6 Homemade Anal Lube Recipes & Household Lube Ideas

Today, I have six different homemade anal lube ideas for you. From using coconut oil to aloe vera gel with flaxseed oil, you’ll find a recipe that works for everyone.

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We’re always concerned about the food that we put inside our bodies, and more and more people seem to be looking at the ingredients in the lube as well. 

While it’s so much easier and more convenient to pick up a lube in your supermarket, some of the lubes do have quite a lot of nasty ingredients in them. 

So, if you’re concerned about what you put inside your body, in this post, you’ll find organic and safe homemade alternatives to anal lube.

It can be so much more fun and satisfying knowing what ingredients are going into your lube. Feel free to check out our best fisting lube guide as well if you want more quality options.

So, let’s jump right in!

3 Household Anal Lubes

3 Household Anal Lubes

Let’s start by taking a look at your pantry. 

These four household items are perfect for use as anal lube alternatives, and you probably already have them in your kitchen: 

#1: Aloe Vera Gel

Your best option for an anal lube alternative would be to use aloe vera gel. 

It’s natural, water-based and is known for its hydrating abilities. Also, it’s very soothing. 

Aloe vera is also very safe to use with condoms, as it’s water-based and doesn’t degrade latex. 

You can either get aloe vera by gathering the gel from the plan yourself. It’s not a hard task, but it can get messy, and you’ll need a few tries to cut the plant properly. 

You can then mash the gel and store it in the fridge. 

However, remember that it’s a natural product, so it won’t last very long. It might be better to gather it for a few uses at once. 

Your other option would get an aloe vera gel already packaged from a shop. 

It’s an easier option, but you have to check the labels as some products might have additives and chemicals. 

#2: Almond Oil

Almond oil is another great homemade anal lube option for you. 

It’s rich in vitamins, hydrates the skin, and smells nice. 

You can easily get a bottle of almond oil on Amazon, and it’ll last you a long time if you keep it in the fridge. 

But keep in mind that almond oil, just like most of the other oils, degrades latex condoms, so if you’re using condoms for anal play, it might not be for you. 

#3: Coconut Oil

Now my personal #1 recommendation for a homemade anal lube is coconut oil. 

It’s natural, safe, and smells and feels nice. 

While I don’t recommend using it during vaginal sex as it can cause infections like all the other natural products, using it for anal is perfect. 

Coconut oil comes in a solid form, so when you’re about to use it, either warm it up over hot water or simply rub it between your palms, and it’ll become runny.


Coconut oil also degrades latex condoms, so keep that in mind if you’re planning on using it for anal play.

3 Homemade Anal Lube Recipes

3 Homemade Anal Lube Recipes

If you’re interested in making your own homemade anal lube and not just stopping with using coconut oil, I have a few great recipes for you:

#1: Coconut Oil and Shea Butter Delight

If you’re a fan of oil-based lubes and don’t worry about using latex condoms, then this recipe is going to be for you. 

You’ll need just a few ingredients:

  • Pure, high-quality coconut oil
  • Shea Butter
  • Mixing bowl
  • Container for storage

Combine your coconut oil and shea butter in your mixing bowl. The ratio should be 2 parts of coconut oil and 1 part of shea butter. 

The more shea butter you’ll add, the thicker your homemade lube will be. 

Put the bowl inside the microwave and heat it on a low setting until both ingredients are melted. 

Once everything is melted together, pour it inside the storing container and pop it into the fridge until it’s time to use it. 

I recommend not storing it longer than a few weeks as it’s a natural product with no preservatives.

#2: Aloe Vera Homemade Anal Lube

If you love the idea of using soothing aloe vera gel as lube, this recipe is going to be for you. 

You’ll need:

  • 1/4 cup aloe vera gel
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed oil
  • 4 drops of peppermint essential oil
  • 12 drops of Sensation essential oil

Just mix all of the ingredients in the bowl and transfer it into the container for storage. 

Store it in the fridge as it’s a natural product and doesn’t leave it for more than a week as aloe vera can go bad. 

This recipe is based on creating a homemade anal lube that is sensual and enhances your sexual experience with a pleasant smell. 

You can easily adjust how much essential oil you will be adding, as some people might want less, and some people might want more. 

