Eco Sheep is making bicycles greener by lubricating them with non-toxic, eco-friendly lanolin oil.
Eco Sheep® came to life in 2015 in the small town of Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. Here is our story:
Something had to be done.
Who would have thought that riding a bicycle would be so bad for the environment? Every year in America, bicycle riders squirt 6.3 million gallons of harmful petroleum-based bicycle chain lubricant all over their chains and gears to keep them moving. Unfortunately, with nowhere else to go, all of this dangerous petroleum oil makes it way back into the environment. This petroleum, which was once safely under 5,000 feet of solid rock, now pollutes our soil and waterways. Lubricating our bicycles causes one of that largest oil spills in America each year.
We found a solution.
At Eco Sheep®, we love the environment and our bikes! We decided to do something about this problem by developing a line of petroleum-free, eco and earth-friendly bicycle chain lubricants made from non-toxic, biodegradable lanolin oil. Why lanolin oil? Because lanolin oil is the perfect lubricant created by Mother Nature. It’s made by sheep to coat their wool to protect them from the harsh realities of life on the hillside. Rain, snow, endless mud and debris – nothing gets through their lanolin-oil-coated wool. When sheep are sheared for the summer, the lanolin oil is removed from the wool. The wool goes off to make warm clothes, and the lanolin oil goes off to make Eco Sheep® bike lubes and other everyday products such as cosmetics. It's recycling at its best!
Our products fit the needs of bicyclists and their bikes.
When we developed Eco Sheep®, we started from the ground up and included everything in the design of our products – from riding styles to bike types and even the applicator. We make excellent lubricants that fit the needs of bicyclists, not just the metal chains. We also created the packaging to be more useful and eco-friendly. Our container and applicator are an industry first, with a reusable, recyclable metal can and an incredible precision brush applicator right in the lid. Our container replaces the plastic, wasteful, drip-style bottle used by petroleum products; no more squirting bicycle chain lubricant all over the place! Even better – Eco Sheep® chain lubricants are 100 percent oil, compared to petroleum-based products that are thinned down with filler and petroleum thinners.
We've Grown, Because of Riders Like You.
We started out as a small specialty lubricant company with big dreams, and riders like you have helped us grow to be the most trusted name in eco-friendly bicycle chain lubricants in the world. Together, we've replaced a lot of petroleum and made the world a better place.
You + Eco Sheep = Making Bicycles Greener.
Eco Sheep® products are one of a kind, and we know you’ll think so too. Eco Sheep® lanolin lubricants are the world's only EPA Safer Choice® and USDA BioPreferred® designated bike lubes.