It has been said, "Necessity is the mother of invention." This is certainly true for the creation of Petal Power. Probably not unlike you, we are extremely selective about what goes IN and ON our bodies. As cyclists on a quest to find the ultimate chamois cream, we've used most all of the creams on the market at one time or another during our riding careers. While these creams more or less do what they are intended to do, there were many things we felt we could be improved upon. Some use petroleum products. Some contain harmful parabens or other chemicals. Many contain so much tea tree oil, your eyes burn from the smell. Others contain menthol and/peppermint oil, which can tingle or burn. Some have really goofy names. Some were so greasy, it took several washes to get the stuff out of the chamois in our shorts.
It has also been said, "If you want the job done right, you need to do it yourself." We wanted a chamois cream made with natural and plant-based ingredients consistent with our healthy lifestyle. We wanted a mild formula with an amazing scent and without the stuff that burns and tingles when applied to what's arguably the most sensitive skin on our bodies. We wanted a product made for women, by women.
In the spirit of “getting the job done right”, Petal Power was born. We partnered with one of the nation’s leading developers and manufacturers of natural and organic skin and body care, wellness, and spa products to make the Petal Power Joy Ride Cremeto our specifications. In August 2014, a dream became reality when we pressed the "go live" button on the Petal Power website and launched our online store.
Our ultimate goal is to help keep women cyclists happy, healthy, and comfortable on their bikes so they can ride longer and pedal stronger.