It's time for anyone who has a vagina to take control of their vaginal health. For decades, companies have been selling us personal-care products that contain chemicals and other harsh ingredients. According to a report from the nonprofit Women's Voices for the Earth (WVE), many tampons, vaginal washes, and other personal-hygiene products contain unknown fragrance chemicals, parabens, and dyes, which have been shown to cause endocrine disruption, reproductive harm, and even cancer.
Meika Hollender, the co-founder of the sexual-wellness brand Sustain, told us that's why she started her brand. "I was like, Holy shit, why are women, in particular, spending all this time thinking about what they put on their face and skin, eating organic food, and cleaning their house with nontoxic cleaning products, but no one has any idea what's in the products that are going inside one of the most absorbent parts of their body that's sitting inside of them for several years of their life?"
She makes a good point. That's why we've rounded up 10 of the best all-natural lubes that you can feel safe using.
This water-based lube contains organic aloe vera, so it'll nourish your skin while increasing your sexual pleasure. The formula is also pH-balancing, so it won't mess with your body's natural chemistry.
2. Good Clean Love Almost Naked Personal Lubricant
A key difference between this lube and most other CBD-infused ones is that this it isn't made with coconut oil, which alters the body's pH balance and isn't latex-compatible. Instead, it's water-based, paraben-free, and latex-compatible.
Water Slide contains only four ingredients: water, propanediol, carrageenan, and citric acid. "I'm moderately sensitive to pH changes in my lady parts, and most lubes I've tried have eventually caused issues. Not only has this not caused a single issue over the several years I've now been using this brand, but it doesn't ever get gummy or gross!" one Amazon buyer raves.
Aloe Cadabra boasts that you'll "feel the difference of a luxurious lubricant that hydrates, invigorates, and refreshes—all naturally, with no harsh chemicals." It contains essential vitamins and nutrients to moisturize while maintaining your body's natural pH. A bonus? It's edible.
This article was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.
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