Again, as I’ve been behind, I’m slowly catching up on stuff. Sinclair Institute sent me a few items to review, one of which is their new Sinclair Institute Organic Personal Lubricant that is USDA Organic.
The Run Down:
- Toy Type: Water-based lube
- Manufacturer: Sinclair Institute
- Ingredients: Water, Locust Bean Gum, Aloe Leaf Juice, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Pulp Powder, Xanthan Gum, Citrus Extract
- Size: 4 oz
- Price: $18.95
- Pros: Long lasting; Goes a long way; No glycerin, paraben, or petrochemicals; Easy to use bottle; Organic and vegan
- Cons: A bit runny; Expensive for only 4 oz
- Overall Rating: 4.5/5
- Recommended: Yes
The Sinclair Organic Lube comes in a pretty basic 4 oz bottle. It is a white plastic pump top bottle that has a label wrapped around it. The front of the label lists the product name along with the Sinclair Institute logo. It also has a “USDA Organic” label on it. One party of the back lists the main features, such as certified organic and natural ingredients. It also boosts that it is vegan friendly and cruelty free along with no parabens, petrochemicals, or glycerin. The other portion lists the directions, warning, and ingredients. To go along with the organic theme, the color scheme of the bottle and label is green and white. The overall look of the bottle is pleasing I think and it doesn’t scream out “Look at me I’m a bottle of lube!”. Especially if the bottle were turned around on bedside table or in a drawer, I don’t think it would draw a lot of attention.
As I mentioned before, this lube comes in a pump top bottle and has a small clear plastic cap. I’m surprised I haven’t lost the cap yet, I tend to be horrible with them. It does fit on the bottle very securely, which helps, but it is still pretty easy to get off, even with one hand. I have noticed that it is quite easy to get air bubbles in the line, which can cause some issues with pumping it out. It helps to keep the bottle as vertical as possible to avoid this. If there are no air pockets, you do get a good amount of lube with one pump, so you may only need one or two pumps. The ingredients are also a key feature in this lube. It is primarily water and aloe with some natural thickeners. There are no parabens, glycerin, or oil based chemicals. I also can’t notice any real smell to the lube. Perhaps just aloe. There is a slight bitter taste to it though, so I would not recommend it for oral sex.
The lube itself is a bit cloudy, with a slightly yellow tint to it. The look of it reminds me a lot of Aloe Cadabra. However, it is not as viscous. The Sinclair Organic Lube is much more of a liquid, rather than a gel. Even when spread thin it can run a little bit. I prefer a lube that is a bit thicker, just because it is easier to get where you want it (without dripping it on my ipad…). The Organic Lube wipes off of items easily though and it also doesn’t stain clothing or bed sheets. It also doesn’t leave any sticky residue like some water based lubes. When I tested it on my thigh and rubbed it in, the aloe in the lube left my skin feeling soft and smooth.
My two biggest criteria for lube are how much I need to use and if I have to reapply it and if it makes me feel gross and want to wash it off afterwards. I have yet need to reapply it when using it with toys and rarely when using it during sex. I also don’t feel sticky, gooey, or gross after I have finished and don’t need to wash it off. Plus, a little bit goes a long way. I’ve had the bottle for many months and I feel like I’ve used most of the bottle, but have only used around a fourth.
Overall, I enjoy using the Sinclair Organic Lube and have recommended it to several people already. It is a little on the pricey side. That being said, I think it will appeal to those who are looking for a vegan friendly lube with certified organic ingredients. The pump top is especially appealing because I find it a bit easier to use when compared to squeeze bottles such as Sliquid. Unfortunately I could find it in the 4 oz side, but you can also get a combo of the lube and an organic toy sanitizer.
*This review was sponsored by Sinclair Institute, the product was sent to me free of charge to provide my honest opinion with no form of compensation*