Tips for Removing Period Blood Stains from Clothing, Sheets, and Furniture

Period Stains: How to Remove Blood from Clothes, Sheets and Furniture

Looking for a way to remove period stains from your clothes, sheets, or furniture?

Don't worry, it happens to the best of us. Whether you forgot to check your period tracker or your cycle is still irregular, leaks can happen at any time.

The important thing to remember is that there's nothing to be ashamed of, and cleaning period stains is easier than you might think.

If you catch the stain quickly, removing it should be fairly easy.

Just be sure to use cold water, hydrogen peroxide or lemon juice, and clean cloths or a soft-bristled brush.

Follow these steps to get blood out of clothes, sheets, and furniture:



How to Remove Period Stains from Clothes and Underwear:


1. Rinse fresh stains under cold water or soak dry stains in cold water for 30 minutes.

2. Dab the stain with hydrogen peroxide or lemon juice.

3. Apply laundry pre-wash or enzyme detergent if necessary.

4. Machine wash on a cold cycle.

5. Air dry the item.

If the stain remains, repeat the process until it disappears.

 

How to Remove Period Stains from Sheets:

For fresh stains:

1. Strip the sheet off your bed and rinse the stain with cold water.

2. Dampen a cloth with cold water and dab the stain.

3. Submerge the sheet in cold water for 30 minutes and pour half a cup of hydrogen peroxide or lemon juice over the stain.

4. Wait 24 hours and machine wash on a cold, regular cycle.

5. Air dry the sheet.

For dried stains:

1. Submerge the sheet in cold water overnight.

2. Dab the stain with hydrogen peroxide.

3. Use a cold, wet cloth to dab the stain after 10 minutes.

4. Machine wash on a cold, regular cycle.

5. Air dry the sheet.

If the stain remains, repeat the process until it disappears.


How to Remove Period Stains from Furniture:


1. Promptly use a dry cloth to soak up as much of the spill as you can.

2. Dampen a fresh cloth with cold water and blot the stain.

3. Add a few drops of hydrogen peroxide to a new cloth and keep blotting.

4. Soak another clean cloth with cold water and use it to rinse the stained area.

5. Avoid scrubbing and repeat steps 3 and 4 until the stain disappears.

 

Tired of cleaning? Try period underwear


If you're tired of cleaning up leaks, try using leakproof underwear from Eco Period. Our high-tech underwear absorbs fluids and contours to your body, preventing spills from happening in the first place. Give yourself peace of mind and say goodbye to leak anxiety for good.

Remember, leaks happen, but they don't have to ruin your clothes, sheets, or furniture. With a little know-how, you can remove period stains quickly and easily. For more tips on navigating your period, check out our blog.