3Lucas' Papaw Ointment

Lucas' Papaw Ointment

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3Lucas' Papaw Ointment

469 reviews

87% · 40835 · 7%

Skin Type
  • Dry Skin
  • Normal Skin
  • Oily Skin
  • Sensitive Skin
  • Combination Skin
Causes Irritation Yes · No
Value for Money
Ease of Application
Provides soothing relief for most
Multi-purpose healing benefits
Good value for money
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469 reviews
Shirley1111Sydney, NSW30 posts

Ointment That Works

Terrific ointment. It has many uses (scalds, sunburn, nappy rash, insect bites, lip cream etc ...), but cold sores wasn't listed but I decided to give it a go anyway. It works!! All natural ingredients without the hefty price for 2g that other cold sore creams are.

You only need a little bit, I used it morning and night and the cold sore was soon gone. 75g tube cost $7 at Woolworths.

Peter P.
Peter P.16 posts
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EmmaGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC7 posts

my handbags best friend

always have it on me handy - so good for dry lips but not cheap! Show details
positivespirit1South East Queensland, QLD170 posts


I used this product on my face and it was red and sore next day. Main ingredient is petroleum jelly so avoided it as this is not a natural product. Petroleum based product which should not be absorbed on skin. Show details
Cool B.
Cool B.7 posts

Great product handy to carry everywhere

Great for that soothing itch or scar that needs to heal. Handy to carry around and use when needed. Show details

Irritate my baby’s face

Used on my 4 month old baby’s dry face overnight and woke up in the morning his face was so red and looks burnt. The area that I applied the ointment was the only red area. Poor bubba! Show details
Alicia4 posts

My holy grail product I can't live without

This product is the only product I will use as lip balm because it's keeps my lips soft and hydrated all day. It is fragrance free and also tasteless. It's thick and does a fantastic job of protecting my lips from cracking. It's non sticky and can also be used for cuts and grazes so it's not only a lip balm. I also use this on nappy rashes on my toddler and also it's a fantastic heel balm. It's a fantastic hydrator and protector with many uses. Show details
CustomerSydney, NSW34 posts

Petrolatum with pawpaw washing

Marketed as pawpaw ointment but if you check the ingredients that is minimal. It is almost all petrolatum. I avoid petrolatum but many like it.
You can get petrolatum, probably in a less irritating iteration by just buying petrolatum jelly/ Vaseline.
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Meng H
Meng HAU4 posts
LozcozSouth East Queensland, QLD3 posts

Only ointment that we have found that doesn’t sting

Faster healing and nice relief on cuts, burns and scraps. The kids will only allow this on them when hurt as it doesn’t sting haven’t really noticed any scarring difference  Show details
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Ease of Application
Joi B.
Joi B.Mid North Coast, NSW6 posts

Must have product for me

I have been using it for years. A good and inexpensive product. great for burns, rash, small cuts and heal well and fast. I have it handy all the time.  Show details
JemmRenCentral West, NSW9 posts

A True Aussie product

Have been using this wonderful, all Australian product for over 6 years. Thank you !
Originally, it was 2x 200gr weekly but now have graduated to just 2 x 75gr jars. I think every car and fridge should have at least 1 jar on hand.
I have a chronic wound which heals completely from time to time but in the meantime, there are no nasties in LPP that can irritate sensitive skin .  Show details
Darron64Greater Melbourne (Inner), VIC141 posts

Dry and cracked lips

Every hayfever season I get dry cracked lips, especially in the corners of my mouth that become painful. This is the only thing that worked to cure and prevent it. Literally within an hour of putting it on I could feel the lips starting to reduce in the burning sensation. Within a few days I was almost back to normal. Before that I used Nivea and one called Carmex but neither did anything. I don't know how this stuff works but it is amazing. I now bought the large jar which was about $20 something as it is better value. I'm not sure what else I will use it for but am glad I have it handy.  Show details
NatNew South Wales8 posts

Best lip balm

My favourite lip balm, I have been using it for years. I use it daily and think it's great for hydrating lips. Prefer it in the tube rather than the tub. Show details
Cath B
Cath BSydney, NSW5 posts

My Winter Staple

I have used other Papaw ointments before but have recently had extremely dry and cracked lips. I decided to purchase this product to try and see if would be better than the other branded versions of papaw ointments. This product has helped to heal my lips and prevent my lips from cracking and chapping. I have since repurchased this product to keep at home and in different bags. Only con is when I have coated my lips that sometimes it can leave and spread a little greasy/oily residue further down on my chin and upper lip but a quick swipe of a tissue will clear this. Show details
Value for Money
Ease of Application

Questions & Answers


Is this the same Papaw Ointment recalled by the TGA over microbial contamination?

Kirsten P.
Kirsten P.

Can I use Lucas paw paw on my cat ? She has been wearing a soft cone for months now after she had a large cut on her back and was in the vet for nearly a month. She came home with just a tiny cut left and every time it scabs over she can just get her foot under the cone far enough to itch and rip off the scab. It’s not infected. I just thought maybe the paw paw would take the some of the itch away but not sure if safe to use on my cat.. and she can finally fully heal !

Kirsten P.
Kirsten P.  

I just found my answer on justanswer.cat website and the answer from a qualified vet was that yes paw paw is fine to use on cats as is non toxic and can help a bit! So thought I’d answer my own question incase this helps anyone else in the future !

Simone C
Simone C  

Thank you!! So helpful!


Can the ointment ube used for inner thiggs rash?

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  • Lucas’ Papaw Ointment has a number of different uses. For many people, it’s used to soothe chapped and dry lips. However, it has other benefits for the skin, including soothing inflamed skin, cuts and minor open wounds, or skin affected by thorns, splinters, minor burns and scalds or gravel rash.
  • This ointment can also be used to treat nappy rash, help heal chafing and grazing caused by sports injuries, and provide relief from mosquito bites.
  • Apart from papaw, the ingredients of Lucas’ Papaw Ointment also contain 0.1mg/g of potassium sorbate as a preservative, as well as gum balsam peru as a perfume.
  • This multi-purpose ointment is available in 3 tube sizes; 15g, 25g or 75g; or in a 200g tub.

Points of praise

  • Reviewers mainly hailed Lucas' Papaw Ointment as a reliable product to soothe dry, cracked skin when nothing else did the job. This was particularly appreciated during the winter months. Several reviewers even bought multiple tubs or tubes to keep them in different rooms in the house, or in their car.
  • This ointment helped with healing minor cuts and burns, which provided much-needed relief for reviewers.
  • Many reviewers had sensitive skin, and reported that this naturally-based product didn’t irritate their skin or make them uncomfortable.
  • Lucas' Papaw Ointment is believed to be good value for money; especially the larger $20 tub.

Points to consider

  • While the majority of reviewers loved Lucas’ Pawpaw Ointment, there were some who couldn’t understand the praise. Some people found the formula too sticky or greasy, with not enough pawpaw in it. Others found that it simply didn’t work, or left lips feeling chapped. A small number of reviewers experienced allergic reactions.
CategorySkin Irritation Care Products and Lip Care Products
Personal PreferencesCruelty Free, Sulphate Free and Vegan Friendly
Awards 2023 and 2024
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  • GTIN14: 09316199000020

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