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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.



16 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 🙂

  7. Pamela says:

    Hi Becca. I’m new to your page. The information here is interesting and very helpful. Ok, the reason for my post: how much coconut oil should I use as a base in the recipe and approximately how many drops of the peppermint oil should I add to the coconut oil base? Also, should I melt the coconut oil first, let it cool, add the EO, and then whip the blend? Thanks for your suggestions.

    • Becca says:

      Hi Pamela! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

      To answer your questions, I would start with 1/2 cup coconut oil with 2-3 drops peppermint and see how you like it. And melting, cooling, adding, and whipping sounds fantastic. I like it!

  8. Angela says:

    Is it ok for anal.?

  9. Nat says:

    Hi Becca, huge fan of your blog! Question about the honey ingredient: I heard somewhere that putting sugar anywhere near the vagina can cause yeast infections. Would using honey put me at risk for that?

    • Becca says:

      Hi Nat! From what I hear, honey (raw honey) is anti-bacterial. I would give it a good wash afterwards 🙂

  10. Prosenjit says:

    Is it pure homemade coconut oil?? Or from market filled with chemicals?

  11. June says:

    This all sounds great but what about oral sex? a lot of lubs taste terrible.

    • Kariann says:

      Coconut oil is fantastic for Oral! Especially with the peppermint EO – leaves you exhausted and with fresh breath.

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