Cleaning Your Cup
Before & After Your Period
It's as easy as 1-2-3!
1. In an allocated pan, submerge your Zero Cup in boiling water for 5-7 minutes.
2. Take care when draining the pan (it's hot!) and ensure your hands are clean whilst handling your Zero Cup.
3. Leave to dry naturally on a clean towel and store in provided cloth bag.
During Your Period
Make sure that you have washed your hands with soap and water before removing your Zero Cup.
Remove the cup at regular intervals (at least every 12 hours) to clean your cup.
Dispose of your menstrual fluid in the toilet and flush.
Rinse your cup well with water and re-insert.
Cleaning Your Cup On-The-Go
Whether you are travelling, doing sport, or simply using a public restroom, cleaning your Zero Cup is simple. If you're using a public bathroom, you have a few options for cleaning your Zero Cup (exciting!)
1. Empty your menstrual fluid in the toilet and wiping the excess blood with tissue. Re-insert your cup, and give it a proper rinse at the next available opportunity.
2. Use the disabled toilets to empty your cup as they often have a sink inside the cubicle.
3. Carry a bottle of water with you to the toilet and rinse.
4. Empty your cup, waddle to the sink, rinse your cup, waddle back to the cubicle and insert your cup again. (Well, why not?)
Tips & Tricks
Being on your period has never been more convenient. You don't have to stock up with an endless supply of pads or tampons, and you can carry your Zero Cup with you at all times, thanks to its discreet storage bag.
If you are travelling somewhere that does not have potable water, you can either use drinking water to rinse out your cup, or you can submerge it in boiled water each time.
Many countries in Asia have a "bum-gun" in every toilet cubicle, so you can use that to rinse your cup out.
It is not recommended that you use any strong soaps to clean your Zero Cup, as this may damage the silicone.
Rinsing the cup out at regular intervals - at least every twelve hours - and sterilising your cup at the beginning and end of each menstrual cycle (boiling method described above) is sufficient for sterilisation.
Rinsing your cup with cold water will prevent staining. After your cup is empty and rinsed initially, you can use warm/hot water to give it a more thorough rinse.
Some users like to use baby bottle teat sterilisation tablets (such as Milton) to help remove stubborn stains.
Still have some questions? Head on over to the Frequently Asked Questions page.