Saturday, January 11, 2014

Natacare Panty Liners & Wet Wipes Review

I recently was sent these amazing organic & natural Panty Liners in the Normal size along with some samples of Natacare's Wet Wipes to try and I must admit I really loved the Wet Wipes and I gave the Panty Liners to my daughter since I am past the age of having my period.
She told me that they were awesome on her light days or towards the end of her period. She also said they were nice to have because they are light and can fit in her handbag and be carried anywhere she goes. She also had a yeast infection once and used these liners to help keep the leaking cream from getting on her under garments or clothes.
If you like the feel of cotton or natural feeling products, then you will want to get these. They are 99% biodegradable & compostable because they use plant derived materials and organic cotton to make these liners so that they are soft to the touch and breathable. That in turn allows you to stay dry because your skin has room to breathe. She was very happy with these liners and said she would be getting more of them in the future.
Here is some general information on the Panty Liners:
This new organic and natural panty liner is made from certified organic cotton and renewable natural materials. Its advanced curved shape design is soft, absorbent and breathable. Conveniently wrapped in their own paper pockets this panty liner offers a discreet and practical solution for women wishing to carry their panty liners in their bags.

These individually wrapped panty liners are totally chlorine free and do not contain any plastics, perfumes, dyes or fragrance making them friendly on your skin and to the environment.

Other Natracare panty liner styles include Curved, Tanga, Ultra thin and Mini.

Okay, at first, I did not realize that these were Baby Wet Wipes, I thought that they were the ones for women, so I got off on a whole different scenario with these but then realized that these were not those kind of wipes, but they can still be used for a wide range of things besides just baby wipes.
I have been using them to wipe off makeup, mascara and even to wipe down Charlie, our Yorkie when he gets dirty feet from being outside. So, as you can see, I gave them a full workout! I think once I did use them for a personal wipe when I felt like I needed a little extra help. They are so darn soft! And the scent is nice and clean and very refreshing. Even Charlie didn't seem to mind them too much and he hates getting wiped down!
Natracare has created organic cotton baby wipes made with only certified organic plant and essential oils, and eco-friendly, plant-derived ingredients which are mild and gentle and biodegradable.
Here is why Natacare created these soft natural & organic baby wipes:
There are a whole range of chemicals widely used in wipes about which we need to ask the question; shouldn’t we be more cautious about using products that contain such chemicals? Unfortunately, many popular brands that parents trust unquestioningly often contain harsh foaming agents like SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate), as well as synthetic preservatives such as phenoxyethanol, SHG and Parabens in their baby care products. SLS does more harm than good as it strips the skin of its protective layer and can make it a permeable pathway for the absorption of toxins into the body. 
Preservatives often found in many baby care products are usually labelled as methylparaben and propylparaben but sometimes the term “food grade parabens” is also used in an effort to make parabens appear more acceptable as an ingredient. They are parabens, nevertheless, and have been flagged for caution. 
Other commonly used harsh ingredients which should actively be avoided for use on sensitive baby skins are propylene glycol, polyethylene glycol (PEG), Isopropyl myristate, and formaldehyde releasing preservatives such as imidazolidinyl urea. Many baby wipes available today are made from a synthetic cloth, such as polypropylene which does not biodegrade or chlorine bleached viscose rayon.
I quoted Natacare on some of this more technical stuff because there was a lot of it and I knew I would mess it up if I tried to condense it into my writing. There is a lot of information on this subject and I felt like I was in over my head! I never realized that half of this stuff was going on so I was really shocked to learn about most of this stuff, especially the Panty Liners and the information I am about to give you below. You will be shocked, too, once you see how dangerous some of our personal products have become!

Also, I thought this information was important, so I wanted to include it in my review:
Did you know that feminine hygiene companies don’t have to fully disclose the ingredients of their tampons and pads on their packaging? That’s because they are considered to be “medical devices."

Tampons and pads with odor neutralizers and other artificial fragrances are nothing short of a chemical soup laced with artificial colors, polyester, adhesives, polyethylene (PET), polypropylene, and propylene glycol (PEG), contaminants linked to hormone disruption, cancer, birth defects, dryness, and infertility.

However, we don’t know for sure if they are present, because companies are not required to disclose the ingredients in their products. See what happens when Naturally Savvy lights two brands of sanitary pads on fire. The results are shocking!

Click here to watch the video:

Join Andrea Donsky and the Naturally Savvy team in putting an end to this breach of public trust by signing a petition to Procter & Gamble, one of the largest producers of feminine hygiene products, urging them to tell us what’s in their sanitary pads and tampons.

Sign the petition here:

About Natacare:
For over 25 years Natracare has been a world leader in organic and natural feminine hygiene. 
Created by Susie Hewson out of concern for the damaging effects of dioxin pollution on women's health and the environment, Natracare was launched in 1989 with a full range including the world's first certified organic cotton tampons and totally chlorine-free, plastic-free sanitary pads and panty liners. ... This multiple award winning brand boasts over 24 products all made from only certified organic cotton and GMO-free plant derived materials from sustainable and renewable resources, that are biodegradable and compostable.

Natracare's environmental committment was reafirmed in 2008 by becoming the first feminine hygiene brand in the world to achieve an International Environmental Product Declaration, (EPD) an independently accredited life cycle analysis. 
Susie Hewson was the winner of the 2008 Women in Ethical Business Award and elected Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce (RSA)..
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Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product that I received from being a blogger for Naturally Savvy. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.