According to the Healthy Post, Lucas Paw Paw ointment can be used to treat almost any physical ailment including: cuts, bruises, boils, dry skin, gravel or heat rash, insect stings, pimples, splinters, nappy rash and carbuncles.
So statistically, Paw Paw ointment is up there with Panadol and a stiff drink for the most useful daily life-improving staples. Not just for ladies, paw Paw is one of the only health and beauty products that soundly ticks the gender neutral square (you’re in the clear boys).
The potion is made with a pharmaceutical grade petroleum jelly (think Vaseline) and fermented Australian Carica Papaya and with just a touch of Gum Balsam Peru. With a recipe that has remained unchanged for over 100 years, we’ve learnt to love Lucas Paw Paw ointment.
See our top five favourite uses for the magic goop:
1. Use Paw Paw to get you out of any hairy situation. Battling with a fly away do or out of control brows? Use a small amount on the palm of your hand to tame fly aways. For your eyebrows, use a smidge on your finger tips to get those unruly brows to go with the flow.
2. In the pink? Lucas Paw Paw ointment is a fantastic way to treat sun scorched skin to prevent peel. Just smooth it on before bed and let the magic happen.
3. Looking to turn back the clock? For fine lines, particularly round the eyes, Paw Paw makes a fabulous anti-wrinkle eye cream. Same applies, smooth it on before bed and wake up looking flawless.
4. Looking to channel this seasons dewy beauty trends? Use a little Paw Paw ointment to your cheeks, lips and eye lids for a natural sheen. Glowing? You can thank us later.
5. Take a leaf out of Nicole Ritchie’s book and use Lucas Paw Paw ointment as your ultimate travel companion. Using a q tip, popping a smidgen of the magic potion up your sniffer can help ward away any bugs floating round the aircraft. Way to save your holiday! (However: ingest at your own risk, Nic Ritch is no certified health professional).