The Dangers of Mineral Oil

Mineral oil is an odorless, colorless substance made from petroleum. The product is related to petroleum jelly. The substance is mass produced and has many uses. You can generally find mineral oil at a drugstore.

Don’t risk your health or the health of your family by using mineral oil products. Switch to safer, natural alternatives.

Mineral Oil in Products

Mineral oil is found in many different types of products. Its uses can be cosmetic, industrial or even for animals. Some of the most common products that contain mineral oil are:

  • Baby lotion
  • Cosmetics
  • Ointments
  • Facial creams
  • Electrical transformers
  • High voltage switchgear
  • Hydraulic fluid
  • Sewing machine lubricant
  • Wood preservative
  • Parasite prevention in animals

Some forms of mineral oil are said to be safe for consumption and some are not. The FSA (Food Standards Agency) has reported that mineral oil in food packaging does not pose a risk to humans.

Other types of mineral oil are known carcinogens. These should be avoided altogether. Putting petroleum products on your skin or in your body comes with risk. The oils can clog pores, making skin congested.

Mineral oils in baby products can cause baby’s skin to become dry and irritated. The ingredient is commonly found in baby shampoos, soaps, and lotions. Remember that what we put on our skin ultimately ends up in the body.

Natural Alternatives to Mineral Oil

You should be able to eat or consume everything you put on your body. That means that all ingredients in your beauty and skin products should be edible. Mineral oil in many forms is not edible.

Replace Mineral Oil with natural oils that are derived from foods. Some healthy oils that can serve as alternatives to mineral oil include:

  • Olive Oil
  • Almond Oil
  • Wheat Germ Oil
  • Grape Seed Oil
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Rose Hip Seed Oil
  • Apricot Kernel Oil
  • Jojoba Oil
  • Coconut Oil

These oils are great substitutes for mineral oil in hair and skin products.

Natural oils can also be ingested. They are of great help to the liver and colon. Ingesting the oils on a regular basis can help you maintain the health of these organs.

Read the ingredients when you purchase products. Know what you are putting in or on your body. Find natural alternatives to mineral oil. Many health food and grocery stores carry natural, mineral oil-free products today.

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    Q: I recently heard you comment on the ill effects of colloidal mineral supplements. What would you recommend as way for my family (two adults, two children 6 & 4) to receive the recommended amount of minerals to sustain our active life and support the healthy growth of our children?

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    In place of colloidal minerals, we would recommend any mineral supplement that is IONIC in nature or herbal like Electric Greens or our Children's MultiVitamin.

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    Q: First off, let me say, I am soooo happy to have caught the DHERBS advertising while listening to WVON radio in Chicago, IL. This is a very professional, informed and wholistic website. Kudos to the DHERBS team! Secondly, I currently don't take a vitamin/mineral supplemant, but was leaning to the Green Vibrance powder product (are you familiar with this brand), as I've talked to several health food reps, and they spoke of it's popularity within the health industry, the need for vitamins/minerals from a natural green source, and it's potency over pills, being that it's a powder and will digest better, versus pills which come from potentially harmful, scientific sources and, since they're in pill form, aren't absorbed by the body 100%. I was hoping to get a DHERB rep's opinion on GREEN VIBRANCE versus your mineral/vitamin supplemants. I hope you'd be unbiased, as you'd be commenting on a competitor product, as I truly am searching for the best product. I thank you in advance for your time and reply!

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    I am delighted you enjoy the Dherbs website. Thank you for your words! Green Vibrance is a pretty good product and would supply you with much needed nutrition as mostly all green foods will. My only concern with the product (Green Vibrance) is the mixing of ingredients. I don't believe in mixing fruits with greens due to the mixture of acids and alkalines. A green food product should be TOTALLY "green foods" only and nothing else. Green Vibrance mixes citrus/acids i.e. grape seed extract, acerola berry juice powder with green foods in addition to bee pollen, royal jelly, wheat germ, etc. Also, as a vegan (strict vegetarian), I object to BEE POLLEN and ROYAL JELLY being used. These are from living entities (insects/animals). I also object to SOY as well which is in the product! Other than this, Green Vibrance is a great product that I would endorse as a source of organic nutrition and dietary fiber. Dherbs MULTI-VITAMINS AND MINERALS FORMULA and other products that are in pill form are in VEGAN capsules that dissolve 100%. At Dherbs.Com, we only use the BEST! Our product is 100% botanical! However, as far as absorption, NOTHING absorbs better than liquid and nothing is better as a source of minerals, vitamins, amino acids than FULVIC ACID which we sell as KHEMETIAN GOLD. This stuff is POWERFUL! 1000% pure nutrition! Do your research on Fulvic and Humic Acid and you'll see why I'm saying what I'm saying! So basically, Beloved, either way (Green Vibrance or VITAMIN B COMPLEX and/or KHEMETIAN GOLD) you'll be getting much needed nutrition! It's your choice! We value and respect free will and we don't believe in competition nor do we have to belittle, negate, or condemn another product or company to make a sale. Our primary concern is that people get what they need nutrition-wise and it doesn't have to come from us. Our goal is not to just sell products, but to properly educate people about human health and that's why we offer 175+ free articles in addition to 100+ products! Peace and Love --- and thank you for your interest in Dherbs.Com! p.s. - read our testimonials on our site and listen to (read about) the American people on what they are experiencing with Dherbs.Com products!

