Petrolatum (also known as petroleum jelly or paraffin jelly) can be defined as a semisolid mixture of hydrocarbons, practically odorless and tasteless, and is obtained through the de-waxing of heavy mineral oils. It is used in numerous industries from cosmetics to industria. The material is a mixture of hydrocarbons refined to produce a semi-solid substance. It is available in different grades for use within the cosmetic/personal care industries as an effective barrier against moisture and to modify wax blends, as well as industrial usage as a carrier for dyes, fragrances and in anti-rust formations.