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How can I "water down" petroleum jelly?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    baby oil. never ever water. basically anything with oil in it. baby oil smells nice.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I'd probably start with a vegetable cooking oil (but olive oil will have an odor you may not like --not that petroleum jelly is wonderfully fragrant by itself!).

    Other oily substances that would act as thinners might be:

    mineral oil (the laxative type is thicker than regular mineral oil and "baby oil" btw)

    glycerin

    artists' oil paints?

    If you used a thin solvent like turpentine, etc., though, you probably wouldn't want to use the resulting petroleum jelly on your skin if that's how you wanted to use it.

    HTH,

    Diane B.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It's an oil-based product. Oil and water don't mix.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    oil(petroleum) and water do not mix Einstein

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  • 1 decade ago

    Not with water. It's an oil-based substance.

    Try a little mineral oil, that might work.

    Or heating it a little so it melts.

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  • 1 decade ago

    obviously, not water or anything water based. if anything will work without just making a mess, it would be mineral oil. good luck

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Take a small amount and add oil to it, stir to consistency wanted.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    mix in olive oil, extra virgin

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  • 1 decade ago

    Hmmm..... Add water.

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