What Is Mineral Oil Made of?

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Mineral oil is made up of complex hydrocarbons, mainly cyclic paraffin and alkanes. Mineral oil is used as makeup removal oil, in beauty treatment and in the kitchen to treat wood and soapstone countertops in order to make them supple.
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Mineral oil is made from the same crude oil that motor oils comes from. Mineral oil has no great value and is made in large batches. It is used in baby oil and as an orally taken
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The term "mineral oil" was first coined in the late 18th century to define crude oil or fossil oil and their byproducts that were produced from the wells that tapped underground
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Linseed oil is just that, oil. Mineral spirits are alcohol based and would cause a different reaction if you used it in oil paints. The paint would break down or never dry.
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What is Mineral Oil Made of?
Mineral oil, also called liquid petroleum, paraffin oil or white mineral oil is an inexpensive byproduct produced in the purification of petroleum and during the production of gasoline and other petrochemical products from crude oil. Mineral oil is a... More »
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Mineral oil is a byproduct of the distillation of crude oil to produce gasoline and other products made from petroleum. Mineral oil is available in three grades and is refiend according to its use. It is used from cosmetics and baby oil to use in lubricating heavy equipment.
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