The Natural Paw Paw Balm

It seemed like, for a while there, Lucas Papaw Ointment was on everyone's lust list and people couldn't get enough.  I read about it on Into The Gloss and bloggers united on how Lucas Papaw was a "must have" product.  I mean even Net-A-Porter sells this stuff.  As a beauty blogger (and a human) I'm (admittedly) easily influenced by media and what other chicks say...especially chicks I dig.  So, when all the cool girls were raving about Lucas, I was battling whether or not to cave and just buy it...it contained Petrolatum- gross. 

But, the idea of putting Petrolatum (crude oil) anywhere near my mouth gave me the heebie-jeebies, so I finally decided against it.  

And it's a good thing...

I discovered this natural alternative at Shen Beauty a few days ago!  Suvana Certified Organic Paw Paw & Honey Balm is amazing.  Check out the ingredients: castor seed oil, beeswax, coconut oil, cocoa butter, papaya extract, honey, jojoba oil, vanilla bean oil, candelilla wax, carrot oil, stevia extract, vitamin E.

The texture is almost exactly the same and though I don't know how effective the Lucas version is, I can tell you that the Suvana one is deliciously healing and soothing, without the junk. 

If you're in Brooklyn, head over to Shen Beauty...if you aren't, pick it up here:

castor seed oil*,
beeswax*,
coconut oil*,
cocoa butter*,
papaya extract,
honey*,
jojoba oil*,
vanilla bean oil*,
candilia wax,
carrot seed oil,
stevia extract,
vitamin e. - See more at: http://www.spiritbeautylounge.com/suvana-paw-paw-honey-organic-lip-balm.html#sthash.OAHz0QGe.dpuf
castor seed oil*,
beeswax*,
coconut oil*,
cocoa butter*,
papaya extract,
honey*,
jojoba oil*,
vanilla bean oil*,
candilia wax,
carrot seed oil,
stevia extract,
vitamin e.
- See more at: http://www.spiritbeautylounge.com/suvana-paw-paw-honey-organic-lip-balm.html#sthash.mp9fG98M.dpuf

You can get it here