Good lube is essential for slippery fun with sex toys, masturbation, and old fashioned sexual intercourse. Different lubricants can feel different. Water-based lubes are required for use with the Fleshlight and most sex toys, because oil-based lubes will degrade the silicone material.
Personal lubricants can be expensive, and some store bought varieties aren't even that good anyways. Fortunately, there is an easy recipe to make your own water-based lube that is both awesome and inexpensive. Personally, I find this lube to be better than almost any other I have tried, including many store bought versions. It is so easy and cheap to make this lube that virtually anyone can do it.
You only need two common ingredients to make this amazing lubricant. Xanthan Gum and Vegetable Glycerin. Both of these items are all natural and are commonly used in many food products. Xanthan Gum is a natural thickener and Vegetable Glycerin is a mild sweetener and is also used for dry skin and has a viscous, oil-like texture.
Also included in this lube recipe is an optional preservative, which will significantly increase the shelf life.
1 part Xanthan Gum
6 parts Vegetable Glycerin
18 parts Water
1 part per 250
This recipe is broken down into "parts" so that it can be used with any measurement. So what it means is that if you use a tablespoon as your measurement, each tablespoon is a part and so you will need 1 tablespoon of xanthan gum, 6 tablespoons of vegetable glycerin, and 18 tablespoons of water. This totals to 25 tablespoons, and so your optional preservative will be 1/10 of a tablespoon (1 part per 250).
When creating this lubricant, it's important that you mix the xanthan gum and the vegetable glycerin together first BEFORE mixing in the water. Otherwise, the consistency may be different.
This recipe can be slightly altered if desired, especially the amount of water you put in can vary depending if you want to make the lube thicker or thinner.
This lube is very easy to clean, it is water soluble and washes right off.
This excellent lube is also completely edible, so you can get it in your mouth without any worries. Many store bought lubricants contain strange chemical ingredients, and most cannot be orally consumed without ingesting toxins.
Because this lube recipe contains natural food derivatives and water, it can spoil over time. Left at room temperature, it will probably go bad within a week. Keeping it in the refrigerator will make it last about a month. You can make it last several months by adding in a good preservative and keeping it in the refrigerator. Don't worry that it may feel cold when you use it, it warms up very quickly.
After some research, it appears that the two best preservatives to use are citric acid and/or sodium benzoate. You only need one, or you can use a combination. If you use a combination, you only need about 1 part per 250 TOTAL.
Citric acid is all natural and will probably be the choice of whole food lovers. Technically, sodium benzoate is a more effective preservative, and is considered safe and is FDA approved, but it's not "all natural". A combination of half and half may be the best option.
Mix up a batch of this amazing lube and give it a test run, you may find it's the best lube ever!
Best lube I have ever tried. Many thanks15th August 2014 1:06pm
My lover asked me to make up a batch of this recipe for him.19th August 2014 8:43pm
When I asked what he was going to use it for he blushed and took my hand dipped it in the still warm bowl then guided my hand down his pants and started using my hand to grip his impressively rigid penis.
Well I was at first then finally I and with a sheepish still on my face he dropped his pants and boxers and now I know were my skin moisturizers get to!!Mia PS His cum is the best moisturizer I know LOL especially for the upper inner thigh region LOL.
I've read that glycerin is a bad idea if the lube will be used with a woman; glycerin can cause yeast infections in women.23rd January 2015 7:59pm
I also have a problem with glycerin in lubes; the lube dries out and gets sticky. Instead I use propylene glycol, and your recipe works well with propylene glycol substituted for the glycerin. I got my propylene glycol from Amazon, a quart bottle. It says it's USP, kosher, and food grade. I also read on the web that it's compatible with latex and condoms.
Good call! Yes glycerin is basically a sugar and so is not recommended for vaginal use, and that's also why it can easily spoil and so forth. Propylene glycol is an alcohol so it should be safe for all those purposes.26th January 2015 11:15am
No, this is an old wive's tale. Glycerine is a sugar alcohol and is not generally able to be utilized by bacteria as a food source as say sucrose is. This is one of the reasons they specify unsweetened yoghurt for thrush etc. There are far more sugars that bacteria can eat in the average ejaculation than in a serve of lube made with glycerine, trust me...5th March 2016 10:07pm
It's not that tough to make this stuff without any glycerine at all. I put 1/2 tsp of xanthan gum in a small bowl then poured a few tablespoons of boiling water over it. The gum floated right to the top and clumped up but some vigorous stirring with a fork took care of that. I filled the rest of the bowl with hot water and stirred some more and it was mixed but clumpy. About an hour later it was completely smoothed out.Though this stuff spoils quickly, if you can whip up a batch in about an hour with just xanthan and hot water, then all it really takes is a little planning ahead. No real need to make up a larger batch and watch it spoil.19th January 2018 1:15pm
Where can I get the stuff for the recipe.8th June 2015 8:56pm
the internet11th November 2016 4:17pm
Thanks for the recipe! I have not tried it out yet, but it feels nice on my fingers. I converted the recipe to one that will yield 16.75 oz of lube. With what gets left behind in your mixing bowl and on your whisk, this will exactly fit in a 1 pint mason jar! It also uses nice round numbers of common kitchen measuring cups and spoons, because who wants to measure 18 of anything?0.5 cups glycerine8th December 2016 5:34pm
4 teaspoons xanthan gum
1.5 cups water
0.5 teaspoons preservativeIt should really be 0.4 tsp of preservative, so maybe don't quite fill a half tsp, but I doubt it matters.