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Review: Intimate Organics Foaming Bath – Orange & Wild Ginger

Who doesn’t love bubble baths? My apartment in Seattle has a wonderful tub for bubble baths, surprisingly deep, and I have had many a relaxing and wonderful bath there. The wonderfully energizing properties of Intimate Organics Orange & Wild Ginger Foaming Bath makes it a wonderful addition to any bathtime fun. However, don’t get duped into thinking this is a wonderful organic natural product.

Intimate Organics is tricky, with a name that has Organics in the title and the words Certified Organic on the bottom left side of the front of the label one would think their products would be 100% organic, but they’re not. They are made with 100% certified organic extracts, however, and are vegan, DEA- and paraben-free, and

It may be good in those regards, but being called organic and natural doesn’t mean it actually is. It boasts that it is DEA (diethanolamine) free right on the label and yet one of it’s ingredients is Cocamide DEA which is a derivative of DEA! It doesn’t contain DEA itself, so I suppose saying it is DEA-free isn’t completely a lie. To be fair, Cocamide DEA and other DEA derivatives are indeed safer than DEA itself, but they have still been linked to cancer and irritation like DEA.

It also includes sodium laureth sulphate, which is a poison and irritates the skin more than actually helping it. It gets rid of the natural healthy oils on our skin and then stays in our skin because our liver is unable to process it. Once SLS absorbs into the body it mimics the hormone Oestrogen messing with the body’s natural hormonal balance.

Unfortunately, sodium laureth sulphate is in the majority of bath products and even in things such as toothpaste. If Intimate Organics was really concerned about being all natural and healthy they would not include this, however.

Now, if you aren’t concerned about it’s ingredients than Intimate Organics Orange & Wild Ginger Foaming Bath would be fantastic for you. It can also be used as a body wash in addition to filling your tub with wonderful bubbles. It smells wonderful, a very natural orange scent as if you have peeled a dozen in the room, and that mixed with the spice of ginger makes the bathroom smell wonderful. I enjoyed the aromatherapy aspects of the foaming bath, even if the ingredients did not meet my standards.

Much thanks to Pink Cherry for sending me Orange & Wild Ginger Foaming Bath to review!

Product Specs

Name: Energizing Foaming Bath – Orange & Wild Ginger

Manufacturer: Intimate Organics

Paraben-free: Yes
Glycerin-free: Yes

Vegan: Yes
Organic: No

Ingredients: Aqua, Sodium laureth sulphate, Cocamidopropyl betaine, Cocamide DEA, Parfum, PEG-7 Glyceryl cocoate, Sodium chloride, DMDM Hydantoin, Benzophenone 4, Citric acid, Disodium EDTA, Water, Alcohol, Certified organic goji berry fruit extract, Certified organic Lemon Grass leaf/stem extract, certified organic aloe leaf extract.

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Review: Intimate Organics Massage Oil

Intimate Organics Sensual Massage Oil

Who doesn’t love massages? Giving or receiving can be equally enjoyable, and massage oil just makes the whole process easier and, well, smoother.

This Cocoa Bean & Goji Berry Aromatherapy Massage Oil is made by Intimate Organics, the same makers of the Hydra Lubricant I reviewed last week. Like their lubricant, their massage oil is also paraben free, DEA free, pure vegan, and organic!

I wasn’t sure how much I would like the scent of it. Cocoa Bean & Goji Berry, while sounding odd and intriguing, also sounded possibly also unpleasant. Unfortunately too many times when lotions or other body products go for a chocolatey smell it comes out horrible. Luckily it smells absolutely divine and delicious!

The scent is definitely chocolatey, but not overly so, with a faint hint of berry, almost like rich dark raspberry chocolate, but not quite a raspberry scent (which makes sense, considering it’s not raspberry but goji berry). The scent isn’t overpowering or unnatural smelling either, just a pleasant enhancement to an already pleasant massage.

Aside from the scent, the oil itself is a nice consistency. It’s not so thick that it doesn’t spread easily nor so oily that it runs all over and thins out. It’s easy to warm up with a quick rub of the hands together before kneading it into the sore muscles of a thankful friend or lover.

Intimate Organics also has other wonderful pampering products in this same scent and others for the body as well as more intimate areas like their Foot Foreplay Lotion, Warming Fondue Body Scrub, and Intense Clitoral Gel that are all natural, paraben free, and organic. Definitely worth checking out.

