There is probably no room in the house where we do not rely on petrochemicals for our health, well-being and to keep the place clean. Petrochemical-based household products are everywhere.
Several petrochemicals are key elements to safe and efficient manufacturing of pharmaceuticals from aspirin, antibiotics, blood thinners and painkillers to the most advanced pharmaceuticals products. They are essential in a wide range of personal care products and in almost all types of cleaning products. Bath and shower gels, face cleansers, shampoos etc. all require petroleum-based chemicals to preserve the homogeneous constituency of body lotions containing both oil and water and maintain the long-term fragrance of perfumes. Cleaning products such as dish washing detergents, industrial soaps or cleaning fluids all need to be homogeneous and to dissolve dirt. Petrochemicals are the essential elements that make grease disappear, clean glass and help disinfect your bathroom and kitchen.