Doesn’t the beautiful spring weather this May just brighten your smile? Watching the world come alive and get ready for summer has us in a spring-cleaning mood!

In order to brighten your day – and your menstrual cup – this May, we decided to give you a tutorial for a fresh, all-natural menstrual cup rinse, and the best part is it’s made from ingredients you probably have right in your kitchen today!

What you’ll need:

  • 2 lemons
  • White vinegar
  • 1 cup measuring glass
  • A glass jar
  • Your Pixie Cup

Do you have everything together? Let’s get started.

This DIY was inspired by a recipe from Waste Free Planet, featured in their incredible e-magazine issue. If you haven’t grabbed a copy yet, you’re missing out!

First, cut lemons into thin slices.

Next, measure out one cup of white vinegar.  Vinegar is a natural disinfect, a perfect natural rinse for your cup.

**NOTE: Be careful how you use vinegar because it emits toxic gasses if mixed with ammonia or bleach.

Pour the vinegar into a glass jar and add the lemons. The acid in lemons is antibacterial and antiseptic and it makes the perfect all-natural menstrual cup rinse.

Now, all you have to do is wait! Let the lemon-infused vinegar sit in a cool, dry area for two weeks and you’ve got the perfect all-natural DIY antibacterial menstrual cup rinse!

When you’re ready to use the rinse, combine one part of the infused vinegar to 7 parts water.????????

Let your cup soak for a half-hour and then enjoy the fresh, clean smell!

Did you try out the rinse? Take a photo and tag us on Instagram!

How do you keep your Pixie Cup smelling fresh and clean? Share your tips in the comments!

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  1. Maja on May 28, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    Is this used in place of boiling the cup?

    • Laura U. on June 5, 2019 at 8:53 am

      Hi Maja! This rinse is not a replacement for boiling the cup, just as a quick rinse between uses or to freshen your cup before or after boiling it. We recommend sterilizing your cup by boiling it or steaming it between cycles, and rinsing it well at least once a day during use!
      Great question!

  2. Zulema on February 22, 2020 at 2:01 pm

    Just prepared mine! I’m excited to try it out in a few weeks 🙂 there’s no exact measurements for water and vinegar so I eyeballed it 🧐

    • Hannah L. on February 29, 2020 at 12:16 pm

      Hi Zulema! We’re so excited you decided to try the vinegar rinse! a 50/50 vinegar/water is perfect. If the odor persists, feel free to let the cup soak even overnight. Let us know how it goes! 🙂 We also have a blog post about cup smell!

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