Removing Period Stains - 4 Hacks You Must Know!

It’s hard to go through any period cycle without a few stained undies and clothing. We’ve learnt and read about the most effective ways of getting those stubborn stains out.

Blood stains? Stay away!

First up, is period blood different from normal blood? Yes, it is very different from the blood that runs through our veins! Period blood is the discharge of blood and mucosal tissue from the inner lining of the uterus through the vagina, and it has fewer blood cells than ordinary blood. That means period blood is a mix of blood, uterine tissue, bacteria, and mucus lining. Don’t fret, it’s possible to clean it up if you decide to act on it quickly. 

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Bleeding only on your sanitary product can be an improbable and far fetched dream for menstruators. Period stains can be a bloody mess and can happen to anyone at any point of time during their menstrual cycles. JuJu has got you covered with some hacks and tips to help you keep stains away from your loved undies, clothes, or even sheets.

1. Don’t wait, act quick with cold water!

Why are period stains so darn stubborn? Well, blood contains haemoglobin, which assists it to clot and further seal wounds. This clotting and sealing ability causes it to bind to fabrics. Acting FAST is the key, so don’t throw your blood stained underwear in the laundry hamper. Stains are easier to remove when they’re fresh. Cold water is for the win because warm water tends to set the blood stains further into the fabrics, instead of extracting or cleaning them entirely. An amalgamation of salt or cold water over fresh stains will work wonders. After that, let the clothing air dry and brush away the paste later before putting it in the laundry!

2. Hydrogen peroxide vs the period stain

Hydrogen peroxide is an infallible bacteria killer and stain remover; a literal ally and best friend you need to fight the period stains. How can you use hydrogen peroxide on your undies or sheets? Squeeze and dab some of it on the affected area and leave it like that for 20-30 minutes. This miraculous solution can help your underwear and sheets return to their original states. NOTE: You’re only supposed to use this technique on fabrics that are light coloured and stiff and sturdy.

3. The JuJu magic trio: Baking soda + lemon juice + cold salt water

Here’s a JuJu Trio that you can make by yourself at home. How do you make it? Soak the blood-stained piece of clothing in a consistent mix of baking soda, lemon juice, and cold salt water. Keep it soaking for at least 30 minutes, and rub the blood stains with a paste of lemon juice and baking soda mixed with some cold water for some time. Then just get ready to rinse and those stains should start scooting. 

Lethal power of lemon juice: Citric acid reacts with blood stains to help you clean them away quicker.
Ballsy baking soda for the win: The alkali neutralises the acid and help dissolve the irritating blood stains.

Simply spectacular cold salt water: Salt has incredibly strong dehydrating properties that will help you remove those blood stains easily.

We happen to think this trio is an extremely effective and readily available solution.

4. Versatile vinegar: Soak and uncloak the magic of vinegar

Vinegar might seem like a pungently odd choice but it does wonders in removing and cleaning the blood stains. Here’s how you get out of your bloody mess. Pour some undiluted vinegar directly onto the affected area, let it soak in for about 15 minutes and gently pat the area with a terry cloth or towel. Keep repeating until the period stain is removed entirely. The process is easier and uncomplicated if you do it before the stains set on your clothing - within 24 hours at least. And voila, we’re all set to say bye bye to the blood stains!

Say goodbye to period stains and SHARE!

Try all of them and see what worked for you. We’d love to know your own cleaning hacks or if any of our tips worked for you. See you in the comments!

It’s hard to go through any period cycle without a few stained undies and clothing. We’ve learnt and read about the most effective ways of getting those stubborn stains out.

Blood stains? Stay away!

First up, is period blood different from normal blood? Yes, it is very different from the blood that runs through our veins! Period blood is the discharge of blood and mucosal tissue from the inner lining of the uterus through the vagina, and it has fewer blood cells than ordinary blood. That means period blood is a mix of blood, uterine tissue, bacteria, and mucus lining. Don’t fret, it’s possible to clean it up if you decide to act on it quickly. 

The Underwear Massacre

underwear mascare

Bleeding only on your sanitary product can be an improbable and far fetched dream for menstruators. Period stains can be a bloody mess and can happen to anyone at any point of time during their menstrual cycles. JuJu has got you covered with some hacks and tips to help you keep stains away from your loved undies, clothes, or even sheets.

1. Don’t wait, act quick with cold water!

Why are period stains so darn stubborn? Well, blood contains haemoglobin, which assists it to clot and further seal wounds. This clotting and sealing ability causes it to bind to fabrics. Acting FAST is the key, so don’t throw your blood stained underwear in the laundry hamper. Stains are easier to remove when they’re fresh. Cold water is for the win because warm water tends to set the blood stains further into the fabrics, instead of extracting or cleaning them entirely. An amalgamation of salt or cold water over fresh stains will work wonders. After that, let the clothing air dry and brush away the paste later before putting it in the laundry!

2. Hydrogen peroxide vs the period stain

Hydrogen peroxide is an infallible bacteria killer and stain remover; a literal ally and best friend you need to fight the period stains. How can you use hydrogen peroxide on your undies or sheets? Squeeze and dab some of it on the affected area and leave it like that for 20-30 minutes. This miraculous solution can help your underwear and sheets return to their original states. NOTE: You’re only supposed to use this technique on fabrics that are light coloured and stiff and sturdy.

3. The JuJu magic trio: Baking soda + lemon juice + cold salt water

Here’s a JuJu Trio that you can make by yourself at home. How do you make it? Soak the blood-stained piece of clothing in a consistent mix of baking soda, lemon juice, and cold salt water. Keep it soaking for at least 30 minutes, and rub the blood stains with a paste of lemon juice and baking soda mixed with some cold water for some time. Then just get ready to rinse and those stains should start scooting. 

Lethal power of lemon juice: Citric acid reacts with blood stains to help you clean them away quicker.
Ballsy baking soda for the win: The alkali neutralises the acid and help dissolve the irritating blood stains.

Simply spectacular cold salt water: Salt has incredibly strong dehydrating properties that will help you remove those blood stains easily.

We happen to think this trio is an extremely effective and readily available solution.

4. Versatile vinegar: Soak and uncloak the magic of vinegar

Vinegar might seem like a pungently odd choice but it does wonders in removing and cleaning the blood stains. Here’s how you get out of your bloody mess. Pour some undiluted vinegar directly onto the affected area, let it soak in for about 15 minutes and gently pat the area with a terry cloth or towel. Keep repeating until the period stain is removed entirely. The process is easier and uncomplicated if you do it before the stains set on your clothing - within 24 hours at least. And voila, we’re all set to say bye bye to the blood stains!

Say goodbye to period stains and SHARE!

Try all of them and see what worked for you. We’d love to know your own cleaning hacks or if any of our tips worked for you. See you in the comments!