Since both lubes are nearly identical, except for one ingredient I decided it might be more effective to write a comparison review of the new Blossom Organics Natural Moisturizing Lubricant versus the Warming Sensation Moisturizing lube. These lubes are body-safe, organic water-based lubes that are compatible with all toys and condoms. They are best used to reduce friction in vaginal penetration, but they also can be used to assist in anal penetration. Because the are taste-free, they are non-offensive when used in conjunction with oral sex. The warming lube adds a touch of warm or cool oomph to the experience, without sacrificing performance.
The boxes each tube arrived in were identical except for the fact that the purple of the warming lube is one shade darker than the original. Each box is white and purple, feminine and discreet, blending in with other lotions and potions without screaming, “I am lube!”.
The boxes include a detailed ingredients list, and each proclaim the are formulated without parabens, petrochemicals, silicones, glycerin, alcohol, hormones, artificial dyes, flavorings or fragrances.
The four ounce tubes mimic the design and coloring of their respective boxes. They are the approximate size and shape of a tube of toothpaste. The flip-top caps are designed to ensure the tubes can stand upright, and the tubes can be easily squeezed to ensure you are able to get out every last drop.
TEXTURE / VISCOSITY / PERFORMANCE
I was pleasantly surprised to find that the consistency of these lubes is slightly thicker than my last water-based lubricant. Much thicker than water itself, but not quite as thick as a gel, it pours easily out of the container in a soft “pile” and quickly spreads out into a honey-soft puddle. This slippery liquid is a touch stringy, much like a woman’s natural lube. I find that when I just rub it on my hand, it rubs in and dries pretty quickly. However, when used during penetration, the lubricant enhances my own moistness and without creating a drowning mess. When I use it on my clit only, I do tend to have to reapply once or twice in a 20-30 minute session to reduce all friction. As an anal lube, its one of the better water-based lubes I’ve tried, although it doesn’t last as long as silicone-lubes. Just make sure to apply a generous amount and reapply often, it does effectively reduce friction.
My favorite thing about this lube, once it dries, it leaves absolutely no residue.
As I mentioned above, these products are identical, save for one important ingredient. The peppermint that creates the warming sensation in the warming lube. To be honest, it just wasn’t as strong as I expected it to be. In fact, when I used the warming lube on my nipples and clit, or even my vagina…. it actually created the opposite effect and felt like a cooling sensation. I actually enjoyed the sensation quite well, but its definitely not the intended effect. The only place it did create a warming sensation was around my perineum. I don’t know why there and no place else… but again, it was quite enjoyable. However, this is not a strong sensation. It is a barely noticeable sensation. Perfect for those who are sensitive or looking to experiment for the first time, but its not going to create a strong amount of heat (even when blowing on it). On my more innocuous parts, like a hand, it created no sensation at all.
TASTE / AROMA
This can be summed-up pretty quickly, the moisturizing lube has no detectable smell or taste, which I love. You could pair this with other products if you are looking to add a flavor and still have the quality slickness, but I tend to like it just the way it is.
The warming lube has the faint aroma of, you guessed it, peppermint. This is not at all a strong scent, I have to hold it near to my nose to smell it at all, but it is detectable. I thought, therefore, that it might have a slightly mint taste, but it doesn’t. It does seem just a touch sweeter than the other one, but doesn’t have any specific taste.
No chemical after-taste noted with either product.
Blossom Organics pride themselves on creating completely organic, body-safe lubes. These water-based lubes are pH balanced and latex-free. The ingredients are as follows and the interpretations are based on my internet research:
Sorbitol: a sugar alcohol that thickens products and assists in retaining moisture
Hydroxyethylcellulose: plant-derived thickening agent
Hyaluronic acid: lubricant such as found in our bodies’ own synovial fluid
Organic stevia rebaudiana extract: natural sweetener 200x stronger than sugar
Tocopherol: vitamin E
Sodium citrate: preservative and antioxidant
Potassium Sorbate: preservative
**Organic menthapiperita essential oil: peppermint oil, ingredient found in the warming lube only, that creates the warming/cooling sensation
Organic extracts of paeonia alb flora: peony root, thought to improve blood-flow
Passiflora incarnata flower: passionflower, thought to improve blood-flow