Bee free, Shea free, Soy free, Palm free.
73% Certified Organic.
Ecocert COSMOS Certified -100% Natural Origin.
Our pineapple balm contains papaya seed oil which has loads of moisturizing essential fatty acids and is great for the skin. Papaya seed oil contains the enzyme papain, which is keen to calm inflammation.
The juicy duo of cold pressed papaya seed oil and natural pineapple flavor makes for a tropical treat!
made with organic, vegan, & raw ingredients.™
So, papain does what?
Papain is often used topically in cosmetics to “break down” old skin cells (protein) which is why your skin can feel so soft after using a product that contains it (it’s also commonly used as a meat tenderizer). Although it’s tough to know where the papain in many cosmetics comes from… it is, if papaya based, most likely the fruit (as opposed to the leaf, root, latex, etc).
But here’s the thing. Paw paw leaf extract, paw paw fruit extract, papaya extract, papain, etc… are water based components and NOT compatible for use in our balms (powders and extracts don’t dissolve in oils). We could put some green papaya enzyme powder in the balms… but it won’t do much for you as it would just be hanging out as an inert element. Tried and tested.
What IS great for skin is papaya (paw paw) seed oil, and this balm contains loads of it!
Carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil*, Euphorbia cerifera cera (candellia) wax, Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil*, Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil*, Theobroma cacao (cacao) seed butter*, Carica papaya (papaya) seed oil, Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*, Olea europaea (olive) fruit oil*, Flavor/Aroma, Tocopherol, Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil
*certified organic ingredient 73% organic 14% wild grown 100% natural
Hurraw Balm is certified organic by the Montana Department of Agriculture (USDA Organic Regulations) and COSMOS Natural certified by Ecocert (EU Organic Certification Body). Hurraw Balm products are gluten free.