Do any of you ladies stay clear of products containing mineral oil or petroleum jelly? If so why? I for one use products that contain both in my hair, my Amla oil has mineral oil in it doesn’t bother me one bit I have a styling product that is compounded with petroleum jelly works well for me and I see no reason not to use it. I use Vaseline which is basically petroleum jelly on my lips when they are dry. I have talked about having super dry legs in another post I apply Vaseline on my feet first and then use a lotion on top of that works well for me, even baby oil is mostly mineral oil. I am just wondering how a product that has worked well for eons is now considered “bad”. In my quest to find out more about mineral oil and petroleum jelly I stumbled on these two articles by hair and beauty bloggers who also happen to be scientists. I am glad I did because unless my Doctor says so I am not about to stop using products with petroleum jelly or mineral oil in them.
What are your thoughts on mineral oil or petroleum jelly based products?