How to clean the cups

Cleaning Silicone Cups – Best Practices

May 30, 2018 10:55 am Published by

LATEST NEWS: Cleaning Silicone Cups

Quick and easy approach


  • Make sure you are disinfecting, not just cleaning. A disinfectant has a D.I.N. number (Drug Identification Number) on the label, which is regulated by Health Canada. Prepare yourself for Health Safety Inspections that may be conducted in your area.
  • Be careful of harmful substances that could cause you or your clients to react negatively.
  • Use effective quick disinfectants. You don’t want your cup cleaning to interfere with your massage practice.
  • Have enough cups handy. To avoid rushing between clients, you may want to consider having 2-4 sets of cups at your disposition.


  • Alcohol-based cleaners and Lysol wipes. They can dry out silicone cups; decreasing their longevity, leading to cracks.
  • Washing cups in the dishwasher. This could cause the silicone to dry out and break over time.
  • Baby wipes do not provide adequate sanitation.
  • Wet wipes also transfer lint onto cups.
  • Diluted mouthwash is not recommended as the percentage of alcohol to disinfect must be 60%  or higher.
  • Home-made sanitation products as their effectiveness to disinfect have not been proven or approved by Health Canada. (Example: To kill bacteria, the product has to have the ability to cross the bacteria’s cell membrane.)


  • Wash cups with hot water and dish soap. Let air dry or use a new, clean cloth to wipe dry.
  • Make sure your cleaning clothes are clean and dry.
  • Don’t use sponges. They are often damp, providing a breeding ground for bacteria. (Potentially carry more bacteria than a toilet seat)


  • Does your cleaner have a DIN#? For proper sanitation and disinfection, be sure your cleaner has a DIN# labeled on your product and is not alcohol based.
  • Product recommendation.


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This post was written by Nyomi Hauta

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