The advice in this article does not constitute medical advice, it is solely available for information purposes.

  • Vaseline® Jelly – Myths & Common Concerns
    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® safe to use?' or 'Is Vaseline® Jelly bad for you?'. The answer is no, Vaseline® Jelly is safe for your skin. Vaseline® Jelly meets EU Pharmacopoeia standards on purity. It is triple-purified to remove any type of carcinogenic material – meaning it does not pose a risk of causing cancer, being 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.
  • Are There Any Petroleum Jelly Side Effects?
    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 as appropriate for use on sensitive skin. This proves that any white petroleum jelly side effects are unlikely to occur. Vaseline® Jelly has been recognised 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.
  • Is Vaseline Flammable?
    Many people mistakenly believe Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly to be a fire risk because petroleum itself can be a flammable material. However, in the way it’s designed to be used and stored, Vaseline® Jelly is not flammable. When heated to extremely high temperatures of more than 200°C, Vaseline® Jelly may give off flammable vapours. Even in summer, this isn’t going to happen naturally. So, leaving a jar of Vaseline® Jelly out in the sun, or inside your car on a hot day isn’t a hazard.
  • 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, while Vaseline® Jelly is 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® safe or hazardous to your home or health? The truth is that Vaseline® Jelly is not bad for your skin – in fact, it has many benefits! Vaseline® Jelly can safely be used to soothe chapped lips, to moisturise 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'.