From whole food diets to hot yoga, it seems like almost everyone is making healthier choices for a longer, fuller life. In 2017, “natural” personal care and beauty products generated an incredible $1.5 billion in domestic sales – and that trend is likely to continue. Grand View Research predicts that the global organic personal care business will reach $25 billion by 2025 – so people really care about getting their organic fix.
It is understandable then that today’s consumer is concerned about what they are putting in and on their bodies, especially when there is a lot of misinformation out there about what is and isn’t harmful.
While you might be tempted to turn to your medicine cabinet or food pantry in search of "more natural” lubricant substitutes, like body lotion or petroleum jelly, don’t make that mistake. Doctors say it’s important to avoid anything that could interfere with vaginal flora.
In the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, researchers found that women who used petroleum jelly as an intimate lubricant were 2.2 times more likely to develop bacterial vaginosis, a type of vaginal infection that can be difficult to treat and can cause itching or unpleasant odor. The authors of the study noted, “Intravaginal insertion of over-the-counter products is common among women in the United States and is associated with increased risk of bacterial vaginosis.”
NSF/ANSI 305 is a certification, specifically designed for Personal Care Products made with organic ingredients. To earn the NSF/ANSI 305 certification, these products must contain at least 70% organic ingredients.
ASTROGLIDE Organix is a water-based, NSF/ANSI 305 lubricant, that enhances intimate play and allows for easy clean-up. Silky smooth and long-lasting, it contains 95% organic ingredients and is made without testing the lubricant on animals, for total mind and body comfort.