How to clean a Diva Cup

We advise boiling your cup for 20 minutes between each menstrual cycle to keep it fresh and clean, but if you forgot or didn't have time to boil it, you can use our handy Cup Wipes or wipe it down with rubbing alcohol. When you get home, make sure to boil that cup for 20 minutes.

How often should you wash your menstrual cup?

It is important to wash your DivaCup with warm water and DivaWash at least 2 times a day. When cleaning your menstrual cup, only use water that is safe to drink, no matter where you are.

How do you clean a cup?

After washing your cup with hot water and soap, you can place it in boiling water to fully sanitize it. It is recommended that you place your cup inside of a metal whisk and leave it in a pot of boiling water for a few minutes. It is a quick way to clean your cup.

How do you clean a menstrual cup?

You can wipe your hands off with a wet wipe, toilet paper, or paper towel. When you get out of the bathroom stall, wash your hands. You can wipe the cup with a clean tissue if the water is not accessible.

How do you clean a cup without boiling it?

You can find hydrogen peroxide in most drug stores. One part hydrogen peroxide and one part water. Allow your cup to soak for 24 hours. It's a good idea to wash it thoroughly to get rid of hydrogen peroxide.

I don't know what soap to use to wash my menstrual cup

Warm water and soap will wash your cup. Dr is a brand we like. The Pure-Castile Liquid Soap, Cetaphil Gentle Skin Fragrance, and Liquid Neutrogena Cleanser-Free are all made by Bronner. Hand soap and dish soaps can degrade your cup over time.

Is it possible to clean a menstrual cup with intimate wash?

Any mild soap or intimate wash which is suspended of perfumes or oil can be used. Most people don't use soap, wash, or wipes to clean a menstrual cup because they are sensitive to water. Simple, plain water is what they go for.

If you don't boil your menstrual cup, what will happen?

bacteria, odors, stains, and erosion can occur if you don't clean your cup properly. In more rare cases, this could lead to irritation. It also means that your cup will need to be replaced more often. It is recommended to keep up with your daily cleaning and monthly sterilization.

Do you have to boil your cup?

It is not necessary to clean your cup after boiling the DivaCup. The DivaCup will oxidize over time, but this won't affect its function. It's a personal decision to boil the cup.

Why does the DivaCup smell bad?

When it is exposed to air, menstrual flow only begins to develop an odor, which means that you shouldn't experience the same odor that is present with feminine hygiene products. An odor could develop if you wear the DivaCup longer than 12 hours.

How do menstrual cups affect your period?

If your endometrial lining has mostly been shed by day three of your period, the cup could theoretically help to pull it down faster. She says that flow is a mechanical process.

Is it a good idea to leave a menstrual cup in for 24 hours?

Depending on how heavy your flow is, you can wear your cup for up to 12 hours.

Is it possible to wear a menstrual cup when not on period?

The vaginal canal can be less lubricated if the cup is inserted when not menstruating. Difficulty with removal and an unpleasant experience can be caused by the cup not opening as easily.

Do I have to boil my cup every month?

We advise boiling your cup for 20 minutes between each menstrual cycle to keep it fresh and clean, but if you forgot or didn't have time to boil it, you can use our handy Cup Wipes or wipe it down with rubbing alcohol. When you get home, make sure to boil that cup for 20 minutes.

Do you have to boil your cup every month?

If you prefer that your cup be fully sanitized before or after each cycle, you can do so. Most brands recommend it.

Is it possible to get toxic shock from a Diva cup?

Vaginal cups are used as an alternative to other products for menstrual blood collection. In rare cases, they can lead to toxic shock syndrome.

Can hydrogen peroxide be used to clean a cup?

You can use household hydrogen peroxide to remove menstrual cup stains. There are different grades of hydrogen peroxide and not all are safe for home use.

Can you wash a Diva cup?

Summer's Eve is a gentle ph-neutral intimate soap. Make sure to rinse your cups well in order to avoid any leftover soap on the surface of the cup.

Is it possible to microwave my diva cup?

After a menstrual cup is washed, it can be put into a microwave-safe container. Make sure the cup is completely submerged. The microwave should be set on high for a few minutes.

Is my Diva cup going to melt?

The best time to boil a menstrual cup is 4-7 minutes. Silicone can thin over time if you boil too long. Leaving the cup unattended can cause it to melt.

How do you clean a diva cup?

Put it in the microwave for a few minutes and then fill it with water. You can plan your menstrual cup in the cup and pour boiling water over it. Feb 4, 2020 is when your cup will be germ-free.