We’re all on the natural boat right? The one that says that you shouldn’t put anything ON your body that you wouldn’t put IN it (pun intended). The same goes for the products you use for your extra-curricular activities. Every part of our bodies should be treated with the same natural ingredients standards. Most popular mainstream lubricants contain questionable ingredients- parabens, petroleum, propylene glycol, polyethylene glycol, fragrance… the list goes on. For a more in depth look read this. We wouldn’t put this crap on any part of our bodies, let alone our precious nether regions!
Try these healthy, natural and safe alternatives, and have fun!
COCONUT OIL. Sweet, slippery and smells great- and it’s just one, whole, pure ingredient. Just make sure to use non-latex condoms because oil-based lubricants can degrade latex.
GOOD CLEAN LOVE. Vegan. Available in Naked and Cinnamon Vanilla. Once again, identifiable and safe ingredients.
Contains: Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Xanthan Gum, Agar, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Natural Flavors
SYLK. One of the most popular water based, 100% natural options. Though women who often have vaginal yeast infections may wish to avoid glycerin, as the sugar can encourage yeast growth.
Contains: Aqua (purified water), Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Plant Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Xanthan Gum, Vegetable Glycerine, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Citrate
It's been 75 years since President Roosevelt enacted the executive order which allowed the U.S. military to exclude any and all persons from an area after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Although no single racial or ethnic group was mentioned in the order, hundreds of thousands of Japanese-Americans were forced out of their homes and moved into camps.
I recently interviewed my grandfather about what life was like as a Japanese-American post World War II. I hoped to gain insight into a part of my heritage which I’ll never experience first hand but am saddened by. It's impossible not to see parallels being drawn between the recent travel ban and past U.S. anti-Asian policies. I can't help but feel anxiety for how the current administration seems to be playing to the fears of a bigoted populism and what can be done to counter it.
Not just your potato’s best friend, this fresh and woody herb promotes hair growth and stimulates blood circulation. The fragrant oils in the rosemary leaf also dissolve excess and clogging sebum in hair follicles to balance oil production without over-drying. Make your own herbal tea hair rinse with fresh rosemary or apply hair oil with the essential oil.