A lubricant found in lipstick or hand lotion that causes your skin to become softer is an example of an emollient.
Aloe cream that you put on sunburned skin is an example of an emollient cream.
An approach to resolving conflict intended to create a peace treaty that will end a war between two fighting countries is an example of an emollient approach.
The emollient approach of a diplomatic mediator.
Origin of emollient
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition