One of the most frustrating aspects of dealing with your monthly period is the accidents that can occur, leaving stains in your underwear and outer clothing or on your bedding, and mattress. Worst case scenario, the leak reaches the outside of your skirt, shorts, or pants, and you have to figure out how to discreetly leave the room and change your outfit. When this happens, not only is there the issue of figuring out how to remove the stain, but also the accompanying embarrassment. In today’s post, we’ll cover some easy tips for removing stains from your underwear so that the next time you have an accident, you hopefully won’t have to throw away your favorite pair of undies.
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1. When to Use Cold Water vs. Hot Water
With many stains, the best choice for getting rid of the stain is to use the hottest water possible as quickly as possible. When it comes to menstrual blood, however, the exact opposite is true. For some reason, cold running water helps remove this type of stain very quickly. You may still need to treat the fabric with a stain-removal product before washing, but you will probably be surprised at how much is removed just from using cold water.
2. Purchase Blood-Removal Laundry Products
There are so many different stain-fighting products on the market that you may think that one is about as effective as another, but this isn’t true. Make sure that you look specifically for blood-removal products in the laundry detergent section of your store. One key ingredient that you should make sure they have is some type of enzymatic cleaner
3. Vinegar Has Stain-Fighting Power
Hopefully you already know that it’s best to treat the period stain as soon as possible. The longer you wait to treat a leak, the more likely it is that the fabric will be permanently stained. With this in mind, if you have caught the stain before it sets and are trying to figure out what to treat it with, then grab some white vinegar and pour it, undiluted, on the spot. Allow it to soak for about 10 minutes, blot, repeat if necessary, and then wash immediately.
4. Keep Hydrogen Peroxide Handy
Hydrogen peroxide is one of the favorite tools that mothers tend to use for the cuts and scrapes that their children get when they’re young. It is great for eliminating infection-causing bacteria and dirt from small lacerations, and it can also help remove period stains. Hydrogen peroxide is actually a weak acid, which is what gives it some bleaching power — and the ability to tackle blood stains. If the fabric you’re trying to clean is a darker material, then make sure to spot treat a small section first to ensure that the hydrogen peroxide won’t bleach the entire garment, causing you to have to discard it.
5. WD-40 Does More Than Stop Squeaks
The last tip we have for you today might be a bit of a surprise, since the main purpose of WD-40 is addressing squeaks from metallic objects such as door hinges. Since you probably already have a bottle of this in your garage, go grab it, spray it directly on the stain, wait a few minutes, and then throw the item into the washing machine. The WD-40 helps to lift the stain from the fabric, but this will only work if you get to the stain while it is still fresh. Once the stain has set, it is much harder to eliminate.
At BFF Period Undies, we want to help make your life a little less stressful by providing the period undies you need to go through your day with confidence. Designed to work with your pad or tampon to prevent embarrassing leaks, our period undies offer the peace of mind you need so that you can focus on what matters instead of on possible leaks. Shop our online store today to order the products you need to face your next period with poise.