Tide Boost now Tide Rescue Product Review

Extra Stain Removal, Whitening and Brightening

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Tide Boost was recommended for use when you need extra stain removal, whitening and brightening. It is now called Tide Brights + Whites Rescue and is still formulated and recommended to work with Tide detergent but can be used with any brand of laundry detergent.

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Tide Brights + Whites Rescue Pacs

Tide Brights + Whites Rescue Pacs are safe to use for white and colored washable fabrics in regular and high-efficency (he) washers.

The pac is added directly to the washer tub - never placed in a dispenser drawer. The pac is added at the beginning of the wash cycle before dirty clothes are added so it will dissolve in the fill water. One pac is recommended for an average load but two can be used for heavily soiled or large loads.

The pacs can also be used as a pre-soak by dissolving the pac in a gallon of warm water. Stir to make sure the pac is fully dissolved. Submerge your stained or yellowed garment and allow to soak for one to six hours. Then wash as usual.

Product Ingredients:

  • Polyvinyl Alcohol (pouch film) 
  • Dipropylene Glycol  - processing aid
  • diquaternium Ethoxysulfate - polymer rinses away soil
  • Water - processing aid
  • Glycerin - processing aid
  • LiquitintTM Orange - dye
  • sodium percarbonate - oxygen bleach
  • nonanoyloxy benzene sulfonate - bleach activator
  • sodium carbonate - removes water hardness
  • sodium sulfate - processing aid
  • sodium aluminosilicate - removes water hardness
  • sodium polyacrylate - dispersant
  • sodium alkylbenzenesulfonate - surfactant
  • maleic/acrylic copolymer - product stablizer
  • amylase - enzyme
  • polyethylene glycol - processing aid
  • sodium palmitate - surfactant
  • modified starch - perfume carrier
  • protease - enzyme
  • glycerine - processing aid
  • DTPA -chelant
  • fragrance

The pacs have no waste since they dissolve in water. The outer bag is not recyclable in most areas. 

This product was actually introduced to the market as Tide Stain Release in 2010 as a way to boost the performance of your laundry detergent. In early 2012, the name of the product was changed to Tide Boost. It was available as a pre-wash spray, liquid formula, duo-pacs, duo-pacs with febreze and duo-pacs free. 

Tide Rescue is available in two formulas: Tide Brights + Whites and Tide Odor Rescue.

The Tide and P&G Story

Tide, manufactured by Procter and Gamble, has been a part of American culture for more than seven decades. During those years, the formula, packaging and advertising have changed to meet the demands of the marketplace.

To meet consumers' diverse laundry needs, Tide offers a variety of laundry products including Tide Total Care, Tide Sport with Febreze Freshness, Tide Coldwater, Tide with a Touch of Downy, Tide with Bleach Alternative, Tide high efficiency and 2X Ultra Tide liquid, as well as stain removal products like Tide Boost and Tide To Go Stain Remover Pen.

P&G serves 4.4 billion customers in 180 countries around the world with a huge portfolio of brands including Pampers, Ariel, Pantene, Bounce, Bounty, Dawn, Charmin, Downy, Iams, Crest, Oral-B, Duracell, Olay, Head & Shoulders, Gillette, Braun, Fusion and Febreze.

Product Review and Recommendations

Tide Brights + Whites Rescue Pacs are very easy and convenient to use and perform well as a stain remover on most food and dirt stains especially those that have a tannin (dye) component. They are not as effective on heavy oily stains like grease. I do like that they can be used as a pre-soak. You may find the liquid Tide Boost version easier to use so that the amount of product can be controlled.

As with all single dose laundry products, the pac should be handled with dry hands to prevent early dissolving. The pacs should be kept away from children and pets to prevent accidental poisoning or eye injury when punctured.

Tide Rescue Pacs are more expensive than other oxygen-based bleach boosters. However, only you can determine if they work as the best stain remover for you.

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