Has anyone ever tried to make their own lube?

Gary Gary
The Making Semen thread got me to thinking about this. Has anyone ever tried to make their own lube? I mean by combining raw ingredients, not just customizing other lubes. I have never really thought about what all is actually in lube.
03/25/2010
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ScottA ScottA
Not a water-based lube - those are pretty specialized. I have made an oil-based lube by mixing vegetable shortening with some coconut oil. The coconut oil melts at body temperature and thins the shortening and makes it easier to clean up.
03/25/2010
Gardenvy Gardenvy
Hmmm... I make my own soaps, lip balms and eyeshadows, why not lube! What a neat idea, I might have to look into this.
03/25/2010
CockGawker CockGawker
Yep, I'm natural nut and I do make an oil based lube -- it's called Mother Effer's Va J J Jelly --
link

I had macrobiotic friend try to make some by boiling flax seeds -- OMG so snotty and impossible to strain out all the bits.

If you're making a water based lube you really must have preservatives - or just make it in small single "dose" batches.
03/25/2010
Tuesday Tuesday
You can make your own water based lube using flax seeds. Instructions and video

I've been meaning to try this. I'm well-stocked on lube right now, so I don't have a lot of motivation other than curiosity.
03/25/2010
Tuesday Tuesday
Quote:
Originally posted by CockGawker
Yep, I'm natural nut and I do make an oil based lube -- it's called Mother Effer's Va J J Jelly --
link

I had macrobiotic friend try to make some by boiling flax seeds -- OMG so snotty and impossible to strain out all the ... More
Oops. I didn't see your post for some reason. You're supposed to strain it immediately otherwise its too thick. And you do have to keep it in the fridge.
03/25/2010
Sammi Sammi
It sounds interesting to try, but no. That's one of those things that I think would be easier to buy
03/25/2010
Adam Burns Adam Burns
I don't know of any health risks that may exist, but the film side of the business has always used plain old olive oil as it looks very natural on film.
03/26/2010
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
Quote:
Originally posted by Adam Burns
I don't know of any health risks that may exist, but the film side of the business has always used plain old olive oil as it looks very natural on film.
That's really interesting! We've heard of people using it but have never been brave enough to stray off of coconut oil yet.

As for making lube, we've never done that either but I wouldn't mind trying it. Especially considering that we've only found one commercial lube so far that doesn't either cause problems or not work like it should.
03/26/2010
Jimbo Jones Jimbo Jones
I've had this recipe for a while, but I have never tried to make it:

Love Oil (a personal lubricant)
1/4 cup glycerin
1/4 tsp. flavoring extract (vanilla, cinnamon, cherry, etc.)
1 drop food coloring
Mix well and bottle. This is a waterbased, edible lotion, and is safe to
use with latex products
03/26/2010
Adam Burns Adam Burns
Quote:
Originally posted by Alan & Michele
That's really interesting! We've heard of people using it but have never been brave enough to stray off of coconut oil yet.

As for making lube, we've never done that either but I wouldn't mind trying it. Especially considering ... More
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.
03/26/2010
Victoria Victoria
I keep meaning to pick up some coconut oil and try it - but the jars and bottles I've seen at the store look kinda cloudy and gunky. I guess I am still not completely sold on it.

I am completely happy with Liquid Silk for now, so we'll see...
03/26/2010
Gary Gary
Quote:
Originally posted by Adam Burns
I don't know of any health risks that may exist, but the film side of the business has always used plain old olive oil as it looks very natural on film.
They use olive oil for everything? I have wondered what they use to make the asses all shiny, in all the giant ass porn.
03/26/2010
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
@Adam-- We'll have to try it then. Is there any particular brand you would recommend?

@Victoria-- If you decide to try it be careful because some are poorly processed and will go rancid, and some have bits of shell in them (NOT good!). All will be white, sometimes solid, until they hit a certain temperature, but good ones will turn clearish then and feel similar to Sliquid.


