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How to get blood out of denim

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How to get blood out of denim

If there’s one thing we all can relate to, it’s the sinking feeling of your period leaking and ruining your favourite pair of jeans. But don’t worry; not all hope is lost. We’ve got the lowdown on how to get those pesky blood stains out of denim and keep your jeans looking like new. Let’s get started!

How to remove blood stains from jeans

Start with preparation

Apply a blotting motion to the blood stain.

Place a washcloth under the stain in your jeans. To remove excess blood, blot the stained area with a clean cloth soaked in cold water.Try not to rub the stain, as this can cause the blood stain to spread. You should repeat this process until no more blood is picked up by the cloth. Keep a new cloth on hand if needed.

Top tip: At no point during the cleaning process should you use warm or hot water. Water that is too hot or too warm will cause the stain to set.

Soak in cold water

Soak the stain in cold water as soon as possible.

First, check to see if the blood stain is fresh and wet. If it's very fresh, the cold water from the tap should remove the blood stain. This is because freshly expelled blood contains more water than blood that is starting to dry up. So you'll want to use cold water to clean off that fresh blood as quickly as possible.

When you're soaking your jeans in cold water, you'll want to make sure to swish them around a lot.This is going to be really important to help move the stain away from your jeans and into the cold water.

Treat stubborn blood stains

Pretreat the stain with a laundry detergent or stain remover.

For all those stubborn blood stains on your jeans, you may need some cleaning supplies to help get rid of the stain. You can use a laundry detergent or reach for our remüvie™ stain remover to tackle the stain. As with all fabrics, always patch test first.

To use remüvie™: Simply spray this solution directly onto the stain, wait for a few seconds, and then dab gently with a wet cloth. After wiping the item clean, rinse it under warm water and put it through a suitable washing machine cycle or wash by hand.

remuvie intimate stain remover

Check your jeans

Jeans should be checked before drying.

The jeans should be checked before putting them into the dryer to ensure that there is no stain left on them. In case there are still stains left, you may need to repeat the cleaning steps above to really get rid of the stains.

How to prevent period stains on jeans

We’ve all been there. The one time you left it a bit late to change your tampon and you have period stains on your favourite pair of jeans. Or maybe you somehow manage to leak through your pad at some point during work hours. Let’s be real—period leaks happen to the best of us (and make no mistake, they can happen to anyone). When that happens, you need period leak protection.

Use a menstrual cup

Menstrual cups are a reusable alternative to tampons. They're reusable, more cost-effective and don't have an adverse effect on your vaginal flora like tampons do. When placed correctly, menstrual cups collect your blood rather than absorb it like pads or tampons.

Wear period pants

Period pants are an excellent option if you are due for your period or feel tummy cramps coming on. They are made with organic cotton, super discreet, have 3 absorbent layers and feel just like you are wearing normal underwear - but with added protection.

nudie reusable period pants

Wear liners 

The best thing about liners is that you can wear them whenever you like, regardless of whether you are on your period or not. And if you do notice spotting on your liner, then you can go ahead and swap to something more absorbent, such as pads, tampons or menstrual cups. Remember always to choose organic breathable liners to prevent vaginal dryness, itchiness and discomfort. 

We hope we’ve given you the perfect solution for cleaning up those pesky little stains and getting your denim back to its original glory! Find out more on everything you need to know about our remuvie Intimate Stain Remover here.

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