Don't know how to clean your menstrual cup? Relax, we understand. Here is a step-by-step explanation of how to keep your cup fresh and clean.
There are two types of cleaning your cup: a daily rinse and a monthly sterilization. Rinsing of the cup only removes some of the surface bacteria, odor, and buildup. However, sterilizing completely removes bacteria and preps the cup to be stored for the next time it’s used again.
1. Daily rinsing in between uses
When you want to clean your cup after using it for a couple of hours (max. 12h), the easiest way to clean is to just rinse it with water. This is more than enough to reinsert your cup. If you want to be thorough, you can use soap, but use a gentle one, to keep the silicone of your cup in perfect state.
2. Thorough sterilizing in between periods
It's important to sanitize your cup after your period week, before storing it away for a while. You need to remove all the bacteria to prevent bacterial growth before the next use.
First of all, rinse it thoroughly with water, as usual, then use a sterilizer to desinfect your cup completely.
Don't have a sterilizer? Find one here!
Want to know to use a sterilizer? Find out here!
If you don't own a sterilizer, you can use one of your kitchen pots on your stove, or a large bowl in the microwave.