Commercial toilet paper is made from conventional cotton that is heavily sprayed with chemical pesticides, herbicides and fungicides. In addition to this, is it bleached with chlorine during the manufacturing process.
Using conventional toilet paper exposes very sensitive areas of the body to these toxic ingredients and its production places a huge burden on the environment. Natural and organic toilet paper, and other paper products, are not processed with or contaminated by chlorine, bleach, phthalates, toxic chemicals, chemical pesticides, herbicides and fertilisers.
These products are made with organic cotton and alternative fibres like bamboo, which are naturally biodegradable and promote sustainable farming practices.
The Australian Organic Directory lists companies that supply natural, eco-friendly and organic toilet paper and bamboo toilet paper that you can buy in Australia and online.