How to Clean Your Menstrual Cup Before Storing it in a Menstrual Cup Case

How to Clean Your Menstrual Cup Before Storing it in a Menstrual Cup Case

Menstrual cups are reusable alternatives to tampons and pads made of flexible materials such as medical-grade silicone or viscose fashioned like a bell to collect fluid when it’s your time of the month. You might wonder, though, how exactly a menstrual cup is cleaned and stored in a menstrual cup case in between a woman’s periods.

Cleaning Your Cup

You can wash your menstrual cup as usual at the end of your period, using warm water and an oil-free, mild and unscented soap or a special menstrual cup wash. If you think your cup needs a thorough cleaning, soak it in warm water for a few minutes before gently scrubbing it with a toothbrush made just for your cup.

You can also boil your cup for 10 minutes before placing it in your menstrual cup case. When boiling your cup for sanitization purposes, it’s important to always add enough water so you don’t accidentally burn your menstrual cup. Never leave it unattended either, as that increases the risk of it burning.

Storing Your Menstrual Cup

Now that your menstrual cup is cleaned and sanitized, you want to store it correctly between cycles. Choose a menstrual cup carrying case that allows for good airflow. Never store it in a plastic bag or any kind of airtight container. The best place to store your cup is in the case it came with. If you purchase a second one, look for something such as a cotton bag that protects it from dust while allowing it to breathe.

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