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Blood stains are among the most feared stains. The fresher the blood stain, the easier it is to remove. But even dried blood stains can often be removed with tried and tested home remedies such as lemon juice, salt or curd soap. The good thing about home remedies: they cost almost nothing and are available in every household. For blood stains, always use cold water, never warm water. Heat causes the protein contained in the blood to coagulate, so that the stain settles even deeper in the fabric. 1. Remove fresh blood stains with cold water You can easily remove fresh blood stains from textiles: rinse the dirty spot as quickly as possible under running, ice-cold water. High water pressure is helpful. Then put some detergent on the stain and wash the fabric with a damp cloth. 2. Remove old blood stains with salt Dried blood stains are more difficult to remove than fresh ones: simply rinsing them out and then throwing them in the washing machine is often not enough for stubborn blood stains. Soak the affected spot overnight in a cold water bath with salt (five tablespoons of salt to one liter of water) and then rinse well. Once the stain is gone, wash the fabric with a damp cloth. 3. Home remedies help with stubborn blood stains Classic home remedies for removing blood stains are: – Salt; – Baking soda or baking powder; – Lemon juice; – Gall soap; – Potato or corn starch; – Alcohol. Drizzle lemon juice on the dried blood stain, leave on for half an hour, rinse and then wash as usual. Baking soda is a good choice for light-colored fabrics. Put baking soda on the stain, leave it on overnight, and then wash it off well. 4. Blood stains on carpet, mattress or sofa Gall soap, potato starch and cornstarch are suitable for materials that do not fit in the washing machine, such as carpets, sofas or mattresses. This is how the treatment with gall soap works: Wet the stain and then rub it with gall soap. Rub gently, then rinse with some water. You can make a paste out of potato or cornstarch with a little cold water and rub it on the stain with an old toothbrush. After half an hour you can wipe the fabric with a damp cloth. If there are still edges left by the starch, these can be carefully brushed off with a dry brush. This method is also useful for blood stains on wool. For particularly stubborn stains, a paste made from salt and lemon juice helps, which you rub carefully into the fabric with an old toothbrush.