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Surprising products containing petroleum

Nothing is certain but death and taxes. And oil.

We are surrounded by oil. It’s contained in one form or another in seemingly every product around us. While it’s unlikely, or even necessary, to completely eradicate our appetite for oil, it’s important to be aware of its prolific use in our every day lives and look for ways to cut our consumption.

Twenty (possibly) surprising products containing petroleum:

  1. Disposable diapers
  2. Make up (lipstick, mascara, foundation, concealer, eyeshadow and liners, and so on and so on)
  3. Make up remover
  4. Perfumes
  5. Lotions
  6. Synthetic fabrics
  7. Paint
  8. Tampons and feminine napkins
  9. Shampoos and conditioners
  10. Dishwashing soap
  11. Laundry detergent and dryer sheets
  12. Ibuprofen
  13. Sunscreen
  14. Toothpaste
  15. Chewing gum
  16. Anything and everything plastic
  17. Pillows
  18. Crayons
  19. Deodorant
  20. Food additives

One not so surprising place you find oil:

1. All over the Gulf


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