Mineral oil and petroleum based products act as a barrier to the skin where it is unable to breathe. This prevents the removal of toxins. With skin being the largest organ in the body, it is vitally important to keep it healthy. Some healthier/safer options are: raw shea butter, virgin coconut oil, or almond oil. With these alternatives, the skin is not only moisturized but it is able to breathe, allowing the elimination of toxins from the body.