In our most recent blog post we introduced the Sheba Feminine Biodegradable Intimate Wet Wipes. Made from 100% natural and biodegradable bamboo, hypoallergenic, suitable for EVERY type of skin, and like the rest of the Sheba Feminine product range 100% chemical and toxin free, our wet wipes are a certified game changer! Plus, they can be used by ANYONE, not only menstruators.
Today, we break down some important frequently asked questions about the wipes to give you a better idea of how to use them and how they can make your life easier! If we’ve missed something or you’d like to ask us a question you can DM us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter or pop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
1) Are the wipes flushable?
Even though they’re biodegradable, they’re still not flushable. Biodegradable items need the right environment in order to break down over time, and if you flush them they will end up in the sewage system which is not the ideal environment for them to break down and defeats the purpose of them being biodegradable. They will end up blocking sewage pipes. So, please do not flush them!
2) How long do they take to biodegrade?
Under the right environmental and composting conditions they can take from 6 months to a year to biodegrade fully.
3) Are they reusable?
Our wipes are designed for single use only. After you’re done with your wipe, please dispose of it into a recycling bin or add it to your composting bin. Under NO circumstances should you flush them down the toilet.
4) Where else on my body can I use them and how?
The Sheba Feminine Biodegradable Intimate Wet Wipes are safe to use from head to toe! They’re perfect for cleaning up residue or fluids on your body, to freshen yourself up after a work out or a busy day, or to clean up any mess or spillage from food or liquids on your body. The list is endless really, and it’s up to you how you want to incorporate the wipes into your lifestyle. Our travel pack of 15 wipes is compact enough to fit into a bag or car, making them a very useful travel companion too!
5) How can I incorporate the wipes into my menstrual care / self-care/ sexual and reproductive care routine?
Our wipes have been designed specifically for people who menstruate, but can be used by ANYONE. For those who menstruate, our 100% bamboo fibre wipes are great for those days when your period catches you off-guard and you need a safe, reliable way to clean yourself up. They also come in handy on heavy flow days and can help clean up any spills or leaks. If you use one of our ultra-soft menstrual cups, you can use the wipes to clean your cup too! The wipes are perfect for cleaning up after sex, especially if you’re having sex while on your period. They’d also make an excellent addition to your self-care or skin-care routine.
6) How long do they last?
If the package is sealed properly after each use, the wipes can last up to three years.
7) Are they vegan?
Yes, they are safe for vegans.
8) Is the packaging recyclable or compostable?
The packaging is recyclable, not compostable.
9) What are the ingredients in the wipes?
The two key ingredients are water and bamboo. The other ingredients are Benzalkonium chloride, Phenoxyethanol Didecyldimonium Chloride, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract Glycerine, Citric Acid, Tea tree oil, Coconut Fruit Extract and Mentha Arvensis Leaf Extract.