How Petroleum Jelly Is Made
It is a derivative of the oil refining. It was originally used to coat the bottom oil rigs in the mid-1800s. It is considered an unsustainable resource. It’s commonly used topically to cure everything from dehydrated, flakey skin to diaper rash.
Petroleum jelly interferes with the function of skin pores and is not eco-friendly. The E.U. and Canada have banned it in personal care products. Other ingredients to avoid include beeswax (sometimes contaminated with propolis), Lanolin (alcohol derived from wool), Benzocaine and salicylic acid.
Instead of petroleum byproducts, use an organic balm with no man-made ingredients. There’s only one like it on the market. It’s the first one to be made of completely nature’s products with colloidal silver which is considered by many to be an antibacterial and antiviral, and without beeswax or refined products. It’s called: The Natural Biotic Skin and Lip Balm!
- Petroleum jelly interferes with the function of skin pores and trap in toxins
- Petroleum is not eco-friendly
- The FDA hasn’t yet banned petroleum jelly from personal care products.
- The E.U. and Canada have banned the use of petroleum jelly in personal care products.
- Petroleum jelly is a very cheap ingredient for manufacturers to use versus the cost of other ingredients such as all non-man made “clean” ingredients. It\’s an inexpensive way for a company to offer the appearance and immediate feel of hydrated skin
- Petroleum/Vaseline can clog your pores.
- You don’t want too close to your mouth because you’ll ingest little bits each day.
So, what can you use for dry, chapped lips that make you grimace at the thought of mistletoe kisses? Balms with an SPF, shea butter and aloe. Coconut oil or almond oil treat beneath the surface and look for candelilla cera (instead of beeswax) and other natural ingredients.
Lip cancers are prevalent, so it makes sense to ensure your balm or lipstick contains an SPF.