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  • No, it is not oily.  As with any hand chalk, it may get "funky" in some circumstances - such as doing push-ups on a dirty floor with sweaty hands.  We recommend you wash your hands before chalking.

    Primo is very light and fine.  This helps it perform and stay on your hands.  The downside is that it will be messy if you use loose chalk carelessly.   You really only need a pinch or two for a whole session.  We recommend using our chalk balls and bucket topper to reduce mess even further.

    Yes, we add super fine epsom salt, clove, eucalyptus, cinnamon, rosemary and lemon essential oils to our magnesium carbonate.

    Yes, we use and independent lab to verify that our magnesium carbonate is free from heavy metals and dioxins.  Primo starts with clean and verified safe magnesium carbonate and then we make the magic happen. 

  • First, use a whole lot less when you chalk up.   This is not normal chalk and you need a lot less.  Primo Chalk lasts about 3-5 times as long as other hand chalk. That is, it requires about half the number of applications as plain magnesium carbonate.

  • Because it stays on your hands longer, it's reasonable to say that 2 ounces of Primo Chalk will go as far as 6-10 ounces of regular chalk. As always, individual usage depends on the conditions you're using it in.

    Want proof? Check out our testimonials. Climbers and weightlifters from around the world have shown us Primo Chalk lasts significantly longer than the competitor.

  • Please fill out this wholesale account application if you wish to buy in larger quantities.  We do give discounts to CF boxes and gyms that supply chalk to their athletes.

  • Clinical testing of PrimoChalk™ has not been completed.  However, a blend of oils like that used in PrimoChalk™ was scientifically tested and has been proven to kill at least three common bacteria including Staph.

  • We think so. Here's why:

    Primo Chalk contains proven staph and other bacteria-killing essential oils. The oil blend also protects and conditions your hands while reducing rips and tears. You'll also find Primo Chalk offers outstanding grip during every use.

    Primo Chalk lasts longer once you have it on. It coats your hands and requires about 1/4 the number of applications as the competitor. This means you'll spend less time worrying about your grip and less time getting more chalk. Personally, I have greater confidence in my lifts and when I'm on the rope with this stuff. That's why I created, use and promote it.

    Lastly, we lab test our magnesium carbonate to make sure it does not contain heavy metals or poisons.

  • No! Primo Chalk contains ZERO antibiotics or drugs. Instead, organic plant extracts (organic essential oils) are used to inhibit bacteria growth!

  • Let's assume, for arguments' sake, that this is 100% true.

    * It's true that chalk is not going to harbor any sort of micro-organism on it’s own. However, as people dip and re-dip in the bowl, the chalk stops being sterile because it's touched by sweat, skin, oil, and germs. That bacteria will stick around on bars, climbing walls, in the bowl, etc., and can eventually cause infection and make you ill.

    At one point, I developed not one, but three staph infections from a tumbling mat during an extended MMA class. You're probably thinking, "But tumbling mats are plastic. They're inert, a non-metabolite, and sterile, right?"

    But, it's not the material that matters. It's the dynamic, open environment in which the equipment is used. The mat I used had been thoroughly cleaned, but as people came and went, bacteria was deposited on the mat and I picked them up. My point is this: Unfortunately, your equipment and chalk bowl do not exist in a vacuum. That's where Primo Chalk comes in.

  • I chose to use essential oils instead of an anti-bacterial chemical additive (used in most soaps), because micro organisms do not seem to adapt to the essential oils. These substances have been around for centuries and have been used by people to stay healthy.

  • Our chalk is appropriate for any sport where hand chalk is used or any sport where you'd like to use Primo. This includes weight training, lifting, climbing, and more. Professional athletes who play tennis and baseball may also benefit from our chalk, assuming it's not against regulation.

    Primo Chalk is also useful in any sport where a chalk block is typically used to dry the hands. In this case, you can replace the standard block with a our chalk ball or loose chalk.

  • Yes, please use any of our product images.

  • No, we kindly ask that you reword product descriptions for your own site. (do we need to state why?)

  • You may sell our products at your retail store front or on a personal e-commerce site. We kindly request you do not sell Primo Chalk on ebay, craigslist or other discount sites.  We want to protect our partners.  If we find you selling on these sites, our partnership will be terminated. Primo Chalk does sell on Amazon at full retail pricing. We respectfully request you do not sell on Amazon.

  • Our minimum advertised price (MAP) is based on retail pricing found our on website PrimoChalk.com. Due to price fixing laws, we cannot tell you what price to sell the product. However if we find resellers abusing the pricing structure, selling on ebay, craigslist, or other similar sites – we do reserve the right to terminate their wholesale account immediately.