Period stains can be a frustrating and embarrassing problem for many women. No matter how prepared you are for them, they seem to happen at the most inconvenient times – leaving you scrambling for effective results! (Why am I always on my period when I’m traveling?!) But don’t worry, there are several effective ways to remove these stains and keep your clothes, cloth pads, and cups looking like new.

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#1 Cold Water

One of the easiest and most effective ways to remove period stains is to rinse them with cold water as soon as possible. Cold water can help to prevent the stain from setting in and make it easier to remove.

#2 Detergent and Hot Water

Another effective method is to soak the stained garment in a solution of all-natural detergent (such as Borax or Super Washing Soda) and hot water. This method works best on cotton or polyester fabrics.

#3 Baking Soda and Vinegar

Mixing baking soda and vinegar together can create a powerful cleaning solution that is effective for removing period stains. Simply apply the mixture to the stain and let it sit for a few minutes before washing.

#4 Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is a natural bleach and can be used to lighten period stains. Simply apply lemon juice to the stain and let it sit for a few minutes before washing.

#5 Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide can be used to remove period stains. However, it should be used with caution as it can bleach certain fabrics.

#6 Aspirin

Aspirin can be crushed and mixed with water to create a paste that can be applied to period stains. Let it sit for a few minutes before washing.

#7 Stain Remover

There are a variety of stain removers available on the market that are specifically designed to remove period stains. These can be found at most supermarkets and drug stores. At Pixie Cup, we’ve formulated a safe and natural stain remover powder that effectively removes even set-in, dried-in stains on fabric and silicone cups and discs.
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It’s important to note that it’s always best to read and follow the care instructions on your clothing before attempting to remove a stain. Some fabrics may be damaged by certain cleaning methods. Also, it’s important to test a small, inconspicuous area of the fabric first before applying any cleaning solution to the entire stain.

Period stains can be an absolute nuisance, but with the right methods, they can be removed easily and effectively. Remember to act quickly! And use the appropriate cleaning solution for the specific fabric. Which methods have you found work best for removing period blood stains? Share your before and after pictures with us in the comments below!

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Kayla Martin

Kayla is a wife and homeschool mom of three who is passionate about empowering women to care for and advocate for themselves. Kayla cares deeply about holistic wellness of spirit, soul, and body and being good stewards of creation.