As a busy mom, I often just need one really great product that can do it all, and Paw Paw Ointment is definitely one of those multitasking wonders that can be used more than just a lip balm.
By Irene Falcone
A good multitasking product is something you can never live without, and paw paw (also known as papaya) ointment is definitely one of my personal necessities. I have a tube of PURE Papaya Skin Food in my handbag and in my car. I also have a large tub of the PURE Papaya Care Ointment with Calendula at home! While we all know what an amazing lip balm and lipstick primer this is, it’s so much more than that. Here are 10 of my favorite alternative ways to use Paw Paw.
1. Hand, nail and cuticle cream
Paw Paw Ointment makes a beautifully rich hand cream that soothes overworked hands and dry, flaky skin. It’s also amazing for keeping nails and cuticles soft and strong, and treating cracks and tears. Because it’s so rich, I prefer to use it overnight as a restorative treatment so that I lather it over my hands just before bed. For daytime use, I will often apply it to my nails and cuticles as a moisturizing and strengthening treatment, or when my hands feel a little dry in cold weather.
2. Eyebrow gel
It might not be one of the more obvious uses, but Paw Paw is great for keeping eyebrows in place! If you run out of brow gel or are no longer with you on the go, Paw Paw is a great alternative as it holds the strands in place while nourishing the hair – the moisturizing ingredients in PURE papaya ointments such as shea butter, macadamia oil and vitamin E can actually help stimulate healthy hair growth for fuller brows. It also makes a gorgeous wet highlighter – just dab on the cheekbones and forehead bones for a healthy glow.
3. Overnight face mask
The consistency of this ointment is really suitable for a facial treatment thanks to the skin-filling properties of shea butter, jojoba oil and vitamin E. That’s why I like to shovel something straight out of the tub, wear it as a mask and then let it work its magic overnight! Paw Paw is also a great natural way to lighten skin.
4. Sports cream
This ointment is perfect for avid surfers and runners and can be used as a protective cream to prevent chafing under the wetsuit or to relieve chafing between the thighs after training. Skin care that is indispensable for athletes and aspiring athletes of all kinds. Keep a tube at the gym or in your gym bag to treat chafing, irritation, and itching for soothing relief.
5. Hair treatment
As a toxin-free alternative to traditional hair masks, you can use PURE Papaya Ointment in two different ways to reap the benefits of hair care. On damp, freshly washed hair, apply a pea-sized amount of papaya ointment down the length to nourish split ends, or work through dry hair and let the frizz smooth out. You can even use it overnight and wash it off the morning.
6. After applying or removing the tattoo
When you’ve got a tattoo applied or removed, you’ve been given some pretty strict instructions on what to and can’t apply to your skin in the following days. Papaya ointment is great for broken and chapped skin that needs some intense moisture, and it doesn’t contain any of the nasty ingredients that can irritate delicate, delicate skin after intense laser treatments.
7. Diaper rash
Papaya ointment acts as a gentle yet highly effective protective cream to protect the sensitive skin of the little ones from diaper rash, dryness and irritation. This nourishing and soothing, nourishing ointment protects the skin from prolonged periods of moisture in order to avoid diaper rash and to soothe and restore already affected areas. It’s also mild enough to handle the cradle cap – massage a small amount into the baby’s scalp, leave on overnight, and gently wash off with a soft brush the next day to remove any buildup.
8. Eye cream
The eye area is the most sensitive area on our face, so it must be treated with special care. I love using Paw Paw Ointment as an eye cream because it feels so calming, gentle and cool under the eyes and its moisturizing properties really nourish, tighten and plump the fine skin that can be so prone to dehydration and tension.
9. After shaving balm
Paw Paw is ideal as a moisturizer for sensitive skin after shaving because of its deeply soothing and restful properties. Moisturizing and soothing, it can be applied to legs or forearms after shaving to minimize irritation and itching, soothe inflamed skin, and prevent razor burn. It’s also great as a men’s after-shave balm to keep the cheeks and chin soft, supple, and hydrated after shaving.
10. Essential oil base
Essential oils are highly concentrated and usually need to be diluted in a carrier oil before they can be applied directly to the skin. One of my all-time favorite uses for Paw Paw Ointment is the base for applying essential oils to the skin as it moisturizes and protects the skin at the same time! Just mix a few drops of your favorite oils with a pinch of Paw Paw to create your own fragrant moisturizer or perfume. Apply the mixture to your pulse points for extra fragrance power.
For more information on the benefits and many uses of Paw Paw Ointment, please visit here.
Brand: P’URE Papayacare