A simple hack that reveals how to remove period stains from underwear has been hailed a ‘life saver’ by social media users.
Brush By Four Nine, run by British blogger Rosie, reveals how using hydrogen peroxide on a stained area will erase any signs of discolouration in minutes.
The site – which boasts almost 200,000 followers – shared a video demonstrating how to clean underwear on its page, which has received over 190, 000 views.
British blogger Rosie founded her own Instagram account Brush by Four Nine to share her lifestyle hacks, including how to clean period stains from underwear
The hack includes washing the stained underwear in cold water, before applying hydrogen peroxide to the discoloured areas, which is the key ingredient to removing stubborn marks
The two simple steps, and the one trusty ingredient, is all it takes to return underwear to their original cleaner state
Instagram users have hailed the cleaning hack as a ‘life saver’, with the two simple steps working wonders on period stains and any garment
Another Instagrammer trialled and tested the hack, and insisted it ‘worked like a charm’ to remover stains
The clip has been captioned: ‘Period problems? We got you covered. For beauty tips and tutorials, join us at @brush_!’
Firstly, it is advised to soak the garment in cold water first and rinse, before applying a touch of liquid hydrogen peroxide to the area before washing as normal afterwards to completely remove the marks.
Social media users have flocked to share their appreciation for the life hack. One commented: ‘You just saved me thank you.’
‘This is a great tip, didn’t think to use hydrogen peroxide’, praised another.
A third added: ‘Thanks GR8 tips will use this next time’, while another commented: ‘Will try this thanks.’
The account advises people to wash their underwear in cold water first because hot water tends to set a stain making it more difficult to remove it
A separate Instagram user added: ‘Works like a charm, but I normally do this process over and over until most of the stain is gone and then wash like normal.’
The post also sparked others to share their top tips, with some insisting just cold water works, while others insist salty water or lemon juice are equally as effective.
A separate Instagrammer wrote: ‘I mean it comes right off with cold water’, while another added: ‘Soap and cold water is the best remedy for period stains.’
Hydrogen peroxide is then applied to the soaked garment, specifically the stained areas, before it is washed off like normal
A third confirmed: ‘If it literally just happened and you are able to change, cold water is best to rinse out the blood so that is doesn’t set (that will save your underwear from staining, but make sure you still throw them in the laundry).
‘If the stain has been sitting for some time, warm water is best and I use a stain remover pen (and don’t forget to still throw them in when you do laundry).’
Another shared: ‘Sometimes the detergent don’t work, especially with dried blood. Cold water works fine for me though. Not like ice cold water, but normal temperature.’
The knickers come out as clean as new with no remnants or signs a stain marked the clothing with the simple hack
A separate microblogger asserted: ‘Hot water SETS a stain! You rinse in cold water! Then use a mild soap, lather and rinse again with cold water until the blood comes out. Then you can wash as normal.’
‘Salt, warm water and leave to sit is a good way to get rid of blood stains, girls’, advised another.
While a different individual shared: ‘Or lemon juice also gets blood out instantly.’
The post encouraged others to share their stain removal hacks, with one insisting soaking in warm water for 60 minutes works a treat, while others found soaking in salty water or squeezing lemon juice on the area is just as effective
However, the post has come under fire from other social media users who were not impressed when they stumbled across the advisory post on the online platform.
The advisory clip impressed various people on the online platform, but others were not so welcoming over the helpful tip and slammed it as ‘gross’.
One ranted: ‘ Gross wtf was this doing on my account?’, while another wrote: ‘Wtf I was looking at vids of dogs then it goes to this.’
But fellow social media users were quick to defend the post and praise it as educational.
One individual retaliated to the negative remarks, and said: ‘How else would you educate people? Some people don’t know about how to do this, some people don’t have female family members to show them how. And it’s a good way to lessen the taboo of menstrual cycles etc.’
Another supported: ‘Well, get comfortable because this happens to half the population 12 weeks of the year.’