Thank you very much to Tabu Toys sex toys for allowing me to review the Intimate Organics Massage Oil!

Product Specs

Name: Sensual Cocoa Bean & Goji Berry Aromatherapy Massage Oil

Manufacturer: Intimate Organics

Paraben Free: Yes

Organic: Yes

Ingredients: Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil), Parfum, Tocopheryl Acetate, Certified Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Certified Organic Lycium Barbarum (Goji Berry) Fruit Extract (and) Certified Organic Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemon Grass) Leaf/Stem Extract (and) Certified Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Extract.

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Review: Intimate Organics Hydra Lube

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The more I try different types of lube the more I realize what I like and don’t like. While I haven’t actually tried as many lubes as I would like to have a good rounded idea of everything to do with lube I have tried enough to realize that there are things which I don’t like.

I don’t like glycerin in my lubes. I find that lubes with glycerin in them tend to get sticky, not to mention glycerin (which is a type of sugar) plus vulvas very often equals yeast! I do wonder why lube companies include glycerin in their lubes at all, considering it could produce health problems in their customers (probably because they can get away with it and make a profit).

The other thing I don’t like in my lubes are parabens, even though they’re supposed to make the products safter (they’re bacteriocidal and fungicidal). I admit, I’m not as strictly anti-paraben in other substances, although I’m slowly getting to be. Parabens can cause skin irritation in a small percentage of people and are correlated to cancer. While I do know that correlation does not always equal causation, but these make me nervous nonetheless. I have had allergic reactions to lube with parabens in it, as well. So why would I want to take the risk and rub parabens into the very vulnerable tissue of my cunt? I mean, really.

Luckily, there are a small handful of companies who take the things I’ve mentioned above into consideration. One such company is Intimate Organics. Not only is it glycerin- and paraben-free, it’s also DEA-free, semi-organic, vegan, and naturally derived. What’s not to love?

One thing that irks me about the company, however, is the name. Having a company name like Intimate Organics makes me assume all of their products are going to be organic, which isn’t true. Their products are made with organic extracts, which is awesome, but the products overall are not organic. Highly disappointing. The company is trying to get in on the natural/organic products trend going on and hoping that consumers aren’t looking too closely at the lables.

Intimate Organics Hydra Lubricant is water-based, so it’s safe to use on any toy type (including silicone), and it does not get sticky. Ever. I have not ever found it to get sticky in the many times I’ve used it, and I don’t believe that it’s makeup allows it to get sticky. This is a huge plus, as sticky lube is just not fun to use at all. I mean, sticky is basically the opposite of what lube should be!

The lube is silky and smooth, wonderful to the touch, and does exactly what lube should do: enhances lubrication without adding too much or taking anything away (in my opinion, anyway, some may not be able to overlook the negative below). It also simply feels like natural juices as opposed to synthetic like many lubes.

The only negative about Intimate Organics Hydra Lubricant is that it doesn’t taste or smell very good. The taste and smell is almost glue-like, it’s difficult to describe of course. While the taste and smell are things I am able to overlook due to the other merits this may be the turning point for some of you, and that’s okay.

Once the lube is mixed with natural juices, however, the taste and smell are actually less apparent. Also, since it doesn’t get sticky you can use less of it than some water-based lubes, as I’ve noticed often the less one uses often the stickier water-based lube will become.

While I’m still not thrilled about the smell and taste I’ve gotten used to it, and the fact that it’s not only glycerin- and paraben-free but also even semi-organic just tips the scales far in it’s direction for me. I would recommend Intimate Organics Hydra Lubricant above any lubes with glycerin or parabens, but I do think there are better tasting body safe lubes out there.

Thank you very much to Tabu Toys sex toys for allowing me to review the Intimate Organics Hydra Lubricant!

Product Specs

Name: Hydra Lubricant

Manufacturer: Intimate Organics

Type: Water-based

Compatibility: Works with all toy types. Latex safe. Body safe.

Glycerin-free: Yes
Paraben-free: Yes

Organic: No
Vegan: Yes

Ingredients: Aqua, Propylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Methylisothiazolinone (and) Phenethyl Alcohol (and) PPG-2-Methyl Ether, Water (and) Alcohol (and) Certified Organic Lycium Barbarum (Goji Berry) Fruit Extract (and) Certified Organic Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemon Grass) Leaf/Stem Extract (and) Certified Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Extract.

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