Day 2 of TCBQ 365 Days of Did You Know?
Did you know that your own spit can remove blood from your project??
I know you just went uckkkk, I did too the first time I heard it. We have all worked on a project, jabbed ourselves with a pin and gotten that little drop of blood on our fabric (insert AWWW…SHOOT here!). It isn’t too bad if you can discard the piece, but what if that piece is in the middle of a block already sewn? One thing to remember, only your own spit will work on your own blood stain, and you could not produce enough saliva to remove a large stain !!!
Our spit helps begin the process of digestion. When food enters your mouth it begins to be broken down by saliva with the help of enzymes, special chemicals found in saliva, such as amylase, that can break down proteins. These enzymes can also break down organic stains including a blood stain.
All you have to do is put a little spit on the stain, rub for 30 seconds, then add dish soap if available... rinse with cold water and TADA!! gone. Sometimes soap and water isn’t even required if the stain is small enough.
If all else fails, grab a bottle of Grandma’s Secret Spot Remover!