HOORAY FOR MAKING HEALTHIER CHOICES!
Now to take care of your new reusable menstrual cup
It is important to follow the care instructions outlined in your User Guide to ensure good vaginal health and prevent any damage to your menstrual cup.
- Remember to always wash your hands before inserting or removing your cup.
- At the end of each cycle wash and sterilise your menstrual cup before storing it.
DURING YOUR PERIOD
- If you are just removing your menstrual cup to empty and reinsert, you can either:
- wipe out with toilet paper, a tissue, clean cloth or specific cup wipe; or
- rinse with water.
- If you are removing your cup and leaving out for a longer interval during your cycle, it is a good idea to wash with soap (or a specific cup cleanser), warm water and a soft cloth or brush to remove any residual build up.
AFTER YOUR PERIOD
- Wash your menstrual cup with soap (or a specific cup cleanser), warm water and a soft cloth or brush to remove any residual build up.
- Ensure that the tiny holes at the top of your cup are clear as they help form and release the seal. The holes can be cleaned by squirting water through them or carefully use a toothpick (discard after use) to remove any debris.
- Thoroughly rinse your cup, then sterilise.
- Boil your menstrual cup in a pot of water for 3 – 5 minutes. Do not boil for more than 5 minutes or let it boil dry as this can cause damage the cup.
- Use a sterilisation solution, such as Milton Antibacterial Tablets (Milton Website), as per their instructions.
- Rinse and dry your menstrual cup before putting it back in its own storage pouch until your next period.
- Always store your cup in a ventilated area; never keep in a plastic bag or airtight container as moisture cannot evaporate without airflow and your cup will not dry properly.
- Over time, you might notice some discolouration of your cup. If this occurs you can try to remove it using isopropyl rubbing alcohol, but some staining is common due to the nature of blood and bodily fluids. Discolouration is not a cause for concern as long as you are regularly cleaning and sterilising your cup.
- Regularly check your cup for any rips, tears, changes in texture, or unusual odours that sterilising doesn’t remove. If any of these occur, it is time to dispose of your cup and replace it.