Are you an avid cyclist who revels in the thrill of the open road, the serenity of mountain trails, or the simplicity of a leisurely city ride? If so, you understand the joy and freedom that cycling brings. Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or a casual rider, it’s crucial to care for your bike properly to ensure it continues to provide a smooth and safe journey.

In this guide, we’ll explore the art of bicycle cleaning and maintenance, and we’ll introduce you to EarthSential’s Plantsol all-purpose cleaner, a versatile and eco-friendly solution for preserving and reviving your trusty two-wheeled companion.

 Bicycle Cleaning and Maintenance

Bicycle Cleaning and Maintenance

Imagine embarking on an exhilarating cycling adventure, the sun warming your skin as you navigate picturesque landscapes. As you pause to savor the moment, it’s the perfect time for a quick break. Take in the breathtaking view, then grab your EarthSential Peppermint All-Purpose Cleaner to freshen up your helmet’s inner hat band and hands. The invigorating scent of peppermint will stimulate your senses and sharpen your focus for the journey ahead.

Bicycle Cleaning and Maintenance

Laundering with EarthSential Plantsol

After an invigorating ride, caring for your cycling attire is essential to keep it in peak condition. EarthSential’s Plantsol offers a green and effective cleaning solution for your cycling shorts, jerseys, arm warmers, gloves, and more. Made with plant-based surfactants and natural essential oils, Plantsol tackles tough stains and greasy residues without synthetic dyes, fragrances, or preservatives. To launder your cycling gear:

  • For a top-loading washer, add 2-3 tablespoons of Plantsol for a large load.
  • Optional: Enhance whitening and brightening with ½ cup of baking soda in the wash cycle and 1 cup of vinegar in the rinse cycle (halve these amounts for HE washers).
  • To treat stains, apply Plantsol directly and let it sit for 30 minutes or more before adding the remaining Plantsol to the washer.
  • For delicates, use ½ capful of Plantsol in about 1 gallon of water, soak for 10 minutes, rinse, and air dry.
Bicycle Cleaning and Maintenance

Reviving Your Ride: Bike Frame and Chain Maintenance

Now, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty of bike care—cleaning your bike frame, chain, drivetrain, and components after those exhilarating rides. As cycling enthusiasts often say, “A clean bike is a happy bike!” Regular maintenance ensures better performance, increased safety, easier repairs, and a longer lifespan for your beloved bicycle. Sal Suds Biodegradable Cleaner is an excellent choice for eco-conscious cyclists seeking a green, biodegradable, and non-toxic solution for bike frame cleaning and chain degreasing.

Follow these three essential steps recommended by cycling experts:

Daily Check: Before each ride, inspect your bike chain to ensure it’s properly lubricated.

Biweekly Bike Bath: Every 1-2 weeks, give your bike a thorough wash. Rinse it with water, wipe down the tires and frame with diluted Plantsol to remove dirt and mud, then rinse again. Finish by drying it with a clean cloth.

Monthly Deep Clean: In addition to the biweekly routine, perform a comprehensive cleaning every 2-4 weeks. Rejuvenate your chain and drivetrain with a degreasing treatment using Plantsol All-Purpose Cleaner, designed to tackle even the grimiest tasks.

With these cleaning and maintenance practices, your bike will continue to provide endless adventures, ensuring you experience the full joy and freedom of cycling for years to come.

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Plantsol by EarthSential

Plantsol Essential Oil Cleaner Concentrate w/spray bottle


100% natural with family safe ingredients. Amazing for the kitchen, bathroom, countertops, floors and pet items.

All Natural & Plant-based Ingredients

Cleans, degreases, deodorizes, removes stains & aromatherapy benefits

Makes 8 Quarts = Less than $3.49 each quart

Size: 32oz   Scent: Mixed Essential Oil

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