Make Your Own Cannabis Lubricant
You've heard of the products, and now you can make your own.
Published on October 13, 2015

Cannabis lubricant is everywhere this year. With big name companies bringing cannabis out of the closet and into the bedroom, it seems as if cannabis has found yet another way to be useful. One company’s claim that it causes 15 minute orgasms for some women might sound a bit over the top, but cannabis lubricant can definitely create an enhanced sexual experience for many women.

Women who have tested this homemade marijuana lubricant often report extremely pleasurable sensations and more intense and long lasting orgasms. Women with vaginitis and women who experience painful sex say it can help reduce pain and tightness allowing them to feel more pleasure during sex.

How Does it Work?

This marijuana lubricant won’t get you “high” in the way you may be used to if you’ve smoked or eaten cannabis before. It doesn’t have the same psychoactive effects because it isn’t quickly processed by your liver and doesn’t absorb into your bloodstream as readily as it would if you’d ingested or inhaled it.

After awhile, the topical effects will become noticeable. You may feel a warming or tingling sensation at first. Ultimately, the cannabinoids cause your muscles to relax and the tissues to become much much more sensitive.

This cannabis infused lubricant is a pre-lube, which means that you spray it on for 45 minutes to an hour before doing the deed. If this seems to you to take the spontaneity out of sex, just think of it as a great excuse to spend time getting gussied up and having lots of extra time for foreplay. In the meantime, you can use the spray as an erotic massage oil. It will feel different than the feeling you get when you use it “down under”. The sensitive membrane in your vagina allows for a more intense version of transdermal absorption than the skin on the rest of your body. But who doesn’t love a pre-sex rub down with a completely natural muscle relaxer?

Can Men Use It?

Up until this point, it might sound like cannabis lube is a “no boys allowed” kind of product. That’s not completely true, but unfortunately, it doesn’t have the same magically mind blowing effects for men as it does for women. Men usually report less sensitivity when using cannabis lube. One reader even said that the lubricant was great for prolonging performance. However, many men have noted that the sexual experience is so much better because their ladies seem to be enjoying it so much.

Benefits of DIY Lubricant

As with most homemade products, one of the greatest benefits of homemade cannabis lubricant is that you can control what’s in it. In an under-regulated legal cannabis market, the large companies that make marijuana lube don’t have to label the chemicals and pesticides used to grow their product.

These chemicals (like Eagle 20), which are usually labeled for use of ornamental plants not for human consumption, and are generally systemic, can be toxic and carcinogenic. I specifically mention Eagle 20 (aka myclobutanil) because it has been shown to have negative effects on the reproductive system. And, I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t want to be spraying that on my vagina.

On another note, if you don’t have liquid coconut oil or liquid sunflower lecithin on hand, you can always use regular coconut oil or make another version of DIY Cannabis Lube with cocoa or shea butter. One of the benefits of making your own is that it’s very versatile and can be made with almost anything you have on hand.

Homemade Cannabis Lubricant Recipe

1. In a crockpot on warm/low or Magical Butter Machine, combine:

  • 1 Cup MCT Oil or Liquid Coconut Oil
  • 1 Cup Decarboxylated Trim or Buds (Packed tight, I can get 18 grams of trim and kief into a cup and that’s what I went with) or 1 Gram Hash
  • 1 Tablespoon Liquid Sunflower Lecithin

2. If using a slow cooker, stir regularly for three-four hours. If using the magical butter machine, use the oil setting.

Corinne Tobias
Corinne Tobias is an organic farmer, photographer, writer, edibles cook and Cannabliss yoga teacher living in southwestern Colorado. She’s the author of Wake & Bake: a cookbook, a colorful, healthy and playful guide to cooking with cannabis. She’s also the co-creator of Harambe for the Holidays with Rita Marley. She’s on a mission to help people discover a vibrant healthy lifestyle using cannabis, food and movement.
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