Lube is a great addition to sex or masturbation — but there are so many lube options out there that it can be almost overwhelming to find the one that’s right for you. Silicone? Oil-based? Water-based? Flavored? Warming? Scented? And now the choices are getting even more complicated, since many people are adding "natural" onto the list of things they want from their lube.
Most lubes you can buy in a store are safe, but some people prefer to use ones with all-natural ingredients, particularly if they have sensitive skin or allergies. Store-bought options often contain ingredients including glycerin or parabens, and some people find these make their skin itchy or irritated.
The thing is, fans of natural lubes tend to really love them. "I love the consistency — it isn't sticky, it feels like silk, lasts a long time, and doesn't really have any smell at all," wrote one reviewer of Maude's organic Shine lube. "I didn't have any effects from it afterwards. and I usually have to rush to wash any remnants off or it creates a rash. Perfect!"
A quick primer on responsible lubricant use: Water-based lubes are generally safe to use with toys and condoms or dental dams. Many natural lubes, however, are oil-based, which means they break down latex condoms. Other use aloe vera, which contains naturally-occurring latex that might irritate those with a latex allergy. To be safe and avoid unwanted pregnancy, check the label to see what the specific brand’s guidelines are when mixing lube with barriers (or sex toys; silicone-based lubes can't be used with silicone toys).
Here, some of the best organic lubes on the market.
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Maude Shine Organic
This aloe-based lube is safe to use with toys and condoms, and it’s fertility-friendly too, meaning it's formulated without ingredients that can harm sperm and it's pH balanced. Plus, the gorgeous bottle will look chic on your nightstand.
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Dame's water-based organic lube has aloe vera and green tea extract to provide glide during sex without irritating skin or disrupting vaginal pH.
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Bloomi Arousal Oil
This arousal oil has a clean formula with USDA-certified organic ingredients. Plus, Bloomi claims that their oil is infused with botanical aphrodisiacs, to help increase sexual arousal and make sex even better.
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Lola Personal Lubricant
This water-based lube also contains aloe leaf juice, and it’s fertility-friendly. If you’re a fan, you can sign up to have a new one delivered once every month or every other month.
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Common Bond Lubricant
Common Bond's lubricant is made with 500mg of full spectrum CBD, it's natural, hydrating, and free from fragrance and additives.
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Cake organic aloe
Come for the fun packaging, stay for the nourishing ingredients like mushroom extract, quinoa, hemp, and oat.
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Coconu Oil Based Personal Lubricant
This USDA-certified organic hydrating lube contains coconut oil to enhance your body’s natural lubrication, and can also be used as a massage oil.
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Love Wellness Sex Stuff
This organic lube contains aloe vera and quinoa, and it’s super-hydrating. (If you use latex-free condoms, take care: It's safe to use with polyisoprene condoms, but not polyurethane ones.)
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Hers Glide Aloe Vera Lubricant
This formula is made with 92% natural ingredients and doesn't run or drip anywhere you don't want it to.
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The Honey Pot Company Moisturizing Water-Based Lubricant
This organic and hypoallergenic moisturizing lubricant is made with agave extract and soothing chamomile.
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Good Clean Love Almost Naked Personal Lubricant
Good Clean Love is one of the most affordable natural lubes out there. It’s aloe vera-based and fertility-friendly.
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Woo More Play Coconut Love Oil
This coconut oil-based lube also contains vanilla essence and beeswax. (Oil-based = not safe to use with latex condoms or dental dams.)
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WYLD Lube + Massage Oil Unscented
Designed by birth and postpartum doulas Wyld Womyn, this lube contains rice bran oil, grapeseed oil, moringa oil, meadowfoam seed oil, and broccoli seed oil. It’s vegan, but not safe to use with condoms.