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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Getting Blood Out

A few weeks ago, I hosted a giveaway for Purex with Zout. The prompt for the mandatory entry was to tell me what stain is the hardest to get out of laundry. The number one stain mentioned was blood.

Frankly, I was baffled. Why? Because I rarely have trouble getting blood out, and it really is not difficult:

As soon as a piece of clothing gets blood on it, take it off and soak it in cold water. The water itself does a fantastic job getting blood out, but if there’s still some blood on your clothing, spray it with your usual stain treater and wash in cold water.

If the article of clothing still has some blood on it, do NOT dry it in the dryer (heat will set the stain)…wash it again.

How do you get blood stains out of clothes?

I’m linking up to Works for Me Wednesday, Homemaker Monday, and Don’t Waste Your Homemaking.


  1. know something else that gets blood out? Saliva. Yup. Preferably the spit of the person whose blood it is, but any spit will do. Just spit on the blood and a little rub, and it should come out. You just have to make sure that you spit enough to get the fabric pretty wet.

  2. I use hydrogen peroxide. Just a little bit seems to lift the stain right up.

  3. Shout works great. I got blood on a bridesmaid dress. The Dry Cleaner said it was ruined. I decided to try washing it in my washer with Shout, because it works on other garments. I sprayed it and let it soak for an hour, then washed it. teh stain came out completely and the dress was not ruined. I sold it at a fancy consignment store an made good money on it.
    Also, Baby wipes work great on a new stain.