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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    I have had my Mooncup for two months now. After having my two children, my periods were so heavy that even a towel and tampon couldn't cope. I tried tablets from the doctor but they didn't really help. I couldn't walk about without it being a scene from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Mooncup has changed that. The first few tries at getting it in and out are messy. Once you get the hang of it though, it's a breeze and no messier than removing a tampon. I don't have to worry about my clothes anymore or whether the pad and tampon can hold the flow. The Mooncup can always hold the flow, even when it's really really heavy. I would recommend a Mooncup to everyone. You won't need towels and tampons ever again. Best product ever.
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