PATCH gifted me a set of their amazing organic bamboo plasters and they the perfect addition to my green vegan first aid kit!
A plaster aka band aid or bandage, is a single use product that is made mostly of plastic and latex, often containing harmful chemicals, that can’t be recycled! Many people all over the world have negative reactions whilst using plasters. PATCH was created by an Australian father who wanted a natural, safe and effective solution for his son.
PATCH makes 100% certified organic bamboo plasters which they refer to as strips. Their strips are made of soft breathable hypoallergenic organic bamboo fabric and bamboo gauze. The strips are infused with natural ingredients like coconut oil, aloe vera and activated charcoal to help the healing process. The adhesive used is hypoallergenic and made from natural minerals. The strips are environmentally friendly, 100% vegan, not tested on animals and contain no harmful chemicals or plastics.
Types of organic bamboo plasters
PATCH makes 4 types of strips all beautifully packaged in a cardboard tube which has 25 patches per tube. The cardboard tube itself is recyclable but can also be composted, reused or up-cycled. The 25 organic bamboo strips are individually wrapped in recycled plastic. The organic bamboo strips themselves are biodegradable and can be composted.
Each type of strip has been created for a specific purpose. The traditional strips are for cuts and scratches and are a light skin tone colour. Then they have a darker skin tone type used for Burns & Blisters, which is infused with Aloe Vera. The black strips are for bites and splinters, which is infused with activated charcoal. And for the kids (and kidults like me) there are white strips covered in adorable panda’s, infused with coconut oil, which is perfect for abrasions and grazes children often end up with while having fun.
Where to buy?
For Cape Town residents, to my knowledge, PATCH strips are currently only available online from Faithful to Nature and at Nude foods, with more stockists to be added in the near future. Be sure to ask your local pharmacy or health store to stock them!
Have you tried any of the PATCH strips? What other natural product is a must-have for your first aid kit? Please let me know in the comments below. If you’d like to see more of the body & beauty products I have found, have a look here. If you’d like to see what home & garden products I have found browse my have a look here. New products posted regularly.
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