Updated: Oct 13, 2020
In my constant pursuit to replace items in my home on a budget, it's only when I run out of something that it makes me think "hmm I wonder if I can make that".
For years hubby and I have been spending around $30 on a bottle of massage oil/lubricant. Pretty pricey but it was all natural and after learning how toxic the majority of lubes are, I saw it as worth every cent. But when we ran out recently, I read the ingredients and knew that I could make my own version for next to nothing, mind you.
Using a toxic lubricant can be detrimental to your health. You may even be applying a cocktail of nasty ingredients directly to one of the most sensitive areas of your body. These toxic ingredients can actually affect your reproductive system. Most common lubes for sale on the market contain parabens which are endocrine disruptors - meaning that yep, they mess with your hormones. Exposure to parabens has been associated with cancer and reproductive health issues and hormone imbalances like fibroids, endometriosis, infertility, and PMS. Definitely best to avoid at all costs.
Making your own lubricant is super easy and once you already have the ingredients, it will cost you very little each time.
You will need
1 Glass Bottle with Pump
Massage Oil of Choice*
Essential Oils (I like these Australian Essential Oils. Click Here)
You can find glass pumps and carrier oil here
*There are so many options that you can choose from for your massage carrier oil including
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Vitamin E Oil
Fill bottle 3/4 full with Massage Oil
Fill remaining 1/4 with Jojoba Oil
Add a few drops of Lavender Essential Oil to scent
Notes: I recommend only putting a small amount of essential oil in to start with. Perhaps 2 -3 drops and once you are comfortable with the smell and ensure you don't react, you can then play around with the quantity and add more if you would like a stronger scent.
Please bare in mind that this lubricant is only to be used for couples in a monogamous relationship as it is not suitable for use with condoms made of latex.
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