Petroleum jelly (Vaseline, Soft Paraffin or Petrolatum) is a mixture of refined semi-solid hydrocarbons. It is translucent, devoid of taste and smell. Our Petroleum jelly is available in a Petroleum jelly, also called Petrolatum, translucent, yellowish to amber or white, the unctuous substance having almost no odor or taste, derived from petroleum and used principally in medicine and pharmacy as a protective dressing and as a substitute for fats in ointments and cosmetics. It is also used in many types of polishes and in lubricating greases, rust preventives, and modeling clay.
Petrolatum is obtained by dewaxing heavy lubricating-oil stocks. It has a melting point range from 38° to 54° C (100° to 130° F). Chemically, petrolatum is a mixture of hydrocarbons, chiefly of the paraffin series.