How to Get Period Blood Out of Underwear?

How to Get Period Blood Out of Underwear?

Periods are a natural bodily function, but most of us prefer to keep our flow on the down low. From avoiding leaks to eliminating period-stained underwear, we’re here to help you keep your flow on the down low. Our period underwear is designed to deliver leakproof protection while you’re on your period. With an absorbent core that pulls moisture away from the body, and Leak-Loc® edges that lock moisture in to help you feel cool and dry, our period underwear is designed to be the first line of defense against period flow. To keep your period underwear stain-free and fresh, you’ll want to follow proper care instructions. And if you do get a period stain, follow the tips below to get rid of it.

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How to Get Period Blood Out of Underwear

#1. Rinse after wearing

After wearing your period underwear, you should rinse them under cold water until the runoff is clear. This is one of the best ways to avoid period stains on your underwear. But, we get it, life gets busy. So, if you don’t have time to rinse them right away, do it as soon as you get a chance.

#2. Ignore your instincts

While you might default to hot water to remove stains, think again before using hot water on period underwear. Period underwear is powerful and durable, but hot water can wear them down. Using cold water when washing or removing stains from our period underwear is always recommended. Massage the stain gently with your fingers, pausing to rinse every so often. You should see the stain lift away with relative ease.

 

 

#3. Spot treat the stain

If you’ve washed your period underwear, but stains remain, you might need to try a new approach. There are a few ways you can try to remove stains from period underwear. 

  • Try using hydrogen peroxide or a gentle stain remover to spot-treat the stain. Only use hydrogen peroxide on light-colored fabrics. 
  • Use a concentrated dish soap, such as Dawn, and apply it to the stain to loosen the fibers. 
  • Soak period underwear in cold water with gentle detergent for 10-15 minutes to help release stains.

    After treating the stain, thoroughly wash the period underwear.

    Hot or cold water for bloodstains?

     

     

    Again, you’ll have to go against your instincts on this one. We’re used to using hot water to wash our clothes, dishes, and cars, as that’s what kills the bacteria.

    However, cold water is best when removing period stains, or any type of blood stain, for that matter. Hot water can often cause a bloodstain to set into the fabric, which will make it even harder to remove in the long term.

    Get the tap running until it’s as cold as possible, and hold your undies underneath. Observe the water runoff, and wait til it’s clear to remove your underwear. Gently rub the material against itself to get rid of any remaining blood, using a little hand soap or laundry detergent.

    How to Get Rid of Period Stains on White Underwear

    Because we all like fresh undies, you’ll want to avoid period stains on your underwear. The best way to avoid period stains is to be proactive. Whenever possible, run your period underwear under cold water after wearing. In the event you discover a stain, try one of our tricks above to remove the stain. Remember to avoid hot water or harsh detergents, or stain removers. Always use cold water and gentle detergents or soaps on your period underwear. 

    To recap. . .

    • Try using hydrogen peroxide or a gentle stain remover to spot-treat the stain. Only use hydrogen peroxide on light-colored fabrics. 
    • Use a concentrated dish soap, such as Dawn, and apply it to the stain to loosen the fibers. 
    • Soak period underwear in cold water with gentle detergent for 10-15 minutes to help release stains.

      After treating the stain, thoroughly wash the period underwear.

      How to Get Blood Out of Underwear with Hydrogen Peroxide

       

       

      Hydrogen peroxide is incredibly effective, and you may even have some in your bathroom cupboard.

      Pour some hydrogen peroxide into a bowl and dip the stained fabric into the liquid. You can gently scrub the liquid into the stain using an old toothbrush. If you use your hands, wear gloves as the peroxide can be irritating to the skin. Rinse and repeat, as necessary. Hydrogen peroxide should only be used on light-colored fabrics as it is a bleach.

      How to Remove Period Blood Stain from Jeans & How to Clean Menstrual Blood from Clothes

      Because sometimes our flow sneaks up on us, you might be trying to get menstrual blood stains off clothes or jeans, bedding, and other materials. When removing blood stains, cold water is your friend. Run the stain under cold water to get as much of the blood off the material as possible. A simple yet effective way to get rid of the stain is to use a few drops of dish soap on the affected area. You can gently rub the dish soap in. Let it soak in or wash right away.

      Underwear made for periods. . . the proof is in the package.

      Shop our collection of leakproof underwear for periods and gain a new sense of confidence on your period. Available in various absorbency levels ranging from super light to overnight , and your favorite styles, our buttery-soft underwear has your back. Made with multiple layers and Leak-Loc® technology, our period underwear pulls moisture away from the body, and the edges lock leaks in. Feel cool, dry, and confident with our period underwear. They are so much better than your basics. 

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      Dawn. How To Use Dish Soap For Laundry Stains,

      https://dawn-dish.com/en-us/how-to/remove-grease-stains-from-laundry/

      DAME. How To Wash Period Pants The Right Way,

      https://wearedame.co/blogs/the-pioneer/how-to-wash-period-pants-the-right-way#:~:text=If%20any%20light%20stains%20remain,new%20for%20years%20and%20years

      New York State. Boil Water Response,

      https://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/water/drinking/boilwater/response_information_public_health_professional.htm#:~:text=Boiling%20water%20kills%20or%20inactivates,more%20accurately%20characterized%20as%20pasteurization

      The Laundress. How To Remove Blood Stains,

      https://www.thelaundress.com/blogs/tips/how-to-remove-blood-stains#:~:text=Cold%20water%20is%20superior%20to,the%20stain%20in%20the%20process

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      https://knix.com/blogs/resources/how-to-get-period-stains-out-of-underwear

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      https://www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/cleaning/stain-removal/remove-blood-stains#:~:text=If%20the%20stain%20is%20still,sit%20for%20a%20few%20minutes.

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