Petroleum oil is found in a swag of cosmetics and beauty products because it is cheap. Made from crude oil, I’m not sure who on this earth thought that would be a good thing to rub on our skin, then immediately ready for absorption into our blood. (Someone with dollar signs rolling round in his brain?) The skin is the body’s largest organ and whatever we apply to it is absorbed directly into our blood stream.
When it comes to treating wounds and burns, petroleum oil/ jelly/ ointment doesn’t actually do anything at all to assist in healing the actual skin but rather creates a seal or film over the wound, acting as a barrier. This could be helpful in theory, however this is the perfect environment for bacteria to become trapped in its stickiness, potentially creating further issues. If petroleum products are of no benefit to wounds, are cheap and nasty and may even take your hormones to the dark side, it's time to make a better choice.
Beware, a petroleum base is also found in many papaya products!
I don’t tell you this to frighten you. I want you to be well informed, to make choices that restore health, rather than choices driven by clever Marketing (think what an integral part Johnson & Johnson baby oil played in most of our childhoods!) Because smart choices lead to long term well-being.
Another potential problem...Chemically Extracted Castor Oil
Commerical castor extraction renders approximately 40% of the oil from the castor seed, so most of the time (unless your product is cold pressed/ certified organic), it's chemically extracted. The chemicals used in extraction stay solvent in the oil, which is bad news for avoidance of toxins.
So what's the solution?
We LOVE P'URE Papayacare. Gentle enough for the most sensitive skin and for every member of your family. Fantastic on thin, ageing, and problem skin.
Fantastic for burns, chaffing, itching....all manner of skin irritations.
There are a truck- load of papaya ointments on the market, simply because the properties of papaya are so wonderful. You might be shocked to learn that some of the leading brands contain up to 96% petroleum jelly, the same product we are slathering across our babies' bums, our lips, burns and wounds.
P'URE Papayacare is the ONLY certified natural papaya ointment. While others may say they are natural, they often contain these same toxins like castor oil that whilst for some can be moisturising, don’t have the same healing properties. P'URE Papayacare uses Shea Butter, widely known for its incredible moisturising ability, it’s anti-inflammatory effects, and a beautiful consistency that is second to none.
Even some of the ‘healthiest’ marketed versions of popular body products can be questionable. Sometimes clever branding is used to 'greenwash' a line of cosmetics that are a new formulation of the same old culprits. A lot of those brands are marketed by global corporates with deeeep pockets.
Is there anything left that we can safely enjoy? Well, the truth is, you do need to start to scrutinise all those "trusted" brands! Namely, read the ingredients, and educate yourself, so you can make better choices. What may seem to be very natural ingredients, once highly processed soon become more of an enemy.
We are so confident you'll love it, that...
..if you try P'URE Papayacare and find it doesn't do the job, we'll refund you! Simply post your tube or back to us in a NZ post bag with your details (email us first for our address), and we'll pop a refund the purchase price + postage into your bank account, no questions asked. We are that confident you'll LOVE it!