There are many applications where activated clays are utilised to refine oils, fats and waxes for non-edible purposes. Among them are the utilization of highly refined linseed and soyabean oils in the formulation of high-quality surface coatings.
Refined waxes such as beeswax and carnuba are ingredients in some of the best-known and durable car polishes. Refined white petroleum jelly (Vaseline) and white oil (liquid paraffin) are used in the manufacture of cosmetics, personal care products and pharmaceuticals. activated clays are also utilised in the refining of castor oil.