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Community Highlights: Meet Renee Garacochea of GLISSANT

Today we’d like to introduce you to Renee Garacochea.

Hi Renee, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
The inspiration for GLISSANT started with my co-founder, Dr. Karyn Eilber, a Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery specialist who wanted to help her patients who were struggling with sexual wellness. After repeatedly listening to her patients say that they avoided sexual activity because of vaginal dryness and pain, and they wanted a natural lubricant without hormones or irritating chemicals (and maybe even some aphrodisiacs!) she turned to me to help create a product that fit their needs. With my 25-year experience in the beauty industry of formulating products with natural oils and extracts combined with my co-founder’s scientific knowledge, we first created GLISSANT FDA-cleared sea-salt & caramel water-based intimate lubricant.

During development of our first lubricant, my sister unfortunately was diagnosed with brain cancer that had spread throughout her body. I personally witnessed the power of CBD (cannabidiol) to alleviate my sister’s suffering when nothing else could. This inspired me to create a second lubricant with CBD to really help with pain: GLISSANT Intimate Huile d’amour was born. This formulates is an oil-based lube that not only has CBD but also CBG (cannabigerol, “the mother of all cannabinoids”) and carefully curated herbs that have aphrodisiac and other natural sexual enhancing properties. This product can (and should) be sprayed in mouth 15 20 minutes before intimate activity to heighten your experience! Those of us who have been married a long long time really appreciate a little something extra and we aim to please! That’s why our motto is…Love. Replenish. Repeat!

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
We launched a week before Covid hit…enough said!

Great, so let’s talk business. Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
We are a business that’s created by women, owned by women and for women. Going through menopause is no joke and most of us have no clue what that even means. I thought it was about just not having your period and it turns out that’s the only highlight! We aim to inform women and help them through this change of life, afterall we aren’t dead yet! Sex is a big part of life and having pain with intercourse isn’t fun so we are here to help with our lube, along with Dr. Eilber blogs and answering any and all questions we receive from women. I know you are not supposed to make business personal but this is personal for me, with my sister being my inspiration and myself going through menopause, it is personal. I’m proud of everything we’ve done with GLISSANT or I wouldn’t of have done it all.

What makes you happy?
My family and my sweet dogs!


  • $55.00 CBD & CBG Intimate Huile D’Amour
  • $55.00 FDA Sea Salt & Caramel Lubricant

Contact Info:

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  • Instagram: @glissant
  • Facebook: @glissantlove
  • Twitter: @glissantlove

Image Credits:

Hannah Gwuen and Tilden Patterson

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