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Organic Cotton Pads

£2.19

Dual sided, sealed edges, low lint 100% Organic Cotton Wool. Soil Association approved. Pack Size: 100 Pads 100% Organic Cotton Wool. Environmentalism We believe that it is every persons duty to...

Organic Cotton Pleats

£2.29

Segmented, easy tear 100% Organic Cotton Wool. Soil Association approved. Pack Size: 100gm 100% Organic Cotton Wool. Environmentalism We believe that it is every persons duty to treat our planet with...

Organic Cotton Balls

£2.29

Large, Soft, 100% Organic Cotton Wool. Soil Association approved. Pack Size: 100 Balls 100% Organic Cotton Wool Environmentalism We believe that it is every persons duty to treat our planet with...

Organic Cotton Cloths

£2.99

Our organic cotton cloths can be used dry or wet, just add water, and are a more environmentally friendly and sustainable way care for sensitive skin. Fully biodegradable and Soil...

The Organic Cotton Wool Range

We know how important healthcare is to you and your family, and all our existing and new products have been developed to combine natural and organic ingredients with practical family care, which is why all our products are only made with the finest and softest organic materials. In this range, we have our natural products which use 100% organic cotton wool.

What is Organic Cotton Wool?

It can often be assumed that all cotton is natural and organic, however, conventional cotton is actually very different when compared to its organic equivalent. Here at Simply Gentle, we focus on utilising organic cotton wool, and have an entire product range dedicated to organic cotton.

All cotton is grown naturally and is derived from the fibres of the cotton plant. However, whilst all cotton is natural, not all cotton is grown entirely organic. Most forms of conventional cotton aren’t grown entirely sustainably, whereas cotton that is organically certified is grown in a sustainable environment.

Why use organic cotton wool? 

Organic cotton wool is grown and picked without the use of any harmful substances such as pesticides or other toxic chemicals. Organic cotton is also free from bleach and is pigment free, which often results in a slightly off-white colour when used in fabrics. It’s also hypoallergenic, which makes organic cotton wool products a more suitable option for those who suffer from allergies.

As well as being environmentally friendly and a more healthy option for your skin, organic cotton wool is generally of a higher quality when compared to conventional cotton and other synthetic materials.

Where does cotton wool come from?

Cotton plants themselves are native to different tropical and subtropical regions around the world, with India, China, areas of Africa, and areas of North & South America being some of the largest cotton producing regions across the globe.

Cotton holds the largest share of the fiber market by some distance, with estimates being at around 50%. Cotton is grown in six continents and is a popular material across all corners of the world.

More specifically, organic cotton is also grown in subtropical countries, however, organic cotton is only thought to make up a small percentage of global cotton production. The largest known producers of organic cotton are said to be India, China, Turkey, and Kyrgyzstan. The amount of organic cotton being produced however is growing, as there is a more concentrated effort for industries to move towards producing organic, sustainable, and environmentally friendly products.

Benefits of organic cotton

There are several reasons why cotton has become such a useful material around the world and has been used for centuries. The benefits of cotton are extensive, with it being used today in our clothes, bedding, healthcare products and many other everyday items. However, there are even further benefits to using organic cotton instead of conventional cotton found in most products.

With people being more conscious of the planet’s health as well as their own health, there has been an emphasis put on supporting sustainable agriculture.  One of the main benefits of organic cotton is the fact that there is no additives, pesticides or other harmful chemicals used on the cotton, which means people are less prone to the health risks posed by chemicals used during conventional cotton cultivation.

Additionally, organic cotton is a renewable material that takes up little space compared to other alternative non-renewable sources. If organic cotton is planted around rivers and water, it can also act as a filter, helping to prevent pollutants from entering into natural water sources.