Did you know that many lubricants contain chemicals that can make those with allergies or chemical sensitivities experience burning or irritation when they use them? Did you know that menopause increases the percentage of people with adult onset allergies, which can increase chemical sensitivities? If you’re experiencing any of those things or better yet, just because you care about you, look for lubricants without potentially harmful chemicals like Glycerine and Parabens (they can make sensitivities even more acute). Find a lubricant without them, like Aloe Cadabra, and enjoy knowing you’re using a product that’s As Natural As Nature. Not only will it help lubricate, but it will also help moisturize, and enhance your pleasure!
You’re likely here because you care what you put on your body. So, the question of just what the best lubricant ingredients are has probably crossed your mind. We know it’s crossed ours! We’ve recently discovered a great website from the non-profit Environmental Working Group: www.cosmeticsdatabase.org.
The website ranks the toxicity of products and ingredients and tells you what the potential dangers are of the ingredients in any formula. We encourage you to check it out and see just how “clean,” your lubricant is. Better yet, take a look at the toxicity of all of your cosmetics and skin care products. It’s a great independent source of information that can help you make great decisions and ensure the things you put on your body are As Natural As Nature, just like Aloe Cadabra (When we ran Aloe Cadabra through, we got the lowest toxicity rating of any lubricant we know of!). And, you might just be surprised to find that something you thought was all natural may not be so as much as you’d hoped!
Here’s to your health and knowing just what you’re putting in your body.
To be continued…
For example, we know that a person who stays out in extremely hot and humid weather, maybe hanging out at the beach, needs to drink plenty of fluids or they can become dehydrated or experience heat stroke. And if you’ve ever been to a beach party, you know not all liquids are created equal.
For example, although an ice cold beer may feel and taste refreshing, it’s not. In fact, it’s working against your body chemistry, causing you to dehydrate more quickly. It’s important that you’re replenishing yourself (yes, you’re made of 50 to 70% water…so the sun takes that right out of you through your sweat) with water.
The body responds in a similar manner based on the type of lubricant you choose. How does that work? Well, you already know about your pH balance and how certain ingredients can impact that. But the other is osmolality, which pertains to the moisture you naturally create.
Do you remember your childhood chemistry experiments in class? Remember the one where they took a glass of water and added a tablespoon of salt and stirred until the salt dissolved? You couldn’t remove the salt. In fact, it didn’t matter how small an amount you used, the entire cup became undrinkable because every ounce of water was salty.
Well, lubricants can do the same thing to your natural vaginal fluids. Technically speaking, osmolality measures the concentration of all the chemicals in your blood, which means the body has a set range, but external influences can put them out of whack. The higher the osmolality rating of the lubricant, the more it messes with your body chemistry, spreading throughout your natural lubrication to causing you to dry out unnaturally (and faster), much like alcohol can dehydrate you on a hot summer day!
What does that mean to you? Think about it. What happens to your lips when they get dry? The skin becomes thinner. Weaker. It may chap to the point that it cracks or tears or breaks. Your vaginal area can do the same! And think of how much damage small abrasions can create in such a delicate area? How much more susceptible you can become to all sorts of things….
So, when considering which lubricant to use, remember that although something may feel refreshing at first, it may be causing more harm than good. Remember the deeper impacts your choices may have, and choose wisely. Ingredients DO make a difference. That’s why we feel it’s so important to be all natural and made with 95% organic aloe. And if you’re wondering where Aloe Cadabra stacks up on an osmolality count, CLICK HERE.
It’s difficult to calculate the number of people using vaginal lubricants today, but based on increasing sales, it’s huge. In a survey of 28,869 American adults, 17.4 percent of American households use personal lubricants. We suspect that number is much higher because there are still some who aren’t ready to divulge their secrets about better sex.
We do know why women (and men) love lubes—especially Aloe Cadabra®. It makes sex more pleasurable and eases the discomfort and pain of vaginal dryness. It also renews and replenishes the natural moisture of the vagina.
Twenty years ago, many women were just starting to talk about lubricants and how to use them. Even ten years ago, the topic was something to be discussed privately among BFFs.
Not anymore! Increased interest in sexuality and sexual health, coupled with easy accessibility to information has created a breakthrough in frank sexual discussion. That dialogue includes the benefits of personal lubricants and a new world of comfort and pleasure for women of all ages.
Our customers write us
In the early 2000s, a loving couple began to develop Aloe Cadabra® lubricant and moisturizer on their organic farm. The all-natural formula they created became the first personal lubricant certified to meet the new organic body care standards. Today, Aloe Cadabra@ is becoming even more popular as more women discover its organic and all-natural ingredients, and immediate benefits.
