Brutal and Sad Facts About Whaling That More People Should Know About

There Was A Market For Whale-Based Cosmetics

19. There Was A Market For Whale-Based Cosmetics

Cosmetic soap may not have been a part of this category but now, since times have changed, one can find blubber-based soaps in niche markets. The reason being that blubber sucks up and stores toxins for the whale and using it to make products can be unsafe.

Other than that, whale oil including spermaceti was used to manufacture lipsticks, creams, eyeshadows, and foundations. The fat acted as a skin-conditioning agent and emollient for consumers.

Ambergris is famous for its use in perfumes but it was also used in the productions of these cosmetics to provide a scented range for the same.

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