Cleaning

How should I clean my Mooncup?

It is important to always wash your hands with soap and water before and after handling your Mooncup.

To clean your Mooncup during your period:

  • Wash with water, or mild, non-perfumed soap. Always rinse the Mooncup well with water after using soaps as any traces left on the Mooncup may cause irritation.
  • To clean your Mooncup in a public toilet see Public Toilets FAQ

  • To clean your Mooncup before first use and when you wish to clean it more thoroughly you can:

  • Boil it immersed in water for 5-7 minutes (in a pan put aside for this purpose)
  • Use sterilising solution/tablets. These are commonly used to sterilise baby equipment. Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for dilution and soak for the minimum recommended time. Then rinse thoroughly with clean water.

  • Cleaning your Mooncup when travelling

  • When travelling ensure that you use drinking water to clean your Mooncup


  • Storing your Mooncup between periods

  • Dry your Mooncup thoroughly and store in the breathable cotton bag provided. Do not store in a plastic bag or sealed container.

  • Can I clean my Mooncup in the microwave?

    No. We do not recommend that you clean your Mooncup in a microwave as doing this may damage the material.

    Can I clean my Mooncup in the dishwasher?

    No. We do not recommend cleaning your Mooncup in a dishwasher, because the detergent may adversely affect the material and/or your vaginal flora.

    How do I remove staining on my Mooncup?

  • You can soak your Mooncup in sterilising solution/tablets, following the manufacturer’s guidelines for dilution and soaking for the minimum time.
  • You can use sodium bicarbonate. Just use a clean damp cloth or a toothbrush with plenty of sodium bicarbonate and rub it on to the stained area.

  • Once you have cleaned your Mooncup rinse it thoroughly with clean water.

    If your Mooncup has developed a strong odour, please take a look at our FAQ on Mooncup and Odour.

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    Testimonials

    I just wanted to share my experience with the moon cup and encourage those of you reading the reviews to give it a try. I am not one to write reviews, but this is one product that all women should know more about. I realize it is not for everyone and you do need to be comfortable with your body to use it, but it is so much more superior to anything I have used. I think I had read about moon cup in an article and was intrigued and came to this website and read a bunch of reviews! I have been using a moon cup for about six months now and like everyone else will not go back! I was concerned it might not work for me since I have a history of vestibulitis and vaginismus (vaginal pain and uncontrollable vaginal contracting) that I needed pelvic floor physical therapy for. Although mostly resolved, I was still wary. This size kind of tripped me up too. I ordered size B- I am 31 and have no kiddos and it works great. There is a learning curve- read the directions and watch their little video- very helpful. Like everyone else said, don't panic when you first go to take it out and can't reach it very well! Took me a cycle or so to get really comfortable with insertion, etc. Pros: you don't have to deal with changing tampons every 2-4 hours. A few months in, my husband and I went on a very extreme backpacking/camping trip in the Cascade Mountains. Of course I had my period the entire time. I climbed up mountains, slide down cliffs, and swam across a glacial lake without a leak. I even had to empty it on the side of a mountain ravine- if you can do it while balancing on a rock ledge, you can do it anywhere! and I didn't have to pack tons of tampons in my pack! You don't have a string that gets wet or caught on anything You don't have uncomfortable vaginal dryness as your period is ending I am very active- cross fit, P90X, hiking, etc. - I only had it leak once and it was during a hard cross fit workout that required a lot of jumping/weights. My period was heavier and I did not empty it for a few hours before the workout. Have had no problems since. Cons: Occasionally a minute or so after insertion, the cup with "snap" or uncurl abruptly. doesn't hurt per say, but feels a bit weird. Although there were some reviews that said that it seemed to shorten their period or lessen their cramping, I have not noticed this in myself, but am just happy to have a great product that works so well. Really worth a try!
    Nicole
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