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

    J’utilise la mooncup depuis 2007 (soit 8 ans maintenant). Je suis heureuse d’avoir découvert cet objet donc trop peu de monde ne parle. Cela facilite ma vie de femme au quotidien: - dans mon travail (dans un milieu très masculin, sur des chantiers où il n’y a que rarement de poubelle pour protections) - dans mes loisirs (haute montagne, parapente, ski, escalade, natation… elle m’a accompagné dans tous mes voyages, dans tous les climats) - dans mon confort (plus de sécheresse vaginale, aucune brûlure) Lorsque je n’ai pas d’eau à disposition, je l’essuie avec un peu de papier toilette. Et je la nettoie le soir dans la douche. Cela n’a vraiment rien de repoussant de vider sa coupe ; au contraire, cela me permet de bien visualiser l’évolution du flux. Merci pour cette invention unique, qui fait qu’être une femme n’est plus un handicap pendant 1 semaine par mois!
    Charlotte
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