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I have tried it.. and I really like it because it's never sticky and doesn't get too shiny. It is tasteless for the most part, too..which I like because flavored or scented lubes, at least in my opinion, seem to get in the way of one's
I have tried it.. and I really like it because it's never sticky and doesn't get too shiny. It is tasteless for the most part, too..which I like because flavored or scented lubes, at least in my opinion, seem to get in the way of one's natural pheromones, if that makes any sense. Olive oil is completely natural, so I wouldn't imagine it being harmful. I know there are plenty of lubes on the market that have all sorts of strange chemicals and ingredients that have not been subject to clinical trial studies. Actually, I would imagine most lubes haven't been tested...clinical trials start at around 15K.
The scientist in me needs to point out that "completely natural" does not in any way, shape, or form mean "safe". Snake venom is completely natural, but it will still kill you. Cyanide gas is completely natural, but will still kill you. TTX (found in pufferfish) is completely natural... but will still kill you. I know the current trend is to say that stuff made in a lab can't be as good for you as natural, and is probably dangerous because it's "not natural", but in most cases, this isn't true. Just so y'all know.
I'm not trying to say that the stuff in some lubes isn't unsafe. What I'm saying is that it isn't the fact that they're made in a lab and have a long name that makes them unsafe, it's the properties of the chemical that make it unsafe. Chemical =/= dangerous.
Back to the original topic...
I've never tried making lube. It never occurred to me, really. And, like Cynthia, I don't have a kitchen.