Also known as white parrafin wax, vaselin, white petrolatum. Semi-solid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum. Translucent paste, odor-less. Does not oxidize on air exposure. Water-insoluble, dispersible in oils.
Commonly used in cosmetics and skin care as emolient and moisturizer.
Petroleum Jelly is a semi-solid, jelly like mixture of hydrocarbons, having a melting point usually within a few degrees of human body temperature, approximately 37 °C. It is colourless, or of a pale yellow colour, translucent, and devoid of taste and smell when pure. It does not oxidize on exposure to the air and is not readily acted on by chemical reagents. It is insoluble in water. It is soluble in dichloromethane, chloroform, benzene, diethyl ether, carbon disulphide and oil of turpentine.