According to the CDC, hand washing can be viewed as a “do-it-yourself” vaccine.
While many credible sources are predicting that 2018 will be the worst flu season in history, Softsoap is here to help. With four options that encourage healthy hands, rest assured that your family’s sinks are stocked with options that will gently wash away bacteria.
- Softsoap® Crisp Clean Antibacterial Liquid Hand Soap: Dermatologist tested, and clinically proven to eliminate 99.9% of bacteria*. Its unique formula with moisturizers, leaves your hands feeling crisp clean and protected.
- Softsoap® Fresh Citrus Antibacterial Liquid Hand Soap: With fresh scents of citrus, this unique formula with moisturizers, leaves your skin feeling soft and protected. Dermatologist tested and clinically proven to eliminate 99.9% of bacteria*.
- Softsoap® Aquarium Series® Liquid Hand Soap: Wash away bacteria** with this light, fresh scent featuring a design of your favorite fish. Just add water for a classic clean.
- Softsoap® Clean SplashTM Liquid Hand Soap: Wash away dirt and bacteria**, while wowing your senses with this delightful fresh citrus scent.
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.