Over 45 billion menstrual products are used every year and, with a pack of conventional period pads containing the same amount of plastic as up to around 5 plastic bags, the amount of plastic being used in a throwaway product is huge.
It seems crazy to continue using a disposable product which contains so much plastic and, in such intimate contact with your body. Luckily Natracare make biodegradable menstrual products, using natural breathable materials and 100% certified organic cotton to protects our oceans, soil and cotton workers.
20 x organic cotton non-applicator tampons - light to medium (6-9g)
Many tampons come wrapped in plastic, and contain perfumes, dyes and can be bleached with chlorine. Rayon is highly absorbent fibre but is also highly-processed and can dry out the natural protective mucous lining too.
However, Natracare's 100% organic cotton tampons are made with a rolled wadding which is designed to gently absorb menstrual flow and expand widthways, and is kinder to your intimate areas without exposure to harsh chemicals.
- plastic free
- certified organic cotton
- GMO free ingredients
- no perfumes or dyes
- Chlorine free
- biodegradable & compostable
- suitable for sensitive skin or those with allergies
- gynaecologist recommended
Ingredients: Certified organic cotton
Wrapper: BPA-free widely recycled plastic
Packaging: Recycled cardboard
20 x Regular Non-Applicator Organic Cotton Tampons - Natracare
Super simple- to be honest I don't think you'll notice much difference! The price is good, the product works in exactly the same way and it just feels a bit more natural and less plasticy so they are probably more comfortable!
Use as normal. Make sure your hands are clean and dry. Tear the coloured strip to open, pulling the wrapper from both ends of the tampon. Check the tampon string is securely attached and then hold your index finger to the base of the tampon, flaring the cotton a little. Push up and back towards the small of the back and check it's comfortable.
Choose the lowest absorbency that you need. Often flow changes throughout the duration, with it being lighter at the beginning or end of your period. Change every 4-6 hours - for this reason, it's often best not to wear them overnight and rely on pads, cups or period pants instead.
These tampons are compostable. This means that if you have a compost bin at home, you can dispose of them in there as they are considered brown compost. Read more about composting tampons on the Natracare blog.
If you don’t have a compost bin at home, or would prefer not to, your tampons can be disposed of in your regular bin using, ideally, a biodegradable bin liner. Do not flush them down the toilet.