|How to Clean Your Lunette|
Apr 07, 2015 35 Comments
For us gals who use Lunette cups, keeping it clean is the most important thing. After all, the cup is going into our bodies. Although some believe that reusable does not equal clean (they´re wrong), we should all remember that even disposable products are not completely sterile.
With proper care and a quick clean, your Lunette cup will be ready to serve you for another reuse.
Wash your hands and clean the Lunette cup by washing with water and a mild liquid soap free of coloring agents and parfumes. Then boil it in a large amount of water for 20 minutes before first use. Make sure that there is enough water so that the cup does not burn on the bottom. TIP: Place the cup in a wire whisk to prevent contact with the bottom of the pan during boiling.
For day-to-day cleaning
We of course recommend our Feelbetter Liquid Wash that is designed for washing a silicone cup. But you can also use some other liquid soap that is fragrance-free, oil-free and has a mild to acidic pH (between 3,5 and 5,5). Just be sure it does not contain oils, since they can stick to the cup and create a film that could irritate the body. Do NOT use washing up liquid or wash your cup in the dishwasher! THAT is a definite no no!
To disinfect the cup after your cycle so it is ready for the next time: with our Cupwipes, or wipe down with rubbing alcohol (alcohol denat.). Lunette can be boiled for a few minutes in a clean pan and some gals I know use those microwave containers for sterilizing baby nappies. Just remember to keep the cup submerged in water so that it doesn´t burn or get cooked. This happens all the time! That's why I think using alcohol is the best option. It is easier & quicker - not to mention accident-free.
To get rid of lingering odor
Set in sunshine for a day. The odor thing happens for some people, our scent and sense of smell is different. Mine has never had an odor but we get this question from time to time. Also, lemon juice: Just squeeze a lemon and wipe the cup with or soak in. Works!
***The best way to get rid of stains***
The best way to get rid of stains is to soak in 3% Hydrogen peroxide. The kind you get at the grocery store in USA. After a soak, it will make the cup look like brand new. Or so I hear. This tip is from an American colleague, haven´t tested myself. If you want a more natural alternative, try spirit vinegar. And lemon juice works for stains too.
Cleaning the airholes
Fill the cup with water, place your palm on it, turn upside down and squeeze. When the water squirts out through the airholes, they are instantly cleaned! Also you can use a blunt toothpick soaked in rubbing alcohol. Or a toothbrush dedicated to this purpose. Do not use sharp items on your cup, like needles and such. They will do more damage than good.
Saving the best for last
Always wash your hands! Hands can be full of germs that can travel from your cup to your vagina. So hand hygiene is vital. If nothing else, remember that!
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