There are many different cleaning methods for your cloth pads. These are our recommended methods as they use minimal water and keep your cloth pads looking like new. Washing cloth pads doesn’t have to be a big hassle! They’re very easy to care for and don’t require much extra work than your normal laundry. For panty liners and lightly soiled pads, simply wash with your normal laundry as no special treatment is required.

The wet bag method 
This is our preferred method as it uses minimal water and still gets rid of stains, while preserving the fabrics that your cloth pads are  made out of.

Rinse out your soiled pad under cold water under the sink, then fold the pad into two and gently rub the pad together. Repeat in till water runs clear. You can also do this in the shower.
If any staining is still visible apply a stain stick, we recommend Ecover Stain Remover. Apply a pea sized amount on the soiled area then fold the pad into two and gently rub the pad together. Place the pad in your wet bag (Do not zip your wet bag completely shut as doing so may result in odour) or bucket in till laundry day. Use a mesh laundry bag and wash with your normal laundry at 30-40c. Use a clear and natural detergent, don’t use fabric softener or fabric conditioners as they will decrease the absorbency of your cloth pads. Hang dry, It is better not to tumble dry your cloth pads but you can tumble dry them at a low heat to reduce drying time.

The dry pale method
Fold your soiled pad in half, place it into a wet bag, repeat until laundry day. Fill your sink or a bucket up with cold water and add half a scoop of your favourite detergent or oxygen cleaner then place pads soiled side down in the bucket or sink. Leave for 4 hours to 24 hours. Gently squeeze the pad to remove any excess water, do not twist pads as this may damage their construction. Use a mesh laundry bag and wash with your normal laundry at 30-40c. Use a clear and natural detergent, don’t use fabric softener or fabric conditioners as they will decrease the absorbency of your cloth pads. Hang dry, It is better not to tumble dry your cloth pads but you can tumble dry them at a low heat to reduce drying time.

On the go
When you need to change your pad, hold it with the absorbent side face up, simply fold in the top and bottom and snap the wings together. This is also a perfect way to carry your clean pads and many women keep a spare cloth pad in their hand bag for just in case. When you get home, rinse the pads and launder as usual. You can also wear a higher absorbency pad so you don’t have to change as often.

Storage
When your Cloth pads are not in use you can store them in a wet bag, basket, plastic container, Multi compartment storage draw or your underwear draw.