Chafing sucks (or, more accurately, it rubs).

There are many ways to combat chaffing, but most people will point you in the direction of a simple lubricant most households have in their bathroom cabinets – Vaseline (Petroleum Jelly)

But do you know what Petroleum Jelly is doing to your skin?

Despite being long used to treat a wide range of skin ailments, it’s not great for your skin – because it’s a byproduct of oil refining.

Do better by your skin.

Research has indicated that your skin absorbs up to 60% of the chemicals it comes into contact with. Think that’s bad? These same chemicals move directly into your bloodstream.

In applying petroleum jelly to your skin, you’re soaking up the oil-based chemicals. Rumour has it that this suffocates the skin by decreasing how much oxygen is absorbed, slowing your skin’s ability to regenerate itself – by damaging the collagen and elastin, you may end up with older-looking skin!

Go natural with your anti-chafe.

Manuka, on the other hand, is an age-old healing agent. It contains powerful enzymes that are antibacterial, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-fungal and anti-oxidising.

By going natural and using manuka oil, you’re not only soothing and protecting your skin, but also improving cellular regeneration and helping your skin recover from exposure to challenging environments.

Rant over.

What you use is up to you, but hopefully this sheds some light on why we choose to create the first all natural anti-chafe balm.

Want to know more? Leave a comment below or contact us.

ps – Or you could just order GoodSport for yourself.


  1. Andrea Gibson


    I came across your Why you should stop using Petroleum Jelly – GoodSport website and wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed the article and found it really informative

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