Care and Cleaning

Care and Cleaning

The Mooncup silicone menstrual cup is made to last so it’s worth cleaning and taking care of it properly. Look after it well and you’ll be using it for years to come.

You should always wash your hands with soap and water before and after handling your Mooncup.

How do I clean my Mooncup?


If you look after your Mooncup and clean it well, it should last for years and years. First use and between periods Before you use your Mooncup menstrual cup for the first time and after you’ve finished your period, we…

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How do I store my Mooncup?


When you have finished your period, dry your Mooncup thoroughly and store it in the breathable, organic cotton bag which it came in. Do not store your Mooncup in a plastic bag or sealed container.

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How long does a Mooncup menstrual cup last?


If you follow our instructions for cleaning and storage, the Mooncup menstrual cup will last for years and years. If there is any change in the material or shape of your Mooncup, if it splits or becomes sticky, then it will…

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Should my Mooncup smell?


Your Mooncup shouldn’t normally have a strong odour. The most common reasons for the Mooncup developing an odour are: leaving the Mooncup in a lot longer than the advised 4 to 8 hours; or boiling the Mooncup in a saucepan…

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How often should I empty my Mooncup?


You will need to empty your Mooncup at least every 4-8 hours, depending on your menstrual flow, and after a night’s sleep. Most Mooncup users find they need to empty their Mooncup less often than they previously had to change tampons or pads,…

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Is the Mooncup messy?


When you insert the Mooncup, it’s pretty much the same as inserting a tampon in terms of the amount of blood you come into contact with. When you remove the Mooncup, the outside of it is relatively clean; the vast majority…

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