X Lube is your favourite lube for all kinds of play. Added to water it produces a crystal clear gel free of any tastes or odours. The lubricant has a natural feel, is extremely slippery with a long-lasting cushioning slide.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I mix X Lube?
Most importantly: always add X Lube powder to water and not the other way round. The rest is straight forward.
If you mix it in a bottle or a sports bottle just follow our animation video or the step-by-step guide on the bottle and the leaflet attached.
Should you prefer to mix it in a bowl, fill it with warm water and use a fork or something similar and slowly stir the powder in. Occasionally stir the mixture again until it has dissolved. You can use the gel after 20-30mins, but it’s best developed after an hour or so.
Don’t use a blender or mechanical mixer as it chops the lube apart turning it into water.
Is tap water ok?
Yes, but… the quality of tap water varies greatly from country to country and is often chlorinated. We therefore recommend you boil it before use, which not only disinfects the water properly, but also gets rid of any free chloride. Also if you let the water cool to about 40-50 degrees X Lube powder will dissolve even faster. Alternatively use bottled water, this way you can be sure it’s free of chloride. Why is this important? Frankly X Lube doesn’t like chloride. It turns it back to water. Which is great if you need to get rid of any residues from your bowl or bottle etc. Just add a small amount of household bleach, let it do its work and in minutes you can rinse it clean.
What if it hasn’t dissolved properly?
In the unlikely event that this is happening, just shake or stir the gel a couple of times more. In our experience, that solves the issue beautifully given a bit of extra time. What causes it is simply that the powder is lighter than water and floats to the top before being thoroughly absorbed. If you mix X Lube in a bottle, it is also a good idea to lay the bottle horizontally between shaking.
How do I store X Lube Gel?
Out of sunlight, in an air-tight container (bottle, Tupperware etc.) and ideally a cool place like a fridge.
What is a sports bottle?
Sports Bottles come in all shapes and sizes. They are available from any fitness, bicycle or department store. 600ml bottles are a good choice, because they leave enough room to shake’n mix the X Lube powder evenly and quickly.
We recommend soft edged bottles with a silicon valve to cut of any unintended leakage from the bottle. Our favourite is the Nike sport bottle for its asymmetric design and its 100% leakproof valve. This is very practical in play when only one hand is available or simply to prevent unwanted spills on bed sheets or during transport.
Filling and cleaning such bottles is made easy by their large neck openings. These allow for rapid adding of X Lube powder to their the water content – leaving no mess.
What is a Leakproof Valve?
A leakproof valve is a piece of silicone membrane placed in the lid to prevent any liquid from running out by accident. Typically you find such valves on sport drinks bottles (like Lucozade Sport), on shower gels or even ketchup bottles.
These valves help to cut off the flow cleanly after dispensing and keeping X Lube in the bottle, should it topple over.
The image below shows the silicone membrane to look out for.
How do I prevent the valve from clogging-up?
To prevent bottle valves from clogging simply use your hand to seal the bottleneck for the 1st shake and screw the lid on for the 2nd shake.
The reason: X Lube powder, being lighter than water hits the valve first, sticks to it and blocks it from the inside.
NB: Put your thumb onto the valve when shaking X Lube a second time.
Why not use a blender?
Using a blender is the harshest way to mix X Lube. A blender with its high speed blades chops your valuable long chained X Lube Gel into small pieces turning it into water – the opposite of what you want to achieve.
If you insist on using a blender, make sure that you use its pulse function only once or twice at the very beginning of the mixing process. We generally recommend mixing X Lube in a bottle or bowl as shown in our videos – you end up with a better lube and you have less to clean up.
How do I measure X Lube?
New X Lube 2019 comes as a concentrated specially refined powder-granulate. As little as 3g added to 500ml of water make a rich lubricant gel.
3g is roughly a heaped red lid of X Lube powder, and is an ideal measure. For heavier play, such as fisting or large toys, where you desire more cushioning from your lube, we recommend an additional cap on 500ml.
Three caps might be the maximum you want to add, after that the lube becomes very viscous and heavy, and not that easy to handle.
However, as with all these things, it’s a matter of your personal taste. The great thing is, that with a little experimentation you will soon find the right powder-to-water ratio that suits you best.
How do I get X Lube out of the bottle easily?
Rotate the bottle slowly when pouring X Lube powder into the measuring cap.
By turning the bottle when pouring the powder you will have more control over how much powder is coming out of it, making it easy to get it just right with less powder clusters in it, or spillage.
Should you find any remaining clusters in the lid crush them lightly using something pointed (like a fork).
Can I mix X Lube with Crisco?
It is possible to mix X Lube with Crisco. However, we generally do not recommend mixing X Lube with any oil-based grease because such a mixture is not compatible with condoms, tends to stain your sheets and might damage your expensive rubber/leather clothing.
Having said that, it is possible to add water to Crisco to make it more smooth and therefore it is also possible to add a small amount of X Lube to it. Our tests have shown that no more than 10ml of pre-mixed up X Lube on 500g Crisco should be used. The Crisco should be at room temperature for the process and the mixing itself should be as gentle as possible (ideally folding it in by hand using a spoon).
What is the difference between X Lube and J Lube?
What is the difference between X Lube and J Lube is by far our most frequently asked question and the answer is simple:
X Lube is free of sugar, dispersing agents and any other additives. However, J Lube uses sugar as a dispersing agent and accelerator. This method is used by many other brands.
In use that means X Lube does not become sticky and does not leave a film on your skin. Its easily wiped away with a dry cloth and washed out with water – no salt needed. It also means that X Lube does not spoil as quickly as J Lube, despite the fact there are no added preservatives.
X Lube is completely neutral to skin and taste – therefore X Lube is certified as non-cytotoxic (ISO10993-5). For those of you who are interested in how we became aware of this issue, here is a link to the abstract of a study into over-the-counter lubricants that inspired the very creation of X Lube: LubesDezzuttiAbstract