We are honored to receive hundreds of letters and e-mails from our customers about the ways Aloe Cadabra® has improved their lives, without the fear of harmful side effects caused by ingredients in some lubricants. Comments from our loyal and health-conscious customers appear in the Magic Moments section of our website www.mymagicmoment.com.
They lost that loving feeling (and got it back)
One Aloe Cadabra® client, Betty of Wisconsin wrote to us about her situation and the Aloe Cadabra® solution.
“During and after menopause, my body changed, as all women’s do. Hot flashes, dryness, increased sensitivity to stress. My husband and I had lost our spark, our magic and a part of our connection. I was shocked when my son handed me a bottle of Aloe Cadabra. He had read an article about the normal changes people go through [during menopause].
Aloe Cadabra has been a huge help not only during intimate moments but every day. My body feels like it’s back to its natural state. There isn’t any discomfort from dryness and, when the moment strikes, we’re ready to go.”
Betty is just one of millions of examples of women who are opening up about this sometimes confusing and problematic stage of womanhood. They’re talking about the reasons for vaginal dryness, and even more important, the solutions available to recapture the natural moisture that was common in their twenties.
Age is a factor but it’s not the only reason
As you grow older (and more beautiful) nature will steal some of your estrogen as menopause sets in. A decrease in this hormone is the primary cause of vaginal dryness. Sex can be very painful, but that’s where Aloe Cadabra® can help. And menopause isn’t the only reason for dry spells. Anxiety, stress, and extreme emotional circumstances can affect the flow of normal vaginal moisture. Carrina of Oregon wrote us to say this:
“I am only 30, but I have had issues with endometriosis, and pelvic floor tightness. Sex has often been very painful for me, and … the last few times we have tried to have intercourse, I ended up crying from the pain and frustration. I felt like something was wrong with me, and I started to believe that I would never have enjoyable and pain-free sex again.
I have tried so many different lubricants trying to find the solution to dryness during sex. None of them worked. Then, I found Aloe Cadabra. I just want to say a huge thank you for making this terrific product. The consistency is perfect — not thick, not too runny, not tacky, not oily, not oozy. Sex felt so good that I was laughing with joy in the middle of it.
Also, one of the things I love most about Aloe Cadabra is that there is no mess after sex. With other products, it felt impossible to completely get the product off without soaking in a bath. Aloe Cadabra can soak right in, and I know that it’s good for my body.”
Pregnancy and childbirth also contribute to fluctuating hormonal levels and create imbalances in hormones. Read this letter from Dave and Sarah from California. They are in their thirties.
“After the birth of our second child, I was experiencing dryness and postpartum depression. With the extra tasks from having a newborn, time was short, stress was high and the thought of physical intimacy became less appealing, since it was uncomfortable.
As we lost our physical connection, our relationship suffered on every level. We were confused, frustrated and didn’t know that dryness was normal or that there were simple and enjoyable solutions that were designed to work with and support my body’s natural processes.
Aloe Cadabra has changed our lives. It brought the comfort back to sex. As our comfort increased, our natural drives for intimacy increased. As our desire for sex increased, our satisfaction with it increased. I was having multiple orgasms for the first time in my life!
I couldn’t be more thankful for Aloe Cadabra. That it brought back the magic in our relationship, on every level, is amazing.”
Medications for allergies, colds and asthma, contain antihistamines, which can also “dry” a person out. Here’s another comment from an Aloe Cadabra® client whose body cannot tolerate chemicals.
“I have allergies and my body is sensitive to chemicals. Aloe Cadabra didn’t cause any reactions, and felt great whether I used it as an everyday moisturizer or whether my husband and I enjoyed it together. Thank you for making something that helped us rekindle our connection and find our magic. And thank you for getting rid of all the chemicals that I now know so many lubricants have. It feels great to be using something that’s all natural, which is really important to us! ”
Various cancer treatments, including chemotherapy and radiation, can also reduce a woman’s level of estrogen. One of our clients, Tammy told us how Aloe Cadabra® helped with her life after chemotherapy.
“Since chemo-induced early menopause, I’ve experienced related changes in my body, one of which was vaginal tissue thinning and associated dryness. I’ve tried lots of lubricants, but many of them are made to ‘enhance’ sex, and while others may enjoy them, I find them intrusive and sometimes downright painful! Finally, with Aloe Cadabra, I found something I was comfortable with, is natural, and effective. And I can order it online for the further comfort of privacy.”
Debbie, age 44 also had cancer treatment and wrote to thank us for Aloe Cadabra®.
