What is liquid paraffin used for?
Not medical advice: Liquid paraffin has a number of medicinal uses. It can be used as a laxative to limit the water that is removed from stool. It can also be used to produce eye lubricants and to treat diaper rash and eczema.
In cosmetics liquid paraffin is used in makeup, creams, and oils. It is also used in lotions as an emollient to treat dry skin.
Another type of liquid paraffin is a distilled form of kerosene. It is used in kerosene lamps and has no odor when burned. This is not the same as the liquid paraffin used medicinally.