Last Modified on Jun 10, 2014
Sometimes, life is full of blood, sweat, and tears. But at least the tears don't stain!
Now, blood for that matter can be a real chore and one of the most difficult stains to remove. Getting it out before the blood dries is always the best bet, using cold water or club soda and a towel to dab the stain away.
For dried blood, you'll need a little more help, but the process of wetting and repeatedly blotting up the stain is the same. In this case, you'll need to use a laundry detergent, an equal parts ammonia and water solution, or good old hydrogen peroxide to help ease the stain out. Remember to test an inconspicuous area for color fastness, and don't put the article of clothing in the dryer until you know you've gotten the stain out. Otherwise, the stain will set forever!
[YEA] AMMONIA This will get out the oldest blood stain and the newest stain. I have used it full strength for everything from carpet to clothing and all in between it has never ruined anything people are amazed when when they try it and very glad I told them about it.
[YEA] I use h202 on blood stains ALL the time! It's effective. Just pour it on and watch the blood disappear!
[YEA] I read a book about hydrogen peroxide, and started using it for cleaning out my mouth and brushing my teeth. Since the book said that it was harmless, I started swallowing it. I was using regular 3% from the drugstore. I swallowed probably 3-4 fairly large gulps a day for weeks (you do get used to the taste). Sometimes I'd put it in a glass of water and sip at it. My energy level definitely improved, as did my digestion and elimination.
Another time, I put on a white shirt and discovered it had blood stains on it from working out in the yard. The stains was really set since I had washed the shirt. Being too lazy to change shirts, I soaked the spot with straight hydrogen peroxide while still wearing the shirt. The stain was very set but getting a little lighter, so I kept soaking it over and over till the stain was pretty much gone. It seemed like the skin under this soaked shirt was getting softer and lighter. Now about ten days later, you can still see on my skin where the hydrogen peroxide had been soaking it. There's a line across my arm... on the one side my aging sun/weather damaged skin with age spots... on the other side lighter, more supple, soft skin (almost like a baby's skin), with the age spots definitely lighter in color too.
I was reading on here about taking a bath with hydrogen peroxide and it seemed like kind of a good idea in view of the above experience, so I gave that a shot. About 5 hours later now, I feel just generally a little healthier, and the skin on my face feels very soft and is not getting oily as it usually does. I will definitely be doing this several times a week from now on. I used 8 oz of regular 3% from the drugstore in the bath.