Have you wondered how you can get a period stain out of your clothes, mattress or bedding? You see there’s plenty like you. Well, the menstrual cycle of a female is something that will continue to linger on for a long, long time, and over that period of time, things will get stained, because about anything is possible to get stained right?
But not to worry, menstrual stains can be wiped out and you shouldn’t be bothered. Now what makes it more interesting is that there are different alternatives you can use for removing these accidental stains.
I understand how much money and time is spent on underwear shopping; imagine if you could save if you knew how to remove those stains from your panties, sheets, and other clothing items.
If you’ve tried ways all the years without having to find any way you could eliminate that bloodstain, then look no more. In this article you’d be learning different ways you can get rid of period stains – you will be amazed by some, you ready?
What is period blood?
Now to some of you, this may be some strange term you’re not familiar with, so let’s see what this dreaded stain is actually. Okay?
Let me be straight here, the answer to this question is blood, period blood is blood!
However, this type of blood is slightly different from the blood that circulates in the rest of your body. Kotex (a brand for feminine products) suggests that some of what you see could be tissue lining from your uterus, which is why the color of your period isn’t constant.
Don't be carried away because the color of your period may seem lighter to some and darker to others, they have a strong tendency to leave stains on your clothing and underwear.
Now let’s look at mind-blowing ways you could get rid of that stain from your beddings, underwear and other clothing.
Run them under cold water:
If you really want to remove protein-based stains, mostly from lightweight fabric like beddings, sheets, or underwear, first place the stained area under cold water and don’t be shocked at how cold water can really blot out that stain for good, especially if it’s a fresh stain.
Note: Also residual stains can be washed out using any type of soap around your home, whether it be liquid soap, hand soap, laundry bar, or detergent, they all would work as expected.
Use protein-based stain removal products:
For those who experience a heavy flow of period, you would mostly get stained on the regular, which is why you need to know about a few laundry products that work well on ghosting stubborn stains.
Oxygenated bleaches like this one work as all-around stain removal, especially on the protein-based stain (blood of any sort). If you dwell in a dorm, then this one was particularly made for you. Give it a try, and it doesn’t have storage problems, it’s portable.
Use salt or saline solution:
The sad thing about period accident is that it happens when you least expect, even when you’re on the move (funny scenarios we all have lived through: in the middle of a party, at school) and no stain removal ideas. Salt comes handy in situations like this, just salt and cold water would do the trick instantly. If you wear contact lens then you can use the saline solution to get results, which is really helpful when on the move. Surprised?
Use lemon juice or hydrogen peroxide:
If the stain is kind of old, you might need something more concentrated. There are a ton of household items that you can be used to this effect, for light-colored fabrics you can go for lemon juice or hydrogen peroxide these are good option, but before you smile wait a minute, you have to be careful when applying this solution because they cause color loss on dark fabrics, so my advice would be; test on a hidden area and check for any discoloration, before applying on the stained area.
Use aspirin or baking soda to scrub out the stain:
You can also make use of these common household items, baking soda, and aspirin. They also treat bloodstain. To use aspirin you would have to crush the tablets and mix with water to form a paste-like substance, which can then be applied to the stained area.
Repeat the same thing with baking soda – mix with water so a paste can be formed. Depending on how big the stain is, you would have to mix accordingly. Once you applied the paste on the stain allow it to settle for at least 35 minutes, or overnight, and then wash as you would do.
Meat tenderizer, are you surprised? It works!
This one would blow your mind, but it actually removes the bloodstain. Yeah I know, it's weird but it's also delightful to know it works, especially on older stains. To use, just sprinkle the stain using the meat tenderizer mixed with enough water to form a paste. Once you’re done mixing, allow the paste to sit on the stained area for about 35 minutes or so, and then rinse with cold water and wash as you would do.
Saliva! “Eeww” yeah! But only use if you’re in a desert:
Now if for some reason you’re out camping and you get stained, come on you have a solution in-built: your own saliva. Yeah I know it’s so weird and bizarre, but it sure will work and it comes in handy when you’re somewhere remote that you can’t lay your hands on any cleaning solutions.
For beddings, treat the stain before washing:
This one happens when you’re probably far off in space, only to wake up and find what havoc you wrought on your bedding. Well no fuss, you can easily clean your sheets using any of the cleaning products you would use on your clothes.
To get the stain out of a mattress pad or anything so big but washable, just treat the stain like you would your clothes.
Note: in some cases, you may need to take it to a laundromat if your washing machine is small to handle it. Then when you want to dry it, you can use dryer balls to help align the stuffing so it becomes comfortable and fluffy.
Remember if you’ve tried only once and didn't succeed, try, and try again! When it comes to blood stains or any stain, in particular, you would have to repeat the cleaning more than once to really get lasting results. The thing to keep in mind is, if at your first try it doesn't remove, don’t fret just give it another shot, and when it cleans get some milkshake because you earned it!
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