Most conventional sanitary pads are made of almost 90% plastic or its derivatives. The polymer is used as a superabsorbent core. Tampons are made of viscose, while cups are usually made of silicone and sometimes rubber.
It is the most common menstrual product that threatens the health of consumers because it comes in direct contact with the skin, causes allergies or rashes, and creates a favorable environment for various infections.
Recently, natural sanitary pads and menstrual products that are organic, biodegradable, and compostable, have gained popularity despite higher prices getting in the way.
Hygienic pads and linings that have a plant-organic coating with corn, bamboo, wood, banana, hemp, or absorbent cellulose cores and therefore do not contain pads made of plastics, chlorine, latex, viscose, chemical additives or dye. This makes them fully compostable and reduces the build-up of plastic waste.
Advantages of biodegradable hygiene pads:
Organic sanitary pads can benefit you in many ways:-
1. Basic Hygiene: The biodegradable organic pads have an efficient absorbent cellulose core which is better at preventing dryness. The delicate skin around the genitals does not react so the user does not get a rash because the material does not contain harmful chemicals.
2. Hygiene: Organic substrate consists of substances that do not contain impurities and do not damage the reproductive parts.
3. No plastics: When you are choosing organic sanitary pads, you are choosing products that do not contain plastic. It is gentle on the skin and avoids the health risks of using the materials widely.