I love paw paw ointment but haven’t used it for years. The brand I used to use I found out contained petrochemicals as a base so I stopped using it all together. Recently however a couple of natural brands have popped up and I have been trialling them to see how they compare to the original. Of those natural brands I have done a comparison below and interestingly while I love the Pure Nutraceuticals product which we stock, the Suvana Paw Paw Ointment is really good too. For this reason, you will see it in-store soon! (Ed note: I is now in-store and on-line)

Brand Natural/Organic Ingredients Product Experience/Rating Price
Lucas Paw Paw Ointment High concetration of paw paw ointment. A TGA listed product which means the base ingredients aren’t listed on the label Contains natural paw paw extract in a petroleum jelly base (a petrochemical)
  • The original product, which is great to use but I don’t like the petrochemical base.
  • 3 stars for high paw paw concentration but loses out because of the base ingredients
$5.95
Pure Nutraceuticals Paw Paw Ointment Natural with food grade preservative. Contains calendula which is healing and nourishing to the skin. Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Beeswax, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Paw Paw Ferment, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Coconut Flavour, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Benzyl Alcohol
  • Great taste & feel.
  • Contains coconut flavour, which is too strong for many.
  • 4 stars – coconut flavour & preservative stop it from being 5 stars
$6.95
Suvana Paw Paw Ointment Natural with some organic ingredients Castor seed oil*, beeswax*, coconut oil*, cocoa butter*, papaya extract, honey*, jojoba oil*, vanilla bean oil*, candilia wax, carrot seed oil, stevia extract, vitamin e. * organic ingredients
  • No added flavour.
  • Tastes like honey. Lovely to use.
  • 4.5 stars. Higher price brings down from 5.
$8.95
Simmons Paw Paw Salve Natural. Made with 51mg/gram of fresh paw paw. More papaw per volume than other leading brands. Fermented fresh paw paw fruit, Rhus succedanea wax, glycerine, canola oil, hydrogenated castor oil, beeswax, corn starch.
  • Tastes bitter so not pleasant to use.
  • 3.5 stars. Ingredients good but tastes awful.
$5.95

My video blog about Pure Nutraceuticals Paw Paw Ointment

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