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    Q: If I take the Multi-Vitamins and Mineral in the morning? Will I able to take anymore capsules during the course, or end of the day?

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    Yes, you will! Be sure to space taking formulas, by one hour.

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    Q: I'm interested in the Multi-Vitamin formula. Can you tell me the actual mineral enzyme content of that product?

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    Dherbs.com does not deal in numbers as we believe they are used to control people. Nature provides no numbers for minerals simply because they can't be isolated. Plants can only be determined to be rich in nutrients and we use certain plants considered complete foods to comprise our minerals and formulas.

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    Q: I came across your website today, and read some of the things about your products. I am curious about trying out some of your herbal products that would benefit me, mentally, physically and spiritually. I have been checking out numerous of different websites reading, and comparing information about what they can offer, or able to help others. Honestly, I don’t know who is telling the truth about their product. Last year, I purchased this Miracle Mineral Solution online that a friend of mine referred me to. He told me that MMS cures over hundreds of different diseases. The product was ineffective, and I didn’t see any results from it. I’m starting to believe that a lot of companies who are promoting this “cure†on the web is a hoax. I want to know how is it possible that FDA allow websites like yours, and others who are promoting “cure†for diseases in the US? I’m sure there is a cure for all diseases. If I decide to buy your product(s) and it doesn’t work, Is it guarantee that I can get a full refund?

    A:

    Skepticism only leads to being more skeptical. Healing too, like religion, requires faith (that one can and will heal). In re my website, I promise no cures as only God and the human body (of the individual) can cure. I can only assist in helping one to heal. Healing is wholistic, and involves the mind-body-spirit and the most important aspect of healing is the mental aspect for all disease begins in the mind just as all healing does.
    The FDA cannot interfere with natural healing as long as individuals do not use misleading terms and phrases, e.g. curing disease, treating disease, diagnosing disease, etc.
    I offer no refunds because of knowing how many people's feeble mind prevents them from healing coupled by them not doing everything that is required to heal and who if they decide to quit won't hesitate asking for a refund and then I end up the loser in the end because of someone with a loser (and quitter) mentality.

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    Q: What Are Some Natural Sweet Treats (Junk Foods) I can Consume? Under free will you can consume what you like, but healthier products are best. You will find plenty of "healthier" snack, treat, and junk foods at good health food stores such as Whole Foods Market, PCC Natural Food Stores, Erewhon, Trader Joes, Natural Grocers, New Frontiers, etc. Just make sure to abstain from salt, sugar, and other harmful chemicals in the products you buy. We list many companies of alternative foods and products (and their website addresses) in our ALTERNATIVE DIET AND LIFESTYLES MANUAL.

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    Recommended: ALTERNATIVE DIET AND LIFESTYLES MANUAL

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    Q: Over the last 2 yrs I've been interested in taking a more holistic approach to my health. I heard a radio ad for the dherbs website in NC where I live. At any rate, after perusing the site, I know there are several products I want to use but I don't want to take a large quantity of supplements at once. I am interested in doing a detox and colon cleanse. I want to improve the health of my eyes. I am very mucus laden and don't want to have an invasive procedure done that ENT/Sinus doctors are suggesting so I would like to do something more natural to clear that head congestion. I also have oily skin and have struggled with acne most of my life and my hair is not manageable so I would like to do something about skin/hair. With the multiple areas that I'm trying to improve, what's the best regime for me without having to take a lot of products together at once?

    A:

    Start your healing journey by: 1. Change your diet (Go raw foods/vegan: no meats, no dairy products, etc.) 2. Perform the FULL BODY DETOX 3. After the FBD, take daily EYES FORMULA, MUCUS BUSTER FORMULA and ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD.

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    Q: My Dad is 90 and in a nursing home. He has been diagnosed with Papilloma in his mouth. He cannot wear his dentures and these wort like things are growing in his mouth. At this time it has not been cancerous. I believe a good cleansing would help him, but what can I get for them to give him there. I would have to get the Dr. there to allow the nurses to administer it to him. Also, I?ve you heard of the detoxification that is done by a foot cleansing, which is done by putting the feet in water with an electrical strip which has a mineral in the water that after about thirty minutes cleanses the body. I have had the experience and it is unbelievable what is removed from the body. My son, has liver was completely cleansed by this in three weeks. Do you think this might help Dad. I have been thinking about buying one of these machines and taking it there and trying it. If you have heard of this, can you recommend any one that is better than another. Also, any recommendations for herbs, etc. Thank you for any help you have for Dad. (He also has diabetes)

    A:

    Dad needs a serious cleansing! Especially his colon of which the mouth is connected as a part of the alimentary canal. If he has trouble swallowing capsules, our liquid Full Body Cleanse would be ideal for him (in addition to some of our new great teas).

    The foot detox works wonders. This is a powerful way to detox the body.

     

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    Q: I would like to know if what I'm doing is okay. This is way before we found dherbs site and the products on the internet. We read on the internet that drinking a teaspoon of natural black sea salt or any sea salt in 32oz warm water every morning is good for bowel movement. We have been doing it for awhile now. Is it too much to take it with your products? I lost some weight after my FULL BODY DETOX but not too much on my stomach. What do you recommend l should use to get rid of the tummy area? I bought FIBROID BUSTER TEA I am I drinking it because l feel there is Fibroids down there. Should l also continue taking my BUNNY RABBIT formula with Fibroid tea? In my last email l mentioned my husband had mild stroke. Now he's having spasms all over his body especially when he's sleeping at night. Why is he having it and what else can he use for that? We are using all these wonderful products on the inside and still have un-even skin. Is it okay to use AMBI products for more youthful skin then detox every four months? If not, when are we going to see your skin products on the market?

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    We don't recommend the drinking of sea salt. For tummy reduction: exercise (perform abs, sit ups) and take BOWEL MOVER and WEIGHT RELEASE FORMULA. You can take your herbs and tea together. No big deal! Spasms? Clearly the â€HEALING CRISIS†(read the article by this same title). The skin will improve in time. Don't focus on it!

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    Q: I think this way is easier and faster to have your response. I currently have many skin problems. I first started having body rash and eczema around my lips. When the skin gets dry, it hurts, and I've been trying to moisturize the skin with using all natural Burt's Bees andor Hugo natural lotion, cream or oil. I tried sea salt soak and been taking Sen-Fen, Blood formula, Immune support, Anti-Viral, but it's not working and the symptoms haven't gotten better at all. My entire body is really itchy from rash, so I haven't been able to sleep well for the past 2-3 weeks. If you have any suggestions for life style, special drinks and foods or products I can use, please let me know asap.

    A:

    Greetings! You skin problems are explained in the article "SKIN DISORDER = BLOOD DISORDER" which I suggest you read. (visit articles section). When there's no physical healing, check the mind. Check out the NEW MENTAL SCIENCE MANUAL and there is a chapter in there on using the mind to heal. Basically you are focusing too much on the problem and not the solution which is optimal health and well-being. You are telling yourself how you don't want these problems and by saying this subconsciously, you are keeping the problems. Have your permanently switched or changed your diet? If not, what are you waiting for? Your blood is begging to be purified. Herbs alone won't get the job done. Let go of worrying about the problem. Focus on enjoying life, getting back in balance and you will begin to heal!

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    Q: Thanks for the great web site! MY question is what's the best way to get sodium. I thought un-refined sea salt was the best, but the salt article says "eat this salt only if you must." The great thing about pure sea salt is that it all or almost all the minerals the body needs! So what's the best way to get all the mineral and to stay in balance? Also is there a way to get Epsom salt that is sodium sulfate not magnesium sulfate? Is it a good idea to bath in the "good" Epsom salt.

    A:

    You're welcome, Beloved!

    The best way to get sodium is via vegetables (i.e. celery).

    Sea salt is great source of sodium, but its a secondary source as it has to be processed from ocean water. Absent the process, it would not be available.

    But it does provide minute amounts of trace elements.

    In re Epsom salt, I haven't been able to find the sodium one.

    I stopped using Epsom salt many years ago.

    You could bath in the good Epsom salt, but sea salt is far better and more natural.

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    Q: I've adopted many of the suggestions that you offer through your extremely informative articles, Sir, especially those regarding the consumption of meat and the key role that minerals play with respect to amino acids. I was wondering about your thoughts on the the "miracle mineral" chlorine dioxide ion?

