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The Ultimate Guide to Removing Period Stains

Let’s fight period stains!

Don’t throw away those panties just yet! Follow our ultimate guide to removing period stains and you’ll never let another period stain ruin a favorite pair of panties again!

What are the best ways to remove period stains?
cold tap
1. Rinse and rub using COLD water

Do not use hot water! Hot water helps stains set in and harder to get out!

use your spit
2. Use your spit

Believe it or not, the enzymes in your spit will actually break down the blood proteins! Spit on the stain and rub, rub, rub!

hydrogen peroxide
3. Use hydrogen peroxide

Pour hydrogen peroxide on the period stain and let is soak for 30 seconds. Wipe it up with a washcloth and it should be gone!
Do a test spot first! Hydrogen peroxide can bleach some fabrics.

washing machine
4. Spot treat with detergent & machine wash using COLD water

Spot treat the stain with washing detergent and rub the area to loosen up the stain. Toss it in the wash on cold and let the machine do its job!

Don't wait!
5. Don’t wait!

Start the stain removal process as soon as possible.
The longer you wait, the more time the stain has to set in and it will be even harder to get out.

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About Dedy Wong

Dedy is the founder of The Period Blog and creator of The Little Red Kit. Her period is around 30 days long and likes to use pads and tampons -although she has tried just about everything including menstrual cups and period subscription boxes!


  1. It?s hard to come by educated people about this subject, however, you sound like you know what you?re talking about!

  2. Im embarrased to ask my stepmum for pads WHAT DO I DO!!!!

  3. I am on my period and ALOT of blood is coming out and I forgot to bring my bulky pads only the small ones and I dont know whqt to do
    Do I ask my stepmum but ive never talked to stuff like to her abd im embarrased to
    What do I dooo

    • Hi Unamed,

      Believe it or not, your step mom was your age once too! And she knows what it’s like to have a period emergency too. For women, it really isn’t embarassing or out of the ordinary to talk about periods or help another girl when she needs a pad.

      If you don’t want to talk about it with your step mom, that’s okay. You can just ask her for a pad. Try… “Hey [stepmom], do you have any pads I can have?”

      Your friend,
      The Period Blog

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