It’s a lesson that every runner has to learn eventually. No matter if you are running a 5k and covering your important parts. To running an ultra marathon, covering any and every part of your body. The importance of quality anti-chafe protection can not be stressed enough. And today we’ll be looking at a brand that has been growing in popularity over the years. With a Squirrel’s Nut Butter review that goes over both the positives and negatives I’ve run into. So if you’re looking for a new friction cream for your next run. You are going to want to read this.
Squirrel’s Nut Butter Review
Price: $5.49 – $34.9 Depending on Size
0.5 oz for $5.49
2 oz for $14.99
4 oz for $20.99
8 oz for $49.99
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Ingredients: Cocos Nucifera (coconut oil), Theobroma Cacao (cocoa) seed butter, Cera Alba beeswax, and Yocopherol (vitamin E oil).
- Helps prevent and treat skin injuries.
- All natural.
- Does not stain clothes.
- Great protection if you cover the area thoroughly.
- They have small “carry on you” sizes.
- Good price for the amount.
- Has a smell that some people don’t like.
- Is hard, and can be difficult to get off the block.
- Can be difficult to get enough off to thoroughly cover some areas.
- Can / will freeze in a cold drop bag.
More Detailed Review
I’ve had a chance to use Squirrle’s Nut Butter at multiple races, including 50 and 100 mile races. So I feel like I have a good idea of the advantages and disadvantages of this particular anti-chafe balm.
The first thing you will notice when you open Squirrle’s Nut Butter is the smell. It has a natural salve smell that you will either like, stand, or hate. It’s very unique. Next, depending on the weather, will be the texture. If it’s hot out, the butter will be soft and pliable. Making it easy to spread. For example, I received my delivery during the summer in the south. It was 90+ degrees and 90% plus in humidity. So the butter was almost liquid soft. But when we went to Colorado in the 40’s, it’s incredibly hard.
This is the one major issue I have with Squirrle’s Nut Butter. If it’s cold, the butter gets frozen hard. And it is incredibly difficult to get warm enough to get enough off with your hands. I highly recommend having a lighter to melt some off when it’s cold. But we made the mistake of leaving this in our drop bag at a 100 mile race. And the whole container became hard and unusable since we didn’t have a heat source.
Besides being sometimes difficult to apply out of the container. If you can get it on, this stuff is really amazing. It coats incredibly well and lasts a very long time on the body. Even under extreme conditions. I use it on everything from covering my feet to to my nose where my sunglasses rest. And I haven’t had any issues with Squirrle’s Nut Butter staining my shirts.
Conclusion – Squirrel’s Nut Butter Review
Despite the issue I had with the product becoming too hard to use during my 100 mile race. I’m still a big fan of the Squirrel’s Nut Butter Anti-Chafe Salve. IT just works too well to argue with. And now that I know the lighter trick, I’ll always have one in my drop bag with the tube if anti-chafe. Because once you get a big glob of it, it goes a long way and lasts a long time. So if you’re on the fence about trying Squirrel’s Nut Butter anti-chafe, then I recommend making the jump! It’s used by a lot of top runners for a reason. And I will continue using it until I find something better.