You’d be hard pressed to find an Aussie bathroom cabinet without a tube of paw paw ointment. Made with fermented tropical fruit, it’s a potent cocktail of soothing and healing powers. And here at bellabox, it’s safe to say we’re addicted!
And thanks to our pals at Pure Paw Paw, all our bellas will be receiving a full-sized tube of their ointment in assorted fruity flavours for December. All delicious, 100% Aussie owned, made and free from animal testing.
So, while you’re probably all over this cult beauty buy as a lip salve, we feel it’s our beauty duty to clue you in to some of its other handy uses. Because when it comes to paw paw ointment, it really is a case of open slather. Enjoy!
1.To Soothe & Protect Lips (Well, Duh)
This is the most well-known use for everyone’s favourite fruit-based prod. Paw paw ointment is not a moisturiser per se, but it does an ace job of locking in moisture, healing chapped skin and cracks and creating a protective barrier against the elements.
2. As A Lip Gloss OR Primer
A little on the lips – solo or over a lip stain – makes them soft and downright kissable. Or use your paw paw prod as a pre-lippie primer for a silky smooth application. It’ll also prevent your lipstick bleeding or settling into fine lines. Not that you have any, of course.
3. To Take the Itch Out of Mossie Bites
Sounds weird, but it works! Keep a tube of paw paw ointment in your bag in case of a mossie attack. The wonder goop takes the itch and sting from insect bites in no time at all.
4. To Help Heal Cuts & Grazes
Apply super soothing paw paw ointment to cuts, scratches, grazes, wind burn and angry red skin for instant relief. And to get the healing process well and truly under way.
5. To Wrangle Your Brows
Brush those disobedient brows into place with a touch of paw paw ointment on a spoolie. Those bad boys will stay in place all day (and night) long.
6. On Your Bub’s Behind
Keep another one in your nappy bag to soothe irritated little bottoms.
7. To Treat Dodgy Cuticles
To nourish and soften dry, jagged cuticles, massage in some paw paw ointment before bed.
8. To Tame Fly-Aways
It may be a little tacky, but paw paw ointment can and should be used on your locks. Truly! Just go very easy and pop a smidge on your palms. Rub hands together then smooth over your lengths. It’s bye-bye fly-aways, hello smooth, shiny locks.