Most Natracare products are now MADE SAFE certified.
We’ve been pioneering safer menstrual and maternity products since the 1980’s, and we’re so proud to prove it with the revolutionary new MADE SAFE certification.
This seal means that products are literally made with safe ingredients, without known carcinogens, behavioral, reproductive, and neurotoxins, hormone disruptors, heavy metals, high-risk pesticides, insecticides, flame retardants, toxic solvents, or harmful VOCs. It goes above and beyond to further examine ingredients for concerns for bioaccumulation (builds up in our bodies), persistence (don’t break down in the environment), ecosystem harm, and general and aquatic toxicity. In short, it means that we’re leading the way in making products without ingredients known to harm human health or the environment.
So why is this important? Unfortunately, there are tens of thousands of chemicals in use right now in products we use every day; very few of them have been studied and some have been linked to some serious health problems. Tampons and menstrual pads are often made with perfumes, surfactants, and super absorbent polymers and, we simply know how safe these are.
Combined with confusing marketing claims like “green” or “eco” (which don’t actually mean anything about how safe or healthy a product is – green washing, eh?), this means that people have been stuck trying to figure out which products are actually safe and which ones aren’t – which is almost impossible!
The MADE SAFE seal aims to solve this problem. It grants you the power to easily find trusted, certified products that are made without known harmful chemicals. We’re proud to put that power in your hands.
By adding this seal to our other accreditations we’re leading the way to change how menstrual products are made in globally: safer and healthier. By buying MADE SAFE, you can help us bring about this change. Together we can continue to eliminate toxic chemicals altogether.
Find out more on madesafe.org.