Ditch the K-Y Jelly…use this instead.

kyjellyHave you ever been at work, walking down the street, or driving and think “Oh! I gotta tell so-and-so about __{insert something really cool}___!”

Well, I was teaching a class at Whole Foods back in February and I had one of those moments. It was towards the end of the class and I was doing my thing and casually mentioned a tip for the group. All of the women gave me the, “Are you serious? I never knew that…that is freaking awesome!” look. And, a couple of them talked to me after class about it, while a few more sent me emails.

During that class, I made a mental note to share it with you based on their responses. Annnnd…. I didn’t remember until I was teaching a different class last week.

The Tip: Ditch the K-Y Jelly.

And to that I will add Vagisil, Jock Itch cream, Desitin (for diaper rash), and Monistat. Just so we make sure all teenagers, women, babies, men, and more feel included in this. :)

So often we hear things like, “eat this,” “don’t eat that,” but we don’t think much about what we are putting ON or IN our bodies… especially down there. 

But we need to. The precious skin and mucous membranes down there are found to be irritated by synthetic chemicals and much more easily absorbed into the body than the thin skin around your lips, nose, eyes, and of course the rest of your thicker skin (Ecologist article).

I’m not saying don’t use anything and suffer… I’m saying use the RIGHT lubes and creams that can easily be found in your kitchen AND for K-Y Jelly, this kitchen ointment is 2/3 cheaper.

Why ditch?

Well, while there are only 7 ingredients in K-Y jelly {water, glycerin, hydroxyethylcelluose, chlorhexidine gluconate, gluconolactone, methylparaben, sodium hydroxide }- of those ingredients, they…

  • can cause skin dryness (exact opposite of what you want) and irritation
  • are mildly toxic if ingested
  • have been correlated with increased cancers (particularly reproductive organs like breast, ovaries, and prostate)
  • contain hormone mimickers, disrupting the endocrine system (hormones, thyroid, adrenals, PMS, etc.)
  • decrease fertility and sperm levels.

All that from a “trusted” slippery clear jelly generally recommended by gynocologists. Hmmm….

As for the other creams… just as bad if not worse.

So ,what’s a smoking hot woman like yourself (or the few studly men who read this) supposed to do instead?

Grab that jar of organic, pure, cold-pressed, unrefined Coconut Oil and lather up! {Insert Gasp! And “oh my goodness my life is changed forever.”} It makes for the best lube out there AND ointment for yeast infections, jock itch, athletes foot, skin irritation and more.

Coconut oil is…

  • Antimicrobial
  • Antioxidant
  • Anti-fungal
  • Antibacterial
  • Soothing
  • Source of the good saturated fats (yes you’ll absorb some of the fats down there)
  • 2/3 cheaper than any of the ointments and lubes listed above
  • And slippery. :)

All of these properties reduce yeast infections, UTIs, rashes, skin irritation, chapped lips, and more.

To use…

Coconut oil is solid at 76 degrees or below and turns to liquid above 76 degrees (aka body temperature).

  • External Application: Take a small amount (1/2 to 1 tsp.) and apply to the desired area. For skin irritations and infections, it’s best to apply 2-3x/day. NOTE: Do NOT use with latex condoms, as it is oil based and can create small holes.
  • Internal Consumption: Adding in coconut oil (1 tsp. to 2 T.) to your daily diet will not only help with all of the above issues but it will also improve your metabolism and fat burners, improve digestion, increase memory/brain function, and improve your own natural lubrication. Add a teaspoon or Tablespoon to your tea, smoothies, oatmeal, soups, dressings and more. OR just take it like a shot… like a champ. ;)

Ditch the chemicals, cancer, and concerns and smell like a fresh coconut island breeze. 

If you’re not believing me… just try it. You don’t have anything to lose.

Big hugs, gratitude, and coconut oil.

P.S. If you ever want to check other skin products, beauty products, etc., you can use the Environmental Working Group’s search engine to find out the toxicity rating and learn more about the safety of each individual ingredient.

22 thoughts on “Ditch the K-Y Jelly…use this instead.

  1. Its a question.
    So coconut oil would be must safer than ky jelly (or hibitane) when having internals during pregnancy, not only for mother but baby also?

  2. I’ve heard that K-Y has certain ingredients that can break down into sugars that can cause a yeast infection. I have to think that coconut oil would have some sort of sugars that could do the same. Is this correct? If not, please explain. I get chronic yeast infections from lubricants and am desperate to find an alternative.

  3. aside from taking coconut oil orally to increase your lubrication, can you also apply it internally, or do you only recommend applying it externally?

  4. Being someone who’s deathly allergic to coconut in all its forms, is there any other alternative to KY? And preferably one that doesn’t eat through latex or silicon.
    I won’t go into detail, but applicants that did as above have cost me a small fortune.

  5. Thanks for the great tips! I’m wondering if it could also be used for electronic devices such as facial stimulators. I just bought one (Nuface), but the conductive gel to replace it is very expensive. I read K-Y jelly is a good substitute since it is used for ultrasounds. Does coconut oil (organic, cold pressed) compare with K-Y jelly for conductivity ?

  6. Good day Katie. I just purchased some Ky and googled it and linked to your website. Sounds like a great alternative, coconut oil, never would have guessed. Can you recommend a brand and where to purchase?
    Thank you.

  7. Thank you, thank you! I already use coconut oil for dry sinuses in the winter but never thought about using it for “other” dryness. I am so relieved to have a safe, healthy alternative to help that situation.

  8. Hi. This is for everyone but especially for “pleasenococonut.”
    Unless you’re allergic to aloe vera, the “healing” plant, also known by many other names, try the personal lubricant Aloe Cadabra. It is 95 percent aloe and all of it is food grade ingredients. I don’t know of anyone who uses it that has had a bad experience, probably because it is all natural. No parabens, no alcohol, nothing harmful as far as I can tell. Because it is aloe based, you may need to reapply more often but it’s safe and that’s the main thing. Good luck.

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