VHow Do You Clean Silicone Rings?
Silicone rings began as a niche product for a small group of people who wanted to be able to wear a wedding ring all the time, even when they were playing sports or working out at the gym, or while working dangerous jobs where a metal ring would not be allowed. Just like any kind of wedding ring, silicone rings can get dirty, but cleaning them is simple and something you should do regularly if you own one.
Basic Cleaning for Silicone Rings
The good news for any silicone ring owner is that the basic cleaning requirements for the ring—the stuff you would want to do a few times a week—are very simple. You can clean your silicone ring with soap and warm water in the sink, before bed or when you wake up in the morning. You could also put a couple drops of dishwashing soap into warm water and soak the ring for a few minutes each day, scrubbing with a toothbrush or small soft sponge if desired (avoid using abrasive scrubbing brushes so you don’t damage the ring).
Deep Cleaning for Silicone Rings
Occasionally (maybe once every two to three months) your silicone ring will need a deeper cleaning to remove bacteria. Combine vinegar and hydrogen peroxide—a 2:1 is ideal—and soak your ring for 20 to 30 minutes, then scrub your ring with a soft sponge or a toothbrush to make sure you remove all the bacteria from the tiny grooves of the ring.
Another option for deep cleaning is to boil the ring in water. Just add water to a small pot and bring it to a boil, adding the ring for about 20 minutes. You can also scrub it with a toothbrush after boiling and rinse it with warm water.
Alternately, you can throw your ring in the dishwasher from time to time to get it clean and sanitized. Just make sure to put the ring in a container to keep it from falling down onto the heating element or getting lost in the bottom of your appliance. Your local retail store should have containers designed to hold things like baby bottle parts that would work well to keep your ring safe and sound in the dishwasher.
Practice Good Hygiene
There are a few simple rules to follow to keep your ring from getting (too) dirty. Remove your ring while you sleep and shower, or if you’re doing something that is going to get your hands really, really dirty. If you do get it sweaty or dirty, wash it with soap and water as soon as you can to keep bacteria buildup and skin irritation to a minimum.
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