6 Ways To Remove Menstrual Cup Smell

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“How do I remove the funk from my menstrual cup?” Don’t be embarrassed. It’s not the first time that we’ve been asked how to remove menstrual cup odor… To answer this easily, the team at Lunette have complied 6 easy and effective tips to getting rid of that funky menstrual cup smell.

Boil your menstrual cup for 20 minutes

Boil your cup for 20 minutes before and after your period, ALWAYS! This method is so crucial for the cleanliness of your cup and the health of your vagina! Make sure you use a deep pot to boil your menstrual cup otherwise you will risk burning or warping your menstrual care device!

Rubbing Alcohol

Wipe thoroughly or soak your menstrual cup for an hour with rubbing alcohol. (Soaking in hydrogen peroxide 3% will freshen it too.) Pro tip: You can also use a toothpick soaked in rubbing alcohol to clean out your menstrual cup holes. Boil your cup AGAIN for 20 minutes and allow your cup to air dry in the sun completely before use.

Lemon Juice

Soak your menstrual cup for an hour, or wipe down with lemon juice. Be sure to boil your menstrual cup for 20 minutes to get rid of any lemon juice residue before use!

Spirit Vinegar

Make a solution of half water and half vinegar and soak your menstrual cup for an hour. You already know what to do next! We'll give you a hint: boil your cup for 20 minutes!

Cleansing wipes, specifically for menstrual cups

The Lunette CupWipes are a great, easy option for sanitizing your Lunette menstrual cup when you don’t have a chance to wash it with water. The wipes are individually wrapped and fit conveniently in your purse or pocket. You can use your Lunette menstrual cup anywhere you go – at the gym, office or even camping!

Menstrual cup wash

The Lunette Feelbetter Liquid Wash is designed for washing a silicone cup and has a pH balance of 4 (which is amazing!). If you forgot your Lunette Feelbetter Liquid Wash, make sure you use a fragrance- free and oil-free wash that has an acidic pH level of 4 or 5.5. 

Do NOT use any type of detergent or wash your cup in the dishwasher!

Some people have a stronger odor in their menstrual flow, and that's okay! However, putting your cup in the dishwasher is a big no-no. In order to keep your menstrual cup clean and happy, just remember the number one thing is to always boil your cup for 20 minutes BEFORE and AFTER your period!