I recently accepted to publish a sponsored press release via My Scoop for Vanish Power O2 Powder on how to remove blood stains. This subject was of particular interest to me, not that I have a secret life in the mafia but my 6-year-old son suffers terrible nose bleeds, often at night and it ruins his bed linen. All of his sheets, pillow slips and duvet covers have old blood stains on them. I thought that I may try it some time but was not in a hurry to rush out and buy it.
I published the press release with instructions on how to remove blood stains but then had a niggle of conscience, what if it doesn’t work? Then I should not promote the product. Nothing must compromise my integrity. I have never used Vanish Power O2 powder. I have used Vanish Power O2 pre-wash spray but to be honest I thought that nothing would completely remove blood stains. I have tried the spray and left it for 5 mins before washing but at best the blood stain faded. 3 Nights ago Fjord had a nose bleed again (we have now bought a humidifier which we hope will help him.) I did not wash the sheet on the day as I had decided that I must test the powder, today I went shopping and bought a tub of Vanish Power O2 powder. I was reminded why I have never bought it before, it’s expensive, R70 for a 500g tub and the scoop is so huge, I don’t see it going very far. None the less I was committed to this course and went ahead. At the back of my mind I still didn’t expect it to really work, at best I thought that maybe it would work a bit. What’s more the stain had remained unwashed for 3 days, well and truly set.
I followed the instructions on the press release, first gave the stain a very half-hearted wash with laundry soap and cold water by hand then left it to soak in the mix of Vanish. I didn’t look for the stain after soaking but stuck it straight in the washing machine, I tipped the water & Vanish which it had been soaking in into my top loader and ran a wash cycle, I don’t even use fancy commercial detergents, I make my own using grated laundry soap. I didn’t even add more Vanish to the wash, (I’m being frugal with this stuff.) When I went to hang up the sheet I was gobsmacked, the stain is gone, gone, gone, not a trace of it. No point in posting an ‘after’ picture I have no idea where it was.
I can now happily accept payment for the press release and be delighted to share this with anyone else looking for a real solution to getting rid of blood stains on fabric, Vanish Power O2 honestly is the answer.
PS – this blog post was unsolicited