How should I clean Silky Cup (reusable menstrual cup)?
Cleaning Silky Cup
Daily cleaning (you do this whenever you empty your Silky Cup).
To clean Silky Cup during usage, you can rinse it under running tap water, or wipe it with toilet paper or paper towels. Remember to empty and wash your Silky Cup at least twice a day, a minimum of every 12 hours. If you are unable to wash The Silky Cup after removal (for instance when using a public toilet), wash your hands thoroughly before entering the stall, empty the contents into the toilet and simply use a dry or wet wipes to clean the cup. When traveling or otherwise, always wash the cup using potable water.
After your menstrual cycle has ended, all that Silky Cup requires is to be washed with soapy water.
Sterilizing Silky Cup
Sterilizing (it is mandatory to sterilize your Silky Cup before you use it for your each period or before you store your Silky Cup away).
The procedure to sterilize your Silky Cup is:
Boil the Silky Cup in an open pot of boiling water for three to five (3 -5) minutes with plenty of water. Do not leave the boiling pot unattended. If you accidentally burned your Silky Cup when the pot boiled dry, your Silky Cup may be ruined and should be replaced.
Do not use your dishwasher to clean your Silky Cup. Although your cup can handle the heat, some chemicals and cleaners may either damage your cup or leave residue and cause irritation or infection. Gentle soap and water is the best course of action in maintaining cleanliness.
Discolouration is normal. If you become aware of any rips, tears or changes in texture of your Silky Cup, it is time to replace it.
Sterilize the Silky Cup prior to first use and again before each use, place Silky Cup in boiling water for three to five (3-5) minutes. This is to ensure hygiene. When cleaning your Silky Cup be sure to avoid using: vinegar, tea tree oil, scented/fragranced soap, castile/peppermint soap or any other oil based soap, cloth detergent, rubbing alcohol, antibacterial soap, hand sanitizer, pre-moistened wipes, hydrogen peroxide, dishwashing soap, bleach or harsh chemicals.