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09 May 2012 @ 11:00 am
Hi there everyone!

I am about to try my Lunette Selene for the first time this week :)  Before I use it however does anyone have any boiling tips?  What kind of soap do you all use to wash your cups with?  I cannot find any liquid unscented hand soap.  Walmarts don't seem to have them (or I could just be missing them).  I DO have unscented dove bar soap, but I wanted to check with what everyone else does first.

I'll be sure to post how it goes :) I'm kind of nervous and have been trying to convince my mother that it's safe.  She's not 100% sold on the idea.  Hopefully it goes well :)  

Thank you!
ozonemamaozonemama on May 9th, 2012 03:03 pm (UTC)
I have used generic dove body wash on my cups with no problems and I am quite sensitive to that kind of stuff if that helps any.
daniellebee88daniellebee88 on May 9th, 2012 03:14 pm (UTC)
That does help! I only use dove products because I have such sensitive skin. Is there an unscented dove body wash?
ozonemamaozonemama on May 9th, 2012 03:17 pm (UTC)
I use the walmart generic sensitive skin and it is unscented. It says compare to dove so I would assume dove makes unscented also.
daniellebee88daniellebee88 on May 9th, 2012 03:19 pm (UTC)
oh good to know :) thank you so much!
ozonemamaozonemama on May 9th, 2012 03:21 pm (UTC)
You 're welcome : )
rogueninja47rogueninja47 on May 9th, 2012 04:03 pm (UTC)
I used unscented castile soap once a day with my cup. After my period was over, I just put it in a cup of hot water, with a few drops of peroxide.
Cenamenhoneypie3251 on May 9th, 2012 04:09 pm (UTC)
I've used cetaphil face wash and that has no scent and it works just fine.
rubykins02rubykins02 on May 9th, 2012 10:10 pm (UTC)
Ditto this!
Arrow_Brightarrow_bright on May 9th, 2012 04:52 pm (UTC)
It looks like you have some good advice on soap already. Personally, I use Dr. Bronner's liquid castile, but it's really personal preference. As long as it's not labeled as "moisturizing," it should be fine as long as you rinse well in warm water. :)

Anyway, I do have a boiling tip: when boiling, stick the cup into the middle of a wire whisk so you don't have to worry about it hitting the sides of the pot. I did it last time I boiled my cup, and it made it a lot easier. I got this from the Lunette blog. :)
chamekkechamekke on May 10th, 2012 04:47 am (UTC)
Anyway, I do have a boiling tip: when boiling, stick the cup into the middle of a wire whisk so you don't have to worry about it hitting the sides of the pot.

That's a fantastic tip that we can all use :-) Thank you!!
k slobegintohope on May 9th, 2012 05:32 pm (UTC)
I use DivaWash, but Cetaphil also works well.
teacupcake89 on May 9th, 2012 07:22 pm (UTC)
I personally use Johnson's baby shampoo (rinsed very well) and find that works well. I have also used the soap that I use for my body (Cusson's Pearl) with no ill-effects, though of course others may have different experiences.

I would say that whatever 'mild' soap/feminine wash you use to wash your vag with, will be just as good to wash your cup with (rinsed well to prevent any residue)

of course, lots of cup users just use water :)
daniellebee88daniellebee88 on May 9th, 2012 07:48 pm (UTC)
so you think i could just lather up my hands with a bar of unscented dove and wash the cup? That's what i use to wash my body with...never causes any irritation.
teacupcake89 on May 9th, 2012 08:28 pm (UTC)
As long as you rinse it properly I would say so :)

Tip: when cleaning squeeze the water through the air holes by covering the rim with your hand to make sure the holes aren't clogged!

I use bar soap but I find a small bottle of johnsons baby shampoo/similar to be better for travellng though and I can fit my small selene on the lid to dry while I wash my hands/do something else before reinserting!

just be careful with using any 'antibacterial' or 'very moisturising' products because they are more likely to leave a residue, you don't want a yeast infection...

I also use Milton's sterilising tablets in a small tupperware if it needs a really good clean every month or so.

Lots of people only use water to clean and wash their cups (or toilet paper when out) so I think you'll be fine!

Good luck!! :)
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on May 9th, 2012 09:35 pm (UTC)
I don't boil. Plain old soap and water sanitizes almost as well so why go through the hassle and risk?

I think ANY soap is fine as long as you rinse all the residue off your cup.
moonhoney925 on May 11th, 2012 08:29 am (UTC)
Great you got the Lunette Selene!!! You must let us know how you went with it.

As you can plenty of people have plenty of recommendations. I usually use liquid castile soap. Works well, I also used regular old Parmolive when we went on Easter vacation and that worked fine as well. Just make sure that you rinse well no matter which soap you use- that is the important thing.
daniellebee88daniellebee88 on May 11th, 2012 12:54 pm (UTC)
thank you very much :)

unfortunately I'm going to have to hold off using the Selene till my next cycle because of an irritation that's caused some pain :( I don't want the cup to possibly irritate it more. This is why I am ready to be DONE with pads!

I decided to go with the unscented dove liquid body wash since I use the unscented bar soap on my body in the shower.

Everyone has been SO helpful! If the pain decides to subside, I'll definitely tell everyone how the cup ends up working out :)
viv85e on April 26th, 2015 03:19 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you asked this question, as I just learned a lot about cleaning options for my own cup. I've been using a SkoonCup for about a year. Up until now a bar of Dove unscented sensitive has been my go-to for cleaning the cup. It works great but can be a hassle.

Now I'm going to give liquid soaps like babywash and cetaphil a try. I think they would be a lot more convenient than having to lather up a bar of soap each time.

I'm also thinking of switching from the boil method to alcohol wipes.