Do Organic Tampons Expire?

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Do organic tampons expire?

Yes, organic tampons do expire eventually.

Natracare organic cotton tampons do not have an official expiry date and you will not find one printed on the packs. We suggest using tampons within 3 years of purchase.

If you have another brand of tampon, check with the manufacturer. Other types of tampon (organic or not) may have official or different expiry dates.

Do organic tampons biodegrade?

Natracare tampons are designed to biodegrade and are compostable. This is because they are made from 100% organic cotton, and do not contain plastic. Find out more about composting your period products here.

What are organic tampons made of?

Organic tampons are made with certified cotton grown to organic standards. The Global Organic Textile Standard prevents certain materials and chemicals being used in tampons, such as plastic, chlorine or toxic dyes.

How should I store organic tampons?

Bathrooms are very damp, humid and warm, especially compared to the rest of a house. Most people use their tampons in bathrooms and toilets. We recommend storing tampons and other period products in a cupboard, drawer or box in the bathroom.

For example, an applicator tampon sat near a steamy shower will cause the cotton to expand over time. As the cotton presses against the outside of the applicator, it can make it trickier to push out even if the tampon is safe to use.

Most packs will say store in “cool, dry conditions away from direct sunlight”. It is good advice for your period products!

When was my pack of organic tampons made?

Want to find out when your natracare tampons were made? Get in touch with us to find out.

Interesting links / further reading:

> Why you shouldn’t flush tampons

> Tampon safety advice

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