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How to Clean Your Sex Toys (Spices of Lust)

Cleanliness is next to godliness, and when it comes to keeping your sex toys clean, it is an act of god. A mandatory exercise! Because no matter how much pleasure you derive from it, the toy needs to be squeaky clean and ready to use on the go!


So how do we go ahead and keep them clean and sparkling?
This has been a question on our minds for a long time. Please remember, just water will not do, that dildo needs to be germ-free before it touches your nerves. The reason is plain and simple- our bodies, no matter how incredible they are, are a hive for the germs.


Be it the tongue or the vagina, they provide not just the moment of madness but plenty of microorganisms too. While that doesn’t mean the body is a bag full of dirt, the possibility of a bacterial buildup on the toys is for real.


The benefit of regularly cleaning the toys are manifold, it keeps them well serviced and hence the longevity. When they are serviced well, their performance will speak for itself. No woman would want her best rabbit vibrator shut off in the middle of a climax. The idea is to be as careful as possible. While you may want the sex to be dirty, you surely will not want the toys to be dirty too.


The ideal routine is to wash them before every use as well as after the use. Every sex toy comes with cleaning instructions and that needs to be followed. Also, the cleaning instructions vary with the material.

What Cleans What and How?

  • If it is made of silicone, glass, or wood and has a motor attached to it, the best way to get rid of those pestering microbes is with an antibacterial soap. After you have washed it well, wipe it clean with a dry cloth.
  • If it’s silicone, stainless steel, or stone and does not have a motor attached to it, hot water does the trick. Place them under hot water for a full 10 minutes and the results would be fruitful. One can run it through the dishwater too without even need of the soap. The steam will take care of the germs.
  • Leather gives you pleasure. However, it is also an exotic material and needs a lot of attention. The product needs to be wiped with a damp cloth soaked in soap. One can also use a leather cleaner. Friendly advice, never soak the leather. It will lose its texture and softness forever. After it has been cleaned, use a leather conditioner to recondition it. Leather toys have metal parts attached to it. To protect them from rusting, use nail polish. One cleaning hack that has never failed.

However, probably the best way to clean your sex toys are special toy cleaning products, but also not all of them. Antibacterial soaps as well as alcohol that can be found in many sex toy cleaning products can dry out your sex toy. When buying a sex toy cleaner, you should keep an eye on several ingredients. We recommend avoiding alcohol, triclosan, parabens and glycerine as those are harsh chemicals and can be harmful to your body.


In case you’re wondering which one is a good choice, here’s one – Intimate Earth Green Foaming Toy Cleaner, sold by MedAmour. And not only are the ingredients great, but this cleaner does a great job with silicone, glass and stainless steel toys.

Why the fuss?

Sex toys are primarily tools that will be used over the human body and some, a few inches inside. That makes them high precision tools of sorts. Pun apart, before buying a sex toy, remember to check how body safe is it. Or whether the material that has been used to build these toys are safe for the human body.


Materials like jelly, Cyberskin, vinyl and rubber should best be avoided, they are porous and generally difficult to maintain. Porous materials have pockets within their structure that can collect body fluids, which is a conducive environment for germs. That is why, non-porous objects are easy to maintain, and hence they last longer too.


Should you use toys made of said materials, we recommend using condoms. Not only are they almost impossible to clean, but materials like vinyl and rubber can contain dangerous chemicals (phthalates) which are dangerous for your skin. So the best you can do is to stay away.


Nothing works better than boiling. Simply insert the toys into a mug of boiling water and let it take care of all the germs that. Be careful of some toys though. And this is important for the ones which have a motor attached to it, check whether it is detachable. If yes, the battle is won. Separate, splash the part minus the motor into hot water. Take it out and wipe it clean.


Lovemaking is a pleasurable experience and a memorable one too, if everything planned stays on course. However, safety trumps all, and with our how to keep sex toys clean advisory, you can go one notch up and turn it harder.


