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How to get blood out of towels

So, you have a little bit of period blood on your towels, and you’re not sure what to do? Whether you’ve had to reach for a towel to dab unexpected periods or used a spare towel to clean up a period leak, or even cut yourself whilst shaving, in this blog, we’re diving into some little-known tips and tricks to help you get that blood out of your towels for good. 

No more embarrassing hidden period blood stains – we’ve got your back!

Blood stains are easier to remove straight away

The intense red colour of blood stains can make them a pretty horrific sight, and it is especially irritating when the scarlet fluid saturates fabrics and towels that are light in colour.

A stain that is treated right away is easier to remove, and this is especially true with blood stains. Leaving the blood spot in place or allowing it to dry, will be more challenging to remove, and it may be there for the rest of its life!

There are many techniques you can use to clean period blood or any type of blood out of a towel if you act quickly.

Cleaning blood from towels

First things first, you’re going to want to gather your supplies. For this project, you’ll need:

  • Your blood stained towels
  • A cup of hydrogen peroxide
  • 1/4 cup of baking soda
  • A clean cloth

Once you have your supplies, it’s time to start!

Simply combine the hydrogen peroxide and baking soda together in a bowl and mix until it forms a paste. Apply the paste to the bloodstained areas of your towels and let it sit for about 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes have passed, take your clean cloth and blot the area to remove the paste. If the blood stain is still visible, you can repeat the process until it disappears.

Create a salt paste solution

Make a paste by mixing salt with water. There will be a difference in the amount of salt and water needed for each application since you will need enough paste to cover the entire blooded area on the towel. 

The paste needs to be thick, so coarse salt is probably the best choice. Salt acts as an abrasive to loosen blood and grime from towels as you rub it into stains.

When you have created a thick, coarse paste, you can begin cleaning. Spread a generous layer of the solution over the stain, then lightly scrub the material with a soft brush.

Then rinse with cold water to remove the grime.  For stubborn spots, repeat as necessary. To finish, launder the towel with cold water and detergent.

Use remüvie Intimate Stain Remover

If your towels are extremely bloody, you may want to pre-treat them with a stain remover before you start the process. 

  • You can apply remüvie’s penetrating foam action directly onto the stain and leave for twenty seconds. 
  • Dab gently with a new clean & damp white cloth.
  • With another clean and damp white cloth, wipe the area clean.
  • Wash on delicate or by hand.

Pro tip: Blood stains should never be cleaned with hot water. Iron and haemoglobin are more likely to form a stronger bond with the heat, and the stain will quickly become much harder to remove. Whenever possible, use cold water to rinse, flush or launder towels with blood stains.

And that’s it! With these simple methods, you can say goodbye to those blood stains for good.

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