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How To Remove Bloodstain on your Bedsheet

Updated on October 2, 2014
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Zombie Bed Sheet designed by Melissa Christie
Zombie Bed Sheet designed by Melissa Christie | Source

Your saliva works wonder!

Blood is quickly dissolved after spitting on it.
Blood is quickly dissolved after spitting on it. | Source

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.

Google it!

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.

For this kind of blood stain, call 911 for Help. Spitting won't do!
For this kind of blood stain, call 911 for Help. Spitting won't do! | Source

Quick Poll

Would you be curious to try this process?

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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.

Goodluck!

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    • coffeegginmyrice profile image

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Great and useful information especially handling stains from our teens' bedsheets. So hot water isn't good either. I just learned something from your hub! Useful and interesting! Thanks Cris!

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Oh hello there coffeegginmyrice! Where have you been hiding all my hubbing time? I'm glad you found this useful and interesting. I challenge you to try it and spit it out. Lol! Remember though, it has to be your own blood and saliva. Thanks for coming by.

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      ezbabe 4 years ago from Washington

      I'm gonna try to remember this next time instead of buying new sheets.

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      Ron Hawkster 4 years ago from United States of America

      Uh oh.... What am I doing in this hub? How do I get out of here? I hope nobody saw me here. Just silently press the up button and run outside. Be very quiet!

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Ezbabe: Thank you for visiting. Now, you can save some money. So, keep it in mind.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Ha..ha...ha...Ron Hawkster! You're killing me! Pass the info to the women in your life. I am going to have a great day because of your comments. Thank you.

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      thanx! 4 years ago

      thanx for the info..big help!!!

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      You're welcome thanx! Thanks for dropping by.

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      Ron Hawkster 4 years ago from United States of America

      @CrisSp,

      Are you kidding me? Of course I'm going to pass this information on. I'm going to treasure this wisdom and share it in the next party when some desirable ladies are complaining about... uhhh.... discolorations from... uhhh.... accidents... yes yes... accidents. I'll be the hero. I can just see it. Then in the next party after that, when I enter, take off my gloves and cowboy hat, everyone will stop talking to eye me admiringly and to point me to each other. Yes sir! There is a new sheriff in town, sheriff Youngbloodstain.

      Hehe... You and your hubs + the following comments are a great source of knowledge and entertainment. I love it.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      @Ron Hawkster: Thank you Sheriff Youngbloodstain! You crack me up like an eggshell! Have a goodnight.

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      BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Well, wonderful, useful hub and besides that I just adore your sense of humor! Great job! =)

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you BeyondMax.

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      Astralrose 3 years ago from India

      Informative hub! Although I usually soak anything with little blood in water with detergent powder in it for a few hours, which is effective also, I guess next time I might just try the saliva thing.

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Astralrose! Thank you for your visit. Glad you found it informative. See you around...

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      Sanjay Sharma 2 years ago from Mandi (HP) India

      Thanks for sharing the tips. I usually get my shirt collar stained after getting a shaving cut. The blood sometimes oozes out again even on slight stretching. Same thing happens with little cuts.

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Sanjay Lakhanpal: Thank you so much for stopping by this page. You've awaken it! Not sure though if it would work the same way as in the blood from shaving cuts specially in the neck area. But hey, we can try! Good luck!

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