Product Info

Tampons

Why choose organic cotton tampons?

Most brands of tampons are made from a mix of rayon and non-organic cotton, and are commonly chlorine-bleached. Some tampons may even be wrapped in a plastic outer, or be dyed a different colour. Rayon is a highly absorbent fibre which rapidly absorbs menstrual blood but at the same time can also dry out the natural protective mucous lining of the vagina.

We believe that women should not be exposed to pesticide residues, phthalates, azo-dyes and dioxins, especially in such a sensitive and absorptive part of the body. By using only 100% organic cotton and nothing else, you know exactly what you are putting into your body.

Organic tampons with applicator

  • Only 100% organic cotton, and nothing else
  • Totally chlorine free
  • No rayon, plastics or dyes
  • Biodegradable & compostable
  • Smooth, easy glide cardboard applicator
  • Expands lengthways

The Natracare smooth, easy glide cardboard applicator helps with the insertion of the tampon. The material used to make this biodegradable applicator tube is totally chlorine-free. The organic cotton wadding of the Natracare applicator tampon is designed to expand lengthways, elongating as the menstrual flow is gently absorbed. The organic cotton withdrawal cord allows you to easily remove the tampon after use.

The applicator tubes of many brands are often made from plastic. One of the chemical groups found in plastic are phthalates, which can be absorbed through the skin. Disposal of these plastic products contributes to global marine pollution.

Organic tampons without applicator

  • Only 100% organic cotton, and nothing else
  • Totally chlorine free
  • No rayon, plastics or dyes
  • Biodegradable & compostable
  • Expands widthways

The Natracare tampon without applicator is made from a rolled wadding of 100% organic cotton. As the cotton gently absorbs the menstrual flow, the tampon expands widthways. Unlike the applicator style, this tampon is inserted using your longest finger which tucks into the flared end of the tampon to enable the tampon to be pushed into place. Deciding between an applicator and non-applicator tampon is generally a matter of personal preference.

About 20% of women naturally have a retroverted uterus (the uterus tilts backwards towards the spine instead of forwards) and using an inflexible applicator can cause pain during insertion. The Natracare non-applicator tampon, gently eased into the correct position using the longer index finger, makes inserting the tampon more comfortable. The organic cotton withdrawal cord allows you to easily remove the tampon after use.

What about Toxic Shock Syndrome?

Independent research, conducted at New York University Medical School, suggests that the use of 100% cotton tampons may reduce the risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome compared with tampons that contain rayon. Natracare 100% cotton tampons were included in this research, and in the tests they did not produce the bacteria which leads to Toxic Shock Syndrome. All brands containing rayon did produce the bacteria.

 

Pads

Plastic-free and totally chlorine-free, they do not contain rayon, latex, chemical additives, fragrances or dyes. An ecologically certified absorbent cellulose core locks away menstrual fluid to keep you dry, and a soft organic cotton cover allows your skin to breathe. Many gynaecologists recommend Natracare for women with sensitive skin.

Did you know conventional menstrual pads are made up of 90% plastic materials?! This is why in 1989, we developed the world’s first range of natural menstrual products, and we have been perfecting them ever since. Take a look at our 3 different ranges of pads, all offering high quality protection which keeps your skin free from synthetic materials and unwanted chemicals.


Ultra Pads

Our slimline Ultra Pads are discreet, comfortable and reliable. They have wings to help them fit securely, and are individually wrapped in biodegradable purse packs for convenience.

  • Soft certified organic cotton cover
  • Absorbent cellulose core to keep you dry
  • Waterproof plant-based back
  • No plastic
  • No perfumes or dyes
  • Totally chlorine free
  • Biodegradable & compostable
INGREDIENTS

Pad: Certified organic cotton, ecologically-certified cellulose pulp, corn starch, non-toxic glue.
Wrapper: Compostable cellulose, compostable starch film.


Ultra Extra Pads

Our Ultra Extra Pads are a super soft, extra absorbent version of our ultra pads. They have wings to help them fit securely, and are individually wrapped in biodegradable purse packs for convenience.

  • Soft certified organic cotton cover
  • Double absorbent cellulose core to keep you dry
  • Waterproof plant-based back
  • No plastic
  • No perfumes or dyes
  • Totally chlorine free
  • Biodegradable & compostable
INGREDIENTS

Pad: Certified organic cotton, ecologically-certified cellulose pulp, corn starch, non-toxic glue.
Wrapper: Compostable starch film.

Plastic Free

Single-use plastic pollutes the environment and can irritate the skin. We use over 99% biodegradable and compostable plant cellulose instead of super absorbent polymers.

Totally Chlorine Free

Chlorine bleaching creates a carcinogenic by-product called dioxin. We don’t want even a trace left in our products, so we always use oxygen to purify and whiten our organic cotton.

Biodegradable and Compostable

Every year, over 45 billion menstrual pads

Wipes

Many conventional cleansing wipes contain a host of harsh chemicals including formaldehyde-releasing chemicals, foaming ingredients, parabens and synthetic fragrances, all linked to irritation. Dermatologists have long voiced concern about these ingredients and their possible effect on the skin.

Formulated for sensitive skin, with Natracare wipes we promise you:

  • 100% organic cotton cloth
  • Organic essential oils
  • Natural plant-based ingredients
  • Biodegradable & compostable
  • Suitable for vegans
  • Dermatologically tested on human volunteers

No parabens – No alcohol – No SLS – No synthetic preservatives – Totally Chlorine Free

are disposed of! Most are full of synthetic materials such as plastic that do not break down in the environment for hundreds of years. So, we ensure Natracare products are between 95% and 100% biodegradable and always compostable.