Dismayed by the number of personal lubricants on the market containing potentially harmful ingredients, Aloe Cadabra set out to create an all-natural, organic alternative. Like most aloe based lubes, Aloe Cadabra is pH balanced to mimic your natural vaginal chemistry. I was excited to try out their Tahitian Vanilla flavor, but while it certainly tasted incredible, it also resulted in some not-so-incredible side effects for me. On the other hand, my partner didn’t experience any issues with it. If you’re adventurous and know you don’t have sensitive skin, you might want to give it a try!
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Name: Aloe Cadabra Tahitian Vanilla
Type: Aloe Based Lube, Flavoured Lube, Lubricant
By: Aloe Cadabra
Hearts: Siren – 3 Hearts (for my partner)
Quality: 4 Stars
Naughtiness: 1 Devil
Ingredients: Organic aloe vera gel, vitamin E oil, xanthan gum, citric acid, potassium sorbate (food grade), sodum benzoate (food grade), organic vanilla essential oil
Special Features: Glycerine Free, Latex Safe, Moisturizing, Organic, Paraben Free, pH Balanced, Sweet Taste, Travel Friendly
Taste and Consistency
My favorite part of this product is definitely how it tastes. It’s called Tahitian Vanilla, but I found that it tastes exactly like vanilla frosting – absolutely delicious. Using this variety of Aloe Cadabra definitely brought to mind Toaster Strudels (thank you Gretchen Wieners’ dad) and the tasty little icing packets included with them. The consistency was a little strange though. Because this is an aloe-based lube, it has a thick, gel-like texture – when I put some on my finger and turned my hand upside down, it didn’t even drip! This is great in some ways (nobody likes a runny lube) but is kind of unsettling when it’s in your mouth. I am easily grossed out by weird textures and didn’t care for a flavoured lube so thick, but to each their own.
Like any lubricant, Aloe Cadabra can be used for added lubrication during sexual encounters and is safe for use with your favourite toys. However, Aloe Cadabra’s website also suggests using their line of lubes as topical creams if you experience vaginal dryness or irritation. Aloe Cadabra has been specially formulated to help restore natural vaginal moisture as well.
Beware of Side Effects
Though every other review I’ve read of Aloe Cadabra Tahitian Vanilla (or any other Aloe Cadabra variety, for that matter) speaks of how great this lube was for sensitive skin, I did NOT have that experience. I’ve used other aloe-based lubes in the past with no issues, so I don’t think the aloe was the problem here. I’m not sure which ingredient was the culprit, but something in the product caused me to breakout in a weird, acne-like rash wherever it had been applied. Of course, I immediately made an appointment for full-panel STI testing just in case, but the nurse who examined me agreed that what I was experiencing was an allergic reaction to something, and not anything contagious (plus, my results came back all negative – YAY). I didn’t use any other new products or do anything differently during the same time frame, so by process of elimination, it must have been the Aloe Cadabra that caused me discomfort. The rash it caused took just over a week to fully disappear, so while it wasn’t a severe reaction, it was definitely more than mild. The partner I tried Aloe Cadabra with didn’t experience any of these issues though, so your experience may vary.
Health and Safety
Aloe Cadabra’s website states that their lubes are not recommended for use with polyurethane condoms. As someone with a latex allergy, I find this troublesome. While, I generally use and prefer polyisoprene condoms, I do also have polyurethane condoms as well and I tend to just grab a condom without looking at which type it is first. For people who stick to latex condoms, this shouldn’t be an issue, but it’s definitely something to be aware of. Aloe Cadabra lube also has a best before date stamped on the bottle, as the products are all-natural, they will eventually start to deteriorate. Furthermore, a note inside the packaging said to use the lube within 90 days of opening. If this is your go-to lube, you should have no problem using it up within that time frame, as it comes in a fairly small sized quantity. However, if you have several lubes in your collection and like to rotate through them and mix it up, or don’t use lube during every sexual encounter, you’ll definitely want to keep track of when you opened this one to avoid using it beyond the advised three-month period. As stated previously, this product may also cause allergic reactions in some users.
Pros & Cons
- Tastes delicious
- Gel consistency
- Caused an allergic reaction
- Expires after three months
- Cannot use with polyurethane condoms
If you’re looking for a delicious, organic lubricant, Aloe Cadabra Tahitian Vanilla might fit the bill. However, I cannot in good conscience recommend it, since it gave me an unpleasant allergic reaction. That being said, my partner had no issues with it. You know your body best, so if you know that you don’t have sensitive skin or aren’t afraid to experiment with new products, you may want to consider trying out this lubricant as it tastes amazing.
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