Petroleum-free multi-purpose paw paw ointments

Since the review on Lucas Papaw Ointment, I’ve gotten slightly paw paw crazy and went in hunt for other petrochemical free paw paw ointments. And I found not one, but three! The Simmons Paw Paw Salve, the Healthy Care Paw Paw Balm and Pure Nutraceuticals Paw Paw Ointment. I use them interchangeably on my lips, cuticles and dry spots and all three have managed to perform effectively. I also found them great for healing minor skin abrasions.

Simmons Paw Paw salve 25g tube S$8.50
This is my favorite of the three because the texture is just right for me. It feels thick and slightly greasy but not sticky and applies well on all areas. Contains no petroleum jelly and has more than five percent of fermented fresh paw paw blended into a base of natural materials of vegetable waxes and oils. This smells a bit like calendula to me but it’s apparently not since calendula is not one of the ingredients. Maybe it’s castor…but it’s a pleasant smell to me. The 25g is the smallest of the three but I like the size because it’s very handy.

Ingredients: fermented pawpaw (carica papaya), water, Rhus Succedanea wax (Japan Wax Tree), glycerine, canola oil, hydrogenated castor oil, beeswax, corn starch.

Healthy Care Paw Paw Balm 30g S$8.50
Although I like the result that this balm yields, but I don’t like the texture because I get more of the oil first whenever I try to dispense the balm. It’s oily but again, doesn’t feel sticky though. I didn’t like the smell initially because it came across slightly “plastic” to me but after a few rounds of using, I think it smells okay now.

Active Ingredients: Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Beeswax, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Jojoba Esters, Silica, Paw Paw Extract (Carica Papaya), Natural Paw Paw Flavour.

Pure Nutraceuticals Paw Paw ointment with Calendula 30g S$9.50
I found this slightly difficult to dispense as it’s really thick. But again, it wasn’t sticky. I couldn’t smell much of the calendula but instead, the smell of coconut was very strong. I’ve been applying this to my dry, cracked heels and I found it effective in keeping the area soft and smooth.

Active Ingredients: Fresh fermented paw paw – 48mg/gm, Calendula officinalis flower extract – 5%. The base of the ointment is a mix of of grapeseeed oil, beeswax, castor oil, shea butter fruit, coconut flavour and vitamin E (tocopherol).

Lucas Papaw Ointment 25g $7.50
The Lucas Papaw Ointment was the first product I’ve tried but as mentioned, I didn’t realize that this comes with petroleum jelly until I’ve placed my order. So yes, I’m not so fond of it compared to the other three, which are petroleum-free. Plus, the smell is the worst. Actually, I hardly use it now although I’ll most probably try to finish the tube by applying it on my feet.

What’s the purpose of paw paw ointment?
Paw paw ointments are really for multi-purpose topical application. You can use it for: abscesses and boils, bruises and burns, carbuncles and chafings, cuts and cysts, dry and cracked skin on hands and feet, gravel rash and heat rash, insect stings and mosquito bites, open wounds and pimples, scalds and sunburn, swelling associated with injury, splinters and thorns, tinea and whitlow, nappy rash and cracked nipples, temporary relief of the symptoms of dermatitis and eczema, temporary relief of the discomfort of haemorrhoids by local application. Personally, I like applying the ointment to my elbows, knees, lips, cuticles and heels during bedtime.

Where to get the paw paw ointments in Singapore?
All these paw paw ointments and balms are made in Australia but I purchased them online via a blogshop here.  Delivery was prompt and I had no issues receiving the items in good condition.  Of the three, I’ll be happy to re-purchase the Simmons Paw Paw Salve again.


  1. Kimberly says:

    I’ve been looking for something new to try on my heels and this sounds promising, but do you know if there’s a US distributor?

  2. sesame says:

    Not too sure…you might want to search for it online?

  3. anna says:

    I use Lucas’ Papaw Ointment – it’s really popular here in Australia: almost every girl has it.
    We have it for basically any beauty reason. Plus, it’s pretty cheap: $5 a tube.

  4. chenyze says:

    hmm what effect does it have on pimples? sounds interesting!

  5. sesame says:

    Yeah, I understand it’s very popular.

  6. sesame says:

    I don’t apply on my pimples…the ointments are all very thick!

  7. Lydia says:

    where do you buy the ointments? ?

  8. sesame says:

    Check my last paragraph…there is a link to the online store I bought from. ?

  9. Niobe says:

    Hmm…any idea whether I can use Simmons Paw Paw ointment on my face? I’ve been suffering from sudden dry skin and it started peeling recently. Don’t know what’s going on with my face. Now desperate to find a remedy for it…=((

  10. sesame says:

    It might be too rich for some skin types. Maybe try a spot treatment and see if you have any reaction. Alternatively, try something with shea butter because it has also healing properties.

  11. karen says:

    look interesting.. think i will get it to try… keke

  12. sesame says:

    Not bad…good for healing and it’s cheap!

  13. Agnes says:

    I read online somewhere that these ointments are also helpful with rosacea. Has anyone tried this?
    Agnes last post is: Couperose behandeling met IPL-mijn ervaring

  14. keerti says:

    petroleum product or not Lucas paw paw saved me: some years ago in India I had a spider bite which became infected. The infection was described as a tropical ulcer It was treated with a double dose of antibiotic ,and dressing changed at least once a day. This went on for a couple of weeksand by the time I was returning to Australia it had developed into a hole in my arm. When I got back to Australia I showed it to my doctor who prescribed more antibiotics. As luck would have it On leaving the doctor I ran into a friend who had lived in Shri Lanka where they use paw paw for this kind of wound. I was told to leave it open during the day ,but keep putting the ointment on it, and at night to fill the hole with ointment and put a dressing on it.After the first nights treatment the hole was clean and healthy looking. It healed completely The healing was so dramatic that I have never been without a pot in the 18 years since. With a result like that I don’t really care about the vaseline!

  15. Sesame says:

    Oh these stuff are better than Vaseline for sure cos of the healing properties.

  16. MELISSA STITT says:

    I MELISSA STITT HAVE USE PAW PAW ointment for about 2 month’s on a very bad leg l have had two skin grafes on my left leg also on my foot so l love this it has save me lots of money l youst off send about $2,00 or $500 every month on my leg and if anyone say this it shit it is not it is good stuff.please lady’s or anyone please use it. l hope to hear from u soon done by melissa stitt on the 28th of june215 at 4;05pm.

  17. MELISSA STITT says:

    a chesment.

  18. healthy woman says:

    In those days, we thought pawpaw is only sweet like sugar AMD yellow like fanta; not knowing it’s a great fruit for both health benefits and cosmetic use. papaya is perfect to nourish your skin

  19. Bee says:

    Lucas Papaw is available at this website : Free local postage delivery

  20. Mary Kyne says:

    Is there any of the paw paw products suitable for brown pigment spots on the face?

  21. Mary Kyne says:

    I would like to find out if any of the pawpaw products suitable for removing pigment spots on the face.

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