Cleaning and Taking Care of your Menstrual Cup

by - 6/12/2020

Well every good thing comes with its own clause. If you haven't read my post about How can girls contribute to the environment, then please do. Although it's the best/safest and most economic way to deal with the monthly nuisance, it comes with its terms and conditions too. Yes I am talking about the maintenance of a menstrual cup. Since every reusable thing needs proper care.


To start with, the menstrual cup needs to be sterilized before you use it for the first time. You can boil it in water for 10 minutes before using. After that it can be dried, used or stored in the silk pouch (that it came with) to be used for the next cycle. But what about during the cycle? How to clean it?

If you are at home, it is not much of a hassle as you have your own private washroom and can boil the cup too. However, boiling every time in between uses is not a feasible idea. That's why you need a cleanser that is specifically designated for this.

Everteen has come up with a special Menstrual Cup cleanser which makes cleaning and maintaining the cup a breeze. The cleanser comes in a pump bottle which is easy to use and a small brush for scrubbing the cup.

What are the ingredients of the cleanser?
Aqua, Citric Acid, Crodasinic LS30, Lemon oil, Palm kernel,   Sodium Benzoate, Sodium citrate, Potassium Sorbate. All these are food grade.

Why Everteen menstrual cup cleanser?
It's non toxic, anti bacterial, anti fungal and 100% safe to wash.

What you should NOT do?
Never ever wash your menstrual cup with normal soap. It will disturb the pH.

If you are in a public washroom and don't have an access to the wash basin or not carrying your cleanser, wash it with plain water and wipe with toilet paper.

everteen menstrual cup cleanser is specially formulated to provide you a cleaner, disinfected menstrual cup in just 5 minutes after use to give you full relief and peace of mind during the period days. using the menstrual cup, touching it with hands or just keeping it in contact with the outer atmosphere can attract germs that cling on to its surface. everteen menstrual cup cleanser helps to flush off any residue, stains or irritants to ensure that you do not risk getting an infection while using your menstrual cup. with 100% food-grade active ingredients, everteen menstrual cup cleanser is completely safe for your skin. it prevents and fights off bacterial and fungal growth and helps maintain natural ph balance. this easy-rinse formula is tough on stains yet gentle on skin.This pack contains a special brush that you can use with the everteen menstrual cup cleanser to sanitize and sterilize the menstrual cup. its soft bristles keep the surface of your menstrual cup safe from scratches. make sure you rinse the menstrual cup thoroughly with clean water after washing with everteen menstrual cup cleanser.

How to use: 

Add 10ml everteen Menstrual Cup Cleanser to about 200ml water in a vessel.

Immerse the menstrual cup in this solution for about 5 minutes. Use the brush to stir
the solution and clean the cup from inside and outside. Rinse it thoroughly with clean
water. You can also put 2ml everteen cleanser directly to menstrual cup filled with
water and repeat the above steps.

Price: 360 INR for a 200 ml bottle. Available at and all other e commerce sites.

Have you made the switch yet? How have you been taking care of it?

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  1. Wow it's like cleaning a bottle with a brush and all that. Interesting. You are 80 percent at convincing me to try a cup.

  2. I haven’t started using the menstrual cup with the same reason as to how to clean it. This is a great post as it gives me some idea about it. Hopefully I should be able to switch it soon.

  3. Very informative, innovative and eco friendly. Good personal hygiene is very important in today's society. Keeping your body clean is vital in stopping the development and spread of illness and infection. This seems great product for women.

  4. Lot of important information shared here. As we plan to shift from sanitary napkins to menstrual cups, taking care of hygiene and maintenance is also important.

    - Ujjwal Mishra

  5. Manisha - Maintaining hygiene was always my concern which acted as a barrier to shift to menstrual cups. Thanks for sharing such a detailed information.

  6. I have heard so much about this but haven't tried. Thanks, for sharing.

  7. Very informative and very crucial more importantly and something that one needs to focus on ...

  8. I have been wanting to try menstrual cups, this is a great guide towards hygiene for the cups

  9. Everteen always comes up with a unique products.
    Cup cleanser will b so much helpful.

  10. Great information shared. I haven’t stared using this yet but this post is really helpful.

  11. This is a very useful blog post for women, and I will share it with all my female friends. Maintaining a good hygiene is absolutely crucial!

  12. This is such an informative post. I thought only soap and water was enough. This is a helpful product