Balm
One of the most widely-used essential oils, Lavender is highly-regarded as a skin treatment as it is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties. It’s calming fragrance is believed to relax both physical and emotional bruises, but on its own it can feel a little overwhelming so we’ve balanced it with a fresh Lemon Essential oil, which is believed to soften and cleanse the skin.
It’s not just rope bottoms who need balms! Many riggers suffer from both skin irritation on their hands and pain in their fingers from constantly hooking rope, so we’ve created an Arnica balm especially for riggers.
Both the Ginger and Myrhh essential oils in this balm contain high levels of sesquiterpenes, which have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antioxidant effects and have been successfully used to help alleviate the pain of arthritis. We’ve added Frankincense oil as well for an extra anti-inflammatory and pain-reducing kick. Angel666 reports that her finger pain eases almost immediately after applying this balm – we hope it helps you too.
This is a very special balm completely unique to Skorpion Rope. It’s our version of the well-known muscle rub and pain reliever ‘Tiger Balm’, but it has an added sting in the tail!
Alongside Camphor, Cajuput, Clove, and Peppermint essential oils, Skorpion Balm is made up of Chilli Oil. We make our own Chilli Oil infusions by immersing piquin chillis in Grapeseed oil and leaving them in the sunlight for several weeks until the oil has soaked up all the spicy goodness. Each batch of SKorpion Balm will therefore vary slightly in heat strength.
Though of course we would never recommend you use it other than as a muscle rub, we have heard that some people like to use this balm on, erm, more delicateareas of the body. If you were to apply SKorpion Balm to your genitals, you’d probably experience a slowly-building warming and arousing sensation, which would last for around 30 minutes. Not that we’ve tested it, you understand ;).
We know that many of you like to use a blend of oil and wax in the conditioning process of your natural fibre ropes and so we have added our own SKorpion Rope wax to the store. This is a tried and tested blend of Tsubaki oil (Camellia Japonica) and natural beeswax that provides a light finish to your ropes without any sticky residue.