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 sanitary pads are made up of 90% plastic materials?! This is why in 1989, we developed the world’s first range of natural menstrual hygiene 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.


Maxi Pads

Thick, long, cushioned pads for secure comfort, great fit and effective absorption. These pads do not have wings, but have a long strip of glue along the back to ensure they stay in place.

  • 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

Certified organic cotton, ecologically-certified cellulose pulp, corn starch, non-toxic glue.


Plastic Free

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


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Q: “Why does Natracare use wood pulp inside of the pads instead of cotton?”

Although we use certified organic cotton for the top sheet of natracare pads and liners, we do not use cotton in the core of the pads for two very good reasons:

Firstly, cotton performs very poorly in the core of a pad as an absorbent material simply because of its fibre chemistry. Cotton fibres are 70% crystalline and only 30% amorphous whereas fluff pulp derived from pine wood is 70% amorphous and 30% crystalline.

Secondly, it is a matter of carbon management. All plants absorb carbon dioxide (CO2), but trees are best because they process significantly more CO2 as part of photosynthesis than smaller plants due to their large size and extensive root structures. Trees have much more “woody biomass” to store CO2 than smaller plants and are also able to store carbon in the forest soil. As a result, trees are considered nature’s most efficient “carbon sinks”, quickly absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere, locking it away and giving us back oxygen. Natracare uses only fluff pulp made from fast growing, Scandinavian softwood trees sourced from sustainable, managed, natural forests.

Q: “Some other brands say they are “cotton-like”, does this mean they are made from cotton?”

No, they are not made from cotton and neither do they contain any cotton fibres. Using this term is a way of tricking you into thinking that it is made from cotton without actually breaking the trade description laws. The “cotton-like” covers are made of synthetic materials.


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