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Patch Strips Organic Bamboo Adhesive Bandages

Joanna Hall

If you have allergic reactions to band aids and bandages, and would like to do your bit for the environment too, Patch Strips are the answer to your problems.  

  • What Is It: A range of organic, hypoallergenic and biodegradable band aids.
  • Why buy: They’re ideal for anyone with allergies or sensitive skin.
  • The Details: Patch Strips cost rrp $7.99 for a tube of 25, available from Chemist Warehouse, My Chemist and selected IGA Supermarkets, pharmacies and health stores nationwide, or from

Road Test

I have a funny relationship with band aids and surgical dressings. I can use most types for a few days without any problems, but if I use them for a longer period of time my often skin develops welts and gets itchy. With some types, the irritation can begin within hours. So I was intrigued when I received a press release recently promoting organic bamboo adhesive bandages, which are not only hypoallergenic, so ideal for sensitive skins, but they are also biodegradable. There are four varieties of Patch Strips: Patch Natural Adhesive Strips for everyday use; Patch Coconut Oil Kids Adhesive Strips for little ones; Patch Aloe Vera Adhesive Strips to reduce redness; and wrapping up the lineup is Patch Activated Charcoal Adhesive Strips to help draw out impurities and infections from minor wounds. To make them hypoallergenic, these band aids are latex free, paraben free, and thimerosal free, and made from certified organic bamboo. The idea for them came about company founder, James Dutton, 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. He was shocked to discover that common band aids contain an array of chemicals, and was determined to find better alternatives. Being a hands on person I am always using band aids, and always make sure I pack them for my travels in case of cuts, blisters and more. To test my Patch Strips, however, I used a daily yoga class, and a sore nail quick on the index finger of my right hand, covering it with a Patch Activated Charcoal Adhesive Strip. The band aid not only survived the class, lunch, and washing up, but it had also significantly reduced the redness of the sore quick when I checked it later. Later still, on writing this review, the Patch Strip was still keeping my sore quick protected, and without irritation. In fact, as band aids go, it’s really comfortable to wear, and dries out quickly after getting wet too! Loves 

  • Patch Strips are very comfortable to wear and they don’t irritate sensitive skin.
  • They take about 10 weeks to dissolve once discarded.
  • They come in environmentally friendly packaging, and are cruelty free.

Insider Tips  

  • To make sure they have the best chance of staying put, make sure your skin is completely dry before applying the Patch Strip.
  • Even though they are biodegradable always dispose of Patch Strips properly.
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  1. Posted by on 18th Oct 2018 Verified Customer

    These are amazing! 5 Star Review

    I can’t wear plasters nor any Band-Aids, even the sensitive skin products. These are the only product that I’ve tried it doesn’t irritate my skin and they feel so good on and they stick and last!

    Love them

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