Caryl Oliver from Australia on June 21, 2009: This really did start off as a bit of a silly question that I thought would be a bit of fun, but what a rich vein of knowledge it has opened up!! Mineral oil has such a bad reputation nowadays that cosmetic companies hardly dare to use it anymore. This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. There is lot of discussion and debate on the health benefits vs side effects of baby oil. Panthenol might make your hair softer, more elastic and helps to comb your hair more easily. If you chose to work with coconut oil, the oil will need to be warmed slightly so that it’s liquid again while you strain it. How often does that happen? Thank you Rapidwriter. There are anecdotal references which predict that mineral oil may be harmful for the human body. That works great. Heal scaling, flaky skin – Most of us have to deal with flaky skin in winter. Accompanying substances in vegetable oils are, inter alia, phospholipids, glycolipids, sulfolipids, squalene, carotenoids, vitamin E, polyphenols and triterpene alcohols.

I actually do not know if the whale oil is different from the melted blubber. Baby oil has got numerous applications in keeping skin healthy and protected. So, what are its ingredients? Find out more about me here. Many reviewers said that they were able to get their baby’s relief from painful red and itchy skin after just one application of this baby oil. Good old water, aka H2O. A study shows that it can reduce the irritation caused by less-nice other ingredients (e.g. It is often used on babies for the purpose of maintaining "baby-soft" skin, but it is also often used by adults for skincare and massage. The herbs could be replaced by other dry fragrances, such as dried flower petals. Massage it into hair shafts and even the scalp if you feel like. Choose a fragrance oil or essential oil if you want your baby oil to have a particular scent, like lavender, orange, or rose. Then, you can get the diaper and pajamas on and they are ready to snuggle! It provides an extra layer of heat insulation, so cold temperatures are not able to affect the skin much.

Remove tattoos – Well, only the temporary tattoos can be removed by rubbing baby oil on that. 4. The clear oily liquid that is the "cheap by-product" of refining crude oil and the one that gets a lot of heat for its poor provenance. [What's Normal & What's Not], link to Are Baby Food Makers Worth It (Pros and Cons of Doing it Yourself), 2.

It's a cheap, effective and well-tolerated ingredient to make sure the cosmetic formula does not go wrong too soon.

Works best on damp, not dry skin.

It can also function as a wetting and dispersing agent helping insoluble particles such as color pigments or inorganic sunscreens (zinc/titanium dioxide) to disperse nice and even in liquids.

Did you know that farmers used to slice lard onto tomato sandwiches during harvest season? Conventional cosmetic manufacturers and even dermatologists and cosmetic chemists argue against that and studies were not able to show any statistical difference between paraffin oil and vegetable oils in terms of skin penetration and skin occlusion.

Firstly, fragrance is often listed as a single ingredient on the packaging, but there are often dozens of … In general, I always avoid synthetic fragrances whenever possible and instead opt for fragrance-free options or products that use natural ingredients, such as essential oils, for their fragrances.


An error has occurred. The latter one is a very-very expensive ingredient, so if you are after the depigmenting properties try to choose a product that boasts its high-quality licorice extract.

With that being said, mineral oil is a petrochemical and it is essentially a byproduct of the process that turns crude oil into gasoline.

Ingredient List: Mineral Oil, Fragrance. Cleanses and moisturizes baby’s scalp, neck, elbow, heels, tight, and other skin folds. Combined, I have 10 years of parenting experience across three children - with another on the way!

One popular mass market brand markets "Lavender Baby Oil."

Heat the ingredients for about an hour, or until the oil begins to take on the color and the scent of the herbs. Here are two products that I trust and recommend to friends and family: This particular product has a short ingredients list, avoids nut oils (for those that are allergic), and avoids petroleum, mineral oil, parabens, and artificial fragrances. We do a Best of INCIDecoder email once a month with the most interesting products and ingredients we bump into.

Polish counter-tops and stone products : Wipe baby oil on counter-tops to get a clean, gleaming surface.

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