Natracare Organic Super Non Applicator Tampons are super absorbency organic tampons made with a rolled wadding of long-fibre organic cotton designed to gently absorb menstrual flow and expand widthways.
Natracare only make 100% organic tampons because some tampons may be made from a mix of rayon and non-organic cotton. Tampons can sometimes have a plastic security veil as well or even contain perfumes and dyes. 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.
Natracare never use GM cotton or unnecessary plastic, so they keep your vagina free from pesticide residues, micro-plastics and chemicals of concern. Know exactly what you put in your body.
20 organic tampons per pack.
Natracare Super Organic Tampons Key Benefits:
- Plastic free tampons
- No perfume, rayon or dyes
- Totally Chlorine Free
- Ingredients grown without toxic pesticides
- Biodegradable & compostable
How to use: Non-applicator tampons are easy to use when you get the hang of it! With clean and dry hands, unwrap the tampon by tearing the coloured strip and pull the wrapper from both ends of the tampon. Do a quick safety tug on the tampon string to made sure it’s securely attached to the tampon. Now, hold your index finger to the base of the tampon, flaring the cotton a little.
With your other hand you might want to open the folds of skin around the vagina so you can push the tampon well into your vagina easily. Aim to push upwards and backwards towards the small of the back. If you can still feel the tampon, it might need pushing a little further inside. The tampon string should remain outside the vagina, easily accessible and ready for removal
It’s important to change your tampons regularly, every 4-6 hours, and alternate between using tampons and pads. It is not recommended that you wear a tampon when you are sleeping because you will most likely be leaving it in too long. Read the instruction leaflet found in the tampon packs for how to use tampons safely to avoid risks associated with Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS)
Tampon: Certified organic cotton. Applicator: Biodegradable cardboard applicator and paper wrapper. Packaging: Recycled cardboard printed with vegetable-based ink.
Are non-applicator tampons easier?
Non-applicator tampons are easier to use for some, it’s a matter of personal preference! If you have a retroverted uterus, inserting tampons can feel more uncomfortable using your hands. If you’re new to having periods, it might be worth trying both styles to see what works best for you and your period.
How do you use non-applicator tampons?
Non-applicator tampons are easy to use when you get the hang of it! With clean and dry hands, unwrap the tampon by tearing the coloured strip and pull the wrapper from both ends of the tampon. Do a quick safety tug on the tampon string to made sure it’s securely attached to the tampon. Now, hold your index finger to the base of the tampon, flaring the cotton a little.
With your other hand you might want to open the folds of skin around the vagina so you can push the tampon well into your vagina easily. Aim to push upwards and backwards towards the small of the back. If you can still feel the tampon, it might need pushing a little further inside. The tampon string should remain outside the vagina, easily accessible and ready for removal.
What tampon absorbency should I choose?
Always go for the lowest absorbency that you need. During your period, you may find you use different absorbencies because your flow is lighter at the beginning or end of your period.
How often should I change my tampon?
It’s important to change your tampons regularly, every 4-6 hours, and alternate between using tampons and pads. It is not recommended that you wear a tampon when you are sleeping because you will most likely be leaving it in too long. Read the instruction leaflet found in the tampon packs for how to use tampons safely to avoid risks associated with Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS).
Can I compost Natracare pads, panty liners, tampons and wipes?
Yes, Natracare products are compostable.
Do Natracare products contain corn?
Natracare use corn starch for the leak-proof layer on the back of our pads and panty liners. The film is suitable for those who suffer from corn allergies. The protein or allergen is entirely absent from the starch films. They use GMO-free corn, which is sustainably sourced as a waste by-product from growing crops.
Do Natracare products contain gluten?
Natracare tampons, pads, liners and wipes are gluten-free and produced in a gluten-free environment.
Do Natracare products contain latex?
Natracare products do not contain latex. Natracare don’t state “Latex Free” on their packs because of USA packaging requirements. Latex is used to make the wings on a sanitary pad more flexible. Often you won’t know if there is latex in menstrual products, so if you have a latex allergy you could experience rashes and irritation when using a pad. Natracare does not use latex and they have a full ingredients list printed on the packaging.
Do Natracare products contain super absorbent polymers?
Natracare products do not contain super-absorbent polymers (SAPs). Super-absorbent material (made from petroleum) is used to prevent leakages and absorb moisture. These materials are effective and cheap but they are harmful to the planet and our health. Natracare pads are made from only sustainable natural materials, which are biodegradable.
Do Natracare products contain plastic?
Natracare products do not contain any petroleum-based plastics. Most conventional pads contain plastics like polypropylene and super absorbent polymers (SAPs). These materials are effective and cheap but they are polluting to the planet and harmful to our health. Natracare pads and panty liners are backed with a home-compostable plant-based plastic made from renewable materials.
Do Natracare products contain resorcinol?
No. None of the Natracare products contain Resorcinol. Resorcinol is an ingredient found in some adhesives and is a chemical of concern. They use a medical grade synthetic rubber as the glue in their pads and liners.
Who certifies the cotton?
Farmers growing organic cotton used for all Natracare products, are certified according to international organic farming standards as well as to the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) Regulation. These cotton farms are audited annually by Control Union, an accredited organic certifier, and out of precaution, the cotton is also tested for the absence of pesticides and GMOs. Transaction Certificates follow our organic cotton from the field to processing.
All of the cotton used for Natracare products are certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). In their case, also by Control Union.
- The Soil Association certifies Natracare tampons and wipes.
- ICEA and Ecocert IMO certify the oranic cotton used for Natracare pads and panty liners.
What does “cotton-like” mean on packaging?
Cotton-feel or cotton-like are ways of falsely tricking you into thinking something is made from cotton without actually breaking the trade description laws. These “cotton-like”, “cotton-soft” covers use synthetic materials and do not contain any cotton fibres.
Do Natracare products expire?
Yes, our products are biodegradable, so over time they will lose quality. Natracare wipes have an expiry of two years. Natracare tampons, pads and panty liners have an expiry date of three years. You can find the expiry date printed on the packaging. Storage: Please store Natracare products in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight or high humidity. This will help ensure you are getting the best performance and quality.
Is Natracare packaging recyclable?
All Natracare packaging is designed to be either recyclable or compostable. Natracare use recycled cardboard for most of our packs.
What are Natracare corporate social responsibility practices?
Natracarestrive to work in a way which will always benefit people, plants and our planet. They do this in different ways:
- Sustainably sourced products
- Sustainability in the workplace
- Staff wellbeing policies
- Product donations for humanitarian crises, women’s shelters and against period poverty
- Financial donations to charities and organisations
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