If you’re not sure that having a smell is your jam, simply skip the essential oils and only use aloe vera gel with flaxseed oil. 

As this recipe is partly oil-based, it’s not to be used with latex condoms. 

#3: Best Natural Water-Based Lubricant

Now, if you are a condom user and want a homemade anal lubricant that is safe to use with condoms, I also have a recipe for you. 

There are only two ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1 cup of cold water
  • 4 teaspoons of arrowroot flour

Pour the water into a pot and turn on medium heat. 

Add the arrowroot powder and start stirring. Once you see the texture change and become more gel-like, turn off the heat. 

Pour the liquid into your container for storage and let it cool. Store it at room temperature. 

You can also add some essential oils into this homemade lube, but be wary that once you add them, it’s no longer a condom-safe lube. 

Dangers, Safety Precautions & Household Lotions, To Avoid

Using natural, homemade anal lubes we’ve talked about today is completely healthy and safe.

However, if you’re thinking of using some other household items that are not in this post, keep in mind that there are some ingredients you must avoid:

  • Parabens – it is dangerous to use any type of lotion or cream that has parabens as they can cause cancer. 
  • Glycerin – it may contribute to yeast infections
  • Petroleum – it has links to cancer, degrades condoms, and also can cause infections
  • Propylene Glycol – it may cause irritation
  • L-Arginine – it can trigger herpes in users, and no one wants that, right?

3 Household Items To Avoid

3 Household Items To Avoid

Now, there are also items that you might be tempted to use, but they’re actually dangerous to use as anal lubes:

#1: Vaseline

Vaseline might be tempting to use it as a homemade anal lube. 

It’s something very familiar to us and very cheap, right? 

While it might be tempting, I recommend staying away from using it as a homemade lube. 

Not only does it degrade condoms because it’s an oil, but it can also cause a whole heap of infections. 

And it’s always better to stay clear from that!

#2: Butter

Now, it might be tempting to use butter as an anal lube as it’s an oil, just like coconut butter, right?

And some people use it, and they’re happy and have no complaints. 


Butter is an animal protein, which is not the best thing to put inside your vagina or butt. 

It can cause infections and make things uncomfortable down there, so I personally would avoid using butter as a lube. 

#3: Eggs

Some people are so original that they suggest using egg whites as natural homemade lube. 

But I recommend you stay away from that. 

Not only is it not healthy to get animal protein anywhere close to your genitals, as it can cause infections.

It’s also dangerous because you can catch salmonella if you use raw eggs on your vagina or anus. 

I recommend staying on the safer side, even if egg whites are great for anal sex and stick with other natural anal lube alternatives. 

Other People Tips, Experiences & Techniques

Now, let’s look at what other people on the internet are saying about using homemade lubricants for anal sex: 

This. A million times this.

My SO and I have stopped buying any other lube (for either hole) and now use coconut oil for everything. It works great! Plus it smells good. I also use a lot of it as just plain hand/skin moisturizer. Pretty amazing stuff.


Many vegetable oils, the one we’re using to cook or fry foods, are safe for vaginal, anal and oral usage. Rice bran oil, canola oil and olive oil are no exception. There are three disadvantages though: 1) Cleanup takes a little more effort than using commercial products; 2) the smell; and 3) it can break down latex condoms and silicone sex toys.


The best lube for anything is good old butter. It’s natural, slick, it doesn’t get sticky and it doesn’t hurt latex. Spreadable butter with olive oil is the best. If your mom uses margarine, tell her that butter is healthier. Just skip on down to the fridge and get some lube. The best thing is, your mom is paying for it!!!



And here you have it – everything there is you need to know about making and using a homemade anal lube!

Caring about what you put on your genitals should be as important as caring for what you put inside your body. For other great options, see our best warming lube guide.

So, if you’ve been looking for natural alternatives, you have a massive list to choose from. 

As always, experiment with different things and recipes and see which options work the best for you and your partner!

Dainis Graveris

Dainis Graveris

With over 2 year experience working in a local adult toy store Dainis has gathered quite a bit of experience about helping people find the best for their needs. He's also a top writer on Quora (7M views, 2.3K followers) and has written over 70+ guides on SexualAlpha. Read More

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