Parenol, B.P.C. Parenol.
|Soft Paraffin, white or yellow||65.00|||||13 ounces|
|Wool Fat||15.00|||||3 ounces|
|Distilled Water, warm||to 100.00|||||to 20 ounces|
Melt the soft paraffin and wool fat, pour the mixture into a warm mortar, and add gradually the distilled water.
Parenol is a stable emulsion of soft paraffin, which is absorbed readily by the skin, and causes no irritation. It does not become rancid on keeping, and forms a useful vehicle for the application of various medicaments, for which rapid absorption is desired, Parenol can be made to take up more than its own weight of water, and mixes readily with all fats.