How to Remove Blood Stains from Mattress?
How can you remove blood stains from your mattress?
It has happened to all of us; Frantically searching on Google for 'how to remove menstrual blood from bed' on the morning of a night spent with heavy bleeding and unsuccessful menstrual care products (before discovering Modibodi, of course!). So, beyond changing the sheets at lightning speed, how can you actually remove blood stains from a mattress?
We did the research and are sharing our best tips for keeping your mattress looking like new after menstrual leaks.
How can you remove "newly formed" blood stains from your mattress?
Sometimes the old ways are worth their weight in gold and are just what you need.
Especially if your stain is new, using everyday kitchen ingredients like baking soda and vinegar can be a good first step.
- 1 measure of baking soda
- 2 parts cold water
Mix water and baking soda in a bowl, then gently rub (do not rub) onto the stain with a clean cloth.
Leave it for half an hour, then moisten the cloth and gently rub it over the stain again. Vacuum any excess residue with a broom and let your mattress air dry. Finished.
- 2 teaspoons of baking soda
- Half a glass of cold water
- Half a glass of white vinegar
Using a clean cloth or paper towel, gently press the stain to absorb the liquid on the surface. Fill a clean spray bottle with a mixture of half a cup of cold water and half a cup of white vinegar. Sprinkle a few teaspoons of baking soda on the stain, and then spray the water and vinegar mixture on the stain. Leave it for half an hour again, vacuum the residue on the surface, then gently press it again with a damp clean cloth and let it air dry.
How can you remove "dried" blood stains from your mattress?
Okay, so if you've been wearing your Modibodi Menstrual Panties for a while now but you still have some lingering dried blood stains, then things can be a little trickier. Try this recipe to remove tough stains:
PEROXIDE, CORN STARCH AND SALT
- Half a glass of hydrogen peroxide (you can buy it from pharmacies)
- Half a glass of cornstarch
- One tablespoon of salt
Mix hydrogen peroxide, cornstarch, and salt in a mixing bowl and apply to the stain. Let it sit for half an hour. Take an old soft toothbrush and gently brush over the mixture. Absorb the mixture using a clean, damp cloth to remove excess liquid, and then air dry your mattress.
LIQUID MEAT Tenderizer (yes, really!)
- One tablespoon liquid meat tenderizer
- 2 tablespoons cold water
Mix liquid meat tenderizer and water in a mixing bowl, then apply the mixture to the stain and let it sit until it dries (liquid meat tenderizer enzymes break down the proteins of dried blood).
Once completely dry, vacuum away any dust residue on the stain.
How to prevent leaks during menstruation
That's it! When you see a blood stain on the bed, you just learned how to remove it by following one of these methods.
Before your next menstrual period, you can stock up on our Modibodi brand leak-proof menstrual panties to prevent leakage. Provides the highest protection Intensive-All Night or Maxi absorbency level Try our underwear and protect your bed. Feel safe, dry and leak-free during your period.
Our Intensive-Night models feature a lining that extends to the rear waistband, making them perfect for back sleepers. Our highest absorbency Maxi models (50 ml capacity) are lined from front to back along the waistband, so you can sleep comfortably on your stomach, back, stomach or side without leaking.