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Olive & Bee Intimate Cream


Product development:

Claire Osterstock is a Physiotherapist in Adelaide, Australia, with a special interest in helping women and men with management of pelvic pain. One part of Claire’s role is to advise on personal lubricants, but Claire has been disappointed with what was currently on the market. Almost all lubricants contain synthetic chemicals and preservatives, which can cause irritation. They can interfere with the sensitive vaginal tissues, and clients would often report burning and itching after their use.  Most women are also not comfortable buying lubricants, mostly due to their names and packaging. So Claire teamed up with a compounding pharmacist and went about creating a new, all-natural, intimate cream.

 

Simply Olive and Bee was born!

26 recipes later, the perfect product was created! Extra virgin Olive Oil was chosen as a base, as it is naturally antibacterial and anti-fungal, and is high in antioxidants, hence is self-preserving without the need to add chemical preservatives. Olive Oil also has a low comedogenic rating, hence it is less likely to block pores than other oils such as coconut oil. It was formulated with beeswax as this is a natural thickener with anti-inflammatory properties. Both substances are anhydrous, which means they have low water activity, hence don’t grow nasty bacteria, fungi or mould. The low water content also means that they won’t interfere with vaginal pH as other substances can.

 

Why an Intimate Cream?

We have decided to use the term “Intimate Cream” as opposed to “Personal Lubricant”. Firstly, this has less of a sexual connotation, and we feel it makes the purchase easier. Secondly, this product has multiple uses apart from intercourse! Women can experience vaginal dryness or itching from several causes, such as menopause, breastfeeding, and skin issues. This product is safe to use as a vaginal moisturiser, or for moisturising of sensitive mucosal tissues such as a protruding prolapse. It may be used to help insert a pessary, dilator or even a suppository. It also makes a great massage oil, without leaving a greasy feeling on the skin.

 

Uses:

Personal lubricant for intercourse

Intimate Cream for sensitive vulval, vaginal and anal tissues

Massage oil

 

Application:

Using clean, dry hands, apply product to the required area. The product is not designed to absorb immediately, which increases the lubricating/moisturising effect.

Do not add water or allow any water to enter the product as this could cause contamination.

 

Storage:

Store at room temperature.

 

Warning:

  • This product is NOT a contraceptive and has NOT been trialled for use with condoms.
  • Not to be taken.
  • Do not use if you are allergic to olive oil, beeswax or honey.
  • If you experience any ill effects such as redness or itching, cease use immediately. Consult your doctor if symptoms persist.

 

Ingredients:

Organic extra virgin olive oil, Beeswax.

 

Cost:

$22 for 55ml tube.

 

100% NATURAL.  100% ORGANIC.

ABSOLUTELY NO chemicals, preservatives, flavours, colourings or additives.

100% Australian Made.

 

As we source fresh, natural ingredients, there may be differences in colour between batches.

 

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