Busting Myths – Is Vaseline® Jelly Bad for You?
The advice in this article does not constitute medical advice, it is solely available for information purposes.
Vaseline® Jelly has many proven skin health beauty benefits such as helping to restore dull, tired skin and protecting against common causes of dryness; still some people may wonder, “Is Vaseline® Jelly bad for you?” The answer is no, Vaseline® Jelly is a safe skin care choice. Check out our guide below, which explains common concerns, busts any myths you may have heard about petroleum jelly, and explains why you can enjoy peace of mind when using Vaseline® Jelly.
Vaseline® Jelly – Myths & Common Concerns
• Are There Side Effects of Using Petroleum Jelly?
The good news is that there are no known common side effects of Vaseline® Jelly meaning that it is fairly unlikely to cause a reaction. Vaseline® Jelly is the original ‘Wonder Jelly’, and is the only petroleum jelly formulated using our patented triple-purification process. This means that the finished product has been purified three times to remove all impurities. It’s non-irritating and hypoallergenic, and Vaseline® Jelly Original is even recommended by dermatologists and recognized by the National Eczema Association as appropriate for use on sensitive skin. Vaseline® Jelly has been recognized by the FDA as appropriate for a variety of uses, such as helping protect minor scrapes and burns, and protecting skin from wind burn and chapping.
• Does Vaseline® Expire?
Like many cosmetic products, Vaseline® Jelly has an expiry date. Always remember to check the product’s label before application. It’s also good to know that our triple purification process ensures all possible impurities are fully removed from each jar of Vaseline® Jelly, and it is anhydrous, meaning it does not contain water and so is not likely to develop bacterial growth over time. Vaseline® Jelly can have a long shelf life – just check the expiry date.
• Petroleum Jelly Dangers
As with many skin care products, there are myths surrounding the use of petroleum jelly. Some people may wonder, “Is petroleum jelly flammable”? Although it’s oil-based, petroleum jelly by itself is not hazardous. If combined with a wick of some kind or other flammable material it might burn, or if heated to extremely high temperatures petroleum jelly can give off vapors that are flammable. This is obviously not a concern under normal conditions. Petroleum jelly has a flash point of at least 400 degrees Fahrenheit (closed cup) – this means that to produce enough vapors for the substance to be flammable, the jelly would have to be heated to more than 212 degrees. That’s not going to happen naturally, even in the middle of summer!
• Is Petroleum Jelly Safe to be ingested?
Another myth surrounding petroleum jelly is that it is toxic. In fact, Vaseline® Jelly meets FDA requirements for being safe for human consumption. Of course, Vaseline® Jelly is designed to work wonders for dry skin – so you should not be adding it to your breakfast cereal or list of essential kitchen ingredients any time soon! While safe for consumption, it is best to avoid accidentally eating petroleum jelly by applying it correctly and as indicated on the packaging – Vaseline® Jelly is intended for topical use only. Remember to always consult a doctor if you have questions or concerns about any accidental unintended use of our products.
So is Vaseline® Jelly hazardous to your home or health? The truth is that Vaseline® Jelly has many benefits for our skin. Vaseline® Jelly can safely be used to soothe chapped lips, to moisturize to help heal dry, flaky skin, and to even reduce the appearance of dry lines around the eyes, as well as help protect minor cuts, scrapes, and burns. It truly is a ‘Wonder Jelly’.