The original lube from The Butters Hygienics Co was the first product I tried from this company, way back in the dark ages of 2018. It was one of those products I really wanted to love. And I did love it in theory – but in practice it didn’t work for me.
I am an experimental soul, so for the last in my series of The Butters product reviews, we’re looking at the Palm Grease High Viscosity Lube.
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The Butters Hygienics Co Palm Grease High Viscosity Lube
Palm Grease is The Butters’ high viscosity personal lubricant, designed for “fist fucking, dick stroking, long play, and other high viscosity needs.”
It contains three ingredients:
- Palm butter, a nutrient-rich fat that is great for the skin.
- Grapeseed oil
- Vitamin E
And… that’s it. Three body-safe, animal-friendly, and skin-loving ingredients.
Palm Grease is white in colour and semi-solid at room temperature, a bit like coconut oil. Its melting point is 103F or 39.4C, just above normal body temperature, so it will melt easily and become useable when you take some out of the pot and rub it between your hands. It has a very faint planty smell (for want of a better description.)
By the way: Palm Grease is compatible with all body-safe sex toy materials including silicone, glass, stainless steel, and ABS plastic. It is also fine to use with nitrile, polyurethane, and similar barriers – but NOT compatible with latex.
How does it feel?
So, I don’t generally love the feeling of oils on my hands. In fact, if I’m cooking and get oil on my hands I have to wash it off as quicky as possible. Call it a weird sensory thing, I don’t know. For that reason, I don’t generally gravitate towards oil-based lubes.
Still, I was determined to go in with an open mind and give Palm Grease a fair shot at winning me over.
So, you really only need a little bit. Palm Grease is deceptive in how far it goes once it’s melted. And good lord, they were not kidding about the “high viscosity” thing. This stuff seriously lasts. For that reason, I can see it being great for activities like fisting and anal sex where a lot of reliable lubrication is required.
But… it just really doesn’t feel good to me. This isn’t a criticism of the product itself, which is objectively of high quality. But the feeling of greasiness was so wildly distracting to me that all I wanted to do was wash my hands as quickly as possible.
Clean up was relatively easy with soap and warm water. As an aside, my hands felt nice and soft afterwards, which I guess is the skin-friendly ingredients at work.
4oz of Palm Grease costs $6.25, and 8oz costs $13.25. You can also buy half a gallon for $90.25 or (!) a whole gallon for $170.25. I can’t conceive of ever needing a GALLON of lube, but I’m sure some of you are out there having a lot more sex than I am!
I’m afraid Palm Grease comes down to another case of “I love it in theory but it’s not for me.” I LOVE that there’s a body-safe, vegan, ethically made oil based lube on the market for all your high viscosity needs. But… I just can’t with super oily things on my hands and bits.
It’s the best oil-based lube out there. I just have to conclude I don’t like oil-based lubes!
Thanks to The Butters for sending me this lube to review! Don’t forget to check out their fabulous selection and use my code “coffeeandkink” to get a discount at checkout.