Intimate Earth has created an ultra light silicone lubricant. It uses high-grade silicone and infuses it with natural Shiitake extracts as well as Vitamin E. Elite is a silicone-based lubricant which means that it is not absorbed by the body and will provide a long-lasting silky smooth feel.
Company: Intimate Earth is a company dedicated to using natural, body-safe ingredients. They have 21 different glides (lubes), massage oils and serums (stimulants or relaxants). They even have a foaming toy cleaner.
Ingredients: Dimethicone, Dimethiconal, Cyclomethicone, Vitamin E, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenathus Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Shiitake Mushroom Extract. The three first ingredients are types of silicone oils. The remaining ingredients are natural extracts. The website has a section describing ingredients that they DON’T use, but we were hoping for more information about what they do actually use and how it might affect osmolality and pH.
Compatible With: It is not recommended to use silicone lubricant with silicone toys without doing a patch test first as some silicone grades will negatively interact with each other. It can be used with glass, metals, wood, stone, porcelain and ABS plastic. Silicone lube is great for masturbation or penetrative sex (vaginal or anal) as it is long lasting and requires less re-application. Also compatible with shower-play as oil is water-resistant.
Container: The container makes it really easy to both open and close with one hand, but the easy-opening feature is not so great for travel purposes.
See: Completely clear liquid. Thin texture that easily spreads.
Smell: Completely odourless, which really impresses us.
Taste: Also completely tasteless! We wouldn’t recommend using it for oral sex because the silicone oil gets all over your face, but if you happen to do some licking after application – you won’t taste a thing! It’s truly amazingly flavourless.
Feel: Silicone lubricant is wonderful because it never gets that tacky feeling to it. It just keeps being smooth. We have to apply a little bit, but that is more the lube spreading over a larger area than actually drying out. Silicone lube won’t get absorbed into the skin so you will want to wash well with soap afterwards. Be careful of your sheets, too!
Conclusion: We HIGHLY recommend this lubricant if you’re looking for a silicone-based lube. Elite is made with silicone oils and natural ingredients, meaning there are no weird ingredients. We would be interested in knowing more about the pH properties, but we haven’t had any issues with it so far. It feels great and is absolutely tasteless and odourless so we are overall thoroughly impressed.
Recommended for: People who enjoy silicone lubricants. People who are taste and odour-sensitive.
Not Recommended for: We can’t think of any reason not to recommend this, unless you’re using silicone toys, of course.