Alan found this recipe for a water-based lube awhile back:
* 1 cup water
* 1 teaspoon xanthan gum powder
* 4 oz glycerin
The guys who were experimenting with it said you could play with the ratios a bit to get different consistencies, but the ingredients worked well. Another was using just the Xanthan gum with water and said it worked well too, plus he didn't need to refrigerate it like he did with the whole mixture.
03/26/2010
LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
Quote:
Originally posted by Gardenvy
Hmmm... I make my own soaps, lip balms and eyeshadows, why not lube! What a neat idea, I might have to look into this.
I have to ask ... how do you go about making your own eye shadow? I enjoy making my own stuff but this is one thing I've never even thought about trying.
03/26/2010
ScottA ScottA
Coconut oil is good because it doesn't get all over everything if you knock it over. That said, I do keep "real" lubes handy and probably wind up using them as much or more.
03/26/2010
Miss Cinnamon Miss Cinnamon
I have very limited "mad lab" supplies. I hardly have enough scrapped together to make a pot of instant ramen, never mind my own lube. I do think it's an awesome idea though, and once I get my own place with a kitchen, I'm totally trying some of the recipes shared here.
03/26/2010
GNGenie GNGenie
Quote:
Originally posted by CockGawker
Yep, I'm natural nut and I do make an oil based lube -- it's called Mother Effer's Va J J Jelly --
link

I had macrobiotic friend try to make some by boiling flax seeds -- OMG so snotty and impossible to strain out all the ... More
I'm sorry, but for whatever reason the phrase "OMG so snotty and impossible to strain out all the bits" gave me a serious case of the giggles.
03/27/2010
Tuesday Tuesday
I just made some flax seed lube. It was easy. It wasn't difficult to strain out the flax seeds either. As soon as it has boiled down enough, pour it into a container through a strainer.

I used it too. Its not bad at all. I like it. If you scoop your fingers in and pull them out a slippery string of lube will come up. Some people might not like that. But it lubricates quite well. Four stars from me.
03/27/2010
Sammi Sammi
I have a lot of huge jars of coconut oil in the house - I should give this a try
03/27/2010
Luscious Lily Luscious Lily
Quote:
Originally posted by Adam Burns
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 ... More
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.
03/27/2010
Miss Cinnamon Miss Cinnamon
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Originally posted by Luscious Lily
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 ... More
Heh, even an accident prone (knocks on wood) lab-gopher-in-training like me has to agree with that. And look at all the NON-natural things that we sing the praises of. For example, silicone is a man-made polymer. There never was no Ella what grew on a tree, ladies 'n' gents 'n' bunnies. Poison ivy, on the other hand?

Kitchen-less gals hi-five!
03/27/2010
Sammi Sammi
Quote:
Originally posted by Miss Cinnamon
Heh, even an accident prone (knocks on wood) lab-gopher-in-training like me has to agree with that. And look at all the NON-natural things that we sing the praises of. For example, silicone is a man-made polymer. There never was no Ella what grew on ... More
That conjures the most entertaining picture of people out with baskets harvesting Ella's off of trees by the bushel
03/27/2010
Miss Cinnamon Miss Cinnamon
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Originally posted by Sammi
That conjures the most entertaining picture of people out with baskets harvesting Ella's off of trees by the bushel
So now I have this little sequence stuck in my head of folks harvesting dildos and vibrators while some slightly perverted version of "Steady as a Beating Drum" (the Pocahontas opening theme) plays in the background. I was going to work the lyrics out for it, but maybe I should leave that for someone else
03/27/2010
Gardenvy Gardenvy
Quote:
Originally posted by LicentiouslyYours
I have to ask ... how do you go about making your own eye shadow? I enjoy making my own stuff but this is one thing I've never even thought about trying.
Laurel, I have a great book - CREATIVE FACE by Maxine Nelson. It has recipes for all kinds of make up. E-mail me if you want some recipes!
03/28/2010
Luscious Lily Luscious Lily
Quote:
Originally posted by Miss Cinnamon
Heh, even an accident prone (knocks on wood) lab-gopher-in-training like me has to agree with that. And look at all the NON-natural things that we sing the praises of. For example, silicone is a man-made polymer. There never was no Ella what grew on ... More
Le gasp! You mean that there really aren't silicone dildo trees out there somewhere, waiting to be harvested? My world! It is shattered! Woe is me!
03/28/2010
x203 x203
never thought about doing this. seems interesting
03/03/2012
lokidies lokidies
Xanthan gum can be used to make cheap water based lube.
I use Xathan gum,a little citric acid to preserve it, glycerin, and water and that's it. I don't really measure it out but the more xanthan the thicker and not much is needed.
09/03/2012
roskat roskat
This is interesting. At least you're knowing exactly what's in it when you make your own.
09/04/2012
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