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How to Choose the Right Paw Paw Balm

Paw Paw balms and ointments have been very popular as a topical skin application in Australia for many years. They are well known for their skin protection and healing benefits that can help with: 

  • cracked lips
  • dry or cracked hands
  • cracked nipples
  • nappy rash
  • eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis
  • sunburn and minor burns
  • shallow cuts and grazes
  • insect bites

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Not all Paw Paw Balms Are Created Equal

The active ingredient in most commercial paw paw balms is the fruit paw paw or ‘carica papaya’, which is not only a delicious and healthy fruit to eat, containing many important vitamins and minerals, but is great for helping to heal many skin conditions including those listed above. Some creams labelled as paw paw only contain the fragrance and a moisturiser and don’t even have any actual paw paw fruit in them.

Paw paw is blended with a moisturising base to form a balm or ointment to make it easy to apply to the skin. This is where you will find a major difference from product to product, with many brands using a petroleum jelly base that may feel moisturising, but actually clogs the pores and just seals over the skin. 

Consumers are now demanding more than ever that effectiveness goes hand-in-hand with the best natural ingredients. They are turning away from questionable petroleum and mineral oil based products and turning more and more to natural, Australian Certified Organic skincare products that are known to be safe for all of the family, including your baby.

The Little Innoscents Paw Paw Balm is filled with nourishing beeswax, shea butter and calendula and most importantly Australian organic paw paw to heal and hydrate the skin.  It is also enriched with soothing Vitamin E. Our Australian made multipurpose ointment is completely free of petrochemicals, parabens, artificial colours and fragrances and not tested on animals, so you can be assured you are using the best possible solution for your precious skin.




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