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In an attempt to find a magical salve to sooth calluses and torn hands, CrossFitter and founder of the w.o.d.welder skincare line Keegan Pafford formulated custom blends of Paleo-friendly oils tailored to the needs of high intensity athletes. The result was a resounding success—injuries were healing faster and athletes were performing better than ever with w.o.d.welder Solid Salve. Packed with lanolin, beeswax, aloe butter, shea butter, and peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils, the salve was filling a void in the CrossFit recovery world.

Now a purveyor of healing hand creams, handcrafted soaps and natural pumice stones, w.o.d.welder has become the leading authority on skincare for rough-and-tumble CrossFitters.

The entire line of w.o.d.welder products is meant to be used synergistically to promote skin elasticity and hydration, in addition to healing and strengthening the tender parts of the hand so often prone to calluses and tears. The first step involves the Solid Salve, which when applied keeps calluses and small wounds hydrated; second, the wild-harvested pumice stone works to exfoliate rough spots, keeping any calluses smooth. Finally, the daily application of Hands as Rx hand cream nourishes and heals any tears, and keeps calluses rip free. All products in the three-step process are gluten free and created by members of the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetics Guild without animal testing.

But before any treatment can occur, w.o.d.welder has ensured that the foundation of personal hygiene adheres to the highest of Paleo standards.

The w.o.d.welder Bar Soap is made with a blend of coconut and olive oils to hydrate skin and provide antifungal and antibacterial protection. The finely ground comfrey root in the formula is anti-inflammatory, with a cell regenerating compound that is boosted by the addition of shea butter. This soap was formulated to be compliant with the Paleo lifestyle, while also serving a tired and sore CrossFitting body. Each bar is pH balanced with a delicate blend of peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils, leaving the skin nourished and protected without all of the drying factors in conventional soaps.

The soap is beautiful, with rustic swirls of brown and olive green trapped within, and it has a soothing herbal scent. Not only is it extremely useful, but it would make a great gift for any athlete who understands how even the smallest detail can affect performance.

For more information or to order online, visit WODWelder.com.