Can You Wash Silicone Rings?
Silicone rings have become a very popular choice for people who love the outdoors, who want an alternative to metal rings that can get damaged or cause injury at the gym, or just for people who prefer the comfort of silicone rubber for everyday wear. Since silicone rings can go anywhere, many people who wear them take them, well, everywhere. That often leads to the question, “Can you wash silicone rings?” Fortunately the answer is yes, and it’s easy to do.
Washing a Silicone Ring
The easiest way to wash a silicone ring is just with soap and warm water. Take the ring off and apply some mild soap either over the sink or in the shower. Gently scrub the ring’s surfaces either with your hands or with a soft sponge to remove dirt or debris that is stuck to the ring. Once you have properly cleaned it, you can set it on the counter to air dry or use a towel to dry it off.
For rings that are particularly dirty or that have been exposed to bacteria or other harmful pathogens (from things like blood or bodily fluid for healthcare workers, for example), you can also sanitize your ring in two ways:
- Boiling Water: put a small pot of water on the stove and bring it to a boil. Drop your silicone ring in the boiling water for approximately 20 minutes to kill things like bacteria and viruses. Carefully remove the ring with tongs or another utensil and set it aside to air dry.
- Dishwasher: place your ring in the dishwasher for a cycle to cleanse it with super-hot water and dishwasher detergent. Silicone rings can withstand significant heat (over 500 degrees Fahrenheit) without losing their shape or getting damaged, but just to be safe, it’s a good idea to place it inside a basket in the area where you put flatware, or inside another small cage (like one you use for baby bottles) to keep it from falling down onto the heating element during the wash.
Other Tips for Clean Silicone Rings
Having silicone rubber against your skin for a prolonged period of time can cause sweating, which could lead to bacteria buildup. It’s important to let your skin “breathe” after wearing a silicone ring, especially if you have been outdoors, sweating a lot, or in a place where your ring could have trapped bacteria underneath. Clean the ring as instructed above, then set it aside to dry while your skin gets a break. Many people also like to leave their silicone rings off overnight to allow the skin some silicone-free time each day and give their rings a chance to dry and stay clean.
Keeping silicone wedding rings clean is super easy, and is just one of many benefits that a silicone ring can provide. Shop today to see all the latest styles and get your silicone ring from Enso Rings.