We offer three options to suit all levels of menstrual flow, from the very heavy to the super light. Natracare tampons are made from only 100% organic cotton. Other tampons commonly use rayon, which is a highly absorbent fibre that rapidly absorbs menstrual blood, but at the same time can also dry out the natural protective mucous lining of the vagina. Cotton is a softer material and is less likely to dry out the vagina.
Unlike tampons, pads do not have a standardised absorbency. The droplets on our packs help you compare how absorbent each pads against another and are a useful indicator of how to match a pad with your flow.
Natracare pads do not contain superabsorbent gels because we don’t believe crude oil materials and skin irritants belong in period products. A natracare pad will absorb less than most conventional pads, but are less likely to cause skin dryness, sores or irritation associated with wearing a pad with too high an absorbency. Our tests show that conventional pads contain at least 3x more gels than needed for a “typical” period.
We know from 30 years of experience how to manage a period naturally and effectively.