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How to Make a Water-Based Lubricant

by Chelsea Hoffman

Water-based lubricant glides on with ease and doesn't leave a sticky residue. It's useful for intimate situations when you can't form your own moisture. Making your own water-based lubricant at home is easy to accomplish with a limited amount of time and materials. This gives you more time to enjoy yourself while spending less than you would on expensive commercial lubricants.

Step 1

Add the aloe vera gel to the plastic bottle.

Step 2

Add the coconut oil and polysorbate 20 to the bottle. Polysorbate 20 emulsifies oil and water.

Step 3

Add the silk protein extract. This creates a silky glide that resists drying.

Secure the bottle and shake it vigorously. The materials will blend to create a thin, water-feeling gel. The gel doesn't dry easily and allows for slick lubrication.

Items you will need

  • 4 oz. aloe vera gel
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. silk protein extract
  • 1 tbsp. polysorbate 20
  • 8 oz. bottle

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