Good Clean Love Lube Review
By Carnal Queen.
Good Clean Love as a company, excite me. Their philosophy and what they stand for is something which I believe should come as standard, but sadly doesn’t. The days of chemical filled and paraben packed intimate care products should be long gone now, because there’s a better, safer way. So why are there so many companies, often leading companies, still producing bottle after bottle of utter crap? It’s SCARY! Good Clean Love want to change that. They want to put an end to a market dominated by products which are bad for you. They want to educate people into understanding the importance of using quality ingredients, and to make them aware of the dangers of petrochemicals and parabens – and they do this whilst remaining sympathetic to the environment. Sounds pretty cool eh?
I’m a no-fuss kind of gal when it comes to lube, I like one that can cover most bases from the outset. Making love evolves for me, I don’t sit and plan what I’m going to be doing beforehand, so I want a lube that can handle most things. I favour water based, because I use toys, and I like my lube to taste palatable, because you just never know when you’re going to be getting your mouth involved in the action! I can’t be bothered with adding different lubes at different stages, life’s too short!
I’m generally a Sliquid girl, they use good ingredients, they perform well, and they suit my body. I was excited when Good Clean Love sent me the Cinnamon Vanilla Water Based Lubricant to review though, because I like to have options, and on paper, it ticks all the boxes for me. Would it perform though?
I’m pleased to say, it did perform, and I really do like it. I compared it to Sliquid Swirl Raspberry, which is my lube of choice at the moment, and found the Good Clean Love to be more viscous, which I actually prefer. I hate squirting lube on myself and feeling it snake it’s way down my body and on to the bed immediately. So being that little bit thicker is definitely a good thing, because it stays where you put it, mostly. For masturbation, the lube gives me exactly what I need, with no need to reapply during play. It doesn’t go sticky or tacky, and when it does start to dry a little, moisture reactivates it well. During sex, I found that again, no stickiness. It does dry a little quicker than the Sliquid, but only fractionally, but it dries without causing mess, the Sliquid actually is a bit tackier to the touch. We do often need to reapply during sex, but that’s no big issue for me, and is often something which goes hand in hand with thicker lubes. For me, I wouldn’t use this lube for anal sex, but I’ve no doubt that it could be used, I just tend to lean towards lubes specifically for anal play.
I have confidence in this lube, and in Good Clean Love in general. This lube only contains 7 ingredients;
Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
I love that there are minimal ingredients, no glycerin, no parabens and no nasty petrochemicals, and that it’s 100% vegan. I can’t see many people having issues with this lube, unless they have an Aloe sensitivity, or potentially an issue with any of the ‘natural flavours’. I get on well with it, and have suffered no ill effects from using it. The taste is subtle, perhaps a little too subtle for me at times. I get mainly vanilla from it, with a little warmth to the flavour, brought by the cinnamon, it’s sweet, but not overly. I like it, but CK isn’t as keen as I am. Taste is subjective though, so it’s not going to appeal to everyone.
I’m as happy to use this lube as I am my trusted Sliquid, so for me it’s a thumbs up. It’s a shame it’s a little difficult and more costly to source here in the UK, but hopefully that might change as the company grows. If you’re in the States though, go and get your hands on some and have some fun, and rest easy in the knowledge that you’re using a high quality, body-safe product 🙂
Good Clean Love kindly sent me the Cinnamon Vanilla Personal Lubricant for free, in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. This does not alter my thoughts or experiences in any way. No affiliate links have been used in this post.