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Daemon
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petrolatum

(noun) A semi-solid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum; used in medicinal ointments and for lubrication.

Synonyms: mineral jelly, petroleum jelly

Usage: While her friends bought expensive designer lip balms, she stuck with her grandmother's remedy, a big jar of petrolatum.
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From petroleum

petroleum (n.)
early 15c. "petroleum, rock oil" (mid-14c. in Anglo-French), from Medieval Latin petroleum, from Latin petra "rock" (see petrous) + oleum "oil".
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A pulmonologist alerted us to the possibility that one of the ingredients in Vicks, petrolatum, could get into the lungs and cause chronic inflammation.
Seattle Times Aug 5, 2010
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Petrolatum is also valuable, having little, if any, tendency to change; it is useful as a protective, but is lacking in its power of penetration.
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GYŌ, ko(ru), ko(rasu), níng


COMPOUNDS

congeal, coagulate, solidify

凝結する gyōketsu suru congeal, coagulate, solidify

凝着 gyōchaku adhesion

凝血 gyōketsu blood clot

凝脂 gyōshi solidified oil

凝乳 gyōnyū curd, curdled milk

凝縮 gyōshuku condensation

➋ with fixed attention, with concentration

凝視 gyōshi stare, steady gaze

凝議 gyōgi (earnest) deliberation, consultation

KUN

【ko(ru) 凝る】 vi grow stiff; be absorbed in, be crazy for; be elaborate

凝り kori stiffness (in the shoulders)

肩が凝る kata ga koru feel stiff in the shoulders

凝り性 korishō fastidiousness, perfectionism

凝った装飾 kotta sōshoku elaborate ornaments

凝り固まる korikatamaru be fanatical; coagulate, clot

【ko(rasu) 凝らす】 vt concentrate, strain, elaborate; have stiffness (in the shoulders)

瞳お凝らす hitomi o karasu strain one’s eyes

趣向お凝らす shukō o karasu elaborate a plan...

SYNONYMS

solidify and coagulate

solidify



KO, kata(meru), kata(maru), kata(mari), kata(i), gù


form into a mass



KETSU, KECHI, musu(bu), yu(u), yu(waeru), jié, jiē


FREEZE



TŌ, kō(ru), kogo(eru), i(teru), shi(miru), dòng


ART RELATION



...




The Return of a Young Man (Shonenko),
excerpt from the series Mirror of Chinese and Japanese Poetry (Shiika shashinokyo), 1833-1834.
Nagaoban, nishiki-e, 49.9 x 22.9 cm.
Honolulu Academy of Arts, donation of James A. Michener, Honolulu
Jaume
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It's used as a barrier to lock moisture in the skin in a variety of moisturizers and also in hair care product for shining hair. But then it also has it side effect,which is when it is exposed to the skin for an extended period it cause cancer and skin irritation.
Hope123
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This is an oil based petroleum product.

"What you put on your skin is absorbed as much or even more than if you ate it." Quote from a GI MD. (Perfume chemicals included.)



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Petrolatum comes from crude oil, and as such is not a renewable resource. Of course, the volume of the ingredients in one jar of petroleum jelly or a bottle of body moisturizer doesn’t come close to that used to fuel cars or run fac­tories. Still, Health Canada is currently investigating the environmental impact of petrolatum in cosmetics.
Concern for our planet and its resources is another reason why some companies are using oils from coconuts, sunflowers and olives in the formulation of their products. But these oils have an environmental footprint, too: They come from farmland, potentially displacing food crops.
Alternatives to petrolatum in cosmetics are more expensive and trickier to formulate. Right now, petrolatum is cheap, plentiful and generally safe, and it mixes up easily in the lab to create the products we use every day—it’s not going anywhere soon.

Read more at http://www.besthealthmag.ca/best-looks/skin/the-truth-about-petrolatum#obpBxRXoUymkwaVL.99
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I concur with the majority in this case. We would not suggest taking petrolatum for a stool softener, in place of senecot or any other over the counter laxative.
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Daemon wrote:
petrolatum

(noun) A semi-solid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum; used in medicinal ointments and for lubrication.

Synonyms: mineral jelly, petroleum jelly

Usage: While her friends bought expensive designer lip balms, she stuck with her grandmother's remedy, a big jar of petrolatum.



Petrolatum , or PAHs , has been linked to female breast cancer
in a Columbia University study . Here is a link for more info :
http://www.livestrong.com/article/226763-side-effects-of-petrolatum/

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PETROLATUM.- NOUN. A semi-solid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum; used in medicinal ointments and for lubrication such as vaseline.

Synonyms: mineral jelly, petroleum jelly
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