Easily Remove Blood Stains From Silk Sheets With An Unexpected Kitchen Ingredient

If you have ever noticed a blood stain on your sheets, you'll know the familiar feeling of panic that accompanies it, and finding a stain on silk sheets is no exception. You may know the best way to wash your silk sheets, but how should you go about cleaning a stain from silk sheets? The first step is to not stress, as there is a way you can remove blood stains from even the most expensive of silk sheets. 

An important thing to keep in mind is that you'll need to be gentle when removing the stain, as silk sheets are delicate and can rip and pull if handled with too much force. Using salt to remove fresh blood stains from silk sheets works due to the main ingredient acting as a natural stain remover, without being overly stripping. The last thing you want to do is run the risk of ruining your silk sheets, but the unexpected kitchen ingredient of salt is a savior when it comes to removing stains from delicate items.

Simple instructions to remove blood stains

You'll need salt, cold water, and a clean cloth for this hack. The first step to removing a blood stain is to blot the blood — use a clean cloth or towel to press down on the stain and soak up any excess. Once no more blood can be absorbed, it's time to go in with a salt solution. Combine 1 teaspoon of salt with 240 milliliters of cold water and stir until it's dissolved. The amount of solution you'll need depends on the size of the stain, so you may need to make a bigger solution for a bigger mark. Make sure the water is cold. Warm water will cause a stain to set, in which case you may be unable to remove it.

Apply the saltwater mixture to a clean cloth or sponge and gently dab at the stain. Do not rub the stain under any circumstances, as this will cause it to expand and potentially set. After dabbing for a while, rinse the leftover salt water off with cold water. If the blood stain is still visible, dry the damp section of the sheet and repeat the process. Remember that this hack is for new blood stains, so it won't work as well on stains that have been sitting for a few hours or are dry.