From the oil rigs to your lips – the impacts of petrolatum

From the oil rigs to your lips – the impacts of petrolatum

It’s in the fuel that powers our cars, it’s in the fibres in our clothes, it’s in our plastic drinking bottles. Oil is everywhere. It’s also in a lot of products you wouldn’t expect to find it – products that are absorbed into your skin, such as lip balms and body lotions. It’s called Petrolatum.