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22 February 2012 @ 10:05 pm
Does anyone use biological (laundry) washing powder (Sometimes just called 'Bio') to rid their cup of stains? I use a bio washing powder, like Persil, for my clothes, but also to clean my bath occasionally, because it has enzymes which break down organic matter such as skin, sweat, and also blood. So today I thought I might give it a go with my (uk) Mooncup, which had become very stained, and it's come out like new! I just put a teaspoon of powder into a cup of warm water, submerged the Mooncup for 20 minutes or so, and when I dried it off all the stains had disappeared, even the hard-to-get ones like those in between the lettering that says 'Mooncup' inside the rim. This is by far the easiest way of cleaning my cup that I've discovered.
 
 
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Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on February 22nd, 2012 10:31 pm (UTC)
Here in the US, (3%) hydrogen peroxide is very inexpensive and available at any store that carries first aid supplies like Band-Aids. "Soaking" a cup in a small glass of that will also clobber stains in about 15 minutes. I usually let it sit overnight just out of convenience.
schmoomomschmoomom on February 22nd, 2012 11:42 pm (UTC)
I'm so allergic to bio that the thought of doing that makes me itch all over!!

For the USians, it's like full strength Tide or all. Non bio is like the gentle stuff for babies or sensitive skin.

I agree with the hydrogen peroxide (can get at chemist) or just putting that sucker in the sunshine for a while. Of course, you'd have to wait for it to be sunny, which means it won't be til...May?
mscalico on February 23rd, 2012 12:00 am (UTC)
You can always clean it thoroughly afterwards with something else, to rid it of any traces of the washing powder, I guess! Luckily, I'm not allergic to it, so I don't have this problem.
e_n_t_i_t_ye_n_t_i_t_y on February 23rd, 2012 02:32 am (UTC)
I use baking powder! I make a thick paste and just rub it all around to scrape off any staining or residue. Works well =)