Natracare has been producing natural products since 1989 and provided the first alternative to conventionally made feminine hygiene products. They also lay claim to having made the world’s first ever certified organic cotton tampons. Their tampons are soft and made entirely from biodegradable materials, including a cardboard applicator.
Natracare Tampons at a Glance
- Are made from 100% organic cotton
- Are plastic free
- Don’t contain any rayon
- Don’t contain any chlorine
- Don’t shed, reducing the risk of bacterial infections
- Have a biodegradable cardboard applicator
- Also have applicator-free tampons
- Available in regular, super and super plus
- Tampons with applicator – Available
- Tampons without applicator – Available
Estimated Price (from company’s website): $7.39 for 16 regular absorbency tampons
These organic tampons are a natural for women suffering from allergies, irritation and itching during their period. It’s very likely that conventional tampons may be to blame since they contain synthetic materials that may include polypropylene, polyethylene, surfactants and perfumes. They also are bleached with chlorine. You avoid all of those possible irritants with Natracare tampons.
No Fiber Loss
NatraCare has made a very convincing demonstration of the fiber loss that occurs with conventional tampons. Fiber loss is an issue not just because you end up with a lot of cotton and rayon shreds hanging out in your vagina, but they can provide a breeding ground for bacteria. To cut down on the amount of fiber loss, conventional tampon makers put a synthetic overlay made from crude oil on each tampon to keep the absorbent inner core from falling loose from the tampon.
Natracare tampons, including the string, are made from 100 percent organic cotton that interlocks and doesn’t shed.
The overall ratings are good. However, some users report that every now and then, one of these tampons simply doesn’t absorb anything, and they experience leakage. Some women complained the applicators were difficult to use, but other folks said they work just fine especially if you twist the applicator before pushing it up.
Editor Score: 4.9 out of 5
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