Real McArthur Paw Paw Products

About Real McArthur Paw Paw Cream

Tribute to Tom McArthur

I am Darren McArthur. My father is Tom McArthur, “The Paw Paw Man” and the Founder of McArthur Natural Products and McArthur Paw Paw Cream Stockists. As a family, we lived and worked in Hervey Bay, QLD where my father made his famous Paw Paw Skin Care Products. He also became the premier distributor of McArthur Paw Paw Cream, supplying customers all over the world.

Real McArthur Paw Paw Products

After Tom retired, I developed a new formula for Real McArthur Paw Paw Cream and other products from scratch. These products are now highly sought after because they are effective and because they are 100% organic, natural, vegan-friendly, gluten-free and genetically modified organism (GMO) free. The new formulation enables us to grow and manufacture products that provide complete skincare for the whole family.


Real McArthur Paw Paw Products pride ourselves on only using top-quality ingredients. Working with our product from planting, growing, farming, extraction, and processing to make the best quality products for you to enjoy. Our time and passion go into all our farmed products, which we use in both our handmade cold press soaps and our creams.



Real McArthur Paw Paw soaps are manufactured on our farm near Adelaide River in Australia’s Northern Territory, using formulations developed by Darren McArthur.

Creams and Ointments

Paw Paws for Real McArthur face and body creams are grown and pre-processed on our farm, prior to being sent interstate for final manufacture and bottling using our new proprietary formulations.


The Paw Paws for both the creams and soaps are grown on our farm, where the climate is ideal for producing the top-quality paw paws required to make soaps and skincare products. These quality paw paws enable us to offer effective natural alternatives to the chemical-based products already in the marketplace. Our 100% natural Real McArthur soap and creams are made in Australia, using all-natural and organic plant-based ingredients.

Tom McArthur and Linda McArthur

Real McArthur Paw Paw Products choose not to use any of the following:

  • NO Parabens
  • NO chemical UV-absorbers
  • NO petrochemicals
  • NO artificial fragrances or colours
  • NO synthetic surfactants like sodium lauryl sulfate
  • NO genetically modified ingredients.


My father, Tom McArthur was deeply passionate about his skincare products. He even dipped his fingers in a frying pan (literally) a couple of times, just to prove how effective these products are.

Tom McArthur went by different titles. To me and my family, he was a loving father. To many, he was The Paw Paw Man, the hardworking man behind the famous Paw Paw Skin Care Products.

The idea behind the original skin care range was inspired by Tom’s time in the armed forces in Malaya where he would try all sorts of fruits and vegetable treatments to relieve the painful fungal infections caused by the long periods spent wearing army boots in the jungle.

On one of his training days, he spotted a monkey using the spit of a chewed-up branch to treat a fellow monkey with a huge sore on his back. That observation kick-started his voyage of experimentation with various naturally sourced products like bamboo shoots, leaves, barks, vegetables, and other shoots. My dad spent many more years working on a way to extract the beneficial enzymes from fruits until he finally got it right.

Tom would also spend countless hours reading the beauty pages of women’s magazines for information on fruit properties, adding to the knowledge he gained from interacting with villagers in Malaya during his time in the armed forces. With the help of my mum, Linda McArthur, my dad formulated a series of skin creams and tonics which has helped a countless number of people over the years.

Monetary gain from the range of skincare products was not my dad’s highest motivation. “I’m really not bothered if it makes me rich,” he once told a newspaper reporter. All he simply wanted to do was give back to the people of Hervey Bay because of the great kindness they showed him when he first moved there and to provide relief to people suffering from various skin conditions.

I Have built my own Company

Tom is now retired and we have developed totally new formulations to manufacture our products. 

It was my wish to carry on my dad’s legacy which is why I developed my own formulation in his honour.  Just like my father, I have always been intrigued by the many beneficial properties of fruits, especially as topical skin ointments. Fruit enzymes have the ability to improve the skin’s appearance without being too harsh. Also, you get the peace of mind knowing that you are not exposing yourself to harmful chemicals but instead nourishing your skin using Mother Nature’s ingredients.

Going back to the basics was what my dad was all about, and I have carried on with that tradition as a foundation of what my new formulations and brand stands for.

Real McArthur Paw Paw Products pride ourselves on our top-quality ingredients, working with our product from planting, growing, farming, extraction, and processing to make the best quality products for you to enjoy. Our time and passion go into all our farmed products, which we use in our handmade cold press soaps and creams.

Our farm is located in Australia’s Northern Territory, where the climate is great for producing top quality, handmade paw paw soaps.

Real McArthur Paw Paw Products – Mission Statement

Our pawpaw soaps are made in NT Australia, where the climate is perfect for growing tropical fruit. Products by Darren McArthur – Paw Paw Junior – Son of Tom McArthur – Paw Paw Man make us the premier McArthur paw paw cream stockists in Australia.

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