Patch organic hypoallergenic plasters are organic plaster strips that are a the natural approach to wound care. The plasters are made of 100% certified organic bamboo fibre and are 100% compostable and biodegradable. All the Patch organic hypoallergenic plasters in this range are earth and vegan friendly, and almost goes without saying, cruelty free. You will not find plastics in these plasters. The patch plasters are free from silicon, latex and parabens. The whole range is sustainably sources.
The plasters packaging tube is made from recycled materials and printed with natural colour dye. The tube is 100% compostable and biodegradable. The sterilisation packaging (the outer wraps for each indivudual plaster) is made from plastic free rice paper and is also compostable.
There are 4 types of plaster, designed for different types of wounds.
Aloe Vera plasters – good for burns and blisters
Aloe Vera has been used for thousands of years to treat burns, wounds and other skin conditions. The polysaccharides have been known to increase cellular movement, which leads to faster and more efficient tissue regrowth. The glycoproteins are an effective pain reliever and control the inflammation response.
Charcoal – good for bites and splinters
Activated charcoal has been known to neutralize many different kinds of pathogens that directly or indirectly produce or promote infection. It can absorb poisons and toxins, taking them up through the permeable skin layers and remove them from the body. Once impurities are removed, the skin’s healing process starts.
Coconut – good for abrasions and grazes
Scientific research has found that coconut oil has a myriad of natural healing benefits for the skin, including antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Coconut oil works at reducing inflammation and keeping the skin moisturised to help regenerate new skin cells. It is 100% safe and effective with no known side effects or toxicity.
Natural – good for cuts and scratches
With no added treatment.
All the above information is cited from the manufacturer and we do not accept any liability for its accuracy. If you have any concerns about allergies etc, please consult your medical doctor before using.
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.
Patch supports organisations that focus on improving life on this planet. Currently profits from Patch go to help:
EAST TIMOR SUPPLIES FOR VILLAGES
PATCH supports local communities in East Timor through the Young Veterans Missions team. Providing local communities a sustainable alternative to medical adhesive strips and natural resources.
SEA SHEPPARD – FLEET
Across the 9 ships we have managed to support all of them. We are thrilled to be collaborating with initiatives like Sea Shepherd to carry out the incredible work to save our marine life, and protect our oceans.
We just love Retail Global and its founder Phil Leahy. PATCH supports his mission to service hardship regions and support children across Haiti with sterile medical resources.