Natural and absorbent pads for light urinary incontinence
Natracare Dry & Light pads are the first of their kind. They are absorbent and comfortable, without the usual plastics and perfumes that you find in most incontinence products.
- Certified organic cotton cover
- Made for sensitive skin
- Plastic free
- No superabsorbent polymers
- No perfumes or dyes
- Totally Chlorine Free
- Biodegradable & compostable
Ingredients: Certified organic cotton, ecologically certified cellulose pulp, plant starch
Glue: BPA free, medical grade polymer 1
Packaging: Recycled cardboard
16 incontinence pads per pack
What it’s all about
Incontinence and other absorbent hygiene products are some of the worst offenders for causing intimate irritation and soreness.
Research shows that up to a 1/3 of women and people with vulvas suffer from itching and irritation because of contact with synthetic materials, including those used to make incontinence pads.
The Dry & Light Slim pad has a compressed pulp core to effectively absorb without the harsh chemicals. The pads come without wings and stay firmly in place with a non-toxic glue strip. The pads are individually wrapped making them easy to carry around.
No matter where you are in the world, you can count on us for breathable daily protection. Make the switch today!
Q: “Why use wood pulp inside of the pads?”
We never use chemically processed pulp (such as rayon aka viscose) or synthetic materials in our pads. Instead, we use fluffed wood pulp in the absorbent core of our pads. Our pulp is sustainably sourced from fast growing, Scandinavian pine trees — which is very absorbent! We mechanically process the wood to make it soft and fluffy — this fibre structure is more absorbent than using cotton alone. Pulp is natural, renewable, and more sustainable alternative than the use of superabsorbent polymers (SAPs) found in most conventional pads.
The cover is made from certified organic cotton, and this sits next to the skin, acting as a soft cover to wick away leaks.
Q: “How often do incontinence pads need to be changed?”
Incontinence pads need to be changed after any significant leaks or every 4-6 hours as needed. It is dependent on you and your body, but incontinence pads should not be worn for longer than 6 hours at a time.
Q: “How much urine can an incontinence pad hold?”
Natracare Dry & Light plus incontinence pads can hold 176ml (6 ounces) of urine. A full bladder for an average adult contains 470ml (16 ounces).
Q: “Why you shouldn’t double up incontinence pads?”
Doubling up on incontinence pads by putting two in your underwear at once encourages wearing the pads for longer than is hygienic. Instead, choose the pad absorbency that best suits your needs, and change your pad as regularly as you need to. This will help to avoid the unwanted growth of harmful bacteria.
Q: “How to dispose of incontinence pads?”
Natracare incontinence pads are home compostable. This means that if you have a compost bin at home, you can dispose of them in there. They’re considered brown compost, and we recommend breaking up the pad using scissors before adding to your compost.
If you don’t have a compost bin at home, your pads can be disposed of in your regular bin using, ideally, a biodegradable bin liner.
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