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How to use a Mooncup® cleaning pot with sterilising solution

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How to use a Mooncup® cleaning pot with sterilising solution

Maintaining your Mooncup®'s cleanliness is essential for keeping your menstrual cup hygienic. While daily washing with unscented soap and water during your period is crucial, it's also recommended to sterilise your menstrual cup between cycles. The Mooncup® cleaning pot, paired with a sterilising solution, offers a simple and effective means of ensuring your cup is thoroughly sanitised. Here's how to use the Mooncup® cleaning pot with sterilising solution to keep your menstrual cup clean and safe for use.


Step-by-step guide on how to use the Mooncup® cleaning pot with sterilising solution

Step 1: Pre-clean your Mooncup®

Before you begin the sterilisation process, it’s important to wash your Mooncup® with unscented soap and water. This ensures that any bodily fluids or residue is removed and the cup is prepped for sterilisation.

Step 2: Prepare the sterilising solution

Fill the Mooncup® cleaning pot with sterilising solution, following the dilution instructions provided by the manufacturer carefully.

Step 3: Fully immerse Your Mooncup®

Place your Mooncup® within the pot, ensuring it is completely submerged in the sterilising solution. This will help guarantee that the entire cup is properly sanitised.

Step 4: Time the sterilisation process

Leave the Mooncup® to soak for the minimum recommended time specified for the sterilising solution you are using. Exceeding the minimum soaking time can be unnecessary and may risk degradation of the cup material over time.

Step 5: Rinse thoroughly

After soaking, remove your Mooncup® from the cleaning pot and rinse both the cup and pot with clean drinking water. This helps to wash away any residual sterilising solution, which is important before using the cup for your next cycle.

Step 6: Dry and store safely

Ensure that your Mooncup® and cleaning Pot are both dried thoroughly. Once dry, fold your cleaning pot and store until your next use. Store it away from direct sunlight and heat sources.


Benefits of using the Mooncup® cleaning pot

Fuss-free cleaning

The cleaning pot simplifies the sterilisation process, making it less of a chore to ensure your menstrual cup is hygienic and safe to use.

Ideal for travel

The compact design of the Mooncup® cleaning pot makes it convenient for use at home or on the go.


Sterilising solutions are readily available, making it easy to obtain the necessary cleaning materials no matter where you are.


By following these steps, you can ensure that your Mooncup® is consistently kept in a hygienic condition for each menstrual cycle. 

Always read product instructions and take care when handling and using sterilising agents for the longevity of your Mooncup® and your own health and wellbeing.

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