Personal Care: DIY Toothpaste

Of all the trends that have gone mainstream — man buns, planking, pumpkin spice flavored everything — it’s zero waste that I desperately want to become the new norm. Despite a homegrown life habit to minimize my footprint, I’ve known there are other things I can be doing to head toward zero waste. It simply…Read more

How to use Cloth Pads or a Menstrual Cup in a Public Restroom

Worried about using reusable menstrual products in a public bathroom? Don’t be! We asked our followers on Facebook to share their best advice for changing their cloth pads or using their cup while out and about. Here are our favorite tips: Changing cloth pads in a public restroom “I wear cloth pads. I just carry a waterproof…Read more

A “Brief” Guide to Underwear

Cloth pads, I owe you a belated apology. When I first started using you, I blamed you entirely for any slipping, shifting, or comfort issues I was having. But after a while, I realized that my problems lay not with you, but with some sneaky characters I hadn’t even considered: my underwear. Turns out, underwear…Read more

Why We Love Biokleen Bac-Out

What with everything being so heart-shaped this week, it seems like a great time to talk about something we love. If you browse the website, peek into the GladRags office, or look at our own personal cleaning supplies (though ideally you will only do that first one!), you’ll find a green bottle filled with a…Read more

How to Wash Your GladRags by Hand

When it comes to cleaning our GladRags, many of us would be a little lost without our washing machines (yes, regular hand-washers, I can hear you chuckling!). They just make it all so easy! The thing about machines, though, is that we can become a little too reliant on them. It’s always good to know…Read more

Period Cravings: Garlicalicious Sweet Potato Chips (plus chocolate …)

All the garlic, please. #periodcravings

Menstrual Myths in Movies

Raise your hand if you’re guilty of yelling “Noooope!” at your TV screen. Aha – I’m not alone! It feels like the more we know about something, the more erroneous facts and contradictory beliefs seem to jump out at us when we’re trying to sit back and be entertained. I’m sure that by now you’ve…Read more

3 Moves to Manage a Leaking Menstrual Cup

So you got your new menstrual cup (perhaps a new XO Flo?), waited patiently for your next period to start, figured out how to insert it and now… it’s leaking! Before you give up, remember the first time you used a tampon. Did you get it right on the very first try? Probably not. Trying something new–especially something…Read more

Press Release: GladRags Introduces New Menstrual Cup, XO Flo

Portland, OR – (January 2017) – GladRags has been in the business of providing comfortable, sustainable menstrual products since 1993. Using their 23+ years of industry experience and consumer research, GladRags is thrilled to introduce XO Flo, a new menstrual cup designed with comfort, confidence, and capacity in mind. Reusables are rapidly gaining a foothold…Read more

Men who Menstruate: A Q&A

  Let’s talk about men who menstruate! We got together with our newest team member, Skyler, to answer some questions about his experiences with periods as a trans man! What was your first period like? My first period happened when I was in the 6th grade. Before starting, I had migraines for almost a week…Read more