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6 Ways To Remove Menstrual Cup Smell

“How do I remove the funk from my menstrual cup?” Don’t be embarrassed.- It’s not the first time that we’ve been asked how to remove menstrual cup odor… To answer this easily, the team at Lunette have complied 6 easy and effective tips to getting rid of that funky menstrual cup smell.

  1. Boil your menstrual cup. Boil your cup for 5-10 minutes. Make sure you use a deep pot to boil your menstrual cup otherwise you will risk burning or warping your menstrual care device!
  2. Rubbing Alcohol. Wipe thoroughly or soak your menstrual cup for an hour with rubbing alcohol. (Soaking in hydrogen peroxide 3% will freshen it too.) Pro tip: You can also use a toothpick soaked in rubbing alcohol to clean out your menstrual cup holes. Allow your cup to air dry in the sun completely before use.
  3. Lemon Juice. Soak your menstrual cup for an hour, or wipe down with lemon juice. Be sure to boil your menstrual cup for a few minutes to get rid of any lemon juice residue before use!
  4. Spirit Vinegar. Make a solution of half water and half vinegar and soak your menstrual cup for an hour.
  5. Cleansing wipes, specifically for menstrual cups. The Lunette CupWipes are a great, easy option for sanitizing your Lunette menstrual cup when you don’t have a chance to rinse it with water. The wipes are individually wrapped and fit conveniently in your purse or pocket. You can use your Lunette menstrual cup anywhere you go – at the gym, office or even camping!
  6. Menstrual cup wash. The Lunette Feelbetter Liquid Wash is designed for washing a silicone cup. But you can also use some other liquid soap that is fragrance-free, oil-free and has a mild to acidic pH (between 3,5 and 5,5). Just be sure it does not contain oils, since they can stick to the cup and create a film that could irritate the body.

Do NOT use washing up liquid or wash your cup in the dishwasher!

Some women just have a stronger odor in their menstrual flow (and also one’s sense of smell is better during your period.) Pro tip: Always rinse the cup first with cold water- it helps!

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