Inside: Bloodstain on sheets? Check out this simple tip on how to remove blood from sheets. You can easily remove blood from sheets and pillowcases in minutes. Even works on dried blood or things that have already been washed!
I have become somewhat of an expert over the years on how to remove blood from sheets. My kiddo and I both suffer from bloody noses. As soon as the weather turns to extreme cold or extreme warm we tend to get them.
Usually, it’s during the day as we are going from cold to heat or heat to cold. But occasionally we each have one during the middle of the night. It’s not uncommon to wake up and find some blood on one of our pillowcases.
I usually notice the blood right away and wash my pillowcase, but my son tends to forget to tell me and the sheets and pillowcase are already washed when I notice the blood. Luckily, this easy tip even works on dried blood.
If you have blood on your sheets or pillowcases it is really easy to remove. It only takes a few minutes before you put them in the laundry to get rid of any of the blood stains.
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You can see the blood stain before below. It’s not really bad, however not something I want all over my pillowcase.
If your sheets are white then bleach will usually do the trick. Just add a cup of bleach to a large load of laundry and let them soak for about 15 minutes before the cycle runs. This works really well.
However, if you have sheets that are colored you won’t want to bleach them. To get the blood out of the sheets you will need hydrogen peroxide.
I like to start by running some cold water over the blood stain to rinse off what you can. Cold water will get off some of the blood stain if you haven’t washed the sheets yet.
Then, if you have white or light-colored sheets you should be able to use hydrogen peroxide straight on the sheets to remove the blood. I usually pour about a teaspoon or two over the blood stain.
If you have darker sheets you will want to be careful because the hydrogen peroxide can bleach the sheets. You can dilute the hydrogen peroxide with water to help keep the bleaching to a minimum.
Just mix water and hydrogen peroxide about 50-50. So about a teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide to a teaspoon of water.
As soon as the hydrogen peroxide is poured on you should start to see it fizzing like in the picture above. This is just the blood dissolving in the hydrogen peroxide. It’s pretty fun to watch.
Let it fizz for a minute or two and then rub at the stain for a minute. I just usually rub the sheet or pillowcase together to really work the hydrogen peroxide into the blood stain.
Rinse it off with cold water and then repeat if necessary. Usually, once I add hydrogen peroxide twice it gets most of the stain out. You can see below how most of the stain is gone.
Once you have the stain removed then you can put it through the laundry like you normally would.
Once I removed the sheets from the washer I couldn’t even find where the stain was.
In just a few minutes you can easily remove blood from sheets or pillowcases. It works great to remove blood from sheets or to remove dried blood too!
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How To Remove Blood From Sheets
1-3 teaspoons of Hydrogen Peroxide
Run some cold water over the blood stain to rinse off what you can. Then, pour about a teaspoon or two of hydrogen peroxide over the blood stain.
Keep in mind hydrogen peroxide may bleach or lighten colored sheets. Let the hydrogen peroxide fizz for a minute or two and then rub at the stain for a minute.
Rinse it off with cold water and then repeat if necessary. Once you have the stain removed then you can put it through the laundry like you normally would.
- hydrogen peroxide
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