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How to remove blood stains from clothes: a kitchen product will help

Yulia PoteriankoLife
Baking soda paste will tackle blood stains just as effectively as bleach

Imagine this situation: on a hot summer evening, you swat a mosquito on your clothes, leaving a large bloody stain because the insect has already fed. Or perhaps you were not too careful in the kitchen and cut yourself with a knife, or you scratched yourself on a branch while walking. There are numerous scenarios where the ability to remove blood stains from fabrics is essential, and fortunately, there are simple solutions to address the issue.

OBOZREVATEL shares a highly effective life hack using only basic and environmentally friendly products found in any home.

Soak in cold water

The initial step in cleaning blood stains is to soak your clothes in cold water. Hot water can cause blood proteins to clot quickly, embedding the stain firmly in the fabric. Once most of the stain has been washed out, blot the remaining area with a paper towel to absorb the rest. Avoid rubbing the stain under any circumstances.

Apply baking soda paste

Regular baking soda is effective on blood stains. Mix it with water to create a paste, such as 2 tablespoons of baking soda to 1 spoon of water, and apply it to the stain. Gently rub it in with your fingers or a soft brush. Let the paste dry on the fabric to absorb the residue. Afterward, rinse off the baking soda and machine wash the item.

Strengthen the soda with peroxide

If the baking soda paste proves insufficient, you can enhance its effectiveness with hydrogen peroxide. However, this method is more suitable for light fabrics, as it may discolor darker ones. Soak the stain in cold water once again, treat it with a cotton pad soaked in peroxide, and for added assurance, wipe the stained area with a drop of dishwashing liquid before applying the soda paste.

Baking soda and vinegar for fleecy fabrics

For blood stains on fleecy fabrics, including carpets, combining baking soda with vinegar works well. Begin by rinsing the stain with cold water, then apply a paste of baking soda and sprinkle it with white vinegar. The two substances will react, forming an active foam that effectively removes dirt from the fabric.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told you how to whiten delicate tulle fabric without harsh chemicals.

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