How to clean and store a Menstrual Cup

We know that modern life is busy and when it comes to your period, simple and stress-free is always best. You may already use tampons, but perhaps you didn’t know just how simple menstrual cups are.

In 3 easy-to-follow stages, we explain how to clean and store your cup during and after your period, for a healthy and sustainable menstruation.

How to take care of your Ruby Cup during your period

While you’re using your Ruby cup, simply rinse it with water each time you empty it, before reinserting it again. While on your period, there is no need to disinfect your cup between uses.

After emptying, wash your cup with water. Avoid fragranced soaps that may alter the pH of your vagina. If this isn’t possible, or you are in a public bathroom then just rinse with bottled water, or wipe it clean with a tissue.

Disinfect your menstrual cup at the end of your period

Ruby Cup Red and Sterilizer At the end of your period, your cup must be disinfected before storing each month. Rinse your cup, and immerse in a pan or pot of water. Boil for 3 minutes. To prevent discoloration we have some additional advice in our FAQs, also linked below. If you don’t want to use a pot for disinfecting, you can use a Ruby Clean for boiling, in the microwave or oven.

Store during the month after you used your Ruby Cup

After disinfecting, dry and store your cup, ready for next month. Your Ruby Cup comes with its own free cotton bag, made from hygienic, breathable material. Don’t store your cup in an airtight container, as it needs ventilation. Natural materials such as cotton are best.


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