How to Get Period Stains out of Underwear

How to Get Period Stains out of Underwear

  • Use cold water because it helps dissolve the proteins in blood. Hot or warm water sets blood stains.
  • Wash the undies as soon as possible. Don’t let stains sit.
  • Do not use bleach or hydrogen peroxide before trying to remove stains with soap and water.
  • Use hydrogen peroxide as a last resort, but know that it might bleach the fabric.
  • Try spot cleaning before throwing in the laundry machine. And definitely spot clean before putting in the dryer.
  • Don’t put underwear in dryer until the stain is out, or as faded as possible
  • Let detergents/soaps sit on stain until soaked in.
  • If you don’t have access to hydrogen peroxide, and laundry detergent doesn’t work, try salt, vinegar or lemon juice.
  • Blot don’t rub stains.

Bonus tips:

When you are around the date of your period, wear a pantyliner or period underwear to avoid surprises. Many customers prefer to wear period underwear to bed instead of traditional menstrual products because it is more comfortable. Wear dark bottoms. Always have a menstrual product with you like a menstrual cup or period undies just in case. Save special undies for days you know you won’t be spotting or menstruating.

Model wearing black Heralogie period underwear while posing on couch

If you still spot or leak using tampons or menstrual cups, try period panties, which will alleviate these concerns.

Menstrual cups stains can be treated by soaking in a mix of hydrogen peroxide and water.

To avoid period stains altogether, use period underwear. Wash shortly after use. The gussets on all our products is black. A gusset is the absorbent (crotch) area of the underwear. Most of our styles besides the Cloud Bikini have the gusset running all the way up to the waistband on both sides. Using period underwear saves you time and money in the long run. Plus, no more ruined panties!