It’s not often that you hear the words “lubricant” and “flea market” in the same sentence, however that’s how this story begins.
As you may recall, I spent most of the fall helping my Mom with her clothing & jewelry business at the flea market on Sundays. I met some very “colourful characters” during my flea market stint. Therefore, you can imagine my initial apprehension when the organizer of the flea market (my Mom’s friend Valerie) told me, “Simone, there’s someone you should meet.” Having read my blog, she explained that she has a friend who has her own line of lubricants and sensual products. Like I said, I was skeptical. However, when she explained that her friend was Mellta Swift, the brainchild behind Hathor Aphrodisia a gorgeous line of products that includes one of my favourite lubes EVER – Hathor Aphrodisia Lubricant Pure, I was blown away!
The Hathor Aphrodisia is an eco friendly line includes a natural lubricant, love lotion, exotic oil, and lubricant lickeurs – all of which are plant based and infused with aphrodisiac properties. The line is truly lovely. I just had no idea it was a local company until a few months ago.
Before I started writing this blog, my experience with lube was minimal at best. I’d only tried synthetic drugstore brands, with mixed results. Now, flash forward to a few years ago when I started to get seriously interested in sex toys, lubricants and other sexy products. I went to a local Toronto boutique, Good For Her (FYI, this store rocks) and picked up a tube of Hathor Aphrodisia Lubricant Pure as a birthday surprise for my boyfriend at the time.
This stuff was a total game changer. I went from thinking lube was OK, to loving it. Hathor Aphrodisia Lubricant Pure is a eco-friendly lubricant that is Glycerin free*, Paraben free, Petroleum free, Synthetic Fragrance and Colour free, Vegan and compatible with both condoms & sex toys – making it the perfect lube for anyone who is super sensitive like I am.
*FYI, If you are prone to yeast infections should avoid using any lubricants that contain glycerin.
The Lubricant Pure also contains organic emollients with aphrodisiac and anti bacterial properties including, Jujube Zizyphus, Siberian Ginseng & Horny Goat Weed (Yes, you read that right. It’s a thing) I don’t know if it’s because of the ultra-gentle formula, or the Horny Goat Weed (Giggle. Sorry, I couldn’t help it), but this lube totally rocks. It’s ultra slippery without being greasy, doesn’t stain and makes for a sweet ride alone or with a partner. Even though I have tried other lubes since, this one is still one of my all time favourites.
In November, I finally had a chance to meet Mellta in person and talk shop. It was really cool to hear the story behind Hathor Aphrodisia and how she runs the company with her daughter, Nathanda. Not to mention, Mellta was also just a lot of fun to talk to. When I walked into the coffee shop and saw that she had the same hot pink MacBook case as I do, I figured it was a sign that we would probably hit it off & I was right 🙂 We had a really great time talking about sexy products, dating & entrepreneurship. She also sent me home with a tube of my favourite Lubricant Pure and some Sensual Love Lotion (Thank you!!)
For those of you who aren’t familiar, Sensual Love Lotion is a “heady, euphoric & addictive” lotion made with pure botanical emollients, extracts and essential oils of rosewood, ylang ylang, tangerine, geranium, cedarwood and patchouli. Although I usually shy away from anything containing patchouli, this stuff smells absolutely AMAZING. Imagine the botanical fragrance of Aveda products, only 100 times better. Because it’s chock full of aphrodisiacs, you can use it during sensual massage or wear it daily to attract the object of your affections! To be honest, I just think it’s a really nice body lotion. To quote my Mom who keeps stealing it off my dresser,
“The lotion doesn’t make me feel erotic, it just smells really good and makes me feel happy.”
The moral of this story: you never know who you’re going to meet or what delicious surprises await around the corner.
If you’re looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift, or just want to treat yourself and support an eco-friendly, female owned, local small business, I strongly recommend checking out Hathor Aphrodisia. It’s well worth the splurge – especially if you’re extra sensitive like I am.
You can purchase the line here or via the female friendly sex store She Bop.
These products were provided to me free of charge in exchange for my honest opinion of the product. All views are my own because that’s how I roll.