How to Make Petroleum Jelly

How to Make Petroleum Jelly

Which Product Below is Found In Almost Every Home and Is Not a By-product of the Oil Industry?

  • Baby Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Petroleum Jelly
  • Mineral Oil

Answer: Olive Oil

Olive oil is the only option above that is not a by-product of the oil industry. Baby oil is made from mineral oil, which is a by-product of the oil industry. And, petroleum jelly is a by-product of the oil industry, combined with other chemicals to keep it in its solid state.

Olive oil can be used for a lot of things, but most people prefer to ingest it, and things like petroleum jelly are easier to transport because it isn’t liquid. The problem is that things things can be do toxic that they are rated on a toxicity scale for your benefit. Vaseline happens to be the lowest on the scale, but you can take things one step further and make your own non-toxic petroleu jelly.

You’ll need a 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, 2 tablespoons of beeswax, and a double boiler. If you don’t have a double boiler, use canning jars and rings by placing the rings on the bottom of the pan, covering them with water, and placing the jars on the rings.

If your beeswax isn’t in chip or pebble form, dice it into small pieces. Add heat to your double boiler. Pour the olive oil into the jars and add the beeswax. Once the mixture is in liquid form, remove it from the pot and pour it into small containers. Keep in mind that you will want to use containers that can handle heat and allow room for you to get your hands or at least fingers inside so you can actually use the petroleum jelly.