Lucas’ Papaw Ointment // $8.00
Stubbed a toes and rope burn happen to the best of us. Injuries—no matter how minor—seem to be unavoidable in a boater’s lifestyle. Maybe you use the infamous Neosporin and hydrogen peroxide duo, an absolutely surefire way to deal with cuts and scratches; but you might want to give Lucas’ Papaw Ointment a try. Its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties make it the ideal all-inclusive candidate for treating a multitude of minor injuries that occur too often on board your vessel. Lucas’ Papaw Ointment treats the usual cuts, minor open wounds, and insect bites, along with splinter and thorn-related injuries, gravel and nappy rashes, chafing, minor burns and scalds, and even chapped lips and sunburns.
Lucas’ Papaw Ointment’s ingredients include fermented papaya from Queensland, Australia, a base of pharmaceutical grade petroleum jelly and wax, and a small amount of Balsam of Peru for perfume. The century-old formula was developed by Dr. T.P. Lucas, out of Brisbane, Australia, to treat numerous types of illnesses and disease. Not much has changed over the years (recipe-wise), except for its continued tenacity to keep boaters (and every other hard-working, injury-prone individual) on their feet doing what they love most. Four sizes are available for purchase: 15g tube, 25g tube, 75g jar, and a 200g jar. You can find it online for about $8.00.