Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Keep It Clean: Removing Blood Stains

 Well, I'm slowly getting back in the swing of things. I've been busy since we moved. After unpacking, I built some shelving and started sewing as well. My mom bought me a sewing machine while she was out visiting and I've been having great fun playing with it. Those of you who follow me on Facebook have seen the sweet little dress I made for my daughter and the matching one for her baby doll. I'll include a picture because they're too cute not to share and I'm proud of the first article of clothing I've ever sewn.

Taeya loves both the dress and that her baby doll matches her dress. I'm so happy that she is enjoying them so much.

Anyways, on to the real topic of this post. How to remove fresh blood stains. It's a little gross but it works! If you get fresh blood on an article of clothing or some type of material, just spit on it and let the spit soak it for a little while and then rinse out. It works best if the person who made the blood stain spits on it themselves. Something in the saliva is able to break down the blood. If it doesn't come out completely the first time, after you rinse it out, repeat the process and then wash it. Before you dry it, check to be sure the stain is gone.

1 comment:

  1. thanks for the tip! also, Hydrogen Peroxide works well. just drip it onto the fresh blood (before it's washed) and it'll fizz. dab it up and the blood lifts off with it.