100% certified organic cotton & nothing else
Our regular tampon without applicator is ideal for light to medium flow days. Tampon expands widthways.
- No Rayon, Plastics, Perfumes or Dyes
- Totally Chlorine Free
- Biodegradable & compostable
- No dioxin or pesticide residues
- GMO Free
Ingredients: Certified organic cotton
Wrapper: BPA-free widely recycled plastic
Packaging: Recycled cardboard
Organic non-applicator tampons available in packs of 10 or 20
Barcodes: 0782126181039 (10pcs), 0782126001009 (20pcs)
What it’s all about
Our regular organic tampons are made with a rolled wadding of long-fibre organic cotton – designed to gently absorb menstrual flow and expand widthways.
We only make organic tampons because most are made from a mix of rayon and non-organic cotton, and are commonly chlorine-bleached. Tampons often have a plastic wrapper, contain perfumes and even dyes. Rayon is a highly absorbent fibre which rapidly absorbs menstrual blood but at the same time can also dry out the natural protective mucous lining of the vagina.
No-one should be exposed to pesticide residues, phthalates, azo-dyes and dioxins, especially in such a sensitive and absorptive part of the body. Know exactly what you put in your body.
No matter where you are in the world, you can count on us for plastic free period products. Make the switch today!
Q: “Are non-applicator tampons easier?”
Non-applicator tampons are easier to use for some, it’s a matter of personal preference! If you have a retroverted uterus, inserting tampons can feel more uncomfortable using your hands. If you’re new to having periods, it might be worth trying both styles to see what works best for you and your period.
Q: “How do you use non-applicator tampons?”
Non-applicator tampons are easy to use when you get the hang of it! With clean and dry hands, unwrap the tampon by tearing the coloured strip and pull the wrapper from both ends of the tampon. Do a quick safety tug on the tampon string to made sure it’s securely attached to the tampon. Now, hold your index finger to the base of the tampon, flaring the cotton a little.
With your other hand you might want to open the folds of skin around the vagina so you can push the tampon well into your vagina easily. Aim to push upwards and backwards towards the small of the back. If you can still feel the tampon, it might need pushing a little further inside. The tampon string should remain outside the vagina, easily accessible and ready for removal.
Q: “Which 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. Please read carefully the instruction leaflet found in the tampon packs for how to use tampons safely.
Q: “What about Toxic Shock Syndrome?”
Independent research, conducted at New York University Medical School, suggests that the use of 100% cotton tampons may reduce the risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome compared with tampons that contain rayon. Natracare 100% cotton tampons were included in this research, and in the tests they did not produce the bacteria which leads to Toxic Shock Syndrome. All brands containing rayon did produce the bacteria.
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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