Below are the ingredients in Balneol® hygienic cleansing lotion and their functions. This gentle, multi-purpose lotion for vaginal or perianal soothing has been recommended for more than 30 years by doctors, surgeons and nurses!


  • WaterMoisturizer
  • Mineral oilA clear odorless oil that does not spoil. It is a common ingredient in lotions, soaps, and cosmetics.
  • Propylene glycolUsually an odorless, clear oily liquid that absorbs water. It is used as a moisturizer in medicines and cosmetics.
  • glyceryl stearate/ PEG-100 stearateBlend of emulsifiers (enable water and oil to mix) that provides excellent appearance and feel. It also has thickening properties and stabilizes essential oils.
  • PEG-40 stearatePEG (polyethylene glycol) compounds are mixed with fatty acids and fatty alcohols to create agents that help blend cosmetic ingredients.
  • Laureth-4Surfactant (surface active agent) used in cleansers and considered gentle and effective for most skin types.
  • PEG-4 dilauratePEG compound. (See above)
  • Lanolin oilDerived from the sebaceous glands of sheep that closely resembles the oil from human oil glands.
  • Sodium acetateA buffer which maintains a constant pH even when small amounts of acid or base are added.
  • Carbomer-934Used for thickening, suspending, and stabilizing.
  • TriethanolamineUsed in cosmetics as a pH balancer.
  • MethylparabenPreservative used in cosmetics. It is estimated that more than 90% of all cosmetic products contain some form of paraben.
  • Dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinateUsed as an adjuvant, emulsifier, humectant and stabilizer.
  • FragranceImproves product scent.
  • Acetic acidAcid found in vinegar, some fruits, and human sweat. It can be a skin irritant and drying to skin, though it also has disinfecting properties.