HOW TO CLEAN A SILICONE RING
Posted by Addie Minton on May 25, 2023
With everything you have going on in life, we know you don't have time to worry about the upkeep of your ring… especially if you've opted for a Groove silicone ring that can withstand the rigor of adventure and has a NO BS warranty covering breakage or loss. We know you're probably not worrying about it. But, after all of your awesome adventures, you may find yourself needing to clean your silicone ring. Fortunately, silicone ring upkeeping is easier than you think!
So, how to clean silicone ring?
SHOULD YOU CLEAN YOUR SILICONE RINGS?
The short answer is yes, you should. All the bacteria and impurities that may settle on your hands during the day will be found on your ring as well. This is a good enough reason to wash your ring with soap regularly.
But for the most part, your silicone rings don't require special products or washing techniques. You can keep them clean just by washing your hands. This is one of the more significant advantages of silicone rings.
WHY SILICONE RINGS ARE SAFE
If you are an adventurer, you probably get into sticky, dirty, or just plain nasty situations frequently. But rest assured, Groove rings are resilient. They are made of silicone which is inert and has a low surface energy. In other words, it is almost impossible to get anything to stick to silicone (except for silly putty - just trust us). Even glue has a tough time sticking to silicone, but that doesn't mean you won't get yourself and your ring less-then perfectly clean from time to time. In these circumstances, you'll probably need to deep clean your silicone ring.
If you're a fan of simple, time-efficient solutions, we have some good news. Just like we’ve mentioned earlier, on a daily basis, good hand washing and drying are really all you need. To ensure you clean your hands of all germs, bugs, bacteria, and viruses that can cause sickness, let's go over proper handwashing.
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TIPS FOR PROPER HANDWASHING
- Turn on warm water and lightly wet your hands.
- Apply soap to your hands.
- Lather hands well.
- Make sure to scrub fingertips and nails into the opposite palm.
- Roll your Groove ring around slightly.
- Rub hands palm to palm vigorously for 20 seconds (sing Happy Birthday).
- Place hands under warm water and rinse all soap off. Rub hands together under water.
- Use a towel to dry your hands.
If you get wrist-deep in a situation and feel that you need to give your Groove ring some extra special care and cleaning, here are a few suggestions for how to clean your silicone ring.
HOW TO CLEAN YOUR SILICONE RING
- Soak it
Place a few drops of dish soap into a cup and fill with warm water. Drop your ring into the cup and let it soak. Remove the ring from the cup, and if any grime is still present, rub the ring between your fingers as you rinse it off with water. The friction, along with the soap and running water, will loosen any sticky grime.
- Throw it in the dishwasher
The dishwasher mixes soap, hot water, and pressure to clean the dishes. It can do the same for your silicone jewelry. Place your Groove ring in a basket or compartment more often used for washing small items such as baby bottle parts. Place it in the dishwasher and wash it with your dishes as normal. When the dishwashing cycle is complete, just grab your clean ring and put it back on.
No matter what you get your hands into, it is quick and easy to keep your Groove silicone ring clean. That's just another bonus included in the safety of a silicone ring.
Can you get silicone rings wet?
Yes, you can get your silicone rings wet. Unlike some traditional metal rings, which might stain your skin or deteriorate if repeatedly exposed to water and moisture, silicone rings are made from silicone rubber, a very durable and waterproof material. Therefore, all your silicone jewelry can be safely washed in water.
How do you restore a silicone ring?
One thing you can do to bring back your silicone ring to its past glory is to wash it regularly. If the ring is in need of deep cleaning, you can go with one of the methods included in this article.
The other thing you can do is soak your ring in a mixture of vinegar and hydrogen peroxide (a ratio of 2:1 would be the most effective). You can leave it in the solution for half an hour and then scrub it to remove the remaining grime, using a soft sponge of truth brush.
Rinse the ring under fresh water, and you're done. Easy, quick, and simple.
Can you wash your hands while wearing a silicone ring?
Most silicone products, including silicone rings, can be exposed to water, so yes, washing your hands while wearing a silicone ring is more than okay. It's preferred, actually, as with your hands, you're also cleaning your ring from any dirt and bacteria, which makes the whole act more effective and your ring safer and more pleasant to wear.
Do silicone rings dry out?
Yes, silicone rings dry out fairly quickly, so you don't need to worry about your ring remaining moist for a long period. If you want to accelerate this process even further, all you have to do is wipe your ring with a towel or a cloth.
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