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Hurraw! Balm Papaya Pineapple Lip Balm
The juicy duo of cold pressed papaya seed oil and natural pineapple flavor makes for a tropical treat!
The primary ingredient in our papaya pineapple balm is cold pressed papaya seed oil, which has loads of moisturizing essential fatty acids and is great for the skin. Papaya seed oil also contains the enzyme papain, which is keen to quiet inflammation.
So, what's the deal with Papaya?
A genuine paw paw is a North American fruit from a tree (Asimina trivia) native to the East Coast. There is also a Mountain paw paw fruit tree (Vasconcellea pubescent) native to South America.... BUT most commonly paw paw is just another name for the good ol' papaya fruit (Carica papaya). The kind you and I are used to seeing in the grocery store and the kind that is referred to as "paw paw" down under.
Let us break it down for you.
Papaya (paw paw) leaf extract is just that, extract from the leaf of the papaya plant often used for it's medicinal properties. The papaya leaf is masticated and basically ‘juiced’. That juice is consumed straight or sold as a liquid or dried/powdered and sold in capsules/tablets. The leaf can also be extracted in alcohol like other herbal extracts. It contains many compounds and is commonly hailed for it's cancer fighting abilities.
There is also papaya (paw paw) fruit "extract" used in many cosmetic formulas. The main constituent is: Papain. Papain is an enzyme that breaks down proteins. Papain is derived from the papaya fruit, leaf, roots, seeds (oil) and latex of the papaya plant in varying concentrations. Papain is commonly gathered from the green fruit of the papaya; this is when the enzyme content is highest. To get this extract, the green papaya fruit is blended, dried and powdered. The powder is consumed for it's anti inflammatory and digestive aid properties.
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 green 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 our balm contains lots of it!
Ingredients: *Carica papaya (papaya) seed oil, *Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, ‡Euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, *Theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, *Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, *Natural flavors, Tocopherol (vitamin e)
*organic & cold pressed ‡wildcrafted
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Important Information: During the summertime months, some products such as raw chocolate, trail bars, and lip balms could melt if left outside for a long period of time. Please special order an ice pack, or request special shipping instructions if you do not think you will be home when the package arrives. It is also helpful to leave instructions for the delivery person on where to leave your package if you will not be home when it arrives. We cannot accept returns for heat-damaged products.
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We are happy to accept returns on any unopened product within 30 days of purchase. Refunds for returned products will be issued to the original form of payment. We do not charge restocking fees on products that are returned. Shipping and handling charges are non-refundable.
All of our orders come with shipping insurance, and complete tracking and delivery information. If you receive a damaged product, you must be able to provide us with a photo of the damaged product, so that we can file a claim. If you cannot provide us with a photo or other proof of the damage, we may not be able to offer you a refund or replacement for your product.
No returns on select items
We do not accept returns or refunds on products that have been opened and/or used. Some sale items are short-dated or may have been discontinued by the manufacturer. You will be notified if a product is short dated, but not necessarily if it has been discontinued. Please contact us to see if your order can be returned.
Customer Return Request Process
1. Log into Nature's Happiness, then go to My Account.
2. Go to Completed Orders, then click Return Item(s) next to their item.
3. Fill out the following items on the return request:
- Quantity to return
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