Unlike regular plastic plasters, these natural bamboo plasters from Patch are made from organic, sustainably sourced materials that can be home composted. This makes them hypoallergenic and free from irritating chemicals as well as plastic, latex and parabens. As well as all this, they’re also vegan and cruelty free.
Available in 4 options:
- Natural - the perfect adhesive strip for those who like to keep it simple and subtle. The ideal wound covering to help repair minor cuts and abrasions.
- Coconut oil - enriched with coconut oil in the gauze to help soothe minor abrasions and provide long lasting support for sensitive skin. Engineered for the future eco warriors of our planet, our kids, with a cute panda print!
- Activated charcoal - with activated charcoal gauze to aid and help draw out impurities and infections from minor wounds. Perfect for the sports enthusiasts and the thrill seekers!
- Aloe vera - perfectly suitable for sensitive skin types and made from soft, natural bamboo fibre and hypoallergenic, pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA). The gauze is enriched with aloe vera extracts.
- Pack size - tube of 25
- 100% organic
- Organic Bamboo Fibre
- Sustainably sourced
- Home compostable
- No irritating chemicals
- Cruelty Free
- Plastic, Silicone, Latex & Paraben Free
A pack of 25 plasters designed to easily adhere while still being made from biodegradable and eco-friendly materials, which are hypoallergenic using a pressure sensitive adhesive. This kind of hypoallergenic adhesive makes these plasters perfect for sensitive skins since common plasters can cause issues for people with sensitive skin - actually they can worsen the wounds. This is what the creator of Nutricare - the company who produce the plasters - discovered and set out to fix with these plasters.
Instead of using harmful chemicals, natural minerals and nanotechnology are used to make a gentle and kind adhesive. These plasters are compostable in your home so you don’t need to throw them away and send them to landfill. Overall, they’re the perfect treatment for all those tricky little cuts and abrasions.
Patch tubes are made from recycled cardboard. The outer cover of the bandages is supplied as a biodegradable film. The back paper is paper which will break down.
The bandage itself is made from 100% certified bamboo fibre and mineral based Pressure Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) will all break down and compost.
Box Dimensions - 120mm × 55mm× 55mm. Weight - 52g
Plaster dimensions - 85mm x 19mm, Gauze Length 12.4mm
PATCH was born when James Dutton (the founder of Nutricare) noticed that while trying to protect his son’s adventure wounds his skin was in fact reacting badly to a common wound covering and making the wound worse.
This puzzled James and he set off on his mission to find out why. He was shocked to discover that there is an array of chemicals that lurk in the common plasters. He became motivated to find better alternatives when he found that Charlie wasn’t alone with his reactions. His research found that a staggering number of the of the world’s population can’t wear common wound care coverings, which was predicted to be on rise.
The other side of James’ motivations were spurred on by his other son, Xavier, who hates putting creams on his skin. As parents you can get pretty creative with ways to put an anti-septic/anti-bacterial cream on the plaster, but no matter what was tried, Xavier would always know and often tantrums would follow.
Ultimately the wish for a wound care product that wouldn’t cause nasty skin reactions and serve as a way to help heal the wounds was the real reason for PATCH.
PATCH is an incredible natural alternative that won’t confine his sons to the couch when there is still exploring to be done or footy to be played!
Learning that an ever-growing number of the population react or are allergic to the current wound covering solutions only propelled the business to where it is today.
Taking it from just an idea into thousands of stores in Australia and now growing globally since July 2016.