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Homemade Personal Lubrication

Ohh la la, that’s right lovebirds. We’re talking about making our own personal lubricant today. Perhaps I should tell you how this post came to be.

Last weekend, I was at a girlfriend get-together where we drank wine, custom blended our own massage oils, and had some seriously awesome girl talk. While we were mid-blending, the subject of using massage oil as lubrication came up. What is the best natural personal lubricant?

Before I tell you what it is, let’s talk about the icky nasties that are in over the counter lube. It contains parabens which are known to:

  • Cause hormone disruption
  • Kills vaginal flora
  • Decrease fertility
  • Feed candida
  • Cause cell damage

So what’s the magical ingredient for natural lube?

Coconut Oil

That’s it. Coconut oil. It’s a gentle, moisturizing oil that gets bonus points for being antiviral and antifungal, so your yoni will thank you for taking care of her.

Plain coconut oil will work, but you can add other things as well. Peppermint essential oil is known to help treat yeast infections, so adding a few drops (just a few!) can take it up a notch.

To make it a yummier experience, you can add a tablespoon of honey and whip it up before applying. Get creative, lovies!

A warning: coconut oil does not mix well with latex condoms. Use polyurethane or other non-latex options instead.

 

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6 Comments

6 Responses to Homemade Personal Lubricant

  1. Alanna says:

    I’m all for trying the coconut oil lube but the honey makes me a little uncomfortable…

  2. becca says:

    Sounds like you’re a strictly coconut oil kinda gal, Alanna. It’s awesome to know what you like :)

  3. Jessica says:

    Antifungal is great, but coconut oil is also antibacterial.. Won’t it kill off your beneficial bacteria too?

  4. becca says:

    That’s a really interesting question, Jessica. All my research showed that coconut oil is gentle and especially good for killing off bad bacteria. My guess is that, given the option of OTC lubricant and coconut oil, the coconut oil is going to encourage natural vaginal flora better than the conventional stuff. But I’ll keep looking around to find out more.

  5. shelli says:

    Can I use a few drops of flavored oil (like for hard tack candy) for taste on an edible version?

  6. becca says:

    Hi Shelli, I’m not sure what’s in the flavored oil you speak of but try it if want to and see how it goes :)

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