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 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.
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
pH balanced? Yes
Does it contain Parabens? No
Does it contain Glycerin? No
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!