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5 Ingredient Soothing Intimate Oil Recipe

5 Ingredient Soothing Intimate Oil Recipe

Coconut oil is solid at room temperature, make sure it's in a liquid state (warm) before combining all ingredients in jar and shaking them. That's all there is to it. Very simple. The only time-consuming part of this recipe is allowing the herbs (lavender, gotu kola, for example) to sit for 4-6 weeks to cold-infuse the carrier oil.

For any woman feeling uncomfortable down there, whether it's dryness, lack of sexual interest, or pain during intercourse—this is for you. 

Making intimate oil at home is a great way to know precisely what’s going into it. And with some light research, it’s an easy way to customize the formula to fit your unique needs. Plus, you can guarantee that a vaginal lubricant is non-hormonal when you make it yourself, and reduce the risk of exposure to toxic materials.

Made correctly intimate oils can relieve symptoms, such as:

  • Chronic Vaginal Dryness
  • Low Libido
  • Pain During Sex
  • Thinning of Vulva or Labia Skin 

If any of those symptoms hit close to home, then keep reading. One DIY field guide is coming right up.


Getting Started Making Intimate Oils

It is important to note that not every essential oil is safe for down there, and not every oil deemed as safe is non-irritating. Always perform a skin patch test to ensure the oil will work for your unique body chemistry. 

Use the following article to learn how to infuse a carrier oil with herbs or botanicals:

Here's How to Infuse Oil for Homemade Skin Care

As soon as you’ve read that article, you’re ready to infuse a carrier oil with healing herbs and botanicals that will enhance the final product. (Essential oils purchased at a store can be an alternative to infusing a carrier oil at home. However, while buying ready-made is a less intensive DIY approach, it’s not as natural. Making your own can also be pretty cost-effective.)

Find out which herbs and flowers you can infuse below!

Essential Oils Known to Soothe Vaginal Discomfort


guto kola, rosehip, chamomile flower benefits diy intimate oil


  • Lavender is a known feminine odor remedy and deodorizer. It’s also proven to have anti-fungal properties that could help treat bacterial vaginosis. Traditional medicine frequently uses it, so don't dismiss it as a remedy. Try our whole organic, lavender buds. (For juice tonics or lavender lattes, try our whole organic, culinary-grade lavender buds.)
  • Clary Sage also has antifungal properties and is especially useful for vaginal thrush and anal fissures
  • Chamomile (Anthemis Nobilis or Matricaria recutita) is suitable for external application to intimate areas to relieve itchiness, burning, or dryness. In one study, a topical gel made with chamomile helped “mitigate intercourse pain and increase sexual satisfaction in women who have gone through menopause”
  • Rose infused oil might be our top pick for anything odd happening down there. Studies have found it accelerates recovery from labor trauma and helps treat vulvar and labia thinning. It has a neutral pH level so most people won’t have a reaction to it. And it doesn’t hurt that rose oil smells incredibly sensual.
  • Frankincense 
  • Sandalwood
  • Thyme
  • Gotu Kola (Centella Asiatica) not to be confused with its caffeinated cousin kola nut, is used in a plethora of vaginal topical creams for very good reasons. It contains active compounds that make it great for moisturizing and stimulating collagen synthesis. Women who are maturing may be able to increase their libido by regularly using a moisturizing oil.


    5 Ingredient Intimate Oil 

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    1. ¼ cup coconut oil, (You can buy our Virgin, Organic Coconut Oil by clicking here.)
    2. ¼ cup aloe gel
    3. ¼ cup of your infused oil [or 1 to 4 drops of a store-bought essential oil]
    4. 1-2 cut-open Vitamin E oil capsules to keep herbal infusions from going rancid.
    5. Chose an eco-certified perservative: Leucidal® Liquid SF, Geogard 221 (Cosgard), or Rokonsal. All will stop mold and bacteria growth for two to three months.


    Do-It-Yourself Intimate Oil Directions

    Some oils like coconut, are solid at room temperature. Make sure the base oil is in a liquid state (warm) before combining all ingredients in jar and shaking them. That's all there is to it. Very simple.

    The only time-consuming part of this recipe is allowing the herbs (lavender or gotu kola, for example) to sit for 4-6 weeks to cold-infuse a carrier oil. 

    Homemade Oil Infusion Directions

    Put all ingredients in a mason jar, cover with wax paper, screw on the lid, and store in a cool, dark place to infuse for 4-6 weeks. Shake the jar every 1-3 days for an even infusion.