P.O. Box 5024 Kalispell MT. 59903
Bee free, Shea free, Soy free, Palm free.
This papaya 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!
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). They 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!
made with organic, vegan, & raw ingredients.™
Ingredients (INCI): Carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil*, Euphorbia cerifera cera (candelilla) wax, Carica papaya (papaya) seed oil, Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil*, Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil*, Theobroma cacao (cacao) seed butter*, Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*, Olea europaea (olive) fruit oil*, Aroma, Tocopherol, Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil
*certified organic ingredient 69% organic 15% wild grown 100% natural
Hurraw Balm is certified organic by the Montana Department of Agriculture
We had spent all day trying to find a gift shop with stuff just for Kalispell. We found this one right before closing and she stayed open for us so I could find something. Very nice! And a very cute little store. I love that everything in there is made in Montana. Thank you so much for making our trip that much better!
Misty Minnehan & Christa Jacobs
Montana is home, and family is everything. We are Sister's-in-Law and have been for many years. Having raised our kids in this beautiful state, has given us a passion and appreciation for things made in Montana. Starting our business, our goal has been to promote our work, as well as the work of talented and creative people, from all around the State..
The love and growth of our business would not be what it is without the foundation of our family. Our family helps in all aspects of the business, from the designing of logo's, to the amazing photography and all areas in between.
Even though we are no longer a Brick and Mortar store, we are excited to expand to an on-line store. People are now able to shop our Website from anywhere and bring a piece of Montana home.
Thank you for all your continued love and support!