Alright, everyone — heads-up! I’m about to get VERY personal about feminine hygiene. And I’ll admit that I’m actually excited because this is all about one of the first ‘green’ changes I made when I began this journey to take back my health way back when.
I’m working with fifteen awesome Mommy bloggers from across the US to bring you a Natracare flash giveaway! We’re giving away green-inspired feminine hygiene products, valued at over $60.00, to one lucky lady out there!
Natracare is a forward-thinking mompreneur company offering women organic and natural solutions for personal health which leave a soft footprint on our precious planet. They make wipes, maternity products, pads, tampons, and panty liners, which are all available in 54 countries. All of their products are safe for us and for the environment.
And, we love that, don’t we?! YES! Yes, we do! 🙂
We Live in a Toxic World
Our health can be affected by a variety of factors beyond our control: genetics, socio-economic status, where we live, relationships, mental well being, and so on. However, there are some things that we can control — like the products we use which are in direct contact with our bodies. Y’all know I’m all about baby steps — and this is an easy baby step to take!
Our skin, besides being the largest organ in our body, absorbs what we put on it very quickly. Think about it — if you bathe too long, or swim too long, you will soon see your skin become wrinkly as a reaction to the water; so, what happens to our bodies if we put chemicals on them? Yup. Exactly.
Let’s talk tampons for a minute
Natracare tampons are rayon-free, biodegradable, , and plastic-free. Additionally, they are 100% certified organic cotton and guaranteed to be GMO-free. This is noteworthy, as we have to consider the pesticides that are sprayed on cotton crops — which in turn affect other crops, butterflies, bees, and our food supply.
Most tampons currently on the market are made of rayon, which is an abrasive fiber. When this kind of product is placed inside the body it can cause tiny cuts in such a sensitive area, embed remnants in our tissues, and dry out the lining of our delicate ecosystems. Other ingredients found in mainstream tampons typically include fragrance, alcohol, aluminum, and hydrocarbons. Further, when regular tampons are bleached with chlorine, the process leaves behind dioxin — a carcinogen which is one of most dangerous and deadliest chemicals known to humankind. And it wreaks havoc on our planet in the form of pollution.
So how does Natracare bleach their products and make them so white without dioxin? Natracare only uses Totally Chlorine-Free (TCF) processes for all of its products. TCF uses oxygen from hydrogen peroxide and is the only 100% chlorine-free bleaching process. Oxygen bleaching is the safest process for the environment as it does not release toxins into the environment. This water and oxygen process is used to destroy any bacteria in the cotton or pulp, resulting in the purification and whitening of the raw material. You can read more about this HERE. And you can find a Natracare retailer near you by using the store locator HERE.
So let’s get to the best part! Would you like a chance to win a $60 goody bag from Natracare? YES, of course!
This goody bag includes the following:
- 1 Natracare Sisters t-shirt
- 1 pkg Makeup Removal Wipes
- 1 pkg Intimate Wipes
- 1 box Ultra Extra-Normal Pads
- 1 box Wrapped Panty Liners-Normal
- 1 box Regular Applicator Tampons
- 1 box 10 count Super Non-Applicator Tampons
BONUS! As an added incentive, we’re also offering a second prize worth $40 from start-up Wythe and Berry Apothecary! This goody bag includes one organic facial steam mixture and one decadent handcrafted body cream!
If you win the first prize, Natracare will send their goody bag directly to you from their warehouse. And Wythe and Berry Apothecary will ship their goody bag directly to the second place winner.
This giveaway runs thru Tuesday, November 4th, at midnight (EST), and is open to the USA only.
And check this: you can earn up to **91** entries! Sa-weet! Good luck!!