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How to Clean Stained Scrubs

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Scrubs are very well known for being clean, but it can be a struggle to keep them that way. Below we’ll provide you with a few tips for ridding your scrubs of two most common stains: blood, and hard-earned sweat.

Blood Stains

Fortunately, scrubs are easy to clean, so bleaching is completely safe in the worst case scenario. However, if the blood stain is fresh, you can rinse the affected area with hydrogen peroxide, letting it sit and foam for several minutes. Then launder your scrubs as you usually would. Repeatedly rub the hydrogen peroxide in until the stain has been removed. You shouldn’t have to worry about discoloration, as the lab coat is already white.

Sweat Stains

To remove those pesky sweat stains from your scrubs, you’ll need the following: 1 cup of vinegar, ½ cup of baking soda, 1 tablespoon of salt, and 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide. Easy enough, right?

For at least twenty minutes, soak the shirt in a bowl with the vinegar and 2 cups of water. Then mix together the hydrogen peroxide, salt, and baking soda until it forms a paste. The hydrogen peroxide will help to whiten your coat, while the salt and baking soda help to lift the sweat stains. Let it sit for another twenty minutes; be patient!

Finally, toss the scrubs into the laundry with the rest of your clothing. The sweat stains should come right out!


We sure hope these tips help you battle these two common stains. Don’t forget to log online today and view our exceptional collection of medical attire and scrub accessories! We’re certain you’ll be impressed with the revolutionary style and overall quality of our scrubs! And of course, we have the most stylish, modern lab coats around. And they’re sparkling white. Don't forget to try are beautiful line of awesome scrub caps to go with your clean scrubs.