Menstrual blood has been known to cause staining on some of our favorite things, including underwear, sheets, towels, etc. but one place you may not think about in terms of stains is your menstrual cup. Yep, even the silicone used for your menstrual cup can sometimes stain. There are a few things you can do if your menstrual cup has a stain on it. Read on to learn more.
Try To Ignore The Stains
If you have a stain the first thing you can do is just ignore it. If you have a colored menstrual cup it’s easier to mask the stains. Having a small stain on your menstrual cup may not look appealing but it should not affect the quality of your menstrual cup.
How Do You Remove Stains From Menstrual Cups?
If you cannot stand the sight of stains on your menstrual cup, we have a few tips for you. Fortunately, with proper cleaning between uses, your menstrual cup should stay fairly stain free. For tips on cleaning your menstrual cup, head over to this blog post.
Every so often a stain may set in while wearing your menstrual cup. For these instances you can try boiling your cup an extra time. Always make sure to keep the cup off the bottom or sides of the pot.
If the stain isn’t lessening with the boiling method, you can try a hydrogen peroxide solution mix. Our go-to method is roughly 1/3 hydrogen peroxide and 2/3 water. Allow the cup to soak in the solution for about 5 – 10 minutes. After soaking, make sure you thoroughly wash the cup to ensure no lingering hydrogen peroxide remains. Don’t forget to rinse the air holes as well at the very top of the cup.
If the stain has still not let up, you can try the hydrogen peroxide soak again, but avoid repeating the hydrogen soak too frequently. Hydrogen peroxide can cause drying and although it does not seem to affect the material of menstrual cups, it’s still best to play it safe.
How Do You Remove Stains From Clothing?
If you’re worried about leaking or if you’re first learning how to use a menstrual cup, you may have a few incidences where menstrual blood winds up on your sheets or clothes. Hydrogen peroxide works wonders here as well, but you could also try a natural stain remover cleaner such as Ruby’s Red Wash! One of our favorite products for stain removal, Ruby’s Red Wash is gentle and has a soft scent. So what is it? Take a look at this blurb directly from their site:
Ruby’s Red Wash is made of a biodegradable mixture of bacterial cultures, an alcohol-based detergent, and essential oils for fragrance. It has a pleasing scent and is safe to use. (Make sure you use common sense and treat it like most cleansers, though. Meaning don’t mix it with other chemicals or cleansers, and don’t inhale it, folks!) – About page – RubysRedWash.com
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