Is It Sustainable?

Let’s dive into what petroleum jelly is, how it came to be, and what you need to know about it. I’ve also included some more eco-friendly and  natural alternatives you can use instead.

What Is Petroleum Jelly Made Of?

Petroleum jelly is made of refined crude oil. Aka, a fossil fuel. Manufacturers refine the material into a semi-solid, mostly odorless product. They do this through distilling and filtering it so they can remove undesirable impurities.


– All-over, multi-purpose ointment – Made from USDA-certified organic ingredients like beeswax, soy oil, and rosemary – Cruelty-free and hypoallergenic – Ointment comes in reusable/recyclable glass jar –2% of sales go to removing ocean plastics

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jao’s goe oil

– All over body oil – Made from 28 naturally derived plant, fruit and flower oils  and butters – Long lasting (a little goes a  long way) – Plastic-free aluminum tube

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ecoroots everything balm

– All over body moisturizer – Made with organic botanical ingredients – Vegan + cruelty-free – Packaged in a recyclable/reusable glass jar – Palm-oil Free, paraben-free, phthalates-free

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dr. bronner’s organic magic balm

– All over body balm – Unscented +  arnica-menthol options – Made from certified organic and fair trade ingredients – Packaged in a 2 oz reusable/recyclable tin

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is petroleum jelly  all natural?

Petroleum jelly is not exactly all natural because it must be refined multiple times to become safe to use. Plus, it is derived from fossil fuels, which are harming our planet. Consider using one of the sustainable, cruelty-free alternatives instead.

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