Cleaning your menstrual cup with our Hoo Haa Cup Steriliser
Usually menstrual cups are sterilised by boiling the cup in a saucepan filled with water for 15-20 minutes. Let’s be honest – ain’t nobody got time for that!
So we created our Hoo Haa Cup Sterilisers for the independent, busy women who are short on time and shouldn’t have to sacrifice their health for it.
It is absolutely crucial to clean and sterilise your menstrual cup before first use and in between menstrual cycles to avoid any risks of Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS). It is very rare for menstrual cups to cause TSS according to a paper titled Menstrual Cup-Associated Toxic Shock Syndrome published by Newmann et al., 2020, however, it is a possibility!
TSS is an extremely rare but serious disease. It happens when infection causing bacterial like Staphylococcus aureus or pyogenes enter into the blood stream, causing serious organ damage and illness and death in some extreme cases. Symptoms of TSS include; headaches, muscle weakness, muscular pain, dizziness, fainting, rash, vomiting, diarrhoea, fever, and chills. Please see a health practitioner immediately if you experience any of these symptoms.
Our Hoo Haa Cup Sterilisers are compatible with most menstrual cups and are made with food grade silicon making them safe to use in a microwave. Our Sterilisers are not dishwasher safe.
Cleaning your menstrual cup
At the end of your menstrual cycle, wash your menstrual cup with warm soapy water. Fill your Hoo Haa Cup Steriliser with water and drop your menstrual cup into the steriliser. Make sure that the water covers the base of the menstrual cup.
Put the lid on but do not completely seal the steriliser. Microwave the steriliser for approximately 3 minutes and leave the cup in the steriliser for a couple more minutes till the water stops boiling.
Make sure you wash your hand before handling your sterilised menstrual cup. We would advise using tongs to remove the menstrual cup from the steriliser as it might still be hot.
Let the menstrual cup air dry on a clean paper towel and then it is ready for storing. If you are using our Hoo Haa Cups, once dried, they can be stored back in the pouches they came in until next use.
Once the water in the steriliser has cooled, tip it out safely. Let the steriliser air dry. Do not fold down the steriliser while it’s still wet. Wait for it to be completely dry, fold it down and store it in the pouch it came in.