Lube 101 Definitions

Zanthoxylum Alatum

An extract made from a tree commonly found in China. It is also known simply by its genus name Zanthoxylum or by colloquial names such as winged prickly ash.

The fruit of Zanthoxylum is used to make Sichuan pepper spice. It has pain-relieving, anti-oxidant, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. Lubricants sometimes use Zanthoxylum extract to create a pleasurable warming or tingling sensation.

While it is a fairly well-tolerated substance, Zanthoxylum may cause irritation or unpleasant burning sensations in some users. Despite this, it is generally considered to be safe and non-carcinogenic.

Zinc Sulfide

Zinc Sulfide Luminescent Zinc Sulfide is a colorant containing a copper additive. Luminescent Zinc Sulfide imparts a color to cosmetics and personal care products.

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Guarana

A plant species primarily found in the Amazon rain forest. Guarana has an especially high concentration of caffeine, and it may have positive effects on memory and mood.

Guarana is sometimes used in sexual lubricants for its energizing properties. It is often said to improve users’ libidos and overall sensitivity. However, there is no clear scientific evidence to support or discredit this claim.

Lube 101 Definitions