After use, separate the inserts from the holder. Pantyliners do not have inserts.
Soak in cold water, if desired, to help prevent staining. Use the presoak function on your washing machine, or soak in a covered rust-proof container. Change soaking water daily.
Machine wash cold using a natural detergent and tumble dry low or line dry. Do not use bleach or fabric softener. You may hand wash pads if desired.
Remove pads from dryer promptly and store flat to eliminate wrinkling; use cool iron if desired. Store your pads in a clean, dry place until next use.
Avoid using detergents with fabric softeners or whiteners/brighteners as these can inhibit the absorbency of your cloth pads. Be aware that soaking your cloth pads in water with additives such as hydrogen peroxide can degrade the fabric and lead to holes. For this reason, we recommend utilizing stain removers as spot treatments and do not advise soaking cloth pads in water treated with peroxide-based stain removers.
We do not recommend the use of castile soap, facial soap, or other soaps not intended for textile laundering. Excess detergent may lead to build up, which can limit the absorbency of your cloth pads. While we have many customers that use homemade detergents with great success, cloth pads laundered with homemade detergent are not covered under our warranty. Full warranty information is available here.
A note about staining: Soaking your GladRags in cold water or pre-treating with an enzymatic cleanser immediately after using are two simple ways to prevent staining. However, light staining does not indicate that your laundered cloth pads are not clean or sanitary!
To clean your GladRags Carry Bag, simply wipe the bag with a damp cloth or machine wash cold, then air dry or tumble dry low.
Menstrual Cup Cleaning & Care
Always wash your hands before inserting or removing your menstrual cup. At the beginning of your cycle, and throughout your period when emptying and reinserting your cup, thoroughly wash it with mild soap and water. It’s best to have a freshly-washed cup and hands for body-safe menstrual cup usage!
At the end of your cycle, wash and dry your menstrual cup before storing it in the drawstring fabric bag provided. Do not store your cup in a plastic bag or airtight container.
XO Flo has two small holes near the opening of the cup which should be kept clean. Do not use a toothpick or other sharp objects to clean the holes as this may damage the cup. Instead, submerge the cup in water and squeeze the water out through the holes. Your menstrual cup may naturally discolor slightly over time. This does not impair its function. Soaking your menstrual cup for a few minutes in hydrogen peroxide diluted in water may help remove stains.
It is not necessary to boil a menstrual cup to clean it. If you choose to boil your menstrual cup, do not boil for longer than 5 minutes. Be aware that boiling may reduce the lifespan or affect the quality of your menstrual cup.
Please note: all of our pads are proudly sewn by hand. As such, some variation will naturally occur. The sizes above are approximate. Please be aware that GladRags are not pre-shrunk and some shrinkage may occur after washing.
We always encourage new users to use pantyliners as back-up on their first cycle of using a menstrual cup, just in case. If you'd like more help choosing reusable cloth pads or a menstrual cup, simply get in touch with us and we can help you find the perfect products for your needs.
Most people don't find the detailed sizing information below necessary when choosing their menstrual cup. If you're curious, or if you have specific sizing needs, the table below shows sizing specifications for XO Flo & XO Flo Mini.
I had to order more of these to have on hand. I have entered the uncertainty of perimenopause where you never know when the period is coming or if you will have spotting. Having an ample stash of these is essential. Thank you for these pantiliners. I chose surprise me and they came in a variety of fun colors and patterns.
I only recently started using reusable pantyliners. The first ones I tried were from another brand. Those look more polished than these do, but due to their slippery nylon backing, the other brand's are very prone to sliding back as I wear them, which is very annoying- even with an extra snap.
Then I decided to try these. I have some of these small ones and some of the longer size, and I like these better. I am a petite person, and I generally wear what I would describe as "wide crotch underwear." These fit snugly enough around them that they don't slide around. If you wear narrow crotch underwear, you may have a different experience.
These don't feel bulky at all. I can actually forget that I'm wearing it throughout the day. The organic ones are a little bulkier.
I think my only wish is that they had more fabric patterns to choose from.
After using traditional menstrual products for years, I finally discovered the ease (and savings) of a menstrual cup. As a backup, I bought some menstrual undies that were awesome but ludicrously expensive...I figured hey, I'm not buying disposable, right? After a few years of regular use, they look pretty ratty. I can't really justify the cost of replacing them but they did do a great job. At some point I'll give them a viking send off. So, I decided to give GladRags a try! This was a great decision for me. I bought six pantyliners after trying out the free pantyliner plus. Then I was so happy, I checked out their menstrual cup and realized that the GladRags design is a huge upgrade from my old one. It's more flexible and easier to clean. Needless to say, I'm set for a really long time. The pantyliners fold up really nicely after use and I haven't had any issues wearing or washing them. Another bonus, I have minor bladder control problems after giving birth (sneezing, jumping) and these pantyliners are a nice backup. If you're on the fence, go for it...GladRags are worth it.
I have been using the panty liners daily for about a year and I am very satisfied with my purchase. You don’t notice it’s there during the day, and they aren’t any trouble to wash. Snap is secure throughout the day; only had it unsnap while wearing once. Sometimes the pad will slide forward or backward over the course if the day, which can be a little annoying, but it happens infrequently enough so as not to be a nuisance. After one year of use, the liners are still in great shape. The stitching is very neat and durable. Thanks!