Back to Basics Monday – What is in a Barrel of Oil Anyway?

That 6.8 gallons that are used to make “other products” shown in light orange below contributes to more than 6,000 items we use everyday. Some of the items may surprise you, look for non-petroleum based versions of: shampoo, soap, shaving cream, perfume, lipstick, fertilizers, roller skates, and dishes. The easiest way to minimize your use of petroleum in products is to minimize plastics, which are made from oil and to check the ingredients on your personal care products. 



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