You go, glen toto: Toto by Toca
Updated: Apr 10, 2020
Toca Toca Toca- I remember cleverly reading an email from my girl at Medamour, raving about this new line of CBD lubricant she wished to carry on her site. It caught my eye because in Spanish, Toca means “touch”, and Toto is slang for pussy in many South American countries. Having used almost every lubricant under the sun, it sounds horrible to say: not all lubes differ from each greatly, which is why I’ve moved away from doing heavy lubricant reviews.
Toca is a huge surprise to me, as they're bringing a uniqueness to the adult and wellness market that I haven’t seen in years: the brand has passion, and character. Toto is much more than a lubricant, but an experience. Combining CBD, plant power, and crystal healing: my woo woo pussy needs are absolutely intrigued.
I had the absolute honor to hear Anne and Mauricio share their inspiration behind Toca. Very elegantly put,
"We are plant lovers, sex lovers, and ultimately passionate about enthusiastic consent, authentic desire, and all the tools that make us more connective, fulfilled, and generous- to ourselves, our environment and each other. Our team is made up of experienced clinical herbalists, farmers, medicine makers, nutritionists, sex educators, formulators, and teachers. We believe that plant medicine acts in subtle and complex ways that provide meaningful shifts in the body so that you may facilitate your own healing and well being.
We create organic plant extracts from high quality ingredients, using infused oils, essential oils, flower essences, stone essences, saltwater and wind. We trust the elements, the plants, and the ecologies that we live in and are designed for. We create high potency, low dose products that are formulated to create a lasting and penetrating effect on the body.”
Toca's extensive experience with plant power and healing modalities is no joke. If there's anyone more qualified to make a top notch product like this you can slap me, because I guarantee you won’t find anyone who can top this unstoppable duo.
The first thing Medamour and I were thrilled about was the bottle design. This is a very high end glass packaging, with bright and inviting graphic design. I love leaving this product out on my nightstand, as it’s completely appropriate without being an obvious sex product (plus multi-use, but I'll get into that later).
My favorite part of the packaging is the SPRAY NOZZLE. That’s right, no more MCT/ Coconut Oil leaking from everywhere. While I love many other brands, the packaging is a complete joke because of leakage issues meaning you can’t store them effectively. Toto has been sitting comfy in my purse most of these days, not leaking anywhere other than where I decide to spray it… wink wink.
Dosage of CBD
One thing Anne and Mauricio stressed was the importance of having a clinically effective dose of full spectrum CBD in their lubricants. Working synergistically with botanicals and essences, this unstoppable combo is ideal for healing, enhancing, and protecting genital tissues. The CBD dosage included is effective enough to treat inflammation and discomfort associated with certain ailments, whilst promoting pleasurable sensation through increased healthy blood flow to the area.
When conveniently applying Toto to my vulva with its spray component, the first wonderful quality you notice is SMELL. As someone who loves essential oils, the sweet smells of sage, peppermint, and ginger jump out the most.
The texture is substantially thinner than most MCT oil based lubricants, making it easier to work with- it’s not messy or sticky in the slightest. It's nourishing properties from Rose Hip Oil and Vitamin E ensure not only moisture to the skin, but also calm tissue irritation. It’s slick, long lasting, and absorbs into the skin- which is best for your intimate sessions. As much as we love cleanup, I would rather feel moisturized and smelling like essential oils.
PS: For us woo woo folks, it’s crystal infused during the production process *heart swells massively*