blueyedrebel919 (blueyedrebel919) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Making sure cups are clean

Hello Everyone, I'm not a new cup user by any means I own 5. Three of which are in constant location. This cycle kind of snuck up on me and I realized last month that I stupidly threw my cups somewhere where I couldn't see them and forgot them there. One for two months and the other for one. It wasn't anywhere gross just an old bowl on top of my dresser. I didn't remember they were in there until I came up to needing them soon for this month. So in my germaphobic ways since I had left them out for so long I wanted to clean them a bit more than just rinse and hope its clean which is my usual method.

The soap I used to wash them up is glycerin based. It's not anti bacteria or anything so I know I'm safe there but my worry is it has some sort of oil or lotion in it that would now be coating my cups since the soap is mildly scented. I rinsed REALLY well when I washed them... rinsed them twice actually. I'm not one to get infections but obviously I don't want to find out there is something on my cup by getting one. It's not a road I'd like to travel if I can avoid it.

Is there something I can do to make sure my cups are clean of any possible residue that could mess with me? One of them is my "go to" cup so I'm really hoping my lapse in thinking doesn't lead to me needing to chuck them in the trash. Also I realize I could of boiled them but I am one who has never boiled a cup and yet to have a problem and I also live with someone who would freak if they saw me boiling a cup. Thanks for your help and I'm sorry I rambled. :)


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