[product review] “Clap Balm” Hockey Hand Deodorizer
For my latest product review, I was sent a fantastic product called “Clap Balm”, a hockey hand deodorizer. For many of us hockey players, the smell our gear (and thusly us) emits after using it may not faze us, but when you ask our loved ones, you’re likely to hear an entirely different story. My grandmother literally would not even go through the door of my college dressing room when I tried to give her a tour of our room. My wife has personally let me know of her particular disapproval of the smell of hands after games on more than one occasion. For that reason, I thought she would be the perfect control to field test this product with me. Have a watch of the results for yourself:
So there you have it. Clap Balm is a proven winner. In addition to my wife, Clap Balm has drawn support from Bo Horvat of the Vancouver Canucks, Dylan DeMelo of the San Jose Sharks, and numerous teams and players across college and junior hockey.
The 60g tins are lightweight and are easily stored and transported in your hockey bag. The product should be applied after games, practices, pond hockey, or anytime you’ve come within a 20m radius of your hockey bag. Product ingredients include Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Arrowroot Powder, Zinc Oxide, Sodium Bicarbonate, Beeswax, Orange EO, and Vitamin E.
Clap Balm is available in stores from coast to coast and ships tins all over North America daily. It is sold in single tins for $9.99, 3 packs for $29.97, or 24 packs for $192.00 from their online store. The product has been featured in The Hockey News’ “People of Power” issue, and even praised in the Canadian House of Commons.
The product’s official press release is below:
Fanshawe and Western students find solution to common hockey problem
Matt Laberge and Dan Black develop hockey hand deodorant called Clap Balm
(London, Ontario)—Fanshawe business student Matt Laberge and Western student Dan Black have found the solution to a common hockey problem.
Laberge and Black launched Clap Balm—a play on the hockey slapshot term clap bomb—just over a year ago and quickly sold 400 tins within seven days.
Today, the product is professionally manufactured and is now being sold at sporting stores in Barrie, Toronto and London.
The clap balm has also won over a few professional hockey players. Dylan DeMelo of the San Jose Sharks, Bo Horvat of the Vancouver Canucks and Derek Mathers of the American Hockey League are fans of the product and use it regularly.
On October 26, Clap Balm received the Young Business Leadership award and met David Chilton, best-selling author of The Wealthy Barber and former dragon on CBC’s Dragon’s Den.
The Clap Balm can be purchased for about $10 at local London retailers such as Pete’s Sports, Perani’s and Source for Sports. It can also be purchased online at www.clapbalm.com.