Lubricant is a great addition to sex or masturbation, but there are so many options for lube that finding the right one can be a daunting task. Silicone? Oil-based? Water-based? Scented? Warming? Scented? And now the choice gets even more complicated as many people add the word “natural” to the list of what they want from a lubricant.
Most store-bought lubricants are safe, but some people prefer to use lubricants with all-natural ingredients, especially if they have sensitive skin or allergies. Store-bought options often contain ingredients such as glycerin or parabens, and some people find that they cause itching or skin irritation.
The thing is, fans of natural lubes tend to like them a lot. “I like its consistency – it’s not sticky, feels like silk, lasts a long time and doesn’t smell at all,” wrote one reviewer of Maude’s Shine Organic Lubricant. “I haven’t had any repercussions after it. And I usually have to rinse off the residue in a hurry or I get a rash. Perfect!”
A quick guide to responsible lube use: Water-based lubricants are usually safe to use with toys and condoms or dental fillings. However, many natural lubricants are oil-based, which means they break down latex condoms. Others use aloe vera, which contains naturally occurring latex, which can cause irritation in people who are allergic to latex. To protect yourself and avoid unwanted pregnancies, check the label for the specific brand’s recommendations for mixing lube with condoms (or sex toys; silicone-based lubes should not be used with silicone toys).
Here are some of the best organic lubes on the market.
Mod Shine Organic.
This aloe-based lubricant is safe to use with toys and condoms, and it’s also safe for fertility because it has no ingredients that can harm sperm, and it’s pH balanced. Plus, the gorgeous bottle will look gorgeous on your nightstand.
Maude shine organic, $25.00, sold at Maude.
Dame Products Alu.
Dame’s organic, water-based lubricant contains aloe vera and green tea extract to ensure glide during sex without irritating your skin or altering your vaginal pH.
Dame Products Alu, $22.00, on sale at Dame Products.
Bloomi Arousal Oil.
This arousal oil has a pure formula with organic ingredients certified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Bloomi also claims that the oil contains herbal aphrodisiacs that help increase sexual arousal and make sex even better.
Bloomi Bloomi Arousal Oil, $58.00, available at The Bloomi.
Lola’s Personal Lubricant.
This water-based lubricant also contains aloe leaf juice, and it’s safe for fertility. If you’re a fan, you can sign up for a new monthly or bi-monthly delivery of the lube.
Lola Personal lubricant, $14.00, sold at Lola.
Common Bond Lubricant
Common Bond Lubricant contains 500mg of full-spectrum CBD, it’s natural, moisturizing, fragrance-free and additive-free.
Common Bond Lubricant, $40.00, is available at Standard Dose.
Coconut Oil-based Personal Lubricant.
This USDA certified organic moisturizing lubricant contains coconut oil to enhance your body’s natural lubrication and can also be used as a massage oil.
Coconu Oil Based Personal Lubricant, $24.99, on sale at Coconu.
Love Wellness Sex Stuff.
This organic lubricant contains aloe vera and quinoa and has super moisturizing properties. (If you use latex-free condoms, be careful: It can be used with polyisoprene condoms, but not polyurethane).
Love Wellness Sex Stuff Personal Lubricant, $19.99, sold at Ulta.
Water-based moisturizing lube from The Honey Pot Company
This organic and hypoallergenic moisturizing lubricant is made with agave extract and soothing chamomile.
The Honey Pot Company Moisturizing Water-Based Lubricant, $13.99, on sale at The Honey Pot Company.
Good Clean Love Almost Naked Personal Lubricant.
Good Clean Love is one of the most affordable natural lubricants available. It is made with aloe vera and is safe for fertility.
Good Clean Love Almost Naked Personal Lubricant, $8.38, on sale at Amazon.
Woo More Play Coconut Love Oil
This coconut oil-based lubricant also contains vanilla essence and beeswax. (Oil-based = not safe to use with latex condoms or dental fillings).
Woo More Play Coconut Love Oil, $25.00, sold at Anthropologie.
WYLD Lube + Massage Oil Unscented.
Developed by Wyld Womyn Doctors, this lube contains rice bran oil, grape seed oil, morning glory oil, meadowfoam seed oil and broccoli seed oil. It is vegan, but not safe for use with condoms.
Wyld Womyn WYLD Lube + Massage Oil Unscented, $18.00, sold at Smartass & Sass.