The best option, then, is Natracare. You may have already seen their cheerful daisy-covered packaging in your local Organic Shop or Supermarket, but if you are not already a loyal customer, you soon will be. We’re talking tampons, panty liners, Ultra-thin and Maxi sanitary pads, cotton wipes, nursing and maternity pads and discreet pads designed for sensitive bladders…the whole lot! They all carry the MADE SAFETM seal of approval.
“To be the first feminine and maternity care to hold this honour is testimony to how Natracare has, for the past 28 years, been dedicated to challenging and pioneering the highest level of safety and purity in hygiene products,” said Susie Hewson, Natracare International Director of Sales and Marketing. “Thanks to MADE SAFETM certification, it is a matter of pride that we are able to independently prove it.”
Natracare products are made from only organic and natural materials from sustainable and renewable resources, and are a direct response to the growing health and environmental concerns about dioxin pollution caused by chlorine bleaching, pesticide spraying on conventionally grown cotton, and the use of rayon and plastics in feminine hygiene. All Natracare products are chlorine-free, are not tested on animals and do not contain any materials made from crude oil. Natracare uses 75-100% renewable and sustainable materials, which also makes Natracare products over 90% biodegradable and compostable, helping to alleviate the burden on overflowing landfill sites.
So not only will you be choosing products better for your body – reducing the risk of numerous health issues, but you’re helping the planet at the same time. No brainer.
Hannah Schenker is a freelance writer, editor and regular contributor to The Natural Parent Magazine. She lives with a touch of magic in Golden Bay, New Zealand.