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PH-Balanced Natural Lubricant Recipe



Creating a pH-balanced natural lubricant at home involves selecting ingredients that are safe, natural, and maintain a healthy pH level. Here's a simple recipe you can try:


pH-Balanced Natural Lubricant Recipe

Ingredients:

  1. Aloe Vera Gel: Acts as the base; it's natural, gentle, and has a pH similar to that of the body.

  2. Distilled Water: To adjust consistency.

  3. Flaxseed: Rich in natural oils and can be used to create a gel-like consistency.

  4. Vitamin E Oil: Natural preservative and skin-soothing agent.

  5. Optional: Essential Oils for fragrance (like lavender or chamomile), but be cautious as some can be irritating.

Equipment:

  • Saucepan

  • Strainer

  • Bowl

  • Whisk or spoon

  • pH test strips

  • Sterilized container for storage

Instructions:

  1. Prepare Flaxseed Gel:

  • Boil 1 cup of water and add 2 tablespoons of flaxseeds.

  • Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until the water takes on a gel-like consistency.

  • Strain the mixture, keeping the gel and discarding the seeds.

  1. Mix with Aloe Vera:

  • In a bowl, mix equal parts of flaxseed gel and aloe vera gel (about 1/4 cup each).

  • Stir until the mixture is well combined.

  1. Add Vitamin E Oil:

  • Add a few drops of vitamin E oil to the mixture. This acts as a preservative and also benefits the skin.

  1. Optional – Add Essential Oils:

  • If desired, add 1-2 drops of essential oil for fragrance. Be cautious as some essential oils can be irritating.

  1. Adjust Consistency:

  • If the lubricant is too thick, gradually add distilled water until you reach the desired consistency.

  1. Test pH Level:

  • Use pH test strips to check the pH of your lubricant. The ideal pH should be between 4.5 and 5.5 to match the body's natural pH.

  1. Store Properly:

  • Transfer the lubricant to a sterilized container. Store it in a cool, dry place or in the refrigerator. Use within 1-2 weeks.

Notes:

  • Always patch test before use to check for any allergic reactions.

  • If you choose to add essential oils, ensure they are skin-safe and non-irritating.

  • This lubricant is not compatible with latex condoms as oils can degrade latex.


Misty Cassady

Natural Skincare Chick


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