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12 May 2012 @ 04:32 pm
So I guess I used my menstrual cup last cycle too soon after using tea tree oil to treat a yeast infection and now there's a faint tea tree oil scent to my cup. Is there any way I can get it to go away? Thanks :)
Arrow_Bright: Sara Stanleyarrow_bright on May 13th, 2012 01:46 am (UTC)
You could try boiling it or soaking it in very warm water if you don't want to boil. Letting it sit in a sunny window might help, too.
juliiie87juliiie87 on May 14th, 2012 12:48 pm (UTC)
... and when you do, add a little bit of distilled vinegar in the water, then let it air dry completely, possibly in the sun. Vinegar has a pretty strong smell but it usually evaporates completely on its own.
moonhoney925 on May 13th, 2012 03:30 am (UTC)
Maybe sprinkling some baking soda on it. That stuff is good for getting rid of smells, not sure if it works on silicone though.

Edited at 2012-05-13 03:34 am (UTC)
chamekkechamekke on May 13th, 2012 04:57 am (UTC)
Which cup do you have? Note that if you've got a Meluna cup (which is made of TPE rather than silicone), you shouldn't expose it to sunlight as UV radiation will shorten its life (or "embrittle" it as the Meluna site says).

If the solutions suggested here don't work, you can always try looking up the manufacturer's site for instructions or contacting them directly for advice.

Edited at 2012-05-13 05:10 am (UTC)