    A:

    If the product is derived from plants it's good. This is the key! If a thing is plant-derived, it is okay to consume. Chlorine Dioxide is not one of the 102 minerals. Man made this so beware!

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    Q: I have an 8 month old baby that has severe a topic dermatitis as well as food allergies, and other allergies. He is currently on different skin creams and allergy medicine. I would like to know if any of your products could be helpful for him?

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    Yes, have him perform the Children's Cleanse. You can drop the extracts into his milk.

    Also, apply our Oz-Oil to his skin every day throughout the day.

    In addition, the child's diet needs to change. Consider a vegan (vegetarian) diet that is full of fresh fruits and vegetables to give your child the nutrients he needs for his body to function optimally.

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    Q: I'm interested in buying your products but I'm not sure which will be the appropriate one for me. I have a skin condition, which has gotten worse over the years; I have small pimples with white dots all over my arms, elbows, and now it has spread to my stomach, thighs, and buttocks. I suffer from constant constipation and I had a toxic mega colon and my appendix was removed as well. I think the reason why I am having so many problems with my skin is due to the chronic constipation I have had since I was very little. Please let me know which products I should use.

    A:

    I RECOMMEND THE FULL BODY DETOX FOLLOWED BY THE DHERBS 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE.

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    Q: Melelacula is all tea tree oil based. How does this compare to your products? Will I have an adverse reaction to all these natural ingredients? I am interested in your skin oil product.

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    Our products are mostly herbal whereas tea tree is an oil, but they are 100% COMPATIBLE! Nothing to worry about! Adverse reaction? Truly, how would I or anybody else know? It's your body, Beloved! I say give things a try and get firsthand knowledge. I can't see anything adverse happening. Move forward, Beloved! Think positive too! See your results! See what you desire to see (products working in harmony).

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    Q: I am taking Electric Green Cell Food Formula, Iodine, Vitamin C Formula, and Vitamin E. Does taking the first three give me all the vitamins, mineral, and protein I need on a daily basis?

    A:

    You are taking all that you need, and getting 100% nutrition!

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    Q: Forgive me if I've overlooked this subject on your site but I was just wondering your thoughts on Sparkling Mineral Water. Is it good or bad for you? Is it better than regular water?

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    The mineral water is okay if the water is naturally sparking and does not contain carbonated water.

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    Q: Can you tell me when to take the female package herbs - as to all 4 together or broken down to each 1 at a time and do you also take vitamin and mineral when taking female package? thanks.

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    I suggest the TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE; and NO! Don't take vitamins and minerals while taking major kits and regimens.

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    Q: I read your article on Dangerous Dairy, and I cannot find on the internet any back up on what is discussed about dairy. Example, fecal matter (like milk), if this is not real fecal matter. What are you talking about? It is also stated that no other animals will drink other animals milk. This is not so, there are reports of baby animals, that lose their mothers and another species steps in to save the baby animals life. A dog saving a baby tigers life. A squirrel saving a pigs life, etc. It is a known fact that we have been eating dairy products for over 8,0000 years. I know that times have changed, but where are your facts were are you getting these facts to report such cause and effect? I would like to see this facts or websites. Thank you.

    A:

    Your problem may be the Inter-net. You can't be an exclusive Inter-net armchair researcher and expect to find everything, such as the information in my article. We can't give up on BOOKS for a computer screen!

    Everything I cover in my article can be scientifically backed up.

    RECOMMENDED:
    BOOK: Don't Drink Your Milk by Frank A. Oski, M.D.
    BOOK: Milk: The Deadly Poison, by Robert Cohen
    VIDEO: Let's Eat To Live - Vol. 8 "Milk" (shows filter screen with cow feces on it)
    Like the Bible says: ask and it shall be given.

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    Q: I see a lot of products that I want. I wanted to know can you use these together or do you have to use these one after another or how and what is the recommended use? I am interested in: *colon cleanse *full body cleanse *eye kit *facial skin kit *blood cleanse *weight release cleanser regimen Please tell me how would I do these and what and how show I take these or does the full body cleanse cover all of these products? Or do I need to do them one after another? Please let me know what is recommended please! Thanks in advance.

    A: The best thing to start off with is the Full Body Cleanse. When you eliminate waste and toxins from your system in addition to detoxing all of your major organs, your body starts to function properly. You can also better assess what your body needs after your overall health is in a better place. You can only do one regimen at a time. The only one that you can do in addition to the others is the Facial Skin Kit.