How to Remove Underwear Stains

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Things You'll Need

  • Gloves

  • Baking soda

  • Water

  • Scrub brush


Clean the stain immediately. The longer it sits, the less chance there is of removing it.

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Baking soda is an effective agent for removing stains and odors from underwear. It is a natural product that won't bleach the underwear or cause irritation, but will clean it without causing harm to the fabric. When dealing with bodily secretions, it's important to wear gloves to protect yourself from germs and diseases. Wash the garment immediately after treating it with baking soda to kill the germs and clean it more thoroughly.

Blood Stain

Step 1

Put on gloves. Wet the garment with cold water.

Step 2

Cover the stain with baking soda.

Step 3

Rub the baking soda into the stain with your fingers or a scrub brush. The water will make the baking soda become a paste. Rinse out the baking soda.

Step 4

Repeat on the other side.

Step 5

Repeat the entire process if the stain is still there. After the stain is gone, wash it in the washing machine.

Feces Stain

Step 1

Put on gloves. Rinse out the underwear with cold water.

Step 2

Sprinkle baking soda on the stains and scrub with a small scrub brush.

Step 3


Urine or Discharge Stain

Step 1

Put on gloves and rinse the affected area.

Step 2

Sprinkle baking soda over the stain and scrub with a scrub brush.

Step 3

Rinse. Wash in the washing machine.


Racheal Ambrose

Racheal Ambrose started writing professionally in 2007. She has worked for the minority publishing company Elite Media Group Inc., Ball Bearings online magazine, "Ball State Daily News" and "The Herald Bulletin." Her articles focus on minority and women's issues, children, crafts, housekeeping and green living. Ambrose holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Ball State University.