Summer is the perfect time to bring the whole family together with a fun craft, project or recipe. From finger painting to planting a garden, your hands are the focal point of almost every activity you can think of this summer, which is why we’re excited to inspire you and your readers with the below fun, family-friendly activities.
While your hands put love into everything they do, we invite you to give your hands back that extra love they deserve with Softsoap Hand Wash Plus Lotion Liquid Hand Soap and make every touch a #SoftsoapTouch.
Below, find our favorite Softsoap inspired activities:
Softsoap is the trade name of Colgate-Palmolive’s liquid hand soap and body wash. William Sheppard of New York was granted patent number 49,561 for his â€œImproved Liquid Soap on August 22, 1865, for his discovery that a small amount of conventional soap could be mixed with large amounts of spirits of ammonia (or hartshorn, as it was known at the time) to create a soap with a consistency of molasses. His invention became common in public areas, but could generally not be found in homes. In 1980, entrepreneur Robert R. Taylor (died August 29, 2013) began selling his product as Softsoap through his company, Minnetonka Corp. in Chaska, Minnesota. Taylor knew others would copy the soap-in-a-pump-bottle idea, so he shrewdly purchased 100 million small bottle hand-pumps from the only two U.S. manufacturers that made them, so that any competitors wouldn’t be able to buy any for one year – enough time for him to establish the brand name. It worked; in six months, he sold $25 million worth of Softsoap. The package made it very easy to spot on store shelves when nearly all other soaps were in bar form. Taylor sold the Softsoap brand to Colgate-Palmolive in 1987.
- Orchid and Coconut Milk (pink)
- Shea and Cocoa Butter (yellow)
- Aloe Water and Lime (green)
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