100% certified organic tampons with cardboard applicator
Absorbent cotton tampons made for light or medium menstrual flow days.
- Plastic free tampons
- No perfume, rayon or dyes
- Totally Chlorine Free
- Ingredients grown without toxic pesticides
- Biodegradable & compostable
Tampon: Certified organic cotton
Applicator: Biodegradable cardboard applicator and paper wrapper
Packaging: Recycled cardboard
16 organic tampons per pack
What it’s all about
Organic regular tampons with a smooth easy-glide cardboard applicator, which is completely biodegradable. Just twist to release and push. The Natracare applicator has a rounded tip for easy insertion.
Most applicators are made from plastic or rigid bio-plastics. These commonly contain phthalates, which can be absorbed through the skin and cause hormone disruption. What’s more is they don’t biodegrade, contributing to worldwide plastic-pollution.
Many rayon-blend tampons have a plastic veil to prevent fibre-loss, and they can also have added perfume or dyes which is totally unnecessary for managing your period.
This is why we only ever use cardboard and organic cotton. We never use GM cotton or unnecessary plastic, so we keep your vagina free from pesticide residues, plastic or toxic residuals or rayon.
No matter where you are in the world, you can count on us for plastic free period products. Make the switch today!
Q: “Are applicator tampons easier to use?”
Applicator tampons are designed to help insert a tampon. Some people prefer applicator tampons as a simple, more hands-free way to use tampons. It’s a matter of personal preference whether this is easier for you.
Q: “How to use an applicator tampon?”
Natracare applicators are made with biodegradable cardboard. Twist the two applicator halves to loosen the applicator so it’s ready to push. Place the top of the applicator at the opening of your vagina, then press the bottom half upwards to push the tampon out through the top of the applicator.
Q: “Why use a cardboard applicator?”
Our cardboard applicator is completely recyclable or compostable. Some companies use “plant-based applicators”, but Greenpeace discovered this bio-plastic material is the same structure as oil-based plastic and will not biodegrade! Plant-based plastic applicators pollute in the same damaging way to the environment as petroleum plastic after use.
Q: “What tampon absorbency should I choose?”
Always go for the lowest absorbency that you need. During your period, you may find you use different absorbencies because your flow is lighter at the beginning or end of your period.
Q: “How often should I change my tampon?”
It’s important to change your tampons regularly, every 4-6 hours, and alternate between using tampons and pads. It is not recommended that you wear a tampon when you are sleeping because you will most likely be leaving it in too long. Read the instruction leaflet found in the tampon packs for how to use tampons safely to avoid risks associated with Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS).
Q: “Can you flush cardboard applicators?”
No, you shouldn’t flush tampon applicators or tampons. Natracare applicators are made from biodegradable cardboard but are not suitable for flushing. Card doesn’t have time to break down properly after flushing so would contribute to blockages. The best way to dispose of an applicator is through composting, or regular waste.
Q: “How should I dispose of organic tampons?”
Natracare tampons are 100% cotton, meaning they are 100% compostable. Find out how to compost tampons here. If you don’t have access to compost at home, or aren’t comfortable doing this, we recommend disposing with your regular rubbish (ideally in a biodegradable bin liner). Don’t flush your tampons.
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