Hydrogen peroxide (1%): You can find this in most drug stores or pharmacies. Use one part 1% hydrogen peroxide and one part water. Submerge your cup and let it soak for 24 hours. Give it a good, thorough wash to remove all of the hydrogen peroxide residues before using it or storing it.
How do you sterilize a menstrual cup?
It’s important to sterilize your menstrual cup before you insert it for the first time. To do this: Submerge the cup completely in a pot of boiling for 5–10 minutes. Empty the pot and allow the cup to return to room temperature.
Is it bad if I dont boil my menstrual cup?
Do you have to boil your cup? No, but if you prefer that your cup be fully sanitized before or after each cycle you can safely do so. In fact, it is recommended by most brands.
Do you have to boil a menstrual cup before first use?
“First things first, it’s important to boil your menstrual cup before first use,” says Sophie Zivku, Corporate Communications Manager at DivaCup. “To do this, place it in an open pot of boiling water for five to 10 minutes with plenty of water. Just don’t leave the boiling pot unattended.
Can you use hydrogen peroxide to clean menstrual cup?
Use one part 1% hydrogen peroxide and one part water. Submerge your cup and let it soak for 24 hours. Give it a good wash to remove all of the hydrogen peroxide residue before using it or storing it.
What soap do you use to clean menstrual cup?
Wash your cup with warm water and mild, oil- and fragrance-free soap. A few brands we like include Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Liquid Soap, Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, and Liquid Neutrogena Fragrance-Free Cleanser. Avoid using fragranced dish soaps or hand soap – these can degrade your cup’s silicone over time.
Why are menstrual cups bad?
Incorrect use of menstrual cups could be resulting in some women suffering pelvic organ prolapse, the Victoria Derbyshire programme has been told. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy wants some manufacturers to include better safety advice. Menstrual cups fit into the vagina and collect period blood.
Can I use Milton to Sterilise menstrual cup?
A Milton tablet can be used in the same way that you would sterilise a baby bottle. A microwave steriliser, such as the new one we sell can be used to clean your cup. Cover the cup with water and microwave for between 3 and 5 minutes.
Can I boil my menstrual cup with vinegar?
Do not add anything to the water while boiling, baking soda, vinegar, essential oils etc. as these may compromise the integrity of the silicone.
Do Gynecologists recommend menstrual cups?
A menstrual cup is not suitable for women with severe clinical uterine prolapse, but all women with normal anatomy should be able to comfortably use a menstrual cup. Period cups may be less suitable for women who experience cervical or vaginal prolapse after childbirth.
How do you sterilize a June cup?
Before use and between cycles, you can sanitize your cup by placing it in boiling water for 5 minutes. The Compact Sanitizer makes it easy to sanitize your cup after your cycle ends.