Winter Embrocation


Winter Embrocation is rated 4.3333 out of 5 by 6.
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A highly effective cycling embrocation for cold conditions. Rapha Embrocation has a fragrance inspired by the plants and herbs of Mont Ventoux and is made from three warming agents, winter green, capsicum and vanilla. The embrocation provides up to six hours protection.


Embro for cold racing conditions

Applying embrocation is one of the great rituals of riding. In recent years, it has enjoyed a renaissance thanks to its popularity on the American cyclocross circuit and Rapha Embrocation is used by Jeremy Powers, the 2014 US national cyclocross champion.

Rapha Embrocation is a highly effective winter embrocation for riding in cold conditions. It is made from three organic ingredients: winter green, capsicum, and vanilla. The embrocation is also rich in arnica. The embrocation contains a complex blend of essential oils, as well as shea butter, vitamin E and beeswax.

Rapha skincare products are made from the aromatic plants and herbs found on the Giant of Provence, used in local concoctions for hundreds of years. Their scents will be familiar to any rider that has made the pilgrimage to Mont Ventoux.

Ingredients include:

  • Atlas Cedar
  • Lavender
  • Pine needle
  • Rosemary
  • Juniper Berry
  • Lemon
  • Cypress
  • Patchouli
  • Cistus

Please note: The quantity supplied is 125ml as per the product specification although please be aware that this may not completely fill the packaging tin supplied.


  • Atlas Cedar – a mild astringent reputedly good for relieving stress and tension.
  • Lavender – a natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory used to help ease aches and pains.
  • Pine needle – reputed to ease rheumatism and respiratory complaints.
  • Rosemary – characteristic Mediterranean aroma and general tonic to stimulate the senses.
  • Juniper Berry – a centuries-old boost the immune system.
  • Lemon – refreshing citrus is naturally anti-bacterial.
  • Cypress – aromatic conifer rumoured to have anti-rheumatic properties.
  • Patchouli – anti-inflammatory often used to treat skin conditions.
  • Cistus – produces a soothing, aromatic resin.


  • For external use only.
  • Avoid contact with eyes. 
  • If product gets into eyes stop riding. Rinse eyes immediately with water.

125ml of cream in cylindrical tin (boxed).

Rated 4 out of 5 by from embro bro! 70 degrees in Minneapolis this November. Have not had a reason to put on the embro. Had it in the past and loved it.
Date published: 2015-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well in the summer too. I have been using this product for several years. Like the way it frees up my knees right away.
Date published: 2015-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must have for winter Second year using it and one can lasts a full winter season. I wear 3/4 Bibs in the cold months and use this stuff on my calf's. Never let's me down. Also not a bad idea to put a wee bit under your nose if you are stuffed a bit to clear the old airways! Only need a very small amount, so it lasts a long time.
Date published: 2015-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A yen to get out I have only used the embrocation an couple of times. Easy to apply, great smelling and gave me a tingle and slight buzz which all added to a yen to get out. Given that we have some cold, wet mornings in Scotland I can see it really helping with training, and early season races.
Date published: 2015-09-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Warming rub This works well warming your legs and seems to provide an extra layer of weather profing to your skin the rain runs strait off .
Date published: 2015-11-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Toasty! Used on a recent rise in the Yorkshire dales. Really felt the benefit when during the obligatory cake stop when legs were kept warm. Recommended.
Date published: 2015-09-17
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