Want extra help cleaning your GladRags? Bi-O-Kleen's Bac-Out uses live enzyme cultures to remove stains and freshen fabric. Put a dash of Bac-Out in the water with your soaking pads for an extra jump on fighting stains. 16 oz bottle.
Ingredients: water (filtered), glycerin (vegetable), caprylyl/capryl glucoside (plant based surfactant), c10-16 alkyl glucoside (plant based), laureth 7 (plant based surfactant), citrus terpenes, dipropylene glyxol, benzisothiazolinone, viable bacillus cultures.
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Found 32 oz. bottle at local health food store for $9.69 plus $1 off coupon! Can't beat that ;)
A few drops a day makes a big difference for soaking (I haven't had a single stain since using this product) and a bottle will last a long time. The lime scent is quite pleasant. Recommended!
I like using this product. It always does the job of removing stains with a nice citric sent. I just wish it came in a bigger bottle.
I would have to say that I am extremely happy this product is out there and that it is good for the environment too. Works wonders on getting the stains out...but not on one when I forgot to soak it...but it was an overnight one and it eventually cleaned right up. Love the smell too...no stinky garbage sitting around with my used pads anymore..yahoo!
I usually saturate the stain on a used gladrag with this product and keep the pad in one of the wet bags until I can soak the pad later. Later, I thoroughly cool rinse out the pad (and much of the stain comes out that way since the enzymes have been working for a while by then). Next, I wring out all the water, and drop the pad into a bucket of cool water to soak overnight with a squirt of this product added in. In the morning, I wring out the pad again, squirt/spray more of this product on (like you would do so using a pre-wash conventional stain remover), and store the treated pad in a large wet bag (along with other treated pads I accumulated during my cycle until wash day (i.e. the end of my cycle). Works wonders! No stains, no smells, great care on the material. Once I did not get around to washing the used, treated pads until a week after my cycle ended and the stains were completely gone. I am very happy with the product.
Here is why I love Bac-Out It takes the teenyest amount. So you get a lot of use for your money. I do use the enamel soaking pot and sometimes we ladies do not have time to change the water each night, if you have a new born especially, and a lil squirt of this and a stir of the used pads, no worries. It has a pleasent very faint lime scent which does not linger on pads after washing. I have had no issues with it causing my allergies to flare. I came into the reuseable world because I was tired of having a UTI or yeast infection after each cycle no matter what I used even organic. The live enzymes are absolutely great never have a stain. The glad rag site has loads of info on this product as well. I do intend to buy more when I run out.
I have used it by following the directions on the bottle but honestly I have not seen any difference besides making it smell citrusy :( My cloth pads have these weird white stains that do not come out & I honestly don't know what it is? I think I have probably been using it wrong I'm not really sure. I soak my pads in cold water and after I put the biokleen things on the stains but when it dries it is still there.
Works really well at getting odors and stains out.