Hydrophil’s cotton swabs are made with bamboo sticks and “fluffy” cotton tips, rendering them fully compostable. The swabs are made without chlorine, and they are packed in a plastic-free, recycled paper carton. Hydrophil states that all of its products are “water-neutral,” meaning they were made using water-friendly practices and non-toxic paints; they are also all vegan and cruelty-free; and “manufactured fairly.”
The company also donates 10 percent of profits to Viva con Agua. You can order the swabs on Hydrophil’s website, or through Ecco Verde.
This article, originally published on Jan. 24, 2022, has been updated.