Non-toxic feminine products shipped free to your door each month!
I know this review post screams TMI, TMI! But, menstruation is something that most pre-menopausal women have to deal with almost every single month for most of their lives, so it’s actually an extremely important topic. I also had the unfortunate experience many years ago to see a very sweet co-worker of mine loose two of her LIMBS due to toxic shock syndrome and it was caused by a bacterial infection from, you guessed it, a tampon. I had heard of toxic shock syndrome, but until that terrible tragedy, I had no idea how serious it was – and how important it is to know exactly what it is you are putting in your body and at the time, the big culprit for TSS was superabsorbent tampons on the market. I think one of the sad things about the situation was that my co-worker’s condition was talked about in hushes and whispers as if she had done something wrong to cause her predicament. The sad truth is that we Americans tend to put things into our bodies (food, personal care products, make-up, etc.) without really knowing what ingredients are in it. Feminine hygiene products should be something that has high standards for women and I’m happy (yes, HAPPY) to discuss Natracare products with you.
Natracare makes feminine hygiene products that are made with only natural and organic materials that meet the highest organic, environmental and biodegradable standards. They are sourced from raw material producers that manage and monitor resources respectfully and share these same principles. Their vision is to develop Natracare into a worldwide symbol for quality, innovation and ethics; available to all women as the natural choice for maintaining a healthy lifestyle and preserving our environment. Natracare is an award winning, ethical company committed to offering organic and natural solutions for personal health care that leave a soft footprint on the earth out of respect for our future generations.
The founder’s philosophy… “I have the philosophy that I am at the frontline of all the surviving my ancestors had to do in order for me to exist in this moment in time. With that comes a responsibility to look after what I inherited and to do my very best to preserve an environment that will allow others to look out over the earth in generations to come and to catch their breath at its beauty.”
The smart choice for your body. Period.
How Do You Sign Up for Your Monthly Moonpack? Easy!
- Customize your pack of organic feminine products (LINK HERE)
- Set your delivery schedule based on your cycle
- Ships free to your door each month!
And now that I’ve talked about how awesome Natracare products are, I’ll let you in on a real TMI secret that only my doctor, my mom, and Bob (my husband) knew about until now. I only use organic cotton tampons that do not contain applicators. There! I said it, not so embarrassing now, was it? Flushing cheeks aside, I’ve been using non-applicator tampons since high school when I saw them (I’ll just say the name – o.b. tampons) in a health food store and realized WHY THE HECK DO I NEED AN APPLICATOR? I deemed it a waste and tampons are so much easier to conceal and carry around without it. Plus, it cuts down on waste. Now, I know some of you have gone the extra mile and now use menstrual cups. I applaud you for that. It just didn’t work for me, but maybe I’ll try again in the future. For now, I have been happy with the Natracare Organic Cotton Tampons that are Non-Applicator for people like me who don’t want that extra applicator. I love the Moonpack option of monthly deliveries (that can be set to delivered based on your cycle – YAY!) and I stand behind their use of organic and natural ingredients, which also offers tampons with applicators, pads, liners, and wipes. So, check it out and read some more important info below.
Period Advice. I wanted to back-track a little and give you a great link to all things period-related on Natracare’s page here. I think all women and girls should read it! The page discusses things like read packaging and avoiding synthetic materials in tampons, and it also discusses Toxic Shock Syndrome. Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS), is a potentially fatal illness that has been linked with tampon use. The good news is, independent research conducted by Dr. Tierno at New York University Medical School concluded that the bacterium causing TSS did not produce toxins in the presence of 100% cotton tampons, such as Natracare. However, it is still important to know about the signs and symptoms of TSS and, if present, get medical treatment immediately.
For something as significant as your monthly menstrual cycle, I think it’s important that I support companies like Natracare personal care products that offer a (natural, organic, all-cotton) healthy choice for women and the environment! And for that very reason, I have finally written about tampons in detail on my blog. So, yay for that and I’m glad I did!
List Price: $15.99 / per month