Petroleum jelly, also known as Vaseline, is a semi-solid mixture of hydrocarbons that is commonly used as a moisturizer, protectant, and lubricant. It is a colourless, odourless substance that has a thick, gel-like consistency, and it is made from a mixture of natural waxes and mineral oils.

Petroleum jelly is a highly effective moisturizer because it creates a barrier on the skin that helps to prevent moisture loss, and it can be used to soothe dry, chapped, or irritated skin. It is often used to treat minor skin injuries, such as cuts, burns, and scrapes, as well as to protect the skin from harsh weather conditions, such as wind and cold.



  1. Paraffin wax (1/8 slab): This helps to hold the mixture together
  2. Petroleum jelly (3kg): This is a nourishing agent that helps to thicken and hold the Vaseline together
  3. Micro wax (1/16 slab): This helps your Vaseline to stick together
  4. Paraffin oil (5 litres): This is the oil that helps to reduce the thickness of Vaseline since water is not needed in the production it has a healing and nourishing ability
  5. Perfume oil (100ml) of your choice: It gives the smell you desire
  6. Colour is optional


  1. Get your Gas Burner ready on a low-heat
  2. Place the Stainless Pot on the Gas burner
  3. Put the Paraffin Wax (1/8) into the Stainless pot
  4. Put the Petroleum Jelly (3kg) into the Stainless pot on the Gas burner and stir properly until it’s all well-blended
  5. Get an empty bowl and put 4 litres of Paraffin Oil into it (keeping 1 litre)
  6. Now Pour the Stainless Pot contents or mixture of “Paraffin Wax and Petroleum Jelly” into the Bowl containing the 4 litres of Paraffin Oil and stir properly.
  7. Add perfume and stir properly
  8. Now take a small piece of the mixture into a cup and pour water so

that the body cream will float; then feel the floated body cream to see if it’s soft or hard enough. If it’s too harsh; then add the remaining 1 litre of paraffin oil else keep the paraffin oil for future use.

In addition to its moisturizing properties, petroleum jelly is also used as a lubricant for various purposes, such as on medical equipment, machinery, and firearms. It is also used as a sealant for electrical connections and as a rust preventer.

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Petroleum jelly can be purchased at most drugstores and online retailers. It is typically sold in jars or tubes, and it is available in various sizes and formulations, including unscented, scented, and tinted varieties. When using petroleum jelly, it is important to apply it only to clean, dry skin, and to avoid using it on open wounds or broken skin. It is also important to patch-test the product on a small area of skin before using it all over, to ensure that you do not have an allergic reaction.

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