Lube is great. It can make sex super pleasurable, it can help prevent condoms from breaking and it’s great to use when you’re having sex in a place that doesn’t lubricate itself.
Warning: if you store your homemade lube in the cupboard, it could become a great breeding ground for bacteria and it obviously doesn’t come with a preservative or an expiry date. Also, anyone can have any kind of reaction to a liquid etc that is going inside you that isn’t usually there, so make sure you see a doctor if something isn’t right.
Warning: avoid both if you have a nut allergy.
Mix the aloe vera, the lavender/peppermint oil and the flax seed. Let it sit over night and then you can use it.
First tip: use water and silicon based lubes with condoms, DO NOT use oils and oil-based lubes as it can break the latex.
These are a few things that people tend to add to their homemade lube recipes that are a bad idea:
- 1 cup of hot water
- 3 teaspoons of corn flour
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- Honey might be great for enhancing the deliciousness of lube, but the sugar content will probably grow lots of bacteria.
- Spit is okay but we’re currently suspicious of saliva’s ability to spread gonorrhoea.
- Stay away from any moisturiser that has a fragrance.
- Vitamin E cream. A while ago, Khloe Kardashian claimed that she uses vitamin E on her vagina to “strengthen the tissue.” That’s definitely not a thing.
- Butter or anything with milk or cream in it.
The Hook Up brought in former Masterchef contestant Beau Cook to give us the low-down on a couple of 'lube alternatives' and to share their recipes.
There’s a chance you don’t even have to go shopping to get a natural lube — you might already have some options at home.
You should also avoid using olive oil with condoms.
If you’re looking specifically for a lube that’s natural and organic, you may want to take the extra step of looking into how the ingredients are sourced.
Looking for some luxury with your lubricant? Überlube is a luxury brand lube with only four ingredients.
When it comes to functionality, though, some people find that avocado oil is not quite as effective as more popular choices like sweet almond and coconut oils.
There’s some debate about whether “natural” also counts as “organic.”
It’s made from kiwi vine extract, and it doesn’t have any synthetic fragrances or other harsh chemicals.
Ghee can moisturize and soothe your skin and provide healthy fatty acids, which makes it a good option for sensitive areas of your body.
Some household items might work better for you than others, so read on for your DIY options.
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