Biz color safe bleach was invented by Charles McCarty, a researcher at Procter & Gamble (P&G), and introduced to the American market in 1967. It was purchased it from P&G in an auction held in the summer of 2000 and is now owned by CR Brands Inc. Forbes estimated the purchase price as more than $40 million. Annual sales revenue reached about $40 million one year later.
BIZ® was the first enzyme based pre-soak and color-safe bleach that moms have trusted to remove stains from the family's laundry for more than 40 years. BIZ was introduced nationally as a "pre-soak" or "color-safe bleach" and later re-positioned as a "detergent booster." In 1994 BIZ like many P&G brands, was re-released in an "ultra" formula (making it highly concentrated so that less of the product would be needed to achieve the same cleaning results). You may recall hearing "Put it in the BIZ Bag," which meant a garment was too dirty for washing with detergent alone. As a promotion, BIZ distributed large laundry bags to hold the dirty, stained laundry that needed to be soaked in BIZ.
I can specifically tell you that BIZ works great on blood. I had a nosebleed, as I have them sometimes and my nose was pouring blood on my pajamas. As soon as I took off my top I poured BIZ on it and then waited 10 minutes to wash it and voilà my top was completely clean again. The blood was gone! Here are two photos I will show you:
|before: with blood stains|
|after: without blood stains|
- Dissolve two tablespoons of Biz in 1 cup warm water
- Apply to a hidden area of the garment and let sit for 5 minutes
- Compare with the rest of the garment – if no change occurred, wash as usual with Biz and detergent
Biz Stain Fighter is designed to be compatible with all HE and front-loading machines. HE machines allow you to cut the normal dose of BIZ in half. If you're using powder, use 1/2 scoop of BIZ which is equivalent to 1/2 cup. If you're using Biz liquid, fill the cap just below line 1 which is equivalent to approximately 1/4 cup. In a standard machine use 1 full scoop of Biz powder, or fill the liquid to line 3.
Depending on your washing machine, there are different methods that will allow you to use Biz powder in your front-loading washer. Please choose the one that will work best for your machine. Be sure to follow the recommendations of the machine's manufacturer:
Method 1: You can mix one dose (1/2 cup for medium loads & HE machines, 1 cup for larger & extra dirty loads) of BIZ powder with your powdered detergent.
Method 2: If you use a liquid detergent, you can dissolve one dose of Biz powder in 16 ounces of tap water and add the mixture to the wash through an external dispenser after the machine has started to agitate. This is the best method to use if your machine will allow it.
Method 3: You can dissolve one dose of BIZ powder in 16 ounces of tap water and pour the mixture into the bleach dispenser.
Method 4: You can add one dose of BIZ powder directly to the empty tub BEFORE adding clothes. This is a simple method, but, depending on your machine and water level, may require you to experiment with the best dosage amount. If you notice that BIZ isn't dissolving well, you may either reduce the dosage or try one of the methods above.