I'm a very helath conscious person but I admit, I never thought about the contents of my personal lubricant. And boy did I miss something important.
Organic Lubrications are the only thing you should be putting near your body!
There are so many lubricants out there for your sexual pleasure that do not give a moment of thought to the damage some ingredients can do to your skin! It seems so obvious that the mucous membranes are the moist layer of semi-permeable tissue lining the mouth, nose, eyes, vagina and anus and as they do not have the protective layer found on the surface of the outer skin, these membranes can be damaged, irritated and penetrated by any synthetic chemicals much more easily.
Most lubrications found in Mass retailers are made of synthetic chemicals, most with known and suspected safety issues, such as skin irritants, penetration enhancers or estrogen mimicking properties. Sometimes there is no ingredient list at all! So what to look for when shopping for a lube? Think USDA Organic. Certified and guaranteed purity and quality plus organically produced ingredients ensures product integrity and no hidden chemicals carried over from the production processes, such as the recent FDA alert for Diethylene glycol (anti-freeze) in glycerin.
Make sure there are no irritants like menthol or peppermint oil or grapefruit seed extract. Furthermore, make sure its never been tested on animals and has no animal ingredients. Why should fluffy have to die for your lubricant? Not necessary at all.
Only organic ingredients should be used. Look for names like organic Coconut Oil, organic Sea Buckthorn, Aloe Vera, organic Flax extract and Guar, Locust Bean and Xanthan gums which all of which contribute to a deep velvety texture. Cocoa butter and Shea butter are skin food, which impart smoothness and body. Some Vitamin E helps the skin and acts as a preservative as well. Have Fun!