We show you some homemade tricks to remove blood stains (dry and recent) from clothes, sheets and the mattress . You only need to have hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, white vinegar, ammonia and salt on hand. Don’t miss out on these homemade tricks!
After a minor accident, cut or fall, it is likely that the clothes have ended up with blood stains. It is also very common that we have to face small menstrual stains on sheets, pants, underwear or even the mattress.
To remove those blood stains, fresh or dry, you just have to have hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, vinegar and liquid ammonia on hand . Let’s go with these inexpensive homemade tricks!
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Recent blood stains
If the blood stain is fresh, clean it right away with soap and cold water . The cold water will prevent the blood from sticking to the fibers of the tissue.
It is very important that you do not put a garment stained with blood with the rest of the laundry in the washing machine, as it could fade and contaminate the rest of your clothes. So, as a general rule, treat the stain separately first so that you can wash it with other clothes in the washing machine or by hand later.
If hours, days or even weeks have passed, the blood will dry up and soap and water will not suffice. In this case, you will have to resort to bleaching and acidic products such as hydrogen peroxide, white vinegar (special cleaning agent), sodium bicarbonate, salt or liquid ammonia.
1. With hydrogen peroxide
One of the main uses of hydrogen peroxide is to clean tough stains from clothing. If any of your clothes have dry or parched blood (for example, the stains of the rule) follow these steps:
- 1. Apply hydrogen peroxide directly to the affected area of the garment or mattress. You will immediately see a white foamy reaction, which indicates that it is working.
- 2. Let the product act on the stain for 30 to 60 minutes .
- 3. Later, in a basin, bucket or bucket pour plenty of cold water. Put the garment in and let it soak for another 10 minutes. Little by little, the blood will soften.
- 4. After this time, pour a little soap on the garment and rub thoroughly. If you don’t want to scrub , you can use a clothing brush to remove the blood adhering to the fabric.
- 5. Rinse the garment with cold water, hang to dry, and you’re done.
If you see that the stain has not been completely removed, repeat the process with a second wash.
- Tip : The properties of hydrogen peroxide will eliminate microorganisms by oxidation and will whiten the garment. If the garment in question is made of a delicate material , make a hydrogen peroxide solution with cold water and apply the mixture to the fabric. Leave on and then rub the garment with soap and rinse it off.
2. With baking soda and vinegar
The baking soda and white vinegar are very effective and economical products in cleaning all types of stains. Together they will remove dried or parched blood stains from any garment. We provide you with a few steps:
- Apply baking soda directly to the stain .
- Then, pour the white vinegar over the baking soda and let the mixture work for 20 to 30 minutes . After this time, remove the remnants of the mixture with a damp cloth or rag.
- In a bucket or bucket of cold water, rinse the garment and check if the stain has been completely removed. If so, wash the garment in the washing machine or by hand with your regular detergent.
Tip : Always remember to read the label of the garment to know what products you can and cannot apply.
3. With ammonia or ammonia liquid
The ammonia also helps to remove bloodstains . But, being a very concentrated and strong product, you must be careful, especially if it is delicate and colored garments. For a guaranteed clean with ammonia, follow these steps:
- 1. Pour two tablespoons of ammonia into a glass of cold water . Apply this solution to the stain on the garment and let it work for a few minutes.
- 2. Next, rinse the garment and wash it with water and detergent.
- 3. Remember to wear gloves if you wash by hand.
Tip : Don’t use this trick on wool, linen, or silk garments.
How to remove blood stains from a mattress
Blood stains on the mattress are common in women who have a heavy period. Sometimes tampons and pads are not enough, so the mattress can be affected by menstrual blood. To remove dried blood stains from a mattress, follow this procedure:
- 1. Pour a little hydrogen peroxide or a paste made of water and salt on the stain.
- 2. Let the product act for 30 to 60 minutes.
- 3. Dampen the stain with a cloth and begin scrubbing with a brush.
- 4. Remove all the remains of the product you have used and use a dryer to avoid leaving a trace of moisture on the mattress.
Additional tips for removing blood stains
- To remove fresh blood stains from colored garments you can use toothpaste . Apply the toothpaste directly to the stain and allow it to dry completely. Then, in a container, rinse the garment and wash with your usual detergent.
- To remove blood stains from upholstery , soak up the blood with kitchen paper, add water and a little hand washing detergent, spray with water and pat dry.
- To wash white sheets with blood stains you can use bleach . In a container, soak the garment in cold water and then add two plugs of bleach. Let the product act for 30 to 60 minutes . Then rinse the sheet and put it in the washing machine with your usual detergent. If they are colored sheets, use a bleach that can be applied to colored garments .