Why is it so difficult to find a body oil that doesn’t contain mineral oil? Well, one reason is because mineral oil is really cheap and has been the basis for body oil and other personal care products for years. It is commonly seen in your lotions, moisturizers, foundations, and lip balms. Oh – and commonly used as a mechanical lubricant. Because, you know – what’s good for our diesel engines must also be good for us… hmmmm. If you want to know why you should avoid mineral oil on your skin, read here and here.
In the meantime, if you have been having trouble finding a quality body oil without mineral oil, your search will soon be over! Hummingbird Farms will be launching our new Body Oil, sans the mineral oil, in about 3 weeks! Can you say avocado oil, lavender oil, and jojoba seed oil? Try moisturizing with these natural plant oils instead of mineral oil.
Now I’m not bashing the petroleum oil industry. After all, I am from west Texas and this industry has supported many families and enabled all of us to travel freely across the country and the globe. And besides, West Texas crude oil was instrumental in winning World War II! I love me some crude oil…. But, I like it in our engines and battleships, not one me!
Now I’m going to assign you some homework: The next time you are at the drug store or grocery store, stroll through all the body oils and see how many you can find that do not contain mineral oil and/or artificial fragrance to camouflage the smell of petroleum.
Ready, set, go!