Hello dear friends of Luv Ur Body menstrual cups,
we often get asked what is the best way to clean & sterilize a menstrual cup, in order to keep it safe and durable.
Menstrual cups can be cleaned with simple water each time that you empty them and before placing them back in the vagina. If you are on the go and don't have access to clean water, simply blot the cup with some tissue paper or toilet paper in order to remove the blood residues and make sure the holes aren't clogged.
It is of crucial importance that you STERILIZE the cup once your period is over and before starting using it again next month. Sterilization is a process that requires more than simple, running water.
We wrote a blog post a few days ago on all the different methods that you can choose from to clean the cup at its best, but today we would like to go deeper and analyze what is - in our opinion - the best solution for sterilizing your cup.
We recommend, if possible, using Milton sterilizing tablets. Milton tablets are safe and easy to use: moms use them to sterilize their baby's feeding bottle teats and even veggies and fruit. They don't need to be washed off, and this makes them a great choice if you are traveling and don't have access to a stove or a microwave to boil the cup.
Additionally, while the boiling process gets rid of most - but not all the - bacteria, Milton tablets kill even the stronger bacteria, making them the best solution possible to sterilize your cup.
Another plus of Milton tablets is their cleansing power: you may have noticed that menstrual cups - especially the clear ones - tend to acquire a yellowish tone with time. This is because hemoglobin is a very strong natural dye and it stains medical grade silicon.
Soaking a cup in a Milton tablet gets rid of this yellowish tone, bringing the cup to the original clearness (and beauty!). For best results, soak the cup overnight.
We do not recommend using anything else than Milton tablets to treat cup discoloration and we highly recommend against hydrogen peroxide based products or other chemicals than could damage the cup and affect its functionality.
We hope that this article has helped you, and we wish you a happy time with your Luv Ur Body menstrual cup!