Review: Emerita OH Warming Lubricant

So the product I’m going to cover today I was disappointed with before I even opened it.  The product I’m covering today is Emerita OH Warming Lubricant from Babeland.

The Run Down:

  • Type: Water-based lube
  • Price: $14.00
  • Manufacturer: Emerita
  • Recommended Use: Massage lubricant or jack of lube for guys (not for girls)
  • Pros: From a woman-owned and operated company; Discrete packaging; Latex-friendly; Paraben-free; Travel-friendly; Contains cinnamon bark extract for a warming effect;  Not sticky
  • Cons: Glycerin as a first ingredient;  Too runny; Feels a little greasy/sticky after it dries, needs to be washed off
  • Overall Rating: 3/5

First I wanted to start off with the fact that Emerita is a woman owned and woman-operated company, which is why I was excited about this product.  The box even had a little pamphlet about the company in it, well I suppose it’s more of a letter from the Owner/CEO, but you get the point.  It talks about how and why the company was started, and all of that jazz.

The packaging

Now the packaging isn’t what I had a problem with.  It came in a small box that is pretty discrete though ti does say it enhances sexual intimacy on the front, but the packaging is very simple.  There is also a TON of writing on this little box. All three  sides not shown have a lot of writing. *Side Note:  If you’re wondering why the sudden change in background of the pictures, I put on a different set of sheets and I do everything on my bed*

Online it boasted that it was paraben free, which is great.  So what was I so disappointed with?  Well the first thing I do when I get a new lube is to turn and look at the ingredients:

Ingredients:  Glycerin, Propylene glycol, Cinnamomum Cassia (Cinnamon) Bark Extract, Honey, Hydroxyproplcellulose, Lactic Acid

Glycerin… as the first ingredient…  I suppose this still counts as a ‘water-based’ lube, but there is no water in it, so all I can say is it is latex-friendly I suppose.  I personally do not have problems with paraben’s or glycerin, but I know lots of women do, so I was very disappointed to see that a woman-owned and operated company would have glycerin as the top ingredient in a lube.  It also has honey in it, which I think would behave much the same as glycerin in the vaginal area. Below the ingredients it also lists what’s not in it.

What’s not in it:  No parabens, mineral oil, petroleum or animal anything.  And our products are never tested on animals.

That sounds good to me but… no animal anything?  Glycerin is most commonly made from animal fats, though it can be made from vegetable products.  I think it would be best if they would state that it is a vegetable derived form of glycerin.

The bottle of lube

The bottle that the lube is actually in is small, only 2 oz so it is rather travel friendly.  It opens by a simple push top that pops up.  But what is in this little bottle?  What’s it DO?  Well it’s advertised as a lube and the side of the box says:

Suggested use:  Hollywood would have us believe that chemistry is the key to a good romantic encounter.  We could’nt agree more.  The ingredients in Oh Warming Lubricant make it truly special.  Apply generously.  Then rub or blow lightly to turn up the heat.  Reapply to your heart’s content.
Yes, it warms, that’s due to the cinnamon bark extract in it.  I even was brave and tasted it and it does tastes like a spicy cinnamon, it actually made the tip of my tongue go a little numb (the bottle does say it’s non-toxic).  However, I did not notice that the lube smelled like cinnamon at all.  I tried this on my fingers and form arm and did see that it warmed when you rubbed or blew on it.  I then tried it with some toys, but I didn’t feel any warming.  I would not recommend using this as an actual lube though if you are sensitive to glycerin, however, I do think it would work nicely as a massage lube.

The lube itself is rather runny, a little too runny for my tastes.  It can be very difficult to apply because of it’s low viscosity.  As I mentioned earlier it is condom and latex safe and it also says that it is safe for fabrics and non-staining (which is good because it’s so runny!).  I would also recommend storing the bottle upright, as I worry it might leak otherwise.  The lube isn’t sticky though, which is a plus.  However, it does feel a little greasy or sticky after it dries.

Overall, I can and can’t recommend the Emerita OH Warming Lubricant, which is why it’s listed in approved and disapproved.  I would not recommend this as a sex lubricant, like it seems to be advertised.  It is paraben free but it is not glycerin free and some women may have bad reactions (aka yeast infections) when they use it.  However, I could recommend it for a massage lubricant or a jack off lube for guys.  As far as I know guys do not have problems with glycerin and the friction of jacking off would really cause this stuff to heat up, if that is a sensation you desire.  It would also work well for erotic massage because it will warm from touch and being blown on.  I think the warming could sooth sore muscles.  Though I would follow the massage with a hot shower, as it may leave you feeling greasy or sticky.

*This review was sponsored by Babeland, the product was sent to me free of charge to provide my honest opinion with no form of compensation*

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