Do You Know the Dangers of Petroleum Jelly?
Petroleum jelly and mineral oil are petroleum-based products, the same substance gasoline is made from. Such products can be harmful to your body, because it cannot eliminate the substance quickly. Petroleum products are constantly being scrutinised and studied.
Mineral oil and petroleum jelly, which are widely used in cosmetics, are made from petroleum, a crude oil substance that comes from the ground yet can be very toxic. Different refining processes transform petroleum into paraffin wax, greases, and plastics. The Vaseline company describes its petroleum jelly product as "a mixture of mineral oils, paraffin and microcrystalline waxes that ... literally melts into skin, flowing into the spaces between cells and the gaps in our lipid barrier. Once there, it re-solidifies, locking itself in place."
Harmful Effects of Petroleum Jelly and Mineral Oil on our Bodies
Since petroleum jelly and mineral oil (its liquid equivalent) attach to your cells and are not water soluble, they can be difficult for your body to eliminate, sometimes causing buildup in various organs of the body. The oxygen and nutrients skin needs in order to release toxins and repair itself can be blocked by the "barrier" created by petroleum cosmetics. Petroleum substances can also be listed as "petrolatum" on ingredient labels. Petroleum is not considered safe for ingestion or internal use in large amounts, yet is the base of many lip balms.
Wherever Possible, Choose the Better Alternative
Our products are carefully crafted to provide beneficial benefits to your skin without compromising on quality. "Natural" doesn't always mean healthy since there are natural toxins that we should not be applying to our bodies. Our aim is to offer products that are natural and healthy, and not add anything that could compromise the benefits of those ingredients. You will find that our ingredients lists are short and simple with ingredients that recognize. Some manufacturers may use natural ingredients yet still decide to add harmful chemicals to these ingredients and ultimately create a toxic product.
We stand by our commitment to provide products that are free from artificial preservatives, petroleum jelly, parabens, synthetic perfumes, artificial colors, and harmful chemicals, and sulfates.