Cotton Sanitary Pads
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You can find several brands of cotton sanitary pads. To start, just like diaper companies, sanitary pad companies are not required by law to disclose materials and substances used to make pads, so it is not easy to get the answer to even some basic questions. New York State is the first state currently working on the law to achieve the disclosure.
In the meantime, I believe the best we can do is look for pads that are free of chlorine and fragrance, and whose top sheet (touching the skin) is made of organic cotton.
Top sheet: 100% certified organic cotton from Texas (OCS and non-GMO)
Absorbent core: Chlorine-free natural wood pulp, Super Absorbent Polymers (SAP)
Back sheet: Polyethylene (PE), Polypropylene (PP)
Wing paper: Coated Paper
Adhesive: Non-toxic, biodegradable adhesive
I use them and find them absorbent. I like them; however, I find Natracare pads more comfortable.
You can get Rael cotton sanitary pads on iHerb and receive either $10 or 10% off, depending on whether you are a first-time customer. I like the fact that iHerb is present in many countries, the delivery is fast, and the shipping packaging is relatively eco-friendly (unlike that of Amazon).
They are made of certified organic cotton, ecologically certified cellulose pulp, plant starch, and non-toxic glue.
I like the fact that the material touching the skin is organic cotton. The pads are free of fragrance, dyes, and chlorine. I find them very comfortable and absorbent.
You can buy these cotton sanitary pads on the online retailer iHerb and get $10 or 10% off.
Top sheet and inside the pad: Certified organic cotton -83%.
Back sheet: Biodegradable polymer made from corn starch -17%.
You can buy these pads on the iHerb online retailer website with either $10 or 10% off.