100% Cotton. Totally Chlorine Free. Perfume Free. Biodegradable. Why Organic Tampons? NatraCare® was developed as a direct response to health and environmental concerns about dioxin pollution caused by chlorine bleaching the use of rayon in tampons and the extensive use of pesticides on conventionally grown cotton. Since 1989 NatraCare® has been trusted by women seeking a chemical-free choice in tampons pads panty liners and wipes. NatraCare® Organic cotton tampons and chemical free pads are high quality products made from only pure and natural materials that are not chlorine bleached and are free of plastics and other similar synthetic materials that have a negative impact on our environment.
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Rating breakdown42 reviews
39 out of 42(93%)customers recommend this product.
"I was a devoted OB user for years, but stopped using them when I became concerned about bleach and synthetics. These tampons are pretty much the earth-friendly, body-friendly equivalent of OB. No applicator, less waste, and good unfolding power/absorbancy. My only complaint is the small package size. I'd love to see these in boxes of 50 or 100 to cut down on packaging waste and hassle."
"Let's be honest, not as easy as those smooth plastic applicators. However, these let me feel better about my environmental impact and are EASY to stash in your purse or wristlet. Cheaper to buy here than at the supermarket."
"I was initially apprehensive, trying a product that doesn't include an applicator, but these are surprisingly easy to use. I find this product preferable actually. Better protection and less irritation."
"I used conventional tampons since early teens, but switched to organic a few years ago. Honestly, I'd never go back even if chemicals weren't a concern. The regular I use on the lighter last couple days of my cycle.
I don't feel like these are any more likely to leak then name brand conventional brands (if anything less likely) and after I got used it, I actually prefer the non-applicator style (they're easy to get in place, easier to conceal, no tell-tale trash and less overall waste). Would like to see higher quantity, more economical options though."
"I will not use any other product. This is doing its job well and has nothing in that can harm your body. Not for a first time user though that are unfamiliar with the anatomy etc. and that would need a smooth, well shaped and rounded tip applicator (shaped like a rocket)."
"These obviously don't absorb as much as the super version, but they are great for when I'm nearing the end or have just started. What I love (about both these and the super ones) is that they are so compact! I can easily stick one in my pocket (and I never carry things in my pockets) or in my purse. If I did through my purse, there's no obnoxious big package that other tampons come in.
There's a learning curve with these- especially when using public restroom stalls- but I think it's worth it for the small size!"
"I am very sensitive to chemicals and dyes and parfumes and they should NOT be in feminine products. These are applicator free but I don't mind cause it's less waste going into landfills. Good for you...good for the planet."
"I've tried most of the others and find that the Natracare ones absorb the best. They're not as absorbent as ob and who knows how much harm bleached cotton really does, but for now, I've decided it's worth using the natural ones and I'm quite happy with these. Vitacost has the best price I've found."
"Natracare has been rated as being a top organic brand for tampons, and I like knowing they're safe to use, without chlorine or other contaminants. They do the job as well as any other top non-organic brands, and with less waste (no applicator) for the environment, even better. I have repeatedly purchased this product from Vitacost."