oopsiedaisies7 (oopsiedaisies7) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Smelly cup??

Ohkay, so this morning I realized that I hadn't emptied out my cup for like 2 days and that my period had probably been finished for at least a day. When I did take it out, it smelled positively horrible. Like spoiled milk or rotting flesh or something. Completely unpleasant, to say the least. I've heard of this happening to other people, who solved it with complicated baking soda/vinegar/tea tree oil/whathaveyou mixtures, but I live in a dorm, and my cleaning solutions are, well, limited.

So, in desperation, I ripped off a corner of the New York Times that I had been reading earlier, and crumpled it up and stuffed it inside of my cup and put it back in its pouch and hoped that my roommate wouldn't smell the smell and investigate.

I just did a smell-test (about 12 hours later), and it is wonderful again! It's got that new-cup smell and I am happy. There's a little bit of ink residue that I'm hoping will go away when I get a chance to boil it this weekend, but I just wanted to let you guys know that if your cup is stinky, newspaper seems to work like a charm! =)
Tags: cleaning - smells

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