Lunette Menstrual Cup - Cleaning Methods

First time users:

Check that the air holes around the top are fully open. Wash your hands and clean your cup with water and mild soap (seriously, none of that scented crap!)

Boil it in a large pot for 20 minutes before you use it for the first time.

Cleaning During Your Period:

First, tip the blood into the toilet. Rinse with cold water and then wash with warm water. Use Lunette’s specially formulated menstrual cup wash to make it squeaky clean.

Your period is finally over – now what?

When your period is over, disinfect your cup by either boiling your cup or using Lunette disinfecting Cupwipes. Lunette should be disinfected before and after your cycle.

Cleaning when you’re out and about

The Lunette Cupwipes are handy while camping or in a gross porta-potty. They eliminate most germs and enable you to use the cup safely even if water is not available. Wipes are packed separately so they are easy to carry with you.


At Work, I Can't Wash my Lunette with the Washing Liquid. Should I Wash the Cup with Perfumed Soap or Tap Water?

No. Perfumed soaps with unknown pH values might coat the cup with a layer of irritants that could damage the precious mucous membrane of the vagina. Some of these soaps may also contain agents that might damage the silicone. It's better to wash Lunette with tap water than use the wrong kind of soap. Lunette is smooth on the inside, making it easy to clean with water alone. When you and Lunette return home, consider our Feelbetter Liquid Wash — it's specially created to clean the cup gently and thoroughly without damaging the cup or irritating your body (plus it smells divine!).

How to clean menstrual cup in public toilet?

Don’t worry, we’re not going to tell you to run to the sink that’s on the other side of the bathroom stall. Remember that Lunette cup can hold blood for up to 12 hours! However, life happens, and we understand your fears.

Our Lunette Cup Wipes amazing, disinfectant, and super convenient when you don’t have access to water (aka a bathroom stall).

Can I use other cleaning products or wipes to clean my Lunette menstrual cup?

Basically yes, but we do recommend our own products since they have been developed to work with our Lunette products.

When using another brand make sure that they don't contain any harsh chemicals, oils, perfumes or colourants that might leave residual on the cup and irritate the sensitive vagina.

How do I know if I’ve cleaned my Lunette menstrual cup well enough?

When your Lunette is clean it doesn't have any colours, smells or oily residue on the surface.

How can I clean my cup when I am travelling or camping?

We recommend trying our handy Cupwipes when water isn't available. They are individually packed disinfecting wipes that are compostable. Super easy when camping!

For more information on the Lunette Menstrual Cup click on the following links: how to use and tips for first-time users.

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