Spices of Lust is a blog created by Leja and Luka, a couple in their mid-20’s. Initially, Spices of Lust was supposed to be a place to share our journey exploring sexuality, but it evolved to be so much more. Both of them enjoy crafting content related to sex and that is why, their blog is home to many guides, ideas, sex toy reviews, and occasional erotic stories. Since they moved to the US, not even 2 years ago, Spices of Lust gained traction and got picked in Top 100 sex blogs of 2019 as well as Top 10 new blogs of 2019. When they are not taking pictures of dildos or writing about floggers, Luka enjoys cooking and Leja enjoys eating. Find them online @spicesoflust

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The Butters Hygienics – Soothing Cocoa Butter Body Lotion w/ Lavender and Tea Tree Oil

I have been trying to branch out into other type of product reviews while still sticking to my original theme of body positivity, self love, and body safe products. The Butters reached out to me again and asked if I wanted to review another item, so I jumped at the chance to do some branching. As you can tell from 99% of my site, I don’t review very many ‘vanilla’ products, but here we go!

The item that I ended up choosing was the ‘Soothing Cocoa Butter Body Lotion‘. I know that a lot of you need to have other ways of pampering your body besides masturbation, so I thought, why not feel, and smell, like a million bucks?! Plus with the lavender and tea tree oils, you’ll definitely be relaxed.

The Soothing Body lotion has a base of cocoa butter, with additional added (natural and vegan) ingredients such as vitamin C and E, olive and grape seed oils, aloe, plus good ol’ coconut oil. This combination of oils plus the added ‘soothing’ power of lavender and tea tree oils makes for a wonderful experience.

Upon ordering this particular product from The Butters store, I was warned that I would most likely have to spend a little bit of time warming up the bottle with my body heat before it was going to be easily squeezable. When you use thicker creams and oils such as cocoa butter and coconut oil, they do tend to be a bit temperamental based on temperature, but this turned out not to be an issue. When I received the bottle, I was immediately able to squeeze the stuff out and use it with no problems.

Upon first squeeze I was a bit worried, simple based on consistency, but this turned out to be so far from my mind once I rubbed the golden goodness around in my palm. What starts out as a pretty awkward pile of congealed lotion, quickly turns into a luxurious, creamy, fragrant, and spreadable lotion.

Personally, I used this lotion mostly for tummy and elbow hybration, but I also tested it on other problem areas of my body. After shaving I used it as a soothing balm and my skin felt incredible. Plus I did notice I had much fewer ingrown hairs than I usually do. Not sure if this was because of this lotion specifically, or if I just need to start lotioning after shaving, but either way, I was thrilled.

The bottle states that this product is great for everything from itchy/dry skin, to bug bites, and I believe it! I have extremely dry elbows and after using this product for a few days, they were back to normal. Plus the design of the bottle with the nifty little loop at the top and the thinness allows it to be taken on any type of adventure, whether you’re running to the store or hiking through the woods.

I would sincerely recommend this product from The Butters. So far I’ve tried this plus the PMS Rescue and I have yet to be really disappointed. Being a small business that makes all their products by hand, you know you’ll be getting quality and, as the labels state, love with each order.


I was sent the Soothing Cocoa Butter Body Lotion for free by The Butters Hygienics in exchange for my honest review. If you wish for me to review one or more of your products, contact me! I would love to hear from you!

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Intimate Earth Green Foaming Toy Cleaner

This wonderful smelling foaming toy cleanser is my absolute go to when talking about cleaners. We all know that it is super important to keep our toys clean and, for those silicone toys, moisturized. The Intimate Earth Green Foaming Toy Cleaner does it all and much more!!

This cleaner is made of natural, vegan ingredients like tea tree oil and lavender oil. The thing that makes it so special, however, is the company’s signature anti-bacterial, guava bark. The tea tree oil and the lavender oils act as natural moisturizers and they will not disrupt your PH balance. They are also great for a natural anti-inflammatory!

The stuff not found in this product are things like alcohol and triclosan. Alcohol isn’t good for toy cleaners because they can not only dry out your toys, but they can also irritate your skin. Triclosan isn’t used because there have been studies that show that it can alter hormone regulation. While these studies are still being done, Intimate Earth wants to make sure that you are using the safest products you can for your body.

Using this product is super easy. Use it before and after each use of a toy, especially before the first ever use because who knows where its been before it falls into your hands. Simply rinse off the toy with water, squirt a couple of pumps of the foam on to the toy, rub gently, making sure to get it into all the places where bacteria might fester, then rinse off with water. Then you can lightly dry the toy with a towel, or let it air dry.