“After breast cancer at 44 with chemotherapy causing immediate menopause, I almost lost my marriage as intimacy was so incredibly painful. I am allergic to glycerin and fearful of parabens both of which are in almost all personal lubricants [but not in Aloe Cadabra]. Aloe Cadabra has made me feel natural and given me back much of what I have lost. I am tearing up as I write this, I am so grateful.”
Marie, age 55 from North Carolina, credits Aloe Cadabra® with renewing her and her husband’s sex life.
“Sex isn’t something we talk much about (even though) we’ve always enjoyed it…” When our sex life began to change and our libidos began to slow… it created unspoken tension. My husband was the one who bought Aloe Cadabra® and it helped us feel sensations like we did in our twenties. Being intimate brought emotional connection back. Our life came back into balance. Sex felt natural and good, like it used to.”
Cathy, age 59 shared a similar comment.
“Great stuff! I gave up on sex due to the pain…just bought in local drug store chain, and no pain, not sore. And 95% organic! Thank you and hubby thanks you too.”
We welcome your stories
We are fortunate to have so many satisfied, repeat customers, many of whom order our product on-line to ensure privacy and discretion. It is also available at CVS, Walgreens, and Whole Foods retail stores.
We find it rewarding that our customers love to share their positive experiences with Aloe Cadabra®. We value their thoughtful, unsolicited testimonials. Read more at www.mymagicmoment.com.
The founders of Aloe Cadabra® would be pleased to hear your story. Just send us a brief description about your Magic Moment with Aloe Cadabra®.
If we use your story, you will be identified only with your first name, age and geographical location. To show our appreciation we will send you a complimentary gift of Aloe Cadabra® if we publish your Magic Moment.
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It’s Your Favorite Time of Year…Or It Could Be
‘Tis the season of good food and cheer; lights and libation; presents and parties; and memories and menorahs. But it’s also a time of long lines; endless crowds; annoying shoppers; drivers on steroids; and guests who don’t know when to leave! It can be a stressful time but it doesn’t have to be. Relax and enjoy this season of giving by handling holiday stress and spicing up your sex life at the same time.
Feel The Holiday Blues; Then Chase Them Away
Memories of years gone by are natural thoughts during this season of reflection. It’s normal to feel sadness and grief, especially if you can’t be with loved ones. A good cry can sometimes make a big difference. Catch up with a friend you’ve lost touch with or approach that handsome stranger. Who knows, holiday sparks may fly.
Rock Something Sexy
Holiday parties give you a great excuse to buy a new outfit. Make it festive and a little more revealing than your normal conservative threads. When you look good, you feel good so try a new hairstyle or take in a spa visit to put a smile on your face and boost your holiday spirit. Don’t be surprised if you get a few compliments too.
Suggested and Suggestive Reading
It’s official. Women are aroused by erotic material such as the best-selling 50 Shades of Grey. Researchers have found that erotic literature can stimulate the imagination. That stimulus can arouse sexual desire and feel-good vibes.
According to a paper published by the Society for the Scientific Society on Sexuality, reading erotic literature, now dubbed “bibliotherapy,” helps women suffering from low sexual desire achieve a mental state conducive to sex—specifically the anticipation of a positive sexual encounter. So pick up a “bad” book to feel better and possibly, lead to happy endings.
It’s Already Too Late To Shop Early
Shopping may be the most stressful activity of the season. Stop beating yourself up because you can’t say “Yes” when someone asks “All ready for Christmas?” Instead of a single gift, consider a sensual stocking and stuff it with Aloe Cadabra® personal lubricant, sexy lingerie and other bedroom delights.
You may be so stressed that sex is the last thing on your mind. Move it up to first place. In addition to boosting immunity, sex fights stress and raises self-esteem. Orgasms increase endorphins (natural painkillers and mood elevators) and raise oxytocin levels, increasing romantic attachments. There are at least a dozen ways sex boosts good feelings and keeps you healthy. To make the most of your experience, keep your Aloe Cadabra® lubricant nearby for those magic moments. The Peppermint flavor is the perfect complement to the season.
Accept Changes In Tradition
Whatever the family rituals were last year or for decades before, it may not be the same this year. Situations change. Keep an open mind to new ideas. If you’re the one who usually plays host and adult children can’t make it this year, use Skype or Facetime to celebrate together. If you’re a couple celebrating alone, take advantage of the empty nest. Slip into something comfortable, light the candles, and make it a season to remember.
The holidays only come once a year, and it’s a time associated with good fun and loving relationships, so keep calm and carry on. Make this your merriest time of year. You can do this!
Copyright © Live Well Brands 2015