Mineral oil, is that turps?
No, not sure of the name in Australia. This is the Wiki definition
"A mineral oil
is any of various colorless, odorless, light mixtures of alkanes
in the C15 to C40 range from a non-vegetable (mineral) source, particularly a distillate of petroleum
The name mineral oil
by itself is imprecise, having been used to label many specific oils over the past few centuries. Other names, similarly imprecise, include white oil, liquid paraffin
, and liquid petroleum
. Baby oil refers to a perfumed mineral oil."
Clear oil, almost no odour, light weight. Perfume is added then it is sold as Baby Oil in many places.
Mineral oil is one of the finishes used for cutting boards.
You may be thinking about Mineral Spirits, which is solvent. Not the same as turpentine but they are both used as solvents.