Last week we talked about synthetic fibers. We dove into the how they basically take plastic pellets and make them into material that then goes into your wipes, your pads, and other things that you wouldn’t think have any plastic in them. Today, we’re going to talk about natural fibers and why your body likes them much better.
A natural fiber will always come from a plant, animal, or mineral source. Cotton is an example of a plant sourced natural fiber, wool is an example of a natural fiber that comes from an animal, and asbestos is a mineral. Humans have been using natural fibers since civilization began to form, but in modern clothing, feminine hygiene, and beauty products, you’d be hard pressed to find any natural fiber. It’s worth it to take the time to find products containing 100% cotton though.
Want to know why?
- Cotton is Less Toxic
You already pay attention to the ingredients list on the products you ingest. It’s time to start looking at the items that touch your skin. Synthetic materials are nothing but a ball of chemicals that have been cleaned in chemical baths. Barnhardt Purified Cotton goes through a 12 step cleansing process that makes sure the only thing touching your skin is 100% cotton.
2. Cotton is Soft
Depending on the temperature, products made from synthetic materials can become stiff and abrasive to the skin. Cotton, on the other hand, can hold up under any temperature and will still remain soft to the touch.
3. Cotton is More Absorbent
Synthetic fibers are made from oil-based products and you know what happens when you mix oil and water, right? They’re not friends to say the least. Cotton is a natural moisture wick, absorbing any liquid and carrying it away from your body. This is key for freshness.
Some products may require that cotton is mixed with synthetic or semi-synthetic fibers. While we prefer natural fibers, reality requires certain products perform certain tasks that a natural fiber just can’t do alone. If you’re looking at a variety of products and can’t decide which one to choose, always go with one that contains 100% Barnhardt Purified Cotton. It’s the cleanest, safest cotton in the game right now.
No residual chemicals, no toxins, no contaminants. 100% Barnhardt Purified Cotton.