Maude is a modern intimacy company. It’s right there in the tagline: “Sex Made Simple”. And it’s a QooA staff favorite for just that reason. Maude makes minimal, uncomplicated, accessible and really high quality products for use before, during and after sex.
But Maude is the best kind of intimacy company, because they realize that the process is holistic. If your body doesn’t feel good, or you don’t feel good about your body, you likely aren’t going to have good sex…or good anything…unless not feeling good is your kink.
So we were really excited to learn about the expansion of Maude products to focus on body care, and to get our hands on the first product in their new body line. This weekend, I had a chance to try out Maude Oil no.0. Here’s what happened:
As an old, middling-to-good, but still active athlete, I have a lot of busted parts. We’re talking multiple back surgeries for an exploded L4/5 and L5/S1, a foot drop, two torn patellars, bursitis in the shoulder, a couple kinked ribs and countless other little tears and breaks. As someone who deals with chronic pain, I do an incredible amount of physical therapy and massage, and in COVID America, that means stretching at home, partner massage at home, self massage, percussive therapy and a whole bunch of electrodes. You would be right to assume that I go through a lot of massage oil and muscle rub.
Over the past few days, I incoporated Maude Oil no. 0 into my regular routine. I used it to work out my girlfriend’s neck after a bad sleep, to rub and thump my lower back, and to work on my shoulders after a couple days of surfing, throwing a foootball and regular exercise. Overall, I would say it was super pleasant and relaxing.
The first thing that struck me about the Maude Oil was its consistency…or I guess viscosity? It’s clear and thin. It’s slippery, but doesn’t interfere with grip. And it’s not at all sticky or greasy. After using it, I was able to do things like put on a shirt, use my computer, live my life, etc. It felt warming enough to loosen things up, but not aggressive or warming-as-a-feature.
Another selling point for me was the absorption and economy of the product. A little went a long way and it felt hydrating. It lasted through some good, deep knot work and hung around for skin softness. Oil no.0 is organic and contains Jojoba oil, MCT oil, Argan oil and Castor oil and is, as far as I can tell, completely odorless. Eveyone has a preferred scent, but IMO, the best scent is usually no scent.
Hot take conclusion: I’ve only used the oil for a weekend, but I will absolutely continue to. It’s a really good massage oil. The instructions note that it can also be mixed into water for use as a bath oil, so we may put that on the list for this week.
You can find Oil no.0 and several other selections from Maude in our breakout shop. And stay tuned. We’ll be trying some new body products from them soon.