Light Liquid Paraffin is a highly refined mineral oil that provides excellent lubrication and moisturization. With a high percentage of paraffin, it forms a protective barrier on the skin, preventing moisture loss and leaving it soft and supple. Great for use on dry or sensitive skin.
- Liquid Paraffin Oil
- White Mineral Oil
- Liquid Petrolatum
- Paraffinum Liquidum
CAS Number: 8042-47-5
Chemical Formula : C₉₄H₂₀₄
Average Molar Mass: Approximately 422.79 g/mol
Density: The density of light liquid paraffin can vary depending on its specific grade and temperature conditions, typically ranging from 0.80 to 0.88 g/cm³.
Appearance: Light liquid paraffin is a clear, colorless, and odorless liquid. It may exhibit slight variations in color and viscosity depending on the grade.
Odor: It is virtually odorless.
Applications and Uses:
- Light liquid paraffin is widely used in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. In pharmaceuticals, it serves as a lubricant for various dosage forms such as tablets and capsules.
- In cosmetics and personal care products, it is used as an emollient and moisturizer in products like lotions, creams, and baby oils.
- Light liquid paraffin is also employed as a base oil or carrier oil in the formulation of perfumes, massage oils, and essential oil blends.
- It is used in the food industry as a food-grade mineral oil for various purposes, including lubrication and as a release agent in food processing equipment.
- Light liquid paraffin has industrial applications, such as in the manufacture of electrical insulators, as a hydraulic fluid, and as a lubricant in machinery.
- It is used in veterinary medicine for gastrointestinal lubrication and as a laxative for animals.
- Light liquid paraffin is sometimes utilized in the formulation of certain veterinary and pet care products.
Storage and Handling Guidelines:
- Store light liquid paraffin in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and heat sources.
- Keep containers tightly sealed to prevent contamination and evaporation.
- Follow any specific storage instructions provided by the manufacturer or supplier.
- Ensure that the storage area is well-ventilated and meets safety requirements.
- Light liquid paraffin is generally considered safe for its intended applications when used as directed. However, it should be used in compliance with regulatory guidelines and within recommended concentrations.
- Avoid excessive or prolonged skin contact, especially in sensitive individuals. In case of skin irritation, wash with soap and water.
- Avoid inhalation of vapor or mist. Use in a well-ventilated area or wear respiratory protection if necessary.
- Light liquid paraffin is not intended for ingestion. In case of accidental ingestion, seek medical attention.
- Ensure that all safety guidelines and recommendations provided in the product's safety data sheet (SDS) are followed.
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