Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post and I did receive payment and pr samples to review, but this in no way biases my opinion of the brand. I would NEVER recommend something I didn’t love and use myself. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Consumers are becoming more aware of what they purchase and are leaning towards a more sustainable and vegan lifestyle. This plastic free July I’ve been using Natracare for an ethical, vegan period and encourage you to make the switch. Plastic free isn’t just for July and we should all be playing our part to protect our planet.
I have been a fan of this brand for a long time and love their commitment to the environment and educating their customers. Their pads, tampons, and wipes are made from renewable, biodegradable, and compostable materials making it easy for everyone to go plastic free.
Their period pads come in a cardboard box that you can recycle. Inside the period pads are individually wrapped in a compostable starch film. So while they look and feel like other brands on the market they don’t stick around for 500 years polluting the earth.
Did you know? A pack of conventional pads contains up to five plastic bags worth of plastic.
If you use conventional period products you’ve probably never thought about what they’re made from and how they aren’t really great for you or the planet. Other brands are packed with plastics, chemicals and fragrances that are contributing to the pollution of the planet and harming marine life. It’s likely that some conventional period brands also test on animals.
Even ‘plant-based’ applicators, often sold by organic brands are not biodegradable, acting exactly the same as regular oil-based plastics would after use.
Period products are the fifth most common item found washed up on Europe’s beaches, with 1.4 million flushed down the loo every single day in the UK alone.
Here are just some of the steps Natracare have taken to avoid single-use plastic:
- Compostable cardboard applicators for tampons.
- Plastic-free wipes made from sustainable paper or organic cotton.
- Recycled cardboard packaging printed with vegetable-based ink.
- Use of biofilm made from renewable sources, not petroleum – like the compostable leak proof backing on their pads and liners.
- Any plastic they use is essential for product safety or function, and they are continually working towards sustainable alternatives.
I’ve always liked long pads with wings and love that they have some in their range. Natracare pads are thin and don’t make you feel like you’re wearing a nappy (but are very absorbent) so they feel really comfortable to wear and you’ll even forget you’re wearing it.
Conventional plastic pads aren’t breathable and make for an uncomfortable and sweaty environment. This can promote unbalanced bacterial growth and lead to dermatitis style symptoms.
I was able to wear the pads with no leaks, no bunching and it stayed put with the wings to secure it. They’re extra absorbent, so the blood doesn’t sit on top of the pad and they also don’t make you feel sweaty down there. Chlorine free, plastic free, certified organic cotton cover, no perfumes or dyes, overall a great pad.
Natracare believes that vegan and plastic-free period products should be accessible to all. I want to encourage you to think about making the switch to sustainable vegan products and see and feel the difference.
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