Can coconut oil be used a lube?
Yes, coconut oil can be used as a lubricant. Using coconut oil as lube is actually becoming more popular by the day, and for good reason. Because of its thickness and moisturizing properties, it lasts longer than water-based and silicone lubes. And since there are no artificial ingredients, it suits many people better than silicone and water-based lubes.
What about MCT oil as lube?
Yes, MCT oil also works well as lube because MCT oil is basically a more distilled version of coconut oil.
Keep this in mind
If you’re prone to yeast infections, the antibacterial and antifungal properties of coconut oil could disrupt your vaginal pH level (1). And one word of caution: Oil-based lubricants (including coconut oil) can potentially break down latex condoms. So make sure you’re squared-away in that department before giving it a try.
What is the PH level of coconut oil?
Standard organic coconut oil typically has a pH between 7 & 8. The normal pH of healthy skin is about 5. So, it is usually the case that coconut oil is anywhere from 100 to 1,000 times more alkaline than your skin.
Is coconut oil comedogenic?
Yes, coconut oil is one of the most comedogenic substances available for use in skin care. This is why it is especially not recommended for topical use in areas that are highly sensitive.
Learn more about using organic coconut oil here.