You’ve had the best of nights on the most comfortable bed mattress and a romantic sleigh bed perfectly iced with some Egyptian cotton sheets. You’ve had a great night, and it’s everything you’ve ever imagined. You could do nothing about the sweating and other body fluids that come with the luxury, and in the morning, everything is soiled, including the pillowcase.
At least the night was enjoyable, but the horror that comes with the body oil, and the sweat that come with it.
This article will help you grab a few ideas on how to deal with such unsightly body-oil stains and odors.
Understand the mess
Body fluids and oil stains tend to make the sheets look unusually old, even when they are a few months old. You could either opt for the dark-colored ones or learn the tricks on how to deal with such. What kind of fluids are you dealing with? You need to know that most of these fluids are oily and therefore look for a product that eliminates such.
The sweaty sleepers
You must understand what happens when the body is resting. As you sleep, the body will try as much as possible to reduce the temperature to allow proper functioning and protect the body organs. If you’ve non-porous sheets and the heat is trapped, then the body sweats. Aluminum-based antiperspirants are the leading causes of yellow stains. These contain acids that add to the staining process.
The area which is part of the sweat has compounds that stain the bed sheets. You could get natural fiber sheets and combine this with regulating the room temperature, and if that doesn’t work, you’ve to get a good cleaning regimen and frequently launder your sheets before you’ve a stench coming from the sheets. The odor is a result of lingering bacteria which begin to multiply.
Your body secretes sebum to lubricate your skin. And when secreted in abundance, it leads to acne. The sweat brings about oily stains to your bed sheets, and overtime, especially with young adults and teens, you begin to notice some oil stains on your pillowcase even more than on your bed sheets.
How do you remove the oil stains and odor?
Use your favorite detergent with some hit water where you run your body-oiled sheets regularly.
Add some dawn dish soap to some hot water in the washer, some dose of laundry detergent, and some Arm and Hammer washing soda. The soda is perfect in neutralizing the body odors, and this is gentler on the sheets and hands compared to bleach.
Let the load agitate for a while enough to mix everything up, then allow it to soak overnight. After draining the water in the morning, drain the water and run the sheets through a regular cycle. Get a half cup of white vinegar to prevent oil or additional vinegar from attaching to the sheets.
Are you in a place with some good sunshine? Then hang your sheets on the clothesline allows the ultraviolet radiation to kill any surviving bacteria that causes odor to your bed sheets.
When removing odors and stains from sheets, you’ve to be careful about what you do to avoid damage. Your type of bed sheets will determine the procedures you follow. Choose an option that will get rid of the stains and odors and maintain your sheets’ strength.