What is Mineral Oil? (with pictures) wisegeek
Feb 17, 2019·Mineral oil is a clear, colorless, odorless, petroleum derivative. It's chemically similar to petroleum jelly and is produced in heavy and light grades, or viscosities. There are three further classifications paraffinic, aromatic, and naphthenic based on what type of alkanes the oil is made from, and they have slightly different chemical makeups and properties.