I’ll never forget the time that I was about to go to the beach for a day of fun in the sun and a friend loaned me a bit of her new moisturizing sun block. I slathered it all over and got one of the boys to help me with my back and started enjoying the sun – and fell asleep. I woke up feeling funny. Not sunburned, but itchy. I looked at my arms and they were red and bumpy. I ran to the bathhouse and looked in the mirror and I looked like I had been attacked by SAND FLEAS!! It wasn’t bug bites though. The expensive moisturizing sun block that I had tried had done me in. I was sensitive to something in it and had had a reaction. I washed off all the product with a swim and then a shower with soap and water but it was days before I was back to normal.
Now I patch test any product I am going to put on my skin. To do this I put a SMALL AMOUNT on an area like the inside of my elbow where I can easily apply it and check it over the course of the day. If I can make it half a day without reaction, I know it is okay to try. It’s Nirvana Natural Personal Lubricants don’t have chemicals, parabens, alcohol, or many of the other things that cause some people troubles. It is still good to do a patch test.
It’s Nirvana Natural Personal Lubricants use dark PET containers to prolong the life of our products made with essential oils. PET recycles well. We also use PET bottles for our other product lines and for storing essential oils and other household needs. Your product is shipped in a brand new PET bottle. Recycling this bottle is a great thing for the environment and I think about this every Tuesday morning when the recycling guys pick up our bin at the house. Reusing the bottles is also great because it delays the need to recycle and takes the place of buying another bottle. We pour some 70% isopropyl alcohol (from any pharmacy or discount store) into the bottle, swish around. Then squirt a little through the top if the top has an opening to flush out any remaining product. Let sit for a bit. Flush with some more alcohol. Then set the bottle upside down to dry completely. Then we fill it up with whatever it is that needs storing. The two ounce bottles make sizes for travel kits and we can store anything from olive oil or coconut oil for skin and hair to shampoo for trips to our favorite home remedies for skin. Delaying the recycling by reusing the bottle really helps Mother Earth.
It’s Nirvana Natural Personal Lubricants are very good for the skin of your body because they use natural oils, essential oils and botanicals and many of the ingredients are organic. It’s Nirvana Natural Personal Lubricants are good for Mother Earth because we are using green friendly ingredients and packaging. We would also welcome any comments and suggestions on this. We are personally committed to this guiding principle and will continue to find better ways to do things in line with the principle of sustainable living!
It’s Nirvana Natural Personal Lubricants use dark PET containers to prolong the life of our products made with essential oils. PET is less expensive than a comparable glass container, weighs less than glass, and recycles well. PET bottles and jars are a good option for storing products containing essential oils because it has a high permeability resistance rating (less leaks than some other plastics). Sunlight can accelerate the expiration of your essential oils. Some sources recommend using dark amber or cobalt blue colored bottles.
Plastic containers, specifically PET, have been shown to store some products containing essential oils remarkably well. In many cases, essential oils are added to lotions or other products. When mixed with a lotion, for example, the essential oil’s potency is diluted. Its capacity to infuse the lotion with aroma is not diminished, but its capacity to damage plastic and rubber is.
In addition, PET plastic does not contain BPA. There is no connection between PET plastic and BPA. BPA is not used in the production of PET material, nor is it used as a chemical building block for any of the materials used in the manufacture of PET.
Why don’t we use water in our It’s Nirvana Natural Personal Lubricants? At the heart of it, this product is something that you use on your skin and it should nurture the skin. We use natural oils, essential oils and herbs. The ingredients include natural antioxidants and botanicals that will nourish the skin.
Water is natural too but is usually used in personal lubricants because it is dirt cheap and it will dilute the product so the amount of product looks larger. Preparations with water though, can have a shorter shelf life as oxidation of the active ingredients occurs. Personal lubricants with water also need preservatives to keep harmful bacteria from developing.
Natural personal lubricants made with natural oils, essential oils, and herbs will be more concentrated and come in smaller bottles. This is a sign that what you are getting will have natural good properties and retain those properties for a good long while. Go ahead and check out other skin products in the bigger bottles. Check out the ones with water and then look for the chemicals that go with it to preserve freshness and kill bacteria. Then compare that to the list of natural oils, essential oils and herbs in It’s Nirvana natural personal lubricants.
Bela, the inventor of It’s Nirvana, started formulating creams and oils over 20 years ago. After some time she suffered a serious back injury. Warned by her doctor that surgery would probably not solve her problems and would make even worse problems for her in the future, she resolved to deal with her back issues by other means. She tried every kind of cream and liniment that she could find and over time was never completely satisfied. Her pain and fatigue continued. She found herself using a cane and in deep pain.
Remembering her childhood and her grandmother’s remedies made in her kitchen and sold to many satisfied customers, Bela set her mind to developing a deep penetrating treatment from natural oils, essential oils, and herbal infusions. After many tries she found a formula that was very effective. After she had been using it for a while, friends and relatives started to ask for it.
Bela went on to develop other products using all natural ingredients.
At some point, she heard from a relative who had been using one of Bela’s products on a part of the body that had not been specifically targeted by the product. He was reporting that this product was helping him get and sustain much stronger erections than anything else he had tried. His “tireless testing efforts” were surprising. When a 60+ year old starts behaving like a 16 year old you really have something.
With some further refinements, the It’s Nirvana products were born. These products lubricate, stimulate, soothe and moisturize with natural oils, essential oils and herbal infusions. They won’t dry out or irritate. They stimulate stronger feelings for more satisfying sex. We are very happy to be making couples happy!