It took 26 recipes to perfect and create the Olive & Bee Intimate Cream - an all-natural intimate cream.
Developed by Physiotherapist Claire Osterstock who has a special interest in helping women and men with the management of pelvic pain. After looking for a natural lubricant for her clients and unable to fine one she developed her own!
This cream is great as a:
- nipple cream/Moisturiser (with no nasties in it)
- vaginal lubricant
- body moisturiser
- massage oil cream (without leaving a greasy feelnig on the skin)
Women can experience vaginal dryness or itching from several causes, such as menopause, breastfeeding, and skin issues.
Almost all lubricants on the market contain synthetic chemicals and preservatives, which can cause irritation. They can interfere with sensitive vaginal tissues, and clients would often report burning and itching after use.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil is used as the base, as it is naturally antibacterial and anti-fungal, and is high in antioxidants, so 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.