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19 March 2014 @ 07:11 pm
Hi everyone,

When I finished my last cycle I took my cup out and cleaned it and went to put it away and my pouch wasn't there! I left it sitting on the bathroom cupboard and proceeded to search the entire house. I couldn't find it so I loosely wrapped it in toilet paper and left it at the back of my cupboard. But I need a more permanent solution than this. I can't buy a new pouch online but I could use and empty tea bag box or a sock. Any suggestions?

And on the side can I use any old soap to clean it or should I continue to use the lunette wash I'm using at the moment?

Thanks in advance everyone, amazing as usual!

Sammi xx
witherwings on March 19th, 2014 09:33 am (UTC)
I sew, and I'd be happy to make you a new pouch & post it to you for free.

As for washing, it's whatever works for you. I use mild unscented soap and then boil it in the microwave. If I think it needs an extra clean, I'll use surgical spirit which evaporates and leaves no residue.

Hope this helps!
sammi_j1234 on March 19th, 2014 10:24 am (UTC)
Thanks for the offer :) But it's not so much the cost it's more my parents and the awkward conversations that would follow etc.

I am literally speechless at your kindness to send a total stranger a pouch for free. You are amazing!

Thanks for the cleaning tip it will help me loads!

I read somewhere that I could keep my cup in a clean, white cotton sock. Do you know if this would be ok?

Again, Thanks for your offer and you are an amazing person!
pynki616pynki616 on March 19th, 2014 12:37 pm (UTC)
i keep one of my cups that i bought used with no pouch in a sock, works fine! gets a little fuzzy, but that rinses off. :) as for what to wash the cup with, i would be careful to make sure the soap is mild as possible. my sister used a handsoap she thought would be ok, but it was scented, and it caused irritation. so like the other poster said, keep it mild and unscented!
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on March 19th, 2014 12:45 pm (UTC)
you can get it delivered as poste restante or get a jewelry pouch in your town.
i wouldn't use cotton, as small particles stick to my cups very easily, including my lunette. the colour doesn't matter, white stuff needs to be bleached anyway.
thremmathremma on March 19th, 2014 01:27 pm (UTC)
if you're crafty, there are several patterns for making pouches on Ravelry.
perigrineperigrine on March 19th, 2014 09:56 pm (UTC)
I leave my cups on the rack in the bathroom - of course, I live alone and have few visitors.
sammi_j1234 on March 20th, 2014 09:35 am (UTC)
I will probably end up doing that when I move to uni :D
Jennifer Monoteasy2begreen on March 20th, 2014 12:38 am (UTC)
Anything breathable should work to store your cup in -- a small cosmetics bag, a jewelry bag, a small cardboard box, a coin purse, a handkerchief or other piece of low-shed fabric... I just wouldn't put it in a plastic bag or tightly lidded box. I think small cotton drawstring pouches might be sold inexpensively at a craft store (people use them for handmade soaps and potpourri). Alternatively, if you have an old shirt that you're willing to cut up, you could hack off a sleeve and sew up the bottom edge. :-)
sammi_j1234 on March 20th, 2014 09:34 am (UTC)
Thanks for the shirt idea! Your a genius!