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And now for some market-speak – organic style!

BIO 'this' and BIO 'that'... and the laughter should become less because of the realization of the market-speak thrust at us to get our bucks!

Now why did I believe this product was mainly fermented fruit? Was it the claim “Treatment from nature”? Or just the term ‘PawPaw’ ointment that got me, or the red jar and that it was originally only sold in health food shops? Guess I didn't look close enough for 30 years when I was applying it to my barnacle caused cuts from the rocks at Noosa after a cyclone surf session.

Bet you didn’t know that Lucas’ paw paw ointment is actually petroleum based and not too dissimilar to, ah, yeah that’s right…Vaseline. Here is the full ingredients list:PawPaw ointment pic
Fermented Fresh PawPaw Fruit, Rhus Succedanea Wax, Glycerine, Petrolatum, Canola Oil, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Beeswax, Corn Starch, Potassium Sorbate (0.1 mg/g).

... and bet you didn't know they don't have to list all the minor ingredients on the pack... wonder what they are? Anyway, plenty of research shows the petroleum based ingredients are actually toxic!

Here is another:
Oh the blessed Moroccan oil claims. “Our antioxidant infused, nutrient rich, innovative formulas are unmatched and provide "dramatic results"” 

The harmful ingredients: cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone, cyclomethicone, butylphenyl methylpropional, fragrance supplement, D&C Yellow-11, D&C Red-17, coumarin, benzyl benzoate and alpha-isomethyl ionone.

Yep... that's nutrient rich alright! (Oh, don't be so 'dramatic")

Here is one that is actually ‘97% naturally derived”! It has to be true, if they said it, don’t it? ‘Natures Organics’ Skin Cleanser product is made up of: 

TEA-Stearate, Stearic acid, Cetearyl alcohol, Glyceryl stearate, Decyl oleate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium lauroamphoacetate, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Sodium benzoate.

Yep guess it depends on weather naturally derived means anything good or bad? Cigarettes and alcohol are naturally derived - come to think of it! Hey so is Turtle Wax car polish and Chlorine!

Ref: http://naturalnewagemum.com/is-your-pawpaw-ointment-toxic/ 

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