Well it is a by-product of the petroleum industry so it is completely unnatural. It is under suspicion as being a legit breast cancer causing component
If you want a natural alternative to petroleum jelly, the following recipe provides a great product. Shea butter being the main ingredient.
Petroleum jelly blocks pores and does not get absorbed by the skin. Shea butter gets absorbed to an extent. It depends on what you are looking for.
Here is a recipe for a non-petroleum jelly formula based on beeswax, olive oil and grapeseed extract:
- 2 ounces olive oil
- 1/2 ounce grated beeswax
- 12 drops grapefruit seed extract