Natracare organic cotton tampons (regular)

Natracare

20 regular (mini) absorbency tampons, without applicator. Certified organic to the end product by the reputable Soil Association.

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Natracare certified organic cotton tampons (Regular absorbency) without applicator. 25 in box.

Size is Mini by Australian standards. For equivalent of Australian Regular choose the Super size.

Natracare tampons were developed due to health and environmental concerns about dioxin pollution caused by chlorine bleaching, pesticide spraying on conventionally grown cotton and the use of rayon and other synthetics in tampons.

Made in the UK from certified organic 100% cotton and are the only tampons available in the world today that are fully certified organic to the end product (the Soil Association certification stamp appears on the packaging).

They are non-chlorine bleached and do not contain synthetic materials, such as rayon, or chemical additives such as binders or surfactants.

Rayon and rayon-cotton blends are widely used in the manufacture of tampons. Rayon is commonly chlorine-bleached, and is a highly absorbent fibre. Dioxin, a toxic carcinogen, is a by-product of all chlorine bleaching methods and is a by-product of pesticide spraying and pollution from incinerators. Dioxins collect in the fatty tissues of animals and humans. Scientific reports have shown that low levels of dioxins may be linked to cancer, endometriosis, low sperm counts and immune system suppression.

Natracare is available in a range of tampons with and without applicators, sanitary pads and liners.

Dr Philip Tierno, professor of microbiology at New York University Medical School, has spent 23 years doing independent research into TSS and its link to tampons. It boils down to the fact that the toxin that causes TSS grows in the sort of environment created inside the body around a tampon. What goes into a tampon and how long it is left in the body are both major contributing factors.

Dr Tierno has come up with a persuasive argument for changing to organic tampons. As with other organically grown crops, because non-intensive farming methods are used, there are no pesticide residues to contend with. "The bottom line is that you can get TSS with synthetic tampons but not with an organic cotton tampon," says Dr Tierno. He says there are strict case criteria defining TSS, including a temperature of 102, rash and hypo-tension. However women can have variations on these reactions; a slightly lower temperature, for example, and those symptoms might go unreported because they don't meet the strict definition.

"People think TSS was a health scare of the 80s, that it has gone away, and it's true that manufacturers changed the blends in their tampons and people got educated about the right way to use them. But the problem is coming back as manufacturers start trying to increase the absorbencies of their products." His advice is clear: "Never use tampons if you have ever had TSS. Use all-cotton products, don't use higher absorbencies and don't leave a tampon in for longer than eight hours. Above all, you are the proponent of your own health - do your bit by raising your brand of tampons as a concern with your doctor." (Source: Emma Lindsey - The Guardian)

Orders are taking 3 to 4 days to leave us due to the need to space out our team for safety.  Express is sent same or next day.  Australia Post is also taking longer than normal to deliver, including express is not always next day.  Take care everyone!

45 day returns: If you are not satisfied with a product that you ordered online*, you are welcome to return it to us within 45 days, unused and in a pristine saleable condition with the original packaging and we will refund your cost of goods - you can either post back to us or return to one of our stores.
*with the exception of skin and body care, makeup, food, and custom order items, which can not be returned for change of mind.

Standard: It is not the case at the moment, but normally our orders leave within 24 hours from Brisbane (Monday - Friday). Orders will arrive in 2 to 7 days depending on destination. Standard Australian shipping is free on orders over $75. Shipping for orders under $75 is $9.95, or $6.95 for delivery to SE Qld postcodes 4000-4299, 4500-4549.

Express: place orders by midday. Orders generally arrive next day if you are in the Australia Post Next Day Delivery network and subject to Australia Post fulfilling its guarantee. Only available for orders up to 4kg (excludes bulky/heavy items such as Bokashi bins, cleaning products and large size items to areas outside Brisbane unless you wish to pay the total Australia Post Express Post charge).

Click & Collect: simply choose your store pick up location at checkout and we will arrange for your order to be there within 3 to 4 working days (1 working day for Milton warehouse) for free. Please wait until you receive a telephone call/text to advise when your goods are ready to be collect.

International: Flat rate shipping from $15 for orders up to 2kg. We ship to NZ, USA, Canada, UK/Ireland, China, Europe (EU) and other countries. International orders are not subject to sales tax, so most prices are less 10% when purchased from overseas. The final cost of shipping is shown at checkout once you have added your delivery location.

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By on19 July 2019 :
Title : Overall happy
Comment : Like this product, but do find protective wrapping hard to undo.
(Natracare organic cotton tampons (regular))
By on19 June 2017 :
Title : Great product
Comment : I like these, I swap between these and the toms ones. They are both great. The batch I got this time though was a bit hard to open, the lastic on the tampon was hard to get off for some reason, haven't had this problem before though. Will buy again and see if it happens again.
(Natracare organic cotton tampons (regular))

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