How To Use

How to clean and store a Menstrual Cup

We know that modern life is busy and when it comes to your period, simple and stress-free is always best. You may already use tampons, but maybe you just do not know how simple menstrual cups are. 

If you learn how to properly clean your menstrual cup - something that can be done in less than 5 minutes - you are good to go with this solution that lasts up to 10 years.

In 3 easy-to-follow stages, we explain how to clean and store your cup during and after your period, for a healthy and sustainable menstruation.

How to wash your Ruby Cup during your period

While you're using your ruby ​​cup, simply rinse it with water each time you empty it. While on your period, there is no need to disinfect or boil your cup between uses.

After emptying, wash your cup with water. Avoid fragranced soaps that may alter the pH of your vagina. If this is not possible, or you are  in a public bathroom  then just rinse with bottled water, or wipe it clean with a tissue.

Boil and sterilize your menstrual cup at the end of your period

At the end of your period, your cup must be disinfected before storing each month. Rinse your cup, and heat in a pan or pot of water. Boil for 3 minutes. To prevent discoloration we have some additional advice in our FAQs , so linked below. If you do not want to use a pot for disinfecting, you can use a Ruby Steriliser  for boiling in the microwave or oven. 

The Ruby Steriliser can be folded, so it won’t take much space. It is also made of silicon, and totally safe for boiling your menstrual cup in the over or in the microwave. 

Perfect for example for sharing houses, where you may not want to use communal cooking pots for sanitizing your cup.


Store during the month after you used your Ruby Cup

After disinfecting, dry and store your cup, ready for next month. Your Ruby Cup comes with its own free cotton bag, made from hygienic, breathable material. Do not store your cup in an airtight container, as it needs ventilation. Natural materials such as cotton are best.