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
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
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.
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.

My video blog about Pure Nutraceuticals Paw Paw Ointment

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