Frequently Asked Questions

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What is an intimate cream?

We use the term “Intimate Cream” as opposed to “Personal Lubricant”. This makes purchasing the product more comfortable, and this product has multiple uses apart from intercourse! Women can experience vaginal dryness or itching from several causes, such as menopause, breastfeeding, and skin issues. This product is safe to use as a vaginal moisturiser, or for moisturising of other sensitive mucosal tissues such as a protruding prolapse. It may be used to help insert a pessary, dilator or even a suppository.

What can Olive & Bee be used for?

  • Personal lubricant
  • Intimate Cream for sensitive vulval and vaginal tissues
  • Moisturiser
  • Massage oil
  • Emollient for dry skin
  • More detail…

  • Olive & Bee is used by people of all ages, but especially post-menopausal women.
  • It’s used as a personal lubricant.
  • Olive & Bee is used most extensively as a vulval and vaginal moisturiser, for symptoms of vaginal atrophy such as dryness, itch, sensitive/inflammed tissues and thinned tissues.
  • There are reports that it has reduced the frequency of urinary tract infections and thrush infections.
  • There is also extensive use by women who suffer from the side effects of low Oestrogen treatments, such as women undergoing cancer treatment.
  • Olive & Bee helps women with vaginal dryness and healing post childbirth and while breastfeeding.
  • Olive & Bee is used assist in inserting pessaries and tampons.
  • It is used as a massage oil.
  • Olive & Bee is also used to moisturise other parts of the body.
  • Please remember that this is not individual health advice – please follow the recommendations of your health professional.

    How often should I use Olive & Bee?

  • The majority of customers tell us that they use Olive & Bee daily.
  • Many customers use it more than once a day, such as morning and night, after a shower or before a swim.
  • Some customers use Olive & Bee several times a week, possibly on the days they are not using topical hormonal treatments.
  • Many customers use just as needed.
  • How long will a tube last?

    On average a tube lasts 3 months, but tends to last customers 2-6 months.

    How should I apply it?

    Most Olive & Bee users apply the cream with their fingers, however some do use an applicator to use higher in the vagina.

    Who uses personal lubricants?

    Personal lubricants are designed to decrease vaginal dryness during intercourse. There are many times when this will be more of an issue, such as while breastfeeding, post menopause, or undergoing cancer therapies.

    What is good vaginal health?

    The vagina is meant to have an acidic environment. This encourages the development of good bacteria. Olive & Bee does not upset this pH balance. Olive & Bee is also naturally antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory, hence helping to prevent irritation. Using an oil also acts as an emollient, which means it seals the skin to keep microbials out and allow healing.

    What's the pH of Olive & Bee?

    Olive & Bee doesn’t have a pH, as it is oil based. This is only applicable with water based lubricants. Hence Olive & Bee won’t interfere with normal pH or osmolarity.

    Is it compatible with condoms?

    Unfortunately oil based lubricants are not compatible with condoms. To be compatible, the lubricant must be water based, and then needs to have a preservative added. In order to create a 100% natural lubricant we realised that we were not able to achieve condom compatibility.

    Is it compatible with silicone products such as dilators?

    Olive & Bee can be used with silicone products such as dilators. However it is possible that the oil will cause some degradation of the product over time.

    Where is Olive & Bee made?

    Olive & Bee is made in the beautiful Adelaide Hills, in South Australia. The ingredients are all Australian, the tubes are made in Australia, and all branding and promotional work is done in Australia. Olive & Bee is 100% Australian made and owned.

    Are there distributor and wholesale prices?

    Please contact us for wholesale and distributor pricing. Email Claire Osterstock, claire@oliveandbee.com.au, or call 0402 462 970.

    Is Olive & Bee fertility safe?

    We have not yet done sperm testing with Olive & Bee.

    Please check with your health professional.

    What if I'm allergic to bees?

    Usually people with an allergy to bee venom will be Ok with products containing beeswax.

    If you want to be sure, try a test patch on your arm first before applying in a more sensitive area!

    What is a comedogenic rating?

    Comedogenic refers to the ability of a product to block pores.
    High comedogenic means that it readily blocks pores.
    An example of such an oil is coconut oil.

    One of the reasons we chose olive oil for Olive & Bee, is that it has a low comedogenic rating.
    It doesn’t block pores and is readily absorbed by the body.

    So, whether oils are safe to use vaginally depends on the oil.
    Olive oil, and Olive & Bee, are safe choices for vaginal use.

    Can Olive & Bee stain clothes and sheets?

    Being oil based, it is possible that this product could stain certain fabrics. Some users prefer to use a panty liner to avoid this.

    What if the product separates and become runny?

    Olive & Bee does not contain any chemicals what cosmetic companies often use to stop their creams “splitting”.

    This is especially common in hot weather, so try to keep your Olive & Bee at room temperature.

    If the cream becomes runny, just give it a shake and the creamy consistency should be restored.

    Can I order over the phone?

    Yes, we can take a credit card payment over the phone.

    Please call Claire on 0402462970.

    Can you deliver to a PO Box or Parcel Locker?

    Yes, we deliver with Australia Post, so PO Boxes are Parcel Lockers are fine.

    What are the postage fees?

    Standard delivery in Australia is a flat fee of $10 for up to 50 tubes.

    Express delivery in Australia is a flat fee of $15 for up to 50 tubes.

    International delivery is 24AUD for up to 50 tubes.

    Preservative free

    Paraben free

    Mineral oil free

    Fragrance free

    Colour free

    Not tested on animals

    100% Australian owned and made