Give your hands the touch of love they deserve with the NEW Softsoap Hand Wash Plus Lotion!
Your hands put love into everything they do, from baking to gardening to caring for loved ones. However, with our busy schedules, we don’t always remember to give our hands the extra love they deserve.
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.
Can I just say WOW! Softsoap outdid themselves this time! Usually I get just plain old soaps, but this was a special, exclusive, mailer that included the soaps and a little something extra: some cookie mix and a cookie cutter in an elegant, solid, yet reusable box. I had some wonderful photos, but my luck with technology kicked in and somehow were deleted off my SD card! Just my luck! So the above image will just have to do.
Made with just a touch of lotion, Softsoap Hand Wash Plus Lotion locks in the moisture for clean, incredibly soft hands. Plus, they all smell absolutely amazing! For our review, We received three fragrances of Softsoap Hand Wash Plus Lotion:
- Orchid and Coconut Milk (pink)
- Shea and Cocoa Butter (yellow)
- Aloe Water and Lime (green)
I have been using my soaps in my kitchen around the sink. It seems like kitchen tasks dry my hands out the most; especially doing dishes. As usual, and at no surprise, each scent was new, refreshing and each soap was of high quality. Of course, I expect nothing less from Softsoap if I am to be completely honest. I love the package design and look. Once again, I love the scent of each bottle one as it is a bit unique to others I have used. They are not overpowering or too strong, yet they give a nice enough scent so your hands feel clean after using them and still smell good as well.
As I said many times before, Softsoap is a favorite brand of mine and has been before I started ever reviewing their products. I intend to keep using their products for sure because not only are they a nice quality, but they’re affordable as well. If you haven’t already check your local retail stores to find the new scents and give them a try!