The reason why I personally love this cleanser is because of my PCOS. You’re probably thinking what does a sex toy cleaner have to do with PCOS? Honestly, it doesn’t, with the exception of the fact that PCOS is a hormone disorder, and this cleanser doesn’t use any hormone disrupting ingredients.

With my PCOS comes the embarrassing facial hair (aka hirsutism). I have to shave my face almost everyday or I start getting a 5 o’clock shadow. For me, specifically, this leaves me feeling very not sexy. I am always very aware of it and if my facial hair gets a little bit too long for my comfort, I spend the day so distracted until I can get to a razor.

I have tried so many products to prevent razor burn, ingrown hairs, etc. When I found this product, I was so happy. Tea tree oil and lavender oil are used in many natural facial moisturizers, so I decided to one day try it as a sort of after shave. It worked! I immediately started seeing a difference. I am getting less ingrown hairs and my face is always super smooth. I cannot express to you how life saving this product is for me.

This is such a wonderful, multi-use product. You can use it for your toys, your body, and your mind. This natural cleanser can be a staple in your bathroom products and in your daily routine. Try it out and let me know if you figure out a new, unique way of using it!


Get the Intimate Earth Green Foaming Toy Cleaner HERE! Plus you’ll receive $10 off your first order AND free shipping on orders over $55 when you use the code PINKSPACELIME!


I purchased this product with my own funds. If you wish to help me purchase more products to review head to my ‘Goodies‘ page or use the link above to purchase this product. If you wish for me to review one or more of your products, contact me! I would love to hear from you!

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Uberlube!

Uberlube is very, very fun! I finally got a sample from Lovers the other day I just couldn’t wait to try it. I have heard so many amazing reviews about this stuff, and they are all SPOT ON. This product is not just for sex, oh no. This is a multi purpose serum and it is magical.

Uberlube is 100% vegan, cruelty free, with no parabens, gluten, glycerin, flavors, or scents. It is made up of Dimethicone, Dimethiconol, Cyclomethicone, and Tocopheryl Acetate (aka Vitamin E). An awesome bonus is that it is registered medical quality.

Uberlube’s intended uses are for sex (obviously), sport, and style. What?! Sport and style?? How do I use this for those things?? Keep reading to find out!

Uberlube is silicone based, so use with toys is tricky, but not impossible. Silicone toys can have a bad interaction with silicone based lubes and can start breaking down. You can test how your toy will react by doing a test swatch. Put the lube on a very small area of your toy, leave it for a couple minutes, then wash it off really good. After you wash it off, if your toy has any discolorations, odd textures, or is sticky, don’t use that lube with that particular toy.

This stuff is amazing. It is like the ‘Energizer Bunny’ of lubes. It keeps going, and going, and going, and going, and…well you get the picture. The consistency of this lube is wonderful. It’s not sticky at all, but it’s also not too runny (see pictures below). If we continue on the path of metaphors, one might call the it, the ‘Goldilocks’ of the lube world…*wink*

Uberlube is great for sex in any capacity. The first thing that I tried was some old school finger masturbation. Using this lube was mind blowing to say the least. I think I had the quickest, most powerful orgasm I’d had in months, if not years. The goal of Uberlube is reduce friction, not sensation. That is exactly what it did. Good Goddess this stuff is fucking brilliant. I am hoping to try it on some non silicone toys in the near future, so stay tuned!

The next thing to be tried using Uberlube was penetration, of all kinds. Whatever type of penetration you enjoy, be it fingers or penis into a vagina or butt, you will LOVE this stuff. My partner and I had the best anal sex we’d had in a while. This stuff doesn’t give up and you feel everything! It is wonderful. Like I said before, I haven’t tried this with any toys, but I’m under the assumption that use of this lube with any said toy will be extremely pleasurable. No matter what, though, always try all your lubes on your toys before use, just to be safe.

Also, for those of you that practice safe sex with condoms, first, good for you, second, this lube is condom friendly. Since this is an silicon based lube, it is perfect for use with all latex and polyisoprene condoms. The only condoms I would worry about is polyurethane, although I’m not to sure many brands use that material anymore. Side note: If you use oil based lubes, those are NOT latex friendly.

