If you're thinking about getting back into using tampons and pads after a few years of using period cups or after a break from periods for whatever reason, Natracare is the way to go.
I've been a devoted Mooncup user for years, and I must say, I never looked back after investing in my first one around 2012. But over the last four years or so, my periods have become super heavy, causing me intense pain and a lot of blood.
Now, I know periods can sadly still be a taboo topic, but I firmly believe that we should openly talk about them like the monthly realities they are. Most of us have them, and they can be painful and gross at times, so let's just accept it!
When I had to go back to using pads and tampons, I was sent a bunch of Natracare products to try. I still use my Mooncup, but I needed pads for overnight use and backup during the day. Sometimes, I also prefer tampons for certain activities, like nights out or special occasions.
One big concern for me was the environment, which is why I switched to a period cup in the first place. And that's where Natracare truly shines! Their biodegradable menstrual products can significantly reduce your plastic footprint. By using natural materials and 100% certified organic cotton, they are doing their part to protect our oceans, soil, and the hardworking cotton farmers.
With eco-friendly materials Natracare products are made from organic cotton and other natural materials that are biodegradable and compostable. Unlike conventional pads and tampons loaded with synthetic plastics and rayon, Natracare's products won't linger in landfills for centuries, polluting the environment.
Reduced chemical exposure. You won't find any chlorine, dioxins, or other harmful chemicals in Natracare products. This means you can use them without worrying about potential health risks.
Less plastic waste than traditional pads and tampons which often come with plastic applicators, wrappers, and backings. Natracare is all about minimising plastic usage, opting for biodegradable and compostable alternatives.
They’re biodegradable and compostable. Natracare tampons and pads are made from materials that naturally break down over time, reducing their environmental impact and leaving a lighter footprint on our planet.
Natracare uses organic cotton ethically sourced from environmentally responsible and sustainable farms. By supporting such practices, they promote a healthier ecosystem and help ensure fair treatment for farmers.
They’re vegan and cruelty-free. If you're a vegan, you'll love Natracare products because they contain no animal-derived ingredients and are not tested on animals, aligning perfectly with ethical and cruelty-free principles.
Natracare products are hypoallergenic and gentle (I can confirm), designed with sensitivity in mind. They're hypoallergenic and fragrance-free, making them perfect for those with sensitive skin or allergies. If you get a shaving rash down there, you need Natracare pads.
My experience with Natracare pads was eye opening. I used to get so rashy from plasticy pads overnight. But Natracare come in various sizes to suit different flows and are incredibly soft. I found sleeping in one to be much more comfortable and reliable compared to the re-usable pads I've tried before. I’m yet to find a good re-usable one.
As for the tampons, I must say, I couldn't really tell much difference between Natracare and other big brands I've used. But you know what? That's actually a good thing! It means you get the same quality without compromising on your values or the environment.
Natracare is on a mission to revolutionise the way we deal with periods. With their organic and natural range of tampons, pads, liners, and wipes, you can bid farewell to plastics, fragrances, and chlorine, knowing that you're making a positive impact on your health and the environment. So, let's embrace our periods with confidence and care for the planet with Natracare!
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