A simple homemade water-based lube recipe (with cannabis)

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It might sound wild, yet it is possible to make your own water-based lubricants at home.

You can even infuse your homemade water-based personal lubricant with cannabis. To make it easier for you, I am sharing my favorite homemade water-based lube recipe.

The resulting cannabis lube will contain small amounts of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol), compounds found in the cannabis plant that may offer potential health benefits when applied to the skin.

As a caution, there is limited research on the safety and effectiveness of CBD- or THC-infused lubricants, and it is not clear whether these products are suitable for all types of sexual activity.

If you are interested in using cannabis-infused lube, seek out a healthcare provider or a sex educator for guidance. Additionally, the use of cannabis products is regulated differently in different locations, and it may be illegal to use cannabis-infused lubricants in some areas. Be sure to check the laws in your area before attempting to make or use a cannabis-infused lubricant.

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About water-based lubricants

Water-based personal lubricants use water as the main ingredient. They are a popular choice among personal lubricant types because they are easy to clean up and they do not damage latex condoms or sex toys.

Some people may find that water-based lubricants feel more natural and less sticky than other types of lubricants. Water-based lubricants can also be used with all types of condoms and are far less likely to leave stains on fabric. They may not last as long as other types of lubricants, but they can be reapplied as needed.

The homemade water-based lube recipe


Here is a simple recipe for making a homemade, water-based lubricant infused with cannabis:

  • 1 cup of distilled water
  • 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon of Aloe Vera gel
  • 1 gram of finely ground cannabis flower or shake
  • A few drops of essential oil (optional, for scent)

Cornstarch is used in this recipe for homemade water-based lubricant as a thickening agent. When it is combined with water and heated, it forms a thick, gel-like consistency that can be used as a lubricant. Cornstarch is a safe and effective ingredient for this purpose, and it is easily obtained and inexpensive. It is also easy to clean up and does not stain fabric or damage latex condoms or sex toys.

The purpose of the Aloe Vera gel in this recipe is to add moisture and provide a soothing, calming effect on the skin. Aloe Vera has long been used as a natural remedy for skin irritation and inflammation, and it is often used in products like lotions and gels. In this recipe, it helps to make the lubricant more comfortable to use and provides additional benefits for the skin.

The essential oil, if using, can be added for fragrance or for its potential therapeutic properties. However, it is important to be aware that some essential oils can be irritating to the skin or mucous membranes and should be used with caution. If you are using an essential oil in this recipe, be sure to choose one that is safe for use on the skin and in the genital areas

CBD is a non-psychoactive compound that is believed to have anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and anxiety-reducing effects. It is widely available in a variety of products, including oils, tinctures, creams, and edibles.

THC is the psychoactive compound in cannabis that is responsible for the “high” associated with marijuana use. It is also believed to have a number of potential health benefits, including pain relief and reduced anxiety. However, THC is a controlled substance in many countries and is illegal in some areas, so it may not be legal to use THC-infused lubricants in all locations.


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the water and cornstarch. Stir until the cornstarch is fully dissolved.
  2. Add the ground cannabis to the saucepan and stir to combine.
  3. Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 20-30 minutes, until the mixture has thickened and the cannabis has infused into the water.
  5. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes.
  6. Stir in the Aloe Vera gel and essential oil, if using.
  7. Strain the lubricant through a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth to remove any solids.
  8. Transfer the lubricant to a clean container with a tight-fitting lid.

Note: This homemade lubricant should be used within a few days. Store it in the refrigerator to help extend its shelf life.

Please be aware that homemade lubricants may not be as effective or long-lasting as store-bought lubricants, and they may not be suitable for all types of sexual activity.

Again, if you are unsure about using a homemade lubricant, speak with a healthcare provider or a sex educator for guidance.

Sources: Insider