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The Truth about Salt / Saline Piercing Solutions

It is highly unlikely any doctor would give you salt or saline solution and send you home. Whenever tissue is damaged, anti-biotics are prescribed to help prevent / treat infection. Salt / saline solutions are used in conjunction with anti-biotics to keep wounds clean and free of further contamination while it heals.

We do not recommended simple salt / saline solutions for piercing because it gives a false sense of protection. Many piercing aftercare products contain water and high concentrations of salt. Salt will pull the water out of some bacteria and cause it to die. However, harmful and life threatening bacteria such as Staph and MRSA are notoriously resistant to high-salt concentrations. When these deadly bacteria sense high saline environments, they will soak in water like a sponge and prevent it from escaping. By stopping water loss, these very bacteria can thrive and survive. Once again, this is why hospitals only use salt / saline solutions for cleansing.

Our piercing solutions are meant for cleansing and have a pH 5.5, the same as the average persons skin. Some popular brands on the market add high concentrations of salt, pH >10. For many people, this amount of salt actually burn skin and actually cause many problems: dried cracked skin, redness, flaking, irritation, itchiness, swelling. Then, when customers start touching and scratching their piercing, it opens the door for more serious healing issues and possible infection.

Mudscupper's products are made with two of the world's best all natural ingredients to help prevent adverse issues and possible infection. Australian Tea Tree and East Cape Manuka oils are known worldwide for their amazing benefits.

Tongue / Lip / Cheek
  • Use Mudscupper's Natural Oral Spray after meals, snacks, upon waking up and before bedtime.
    • After meals and snacks, brush teeth or thoroughly rinse mouth with water.
    • Shake bottle before use.
    • Spray 3 - 4 times above tongue and 3 - 4 times under the tongue. May use more if desired.
    • Swish solution around for 60 seconds.
    • Spit out.
    • Repeat.
  • Oral spray neutralizes pH in mouth to prevent growth of harmful bacteria that cause gingivitis and infection. Also helps maintain fresh breath.
Cleaning Precautions
  • We do not recommend using regular soap or body wash to clean piercing.
    • Soaps leave a wax / oily film piercing spray may not be able to penetrate and prolong healing.
    • Body Wash also leaves an oily film that may prevent penetration and prolong healing.
  • Showers.
    • Before exiting shower, thoroughly move jewelry back and fourth under running water to remove soap and shampoo residue.
    • Dry piercing with sterile paper towels or Q-Tips.
    • Allow piercing to air dry 10 - 15 minutes.
    • Shake bottle several times before each use.
    • Spray Mudscupper's Natural Piercing Spray directly onto piercing.
    • Move jewelry back and forth to work solution into piercing.
    • Allow to soak for 60 seconds.
    • Spray again and move jewelry back and forth to dislodge and remove small particles trapped inside of piercing.
    • Allow excess solution to absorb into skin.
Daily Cleaning

  • Thoroughly wash hands before and after touching your piercing.
    • Apply 1 spray directly onto piercing.
    • Move jewelry back and forth several times to work solution into piercing.
    • Repeat 3 - 5 times per day.
Sports - Activities
  • Cover your piercing during physical activities where physical contact might cause injury and/or contamination to piercing.
  • Do not allow others to touch your piercing.
  • Do not go into unsafe bodies of water such as lakes and rivers.
  • Swimming pools and Spas: Not recommended until piercing is completely healed.
  • Do not use regular iodized table salt, rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide or soaps for cleaning.
  • Sexual Activities: Always cover piercing to avoid physical contact with others. Take extreme precaution to make sure body fluids do not contaminate piercing.
Piercing Bumps - (Keloids, Follicular Cysts and Hypertrophic Scarring, etc.)
  • Getting a small bump next to your piercing is fairly common (Do not blame your Piercer).
  • The Manuka Oil in our piercing spray is very effective in preventing piercing bumps from appearing.
  • If a piercing bump should appear, try the following:
    • Increase the number of times you use the piercing spray throughout the day.
    • Start spraying an additional 2 - 3 times per day, wait 3 -4 days to see if there is a noticeable difference.
    • If there is no difference, you may increase the number of times of usage.
    • Continue until bump has healed.
  • If piercing bump does not disappear or shrink, use Mudscupper's BUMP FREE in addition daily cleaning.
    • Once in the morning and once at night, apply very small amount of BUMP FREE directly onto bump.
    • Allow oil to soak into the skin.
    • May take several days to help remove and shrink piercing bump.
    • In more severe cases, whereas the bump does not appear to be healing, consult your piercer.
  • BUMP FREE is currently the strongest product on the market for removing piercing bumps.
Scarification, Branding, Implants and Suspensions
  • Mudscupper's Natural Piercing Spray is safe and effective for all body modifications.
  • Due to the variety of techniques used to perform these type of body modifications, we recommend adhering to instructions outlined by the person performing these procedures.
These are time tested general guidelines based on the most successful methods using our products by professional piercers.