With summer comes some of the less enjoyable elements such as accidental sunburn, chapped lips and mozzie bites, so it makes sense to keep a handy tube of Lucas’ Papaw Ointment in your bag. 

Lucas’ Papaw Remedies, Australia’s original papaw ointment brand, has provided skin care relief to Australians for 112 years. The ointment features all-natural, fermented Queensland-grown papaw as the main healing ingredient. 

The ointment is more than just a lip balm, with its ability to soothe and relieve chapped or cracked skin, insect bites, sunburn, burns, chafing, rash, and minor wounds. It contains both antibacterial and antimicrobial properties and is packed with vitamins and minerals derived from the papaw fruit. 

Whether you’re hiking your favourite trail, off to the beach or on a road trip, this ointment is a multi-purpose essential you can’t leave home without!  Here are some handy tips on how to manage insect bites and stings using Lucas’ Papaw Ointment.

Why do insects bite and sting?

When insects bite and sting, they are either defending themselves or need something from us (like blood). Whatever the motivation, it can leave us with a painful, itchy reaction, or a severe allergic reaction. While insects sometimes get a bad rap, there are relatively few that actually pose a serious threat to our health.

What about the itch?

Once the initial pain has started to fade, the itch starts. For many people, this is incredibly frustrating and it is all too easy to get trapped in a cycle of itching and scratching. As soon as you get bitten or stung by a bee, mosquito or any insect for that matter, rub on a good dollop of ointment – it’s an ideal topical application for lasting relief from irritation such as mosquito bites and other non-venomous insect stings and bites. Lucas’ Papaw Ointment soothes and takes the itch and pain of the sting away.

Reduce the itch with Lucas’ Papaw Ointment

Lucas’ Papaw Ointment is made from fermented papaw (Carica Papaya L) which contains an enzyme called papain. The Papain enzyme in papaw breaks down protein toxins (disintegration), which makes it a good emergency home remedy treatment for jellyfish, bee and wasp stings. 

Lucas’ Papaw Ointment is available in four convenient sizes, from the pocket-sized 15g tube with a lip applicator – perfect to throw in your bag, to the 200g tub – ideal for home remedies, all in the iconic red packaging you know and love.

The ointment is available at most pharmacies, chemists, Coles, Woolworths, Big W, Priceline, Target and IGA stores.