Sterilising When you get your new menstrual cup, you should always sterilise it before use. You have a few options:

1. Boil it, immersed in water (in a pan put aside for this purpose) for 5-7 minutes. You can pop your menstrual cup into the middle of a whisk to prevent accidental burning.

2. Sterilising tablets. Our favourite as it provides a discrete and convenient way of sterilising your menstrual cup. Set aside a 3 litres container for this purpose, fill it to the top with cold water and pop in a quarter of the Milton sterilising tablet , set the rest of the tablet aside for later. Allow the tablet to completely dissolve then pour half of the water away, then refill your container to the top with cold water. Drop in your menstrual cup for 15 minutes. Rinse off with water and wipe dry or drip dry.

3 Lunette disinfecting wipes. The Cupwipes are easy to use: simply wipe and dry the cup with a tissue and then disinfect it with the Lunette cupwipe. After you have disinfected the menstrual cup, it is important that you let it dry completely before you insert it again, but it only takes a few moments. We also recommend you to use the wipes to disinfect your menstrual cup before and after your period. Don’t wash your cup after using the cup wipes.

4 Microwaveable container. Place your menstrual cup into the sterilising container and fill it up with water. Menstrual cup should be totally immersed. The correct wattage settings depend on your microwave model. The water must be boiling for sterilising to be effective. If in doubt, please consider your microwave manual. Most people use medium power level / wattage for 3 – 5 minutes. The cup’s lid must not be completely sealed: otherwise the steam produced by the boiling water cannot escape. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us at info@ecodreams.co.uk