fcrabezvaqex asked the following on Yahoo! Answers:
“Is K-Y Lubricant (or other store brand personal lubricant) safe if swallowed?”
terrydbouvier answered “KY is just water and cellulose. Although it’s not intended to be eaten, it’s harmless if ingested”, but we think it’s wise to be more clear and cautious than that. Most personal lubricant brands have more than one formula, with a variety of features and ingredients. Some formulas of KY, for example, contain chemicals used primarily as food preservatives and in cleaning solutions and automotive antifreeze.
By contrast, not only is it all right to ingest Aloe Cadabra®, many people find that aloe is a great way to aid with digestion. In fact, there are numerous health drinks made with raw aloe. We’re not recommending that you make a beverage from Aloe Cadabra®, but everything in it is “food grade” and certified organic for your health and safety. Good to know, huh?
To check in on the chemical and toxic contents of a wide variety of personal products, we like to recommend the Environmental Working Group’s Cosmetics Database, so you can inform yourself about what’s in the products you’re putting on – and into – your body! We’ve written before about the importance of choosing healthful products for your body, here and here.