How To Remove Bloodstain on your Bedsheet
Your saliva works wonder!
Blood stain on your bed sheet?
Ladies, are you tired of waking up with a surprise stain on your bed sheet because your monthly visitor came without a warning? Or, perhaps, you were warned but it was just too heavy for you that you had a leak while asleep? It’s quite embarrassing but I admit, it happens to me. So, excuse me but I’m only human. I bleed but not bloody!
What tick me most is that, it usually happens when I just changed my bedsheet, crisp and fresh and dang, I have to change it again! Now, that's so dang bloody!
Blood is tough stain and can dry up quickly, which makes it even harder to remove especially on bed linens. Certainly not a pleasant thing to deal with. However, there are several ways to do this and if you could do this right away, the better for you and your crisp bed sheet.
If you Google it, you will find a lot of helps and tips on how to remove bloodstains. Mostly, using some harsh and expensive chemicals. There are also the natural, more environmentally friendly tips for the frugal and economically conscious ones.
I am not only frugal, I am also very conscious about my environment and so the learning never ends. This is maybe an old wives' tale proven valid. So, let me share with you the most cost effective and environmentally safe solution to remove the bloodstain on your bed sheet. It is your own saliva. Yes, you read it right. It is your own saliva.
I heard of it from a fellow flight attendant and much as I was skeptic about it, the monkey in me was also curious to find out if it really works and I just had the opportunity to experiment on it.
Here's how it works:
As soon as you spot the bloodstain, spit on it anxiously while swearing like crazy on your bloody sheet. Okay, that’s a bit exaggerated. Kidding aside, your own saliva has the power to remove the bloodstain and it is effective. As I said, I tried it, as gross and disgusting as it may sound. Apparently, the enzymes in your saliva match the enzymes of your own blood. However, please note that this approach is only good for teeny little drops of stain.
For fresh blood stain:
1. Spit on the spot.
2. Let it soak for few minutes and watch your blood gets diluted with your own saliva.
3. Soak it in cold water for some time before finally washing it with detergent and bloodstain is gone.
For dry blood stain:
1. Do the same process above.
2. Sprinkle salt on the blood spot and rub it on the stain.
3. Soak and wash with your regular laundry detergent in cold water.
Would you be curious to try this process?
For the Dumb & Dumber:
I said, spit on it! Don’t lick on the blood and don't suck the fabric. Eww! (:
Fact is, saliva is more efficient than the hypothetical universal solvent- water, which has the ability to dissolve almost everything. Water at the very instant will help spread the blood stuff while saliva actually helps get the blood off the sheet. However, as to whether this works with other people’s saliva, I don’t know but the trick is to do it right away as quickly as you can before the blood sets in.
And on an extra note: Make sure the stain is gone before you put the bed sheet in the dryer. If not so, re-treat it but this time, no saliva, just the salt, cold water and your favorite detergent. It will be much harder to remove the stain once it’s thrown out of the dryer since the heat will set the stain in.
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