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Salt Uses For Laundry Stain Removal: Natural Home Remedy For Bodily Fluid Stains

by Mel
(Sidney Ohio USA)

Mel has shared her salt uses for laundry stain removal with me. This is a great natural home remedy you can try for all kinds of bodily fluid stains, such as blood, urine, feces, and vomit, for example.

Mel says:

Simple basic table salt will help remove blood and other bodily fluid spots.

Obviously washing the item ASAP will help. However, I've found that using salt can even help with older and dryer spots, such as if it is a sat in the hamper for a while type of spot.

Simply pour some salt into the washer when adding the detergent and the spots will be gone, or for really bad ones mostly gone without rewashing or pre-treating.

I have used this trick on blood, urine, feces and vomit.

Really bad spots or spots on items that have sat in the hamper for the majority of the week when my kids don't tell me about the spot sometimes take two cycles or extra salt and detergent (just as any heavily soiled load would) but it is nowhere near as much work as it was to remove these spots without the salt.

Taylor says:

Mel, thanks so much for this great tip for salt uses for laundry stain removal!

I would be curious how much salt you pour into your washer. Do you measure it or just pour some in?

Update: Mel wrote me back to answer this question for me. She says:
I don't actually measure the salt out at all. I buy the basic cheapy canisters of salt with the pull up spout and I just pull the spout up and pour enough to go around my washer (standard size top loader) a couple times, if it is really heavy I will go around a few more times. The extra salt that we buy is much cheaper than new clothes so I don't worry too much about the amount... sorry if this is a little vague on how much to use.
I would love to hear from even more people who have used this tip, to hear how it works for you. In addition, if you already do something similar tell me what kinds of stains you do this with. You can share your uses of salt for cleaning, laundry and stains here, or read other tips which have already been submitted.

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what about in an HE washer?
by: DC

Can I use the salt technique for stain removal in high efficiency washers? Thanks in advance for a response.

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