I was about to order new lube when I started wondering about home made alternatives. Then I found this thread.. and I found Xanthan Gum 2 mins. before the shopes closed :hahaha:
I must say that for my first experiment with just Xanthan and water, I was rather impressed. Cheap, easy to produce in huuuuge quantities and it remains slippery for a much longer time than the lube I was originally using.
Note: before buying, I did search a bit more for Xanthan Gum and I did find out that there are people who are _allergic_ for it.
If you are, you'll probably have noticed it because it is in so many foods, but I guess it deserves to be mentioned. Just to be on the safe side*, I first did a small skin test with my first batch of home made lube by putting some of it on my wrist (just like in those survival programs). After 15 mins. or so I noticed no irritation or anything at all so all lights were green.
* Yes, this might sound overly cautious when I know for certain that I've eaten it before in various products. On the other hand, smearing it all over your manhood only to discover that your skin reacts unexpectedly is a situation I would definitely like to avoid. This counts for all lubes I use for the first time..