You may recall that I got caught out by the tricks of Lucas Paw Paw Ointment a while back, and found a natural, Aussie alternative without the Petroleum Jelly called Suvana Paw Paw and Honey Certified Organic Lip Balm; I can certainly cay that I’m pleased I have made the switch.

Suvana Paw Paw and Honey lip balm is packaged in a bright yellow 25g tube (A$8.95) with a thin nozzle that dispenses the perfect amount of balm that contains ingredients I feel good about putting on my lips; for example beeswax, vanilla bean oil, carrot oil and Jojoba oil.  Castor oil is the first ingredient on the list and although it can be a mild skin irritant it doesn’t seem to bother me.

I am always a little cautious when a product claims to be certified organic but this product states on its packaging that it is certified by Ecocert, which is an international organic certification organisation and although I am not sure of the exact criteria to be met, it is nice to see a product claiming to be organic giving some assurances to the consumer.  It is stated on the tube that 98.1% of the ingredients in Suvana Paw Paw and Honey Lip Balm are from organic agriculture and 100% of the ingredients are from a natural origin.

Suvana Paw Paw and Honey lip balm melts in like one of those waxy balms but doesn’t feel sticky at all, leaving a slightly sweet honey smell and taste. Given some time the balm seems to sink into my lips leaving them feeling comforted and hydrated.

However, this is not a daytime product as it doesn’t contain an SPF but if you’re indoors and your lips are in a seriously bad state, this stuff works wonders. Please don’t’ be tempted to put this tube in your handbag because you need to have your SPF lip product in there (I will be testing Invisible Zinc Tinted Lip and Cheek Balm SPF 30+ in the future so keep posted, maybe it will be the next handbag staple).

The Verdict-

This is just a balm, a good balm and I am glad I have found it, but if you want serious lip care I cannot go past Your Best Face Define for Lips ($70 in the TIA shop), even so Suvana Paw Paw and Honey Lip Balm still finds its way onto my lips regularly.


Castor seed oil, beeswax, coconut oil, cocoa butter, Paw Paw extract, honey, jojoba oil, vanilla bean oil, candelilla wax, carrot oil, stevia rebaudiana bertoni extract. natural Vitamin E.