Being cursed with insanely sensitive skin has made me a strong advocate for safe lubricants; lubricants that work with the user’s body instead of against it. Good Clean Love are trying to do this and, because of that, I was instantly drawn to their products.
Sadly the actual results weren’t quite as enthusiastic and I have to list this lubricant under the ‘not for me’ pile along with so many other lubes. However unlike the majority of lubricants in that pile the Almost Naked Organic Personal Lubricant does still stand out in a positive light for a variety of reasons.
About Good Clean Love
Good Clean Love was founded by Wendy Strgar, a woman on a mission. What mission, I hear you ask? A mission to promote loving, sustainable relationships and to provide people with the right tools for the job; tools which will allow people to embrace the love. Good Clean Love.
Wendy is very passionate about making love sustainable by investing in green alternatives to mainstream products. Her Good Clean Love lubricants are the result of 30 years of research into various topics such as natural health care, homeopathic remedies, and a green philosophy. The lubricants themselves stemmed from a personal need for healthy lubrication products after childbirth.
To this end all Good Clean Love products strive make products that are all natural, healthy, and beautiful products which are made to inspire people. Good Clean Love tries to use certified organic and clean ingredients is all of their products and to reduce their daily impact on the environment.
As a very environmentally and ethically aware company Good Clean Love use recycled and recyclable materials in their packaging when possible and have signed the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics—something they take very seriously.
Good Clean Love were always quick and easy to communicate and treated me in a friendly and open manner. They were more than happy to help in any way they could and I feel confident customers would receive the same warm greetings from them. My item was shipped swiftly and came in a reasonable amount of time. Overall I was very happy with Good Clean Love’s service and I’m 100% behind the attitude that they promote.
The Good Clean Love Almost Naked Organic Personal Lubricant
The Good Clean Love Almost Naked Organic Personal Lubricant is geared primarily at vaginal use. This isn’t to say that it can’t be used on other genitalia but, in making it, Good Clean Love were trying to formulate a lubricant that would work with the vagina’s natural lubricant while not ruining its sensitive balance.
“When female lubrication is working well” the site says “it is invisible, a thought we don’t have. When it isn’t working, we feel it immediately”. The Almost Naked Lubricant aims to enhance vaginal wetness when it is needed while also maintaining this invisible, near-thoughtless feeling.
Because of this goal (and Good Clean Love’s general aims) this lubricant is free from petrochemicals, parabens, and glycerin. Instead 95% of the ingredients used in this lubricant are organic, and are as follows:
Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Xanthan Gum, Agar, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Lactate, Benzyl Alcohol, Lactic Acid, Natural Flavors.
Because Good Clean Love is environmentally friendly this lubricant is also cruelty-free and 100% vegan which is another clear plus. This lubricant is also water-based making it latex and silicone friendly.
As usual I’ll be judging this lube first on scent, then taste, then consistency, then experience. The Almost Naked Lubricant is infused with a touch of lemon and vanilla and claims to have an almost undetectable scent. Personally I could detect the scent quite easily but it’s not at all unpleasant.
As soon as I squeeze out this lubricant I am instantly greeted with a rich (but very natural seeming) smell of vanilla. This vanilla scent is not too sweet, nor at all overpowering and comes with a very pleasant undertone of lemon and aqua. While this does mean that this lubricant isn’t exactly unscented I couldn’t see this aroma as being distracting (unless, of course, you really hate vanilla).
The Almost Naked Lubricant is edible and has a flavour much akin to its scent. Harnessing the vanilla infusion this lubricant greet the tongue with a very gentle (but still noticeable) vanilla flavour. This flavour is incredibly subtle but makes this lube palatable and, therefore, not an issue should you want to delve into some oral sex.
The consistency of this lube is amazing. With a thick, gel-like aspect to it this lubricant can be dolloped onto a piece of card and maintain its shape and form for hours afterwards (believe me, I’ve tried it). In use it spreads across the skin smoothly.
I’m really happy with the full-bodied consistency of this lubricant as I feel like it lends itself to a lot of things. In smaller doses it complements the body’s natural fluids perfectly, in large doses it makes for a great buffer for large toys or a nice, thick anal lube.
When it comes to being ‘almost naked’ this lubricant really does feel like it acts as a complement to sexual acts rather than an artificial substitute for anything. Those elegant birds on the front of the package are aptly paced because I feel like this lubricant could easily act as someone wing-product. For most people it’ll have your back.
However I am not most people and my freakishly picky vulva has continued to plague me as it deemed the Almost Naked Lubricant as unacceptable for external use. Seriously.
When I use this lubricant internally on insertable toys I have no problem with it and I find its thickness really aids in taking larger toys or toys with more drag (it also lasts an impressively long time, which helps even more). However when I apply this lubricant to my labia I get a slight stinging sensation that I simply cannot ignore.
It’s not a huge sensation—certainly not enough to discontinue use, but still enough to make using it uncomfortable. This is a crying shame because, in all other regards this lubricant gets a gold star from me, but it seems this lubricant simply might not be suitable for some people with sensitive skin.
Having contacted Good Clean Love we both agreed on what might have caused this. It seems I have a sensitivity to Aloe. This makes a lot of sense. I’ve tried other lubricants that are meant for people with sensitive skin but have still had a bad reaction. Looking back now I realize that they had Aloe in them as well. I must admit it’s good to finally have an answer on this too so I have Good Clean Love to thank for that.
It’s also worth noting that this sensitivity is very rare and that most people should be able to use this lubricant without issue. Mr. Peaches is fine with it and my fellow reviewer Formidable Femme uses this lubricant without issue and swears by it. It seems I’m just an odd ball *sigh*
The only other valid downside I can see with this lubricant is that it leaves a slight film on sex toys if it dries on them (similar to a very thin face mask) and can leave white marks on black sheets in a similar fashion (although these do wash out). This isn’t a huge issue but it does mean that this lubricant leaves more of an impression than other lubes that I have used and may cause you to have to scrub your toys a bit harder.
Other than that any downside left is personal preference—such as preferring a thinner lubricant or a silicone-based one.
Overall I liked this lube and I wish it worked with my body but, sadly, it just doesn’t. Still this doesn’t mean that the rest of you can’t have fun.
With a solid ethos behind the products and a lubricant that should cater to most people’s needs the Good Clean Love Almost Naked Organic Personal Lubricant is a decent product that does deserve a try.
Who knows, it might even become your go-to lube for a fun, sustainable, and guilt-free love life.
People who like thick lubricants.
People who like responsible brands.
People who like vanilla.
Do Not Recommend to:
People who dislike thick lubricants.
People who very sensitive skin.
People who dislike a residue or vanilla.