Salt as a Stain Remover

Salt has many good uses and is an excellent stain remover. I found out first hand just how effective it was when I had an injury to my finger. Unfortunately the wound bled and got blood on my white down comforter. I was upset about the stain and did some research to find a stain removal that I could try.

I read one home remedy for removing blood using salt that I thought I would try. The bloodstain had dried and I read that salt can lift the blood from fabrics so I thought it was worth a try. I dampened a small area of a washcloth and poured some salt on the wet spot of the cloth. I then gently rubbed the salt over the bloodstain. The salt seemed to absorb the blood from the comforter. I continued to rubbed across the stain and tried not to press down so the stain wouldn’t go deeper into the comforter. It was working and the salt granules pulled the blood from fabric. Once I got the stain out, I used a little cold water to dampen the area for a final clean up.

I am happy to report that the stain is completely gone. If you have a blood stain to remove, I would highly recommend that you try out this home remedy.

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6 Responses to “Salt as a Stain Remover”

  1. Clara March 30, 2012 at 4:31 pm #

    This is a good trick to know. Cheaper than dry cleaning for sure.

  2. March 31, 2012 at 12:58 am #

    This is a great idea, but I would add one cautionary note. If you are doing this you need to use as cool a temperature water as possible on your dampened washcloth, as hot water and salt can actually set bloodstains into fabric. I’m glad it worked for you and your comforter is all clean and snuggly again!

  3. My Wyoming Adventure April 2, 2012 at 9:09 am #

    I have never heard of that. I will have to give that a try. Thanks for the tip!

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  5. faythe May 17, 2012 at 5:53 pm #

    Going to remember this one..
    In the salon I work at . We add water and salt to our tint bottles. Put the cap back on give it a good shake . It removes all the color (hair dye) and leaves our bottle stain free.

  6. October 27, 2012 at 6:42 pm #

    Thanks, didn’t realise this worked for blood but this also works for red wine spills. I didn’t use a cloth as the spill has just happened. Rubbing salt over it with your hand will lift the wine off.

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