I know what you’re thinking… Ointment. Really? This isn’t a pharmacy, is it? Let me explain.
I discovered this ointment from my cousin, Christine, who gave me a few grams to cure a wound on my nasal septum.
The what now? Haha, ok, see I caught this terrible cold while traveling to Sydney. During the trip and when I got there, I kept blowing my nose that eventually the insides of one of my nostrils got irritated, it had lesions and had started bleeding. Septum, in anatomy, is a wall, dividing a cavity or structure into smaller ones. So nasal septum means my nostril, and by wound, I don’t mean a piercing. The wound was opposite of an accessory, IT. WAS. A. DISASTER.
The lesions were painful. The whole wounded, irritated area was quite visible, and it was ugly. I knew if I didn’t tend to it, even if I just leave it alone, it will get worse. Especially with the rhinopharyngitis, the wound could easily get infected. That’s when Lucas’ Papaw ointment came into the picture.
I didn’t bring any ointment or anti-bacterial cream with me, Ate Chris suggested I used this. The texture is thick, it looks yellow from the pot, but when spread, it’s actually transparent.
Just after a few hours from initial application, the wound looked better, it looked cleaner. After continuous use, the wound didn’t close up entirely yet because the abrasion gets opened whenever I blow my nose. But I believed that as soon as the sniffles disappeared, so would the wound. And it did! It did! It did! <3
Thankfully, my vacation photos need not be ruined! I also don’t have to worry too much about my face blemishes because I also used this ointment as leave-on facial cream before I went to bed or at any time that I am not wearing make-up. And most of the dark spots on my face (if you’ve seen me in person before November, you’d know) has lightened up quite nicely.
In this photo, it was just a couple of days after the wound closed, look no blackened scars! I only had Papaw on my whole face that’s why I’m all shiny. I was not wearing any make-up aside from the combination of Papaw ointment and cherry Chapstick on my lips to add a bit more red & pink to my colorless face.
Lucas’ Papaw Ointment is versatile. This balm can exfoliate, cleanse, and heal. It can treat boils, burns, chaffing, cuts, cracked skin, gravel rash, splinters, open wounds, insect bites and nappy rash.
It’s made from Carica Papaya 39mg/g of fresh fermented fruit (and only 0.1 mg/g of Potassium Sorbate as preservative) so I’m not scared to use it often. My cousin use it as lip balm regularly and I tend to use it as an overnight face cream. Texture is thick enough that I don’t have to use a lot. I didn’t have to constantly reapply it, and it would be hours before I feel the need to do so.
It’s not widely available. Although it’s good value for money (a 25g tube is under $6 and a 75g pot is under $12), it’s haaaaard to find it outside Australia. There are websites that sell these babies, and I’m sure UK gets imports too. But apart from that, I have no idea where to get them locally.
There are two other brands I’ve found that also use Papaw. One is “Pure” Papaya Ointment, and another would be “Suvana Organic” Paw Paw & Honey Balm. I don’t know how available they are here in Asia though, and I haven’t heard of any replicas here in the Philippines.
I know there are better alternatives to using this as face cream but I’ve seen how good it is to my skin. I’ve received a number of compliments that my skin looks better. And I… I love it! I just love Lucas’ Papaw Ointment!
So as soon as this pot and tube has been drained dry, I’m gonna need to head back to Sydney to stock up or get someone to send/bring them to Manila for me!
Have I convinced you that this is no ordinary ointment?
Joiz is a single mom, photographer and blogger with work experience in IT business analysis, SEO and Web Design & Development. She is the girl behind joiz.org, a visual art enthusiast, and a lover of sleep. She has an unhealthy addiction to key rings, Legos, miniatures, breakfast food and any cheesy bacon-y things. If you want to connect, you can follow her on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.