Why Olive & Bee? Why an Intimate Cream?
Olive & Bee have decided to use
the term “Intimate Cream” as opposed to “Personal Lubricant”.
Firstly, this has less of a sexual connotation, and they 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 or dilator. In fact
it can be used as a body moisturiser and it makes a great massage
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.
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.
Olive & Bee Intimate Cream can be used for:
lubricant for intercourse
Cream for sensitive vulval, vaginal and anal tissues
Olive & Bee Intimate Cream is now sold at The Bubble $22.00 each.