Like I mentioned in the beginning of this post, Uberlube is wonderful for more than just sex. This stuff works wonders for sports, all types of athletic activity, or just everyday wear. It is water proof, sweat proof, and it lasts for hours. Rub it on your thighs, or anywhere, for chafe protection, or for a dash of moisture with the vitamin E. The best part is that it doesn’t leave you feeling greasy and it will eventually dissolve so you’re not left with a gross residue. As a plus sized woman, this stuff is a lifesaver for my chub rub!

Now for the fun and unexpected part, using Uberlube for ‘Style’. When I read that salons, and other people, use Uberlube for their hair, I was very skeptical, until I used it. Let me tell you, this stuff is amazing! My hair is fried from years of bleaching and box dying, but with just a couple of drops, none of that mattered. My hair was left soft and frizz free. Also, since Uberlube is oil free, your hair doesn’t feel nasty or heavy.

Uberlube comes in 15ml refillable cases, which is perfect for travelling. You can also get it in 100ml and 50ml. Whatever you use it for, or wherever you need to bring it, you’ll be sure to find what you need. Plus, the glass bottle looks really nice and sleek.

If you want to buy Uberlube go to your nearest sex shop, seriously. This shit is everywhere. But, if you do your shopping online, check out these stores:

Get it HERE and use code PINKSPACELIME to get $10 off your first $50 order PLUS free shipping on orders over $55


I purchased this product with my own funds. If you wish to help me purchase more products to review head to my ‘Goodies‘ page. If you wish for me to review one or more of your products, contact me! I would love to hear from you!

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GoodWipes Sensual Seduction (Rosewood, Vetiver, & Amber)

I will start things off by saying that I love where we are in this world (for the most part). The fact that packaging for women’s hygiene products can be this sassy, makes me so giddy. Pro tip to all companies out there, I will almost 100% buy your product if the packaging is bold, entertaining, and unapologetically feminist.

GoodWipes makes biodegradable, flushable, hypoallergenic wet wipes for everyone. They have wipes made specifically for genitalia that remove odors and clean away bacteria. They also have body wipes that you can use on your entire body whenever you need to freshen up. All wipes are alcohol and paraben free, while the ‘Down There Wipes’ are also PH balanced. The wipes come in resealable travel packs, resalable dispenser packs, and individually sealed single wipes.

The smell of it was just OK. I thought it would be lovely and ‘sensual’ as the name described, but it really just smells like a generic fresh wipe, maybe with a touch of richness. That being said, I definitely prefer this smell over the amalgam of chemical scents that they add to the cheap brands. I am a sucker for anything lavender scented, so I am curious about the lavender products they have available!

Wipe Texture

They feel amazing! Unlike some of the other wet wipes that are available, these ones are so soft and lush. I have never used a wipe before that hadn’t made my bits irritated. These ones didn’t do that at all. Instead of drying me out, they added some much needed moisture. After a 5 hour car ride, all I wanted to do was take a shower, but I could not, so I used one of these babies. It was great! It left me feeling fresh and clean.

All GoodWipes are biodegradable. This is so important nowadays. You hear horror stories of the supposedly flushable wipes creating ‘Fatburgs‘ and all the disgusting things that go along with them. GoodWipes are 100% biodegradable, compostable, and made of plant based materials.

I am a little upset that their website boldly separates genders. There are 2 sections, ‘Guys’ and ‘Gals’. I am not sure why that is necessary. The products are all made of the same things (mostly). The major difference that I can see is that the ‘guys’ product has the descriptor “… Mild but Manly Cedar Scent.” *eye roll*

Demonstration of Wipe Size

Overall, I would definitely recommend these products to everyone! Even though they come with a slightly heftier price tag, they leave you with so much less guilt. They are perfect for all situations, including travel, festivals, and intimate moments. It doesn’t seem like any location or even the website carries this version of this product anymore, but I am excited to try their other scents and products.

I purchased this product with my own funds. If you wish to help me purchase more products to review head to my ‘Goodies‘ page. If you wish for me to review one or more of your products, contact me! I would love to hear from you!