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Type 70 WHITE NF
Considered a Light Oil
Contains Vitamin E
Color: Clear, transparent
Synonyms: Paraffin oil; mineral oil mist; Heat-treating oil; oil mist, mineral, severely refined; Cable oil; Hydraulic oil; Lubricating oil; Uvasol; Oil mist, refined mineral; Liquid Petroleum; White Mineral Oil
Uses: Mineral Oil is found in a many types of cosmetics including lotions, creams, cleansers, makeup remover, balms, baby lotions, baby oil, low grade cosmetics and cold cream. It is used a lot mainly because it is a low cost alternative to the more costly oils. It is a comodogenic as its molecules are too large to penetrate the skin and sit on the surface. It can therefore clog pores leading to acne and skin irritation.
In medicine it can be taken as a lubricative laxative for hemorrhoid sufferers to ease the pain of their bowel movements. In medical sulphur based ointments Mineral oil is used as a levigating and suspending agent.
In veterinary medicine it is used as an adjuvant which is a substance that stimulates the immune response of the animal to a vaccine. In the poultry industry, when chickens are infected with scaly mites, mineral oil can be swabbed onto their feet and shanks. The mineral oil is able to suffocate these parasites. Food grade Mineral oil can also be used for tracheal and other mite infestations of the bee hive. Mineral oil is used to saturate paper napkins and these napkins are then placed into the hives.
It can also be used as non-conductive lubricant in various mechanical and industrial applications. Refined mineral oil can be used as a transformer oil and is used in electric space heaters as a heat transfer oil. It is used as a generic coolant in electric components since it cannot conduct electricity. It is also used as a brake fluid in bicycles, aviation and automotive industries because it does not absorb water from the air.
Due to the fact that Mineral Oil does not absorb any moisture from the atmosphere it is used as a bath for or as a protective coating for water sensitive materials. Metals like lithium which are alkali are usually submerged in mineral oil for transportation and for storage. Mineral Oil is also used as a coating on metal weapons and tools as a way to inhibit oxidation.
Mineral Oil is insoluble in water.
Recipe/Process: Ultra Rich Skin Cream
- ¾ cup water
- 2/3 cup baby oil (mineral oil)
- 2 ½ ounces beeswax
- 2-4 ounces anhydrous lanolin
- 1 tsp borax (chemically pure)
- Essential oil of your choice
In a double boiler or microwave melt the lanolin, mineral oil and beeswax to 160 F. In a separate heat safe container heat the water and the borax to 160 F. Make sure that the borax is dissolved and the wax is melted. Combine the water mixture to the oil mixture while stirring vigorously. After the white cream forms continue to stir but slowly until the mixture has cooled to 100 F. Pour the cream into small, clean, wide mouth jars.
Natural: Mineral oil is a resulting by product of the distillation of petroleum. Petroleum is distilled to produce gasoline and other petroleum based substances. Mineral oil is composed mostly of cyclic paraffins and alkanes and is related to white petrolatum. It is a very popular ingredient in many products due to the fact that it can be made cheaply in enormous quantities because it is a substance that is of low value. It can be made in heavy and light grades.
Storage Directions: Store in a tightly closed container in a dry, cool and ventilated area, away from all sources of ignition or heat. Store away from combustible or reactive substances or materials. For external use only.
Cautions: Can be a skin and eye irritant. If inhaled and it becomes difficult to breathe, get medical attention. If swallowed do not induce vomiting and get medical help immediately. For external use only.
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