Review: The Butters Original All Natural Lube

Oil based lubes and I have not gotten along well in the past, but I’ve heard a lot of great things about The Butters. It has been described by some of my fellow bloggers as a “sex toy testers dream product”, so naturally I had to get my hands on a tub and see for myself. It doesn’t look like a typical lube and that’s because it isn’t. Each tub has been handmade rather than mass-produced and the ingredients are all natural as the name suggests (you can see the full list in the quick review). The Butters are a proudly queer, poc owned brand and this resonated hard with my partner. I believe he was sold on this company from the moment he spotted the black lives matter hashtag on the front of the tub. As a black man himself, he’s incredibly supportive of poc businesses especially when they relate to something he’s passionate about such as body-safety.

It comes in a bunch of different sized tubs but I received the size that Peepshow Toys stock which is the 8oz. It features a bright yellow label that reads “free of scents, dyes, sugar, glycerin, sweeteners, parabens, silicone, alcohol, gluten, phthalates and bullshit”. I particularly love that last one as who wants a lube that contains bullshit? Certainly not me. It also has a statement from the creator on the back that reads “my lube has been called the best lube you’ll ever use and not just by me. It’s super long-lasting, softens insides, moisturizes outsides, feels lush and helps keep your ph even. It’ll even help prevent yeast infections. No it’s not a miracle. It’s the butters.” I couldn’t wait to put it to the test after reading that encouraging sales pitch.

When I opened up the tub for the first time, I immediately noticed the colour. Yellow. Most lubricants are clear or white, but this one actually resembles butter. I guess that’s fitting considering the brand name. It dissipates into a clear form once it has begun to be rubbed into the skin and absorbed. I was expecting to not like this product when I first placed it into the palms of my hands as I picked up on a minor greasy texture. I’m not really fond of this with anything I put on my body, but particularly lubes. However this soon subsided once I had started massaging it into my skin and it left no sticky residue afterwards.

The Butters All Natural Lube and Moisturiser

The Butters All Natural Lube and Moisturiser

The Butters All Natural Lube and MoisturiserThe Butters All Natural Lube and Moisturiser

 

 

 

 

The Butters All Natural Lube can be used with numerous sex toy materials including silicone, glass, wood and ceramic. It can also be used on leather and pvc items, as-well as lamb skin and polyurethane. It is not recommended for items made from jelly, rubber, cyberskin, tpe/tpr, abs plastic and latex. I have used it on silicone and glass dildos with no problems whatsoever and found no residue on the surface of either after use. I preferred using it with silicone as I found it removed almost all of the drag from the material and made it glide so much easier into the body. It’s a gem of a lubricant to use with bigger toys like the Primal Hardwere Fluffer.

As a lubricant for sex, I tried it for both vaginal and anal penetration. It was nice enough vaginally, but I felt that it shined the most during anal play. It provides the perfect level of cushioning and comfort for back door sessions. My partner is above average in girth and length so anal can be somewhat uncomfortable without a good lube and a ton of warm-up but this lube is a game changer. I don’t know if anything can ever come close to how this feels again. Just a small amount of this creamy, luxurious goodness is more than enough to get the job done. It lasts absolutely ages and we have not needed to top up at all so far.

This product is not just a personal lubricant. It has a ton of other uses. The ones that creator Jerome has listed on his website are as follows:

  • Hair and Skin Conditioner
  • Ashiness Eraser
  • Massage Lotion
  • Face Cleanser
  • Make-up Remover
  • Wood and Leather Cleaner
  • Hot Oil Treatment
  • Shaving Cream
  • Beard Conditioner
  • Skin Protector
  • Tattoo Aftercare

But I am sure there are multiple other uses we don’t even know about yet. I personally found it great for my dead ends, cracked heels and dry skin. I’ve used it as an overall body moisturizer, massage product and a shaving cream so far. It was amazing as a shaving cream. It’s super thick so the razor does need to be rinsed under running water more often than it would with the thinner lotions, but it gets the job done a lot better than I anticipated. If I finish up with Earthly Body’s Miracle Oil I have legs that can compete with a Venus advert.

The Butters Original All Natural Lube has a subtle aroma that’s quite hard to pinpoint. I asked a couple of other people for their opinion on the scent and it seems that the consensus was just oil-like. One person said it was more of a cooking oil smell than a relaxing massage oil smell, but all agreed that it wasn’t unpleasant. It’s barely even detectable unless it’s held very close to the face. Taste wise, I can’t comment as I didn’t try it but my partner said that it’s not bad. It doesn’t really have a taste according to him, but he isn’t too fond of the texture on his tongue.

Overall, I think Jerome is a genius. He has created a marvellous product and completely changed my mind about ruling out oil based lubes. I would put this product on a pedestal alongside Sliquid’s Satin and Pjur’s Original Bodyglide as I like it that much. The only downside that I could find is that it comes in tub which means you need to wash your hands thoroughly before dipping your hands back in to the pot to avoid contaminating it with bacteria or bodily fluids. A tube may be more convenient but could bump up the price slightly. Jerome works hard to keep his products affordable stating that he prices his items at the price he’d wish to pay for them. I think that’s integrity at its finest. I would be happy however to pay a little bit extra for a tube that is more sanitary.

