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FAQ – Why does AH! YES OB sometimes have a granular texture?
If your AH! YES OB plant-oil based lubricant has an undesired granular texture, be reassured that the product is perfectly safe to use. What you are experiencing is normal and is a result of using exclusively natural raw materials. One of the ingredients, Shea butter, can crystallize when it is warmed above body temperature and cooled slowly.
AH! YES OB is designed to melt at body temperature. In the tube it is a thick paste that becomes a liquid lubricant when needed. However if it is cooled slowly the Shea butter can form grainy crystals. If you rub/warm the grainy crystals you will see that they melt in your hand.
You can rectify this texture at home. Simply place your tube in a ziplock bag (make sure the cap is secure and squeeze all the air out of the bag before sealing it) then place the tube, in it;s bag into a bowl of very warm water, hot to the touch but not boiling. Once the lubricant is completely melted to liquid, shake the tube to mix it up and pop it in the fridge to cool quickly.