Do you have to boil your cup? No, but if you prefer that your cup be fully sanitized before or after each cycle you can safely do so. In fact, it is recommended by most brands.
Do I need to boil my diva cup every month?
We advise boiling your cup for 20 minutes between each menstrual cycle to keep it fresh and clean, but if you forgot or didn’t have time to boil it, you can sanitize the cup with our handy Cup Wipes, or wipe it down with rubbing alcohol.
Do you have to boil your diva cup every time?
While boiling the DivaCup can help with discoloration and give your cup a more thorough clean, it is not a required cleaning step. Note: the DivaCup will naturally discolor over time, but this will not impair its functionality. Boiling the cup is really a personal choice.
How often do you boil Diva Cup?
We can’t emphasize this enough – boil your cup for 20 minutes every time BEFORE and AFTER every cycle, rather than 10 minutes.
What happens if I don’t boil my menstrual cup?
While infection is a rare complication of using a cup, it can happen if bacteria from your hands is transferred onto the cup and then into your vagina. For this reason, it is important not only to wash the cup itself, but to wash your hands thoroughly before removing and inserting the cup.
How do you clean a DivaCup without boiling it?
Hydrogen peroxide (1%): You can find this in most drug stores or pharmacies. Use one part 1% hydrogen peroxide and one part water. Submerge your cup and let it soak for 24 hours. Give it a good, thorough wash to remove all of the hydrogen peroxide residues before using it or storing it.
Will my DivaCup melt if I boil it?
The ideal recommended time to boil a menstrual cup is 5-7 minutes. If you boil too long, it is possible that the silicone material softens and thins over a long time. Leaving the cup unattended while boiling can melt it away.
What happens if you boil your menstrual cup for too long?
Be careful not to leave your cup in the boiling water too long though; boiling your cup too often may lead to the silicone softening or thinning over time. While it may seem strange to place a menstrual product in a kitchen pot, just remember that your period is a natural, healthy process!
How long should I boil my Saalt Cup?
Sanitize. You should disinfect your Saalt Cup between cycles by boiling your cup in water for 4–5 min (not more than 7 min) to sanitize it. Use tongs or a wire whisk to ensure the cup doesn’t touch the bottom of the pot.
Can I microwave my DivaCup?
Yes. After a menstrual cup is rinsed off, it can be put into the microwave for some deep cleaning: 1) Place the cup into a microwave-safe container. 2) Make sure that the cup is completely submerged.
How do you boil a Saalt Cup?
Clear the four holes at the top of your Saalt Menstrual Cup by passing water through the holes. Then sanitize your cup by placing it in a pot of boiling water for 4–5 minutes (but not more than 7 min). Use tongs or a whisk to make sure the cup doesn’t rest on the bottom of the pot.
Can u get toxic shock from a Diva Cup?
Menstrual cups are safer.
Because menstrual cups collect rather than absorb blood, you’re not at risk of getting toxic shock syndrome (TSS), a rare bacterial infection associated with tampon use.
Do you have to boil menstrual cup before first use?
“First things first, it’s important to boil your menstrual cup before first use,” says Sophie Zivku, Corporate Communications Manager at DivaCup. “To do this, place it in an open pot of boiling water for five to 10 minutes with plenty of water. Just don’t leave the boiling pot unattended.