Quick Review

Product name? The Butters All Natural Lube and Moisturizer

Amount? 8 oz

Type? Oil based

Condom safe? Can be used with polyurethane but not latex

Vegan? Yes

pH balanced? Yes

Does it contain Parabens? No

Does it contain Glycerin? No

Price? $12/£9.23

Ingredients? Pure organic aloe vera fillet gel, raw grade a golden ghanaian shea butter, pure coconut oil, pure extra virgin olive oil, pure grapeseed oil, pure palm kernel oil, pure soy lipid emulsion, apple cider vinegar, arrowroot gel

You can purchase The Butters Original All Natural Lube ($12/£9.23) from Peepshow Toys. Get 10% off your order with code NatandTom. I received this product free of charge in exchange for my honest review. Thank you!

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Review: Yes Oil-Based Vanilla Lubricant

This is the first time that I’ve experienced an oil-based lubricant because most aren’t vagina friendly, but this one is, as it’s ph balanced, plant-based and free from glycerin. It is the only oil-based lubricant that I’ve ever considered using and after this experience, it’s probably the only oil-based lubricant I’ll ever try. My partner and I do not use condoms, at least not on a regular basis and they’re not for protection against pregnancy, so this lubricant was a safe choice for us, but if you require condoms then I’d stay away from this product as it’s not condom-friendly. If you want to find out if I loved or hated it, then read on or simply jump to the quick review to find out the facts.

Yes Oil Based Vanilla LubricantThe Yes Oil-Based Vanilla Lubricant arrives in sleek cardboard packaging, with no huge fonts dictating the product function, so it could be left out without causing any fuss. The tube is just as discreet as the outer packaging and could easily be mistaken as a moisturizer or hand lotion. It features a safety seal around the cap for reassurance that it hasn’t been opened or tampered with. To dispense this product, you simply flip the cap and squeeze the tube. It doesn’t come out too quickly, get messy or cause waste due to the consistency.

Fresh from the tube, the Yes Lubricant is primarily white in appearance, although I did notice a slight yellowish tint to the colouring in natural lighting. I thought it looked bubbly and greasy, resembling butter icing almost, but slightly thinner. I wasn’t impressed by the appearance, but I wanted to give the lubricant a chance so I proceeded to do a patch test. My partner and I both have sensitive skin, so I always apply a small amount to our elbows before we use it on our intimate areas. I didn’t think we’d have a reaction to this as it’s one of the most organic lubricants in existence and I was right, as neither of us came up in a rash or developed itchiness. I wasn’t fond on the texture at this point though and when I went to scrub it off, I felt a slight greasy residue left over which needed a second trip to the bathroom to remove.

I did like the scent that hit me as I applied the product to our skin though, I could definitely pick up on the wonderful scent of vanilla, which is the main reason why I chose this product in the first place. My partner had a taste of it and although he said it didn’t taste bad, the texture was off-putting, so he wouldn’t use this for oral sex. He describes the taste as starting as subtle vanilla, ending in utterly buttely. The oil doesn’t grease up in the mouth to the point of it being unusable for that purpose, but your face (and/or) hands will get covered in the stuff during the act, so we’ll be sticking with flavoured water-based products.

We then decided to try it for penetrative sex, where the consistency improved as the product was rubbed into the skin, actually becoming quite slick. It reduced any friction and discomfort that I may have felt without it, making sex really comfortable, but my partner couldn’t get over the texture of it. He is fussy regarding texture and he plainly said that this was just too greasy for his tastes. After our session had finished, I began feeling the same sticky aftermath as I did with the patch test and I think this is off-putting. I had expected some stick with it being oil-based, but for me, it’s just too much. I like to be able to sleep after sex, but I can’t if I use this as I feel the need for a long shower.

Yes Oil Based Vanilla LubricantOverall, I think we’ve come to the conclusion that oil-based lubricants just aren’t for us. I would rather go for a thick water-based lubricant or a high quality silicone such as Sliquid Silver. I couldn’t get past the greasy after-feel and my partner just wasn’t happy with the texture or the appearance of this product. It is fit for purpose as a lubricant and does the job, but it’s not a product that we’ll be purchasing again.

Quick Review

Product name? Yes Oil-Based Vanilla Lubricant

How much product do I get? 80ml

Type? Oil-Based

How does it dispense? Flip top and squeeze

Does it contain Parabens? No

Does it contain Glycerin? No

Does it contain Propylene Glycol? No

Vegetarian friendly? Yes

Condom safe? No

Cruelty free? Yes

Ingredients? Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower Oil), Butyrospermum parkii (Shea Butter), Prunus Dulcis (Sweet Almond Oil), Cera Alba (Bee’s Wax), Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract (Vanilla Extract), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa Butter), Tocopherol (Vitamin E).

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