William Sheppard of New York was granted patent number 49,561 for his “Improved 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 to create a soap with a consistency of molasses. His invention became common in public areas, but was not generally available for use in homes.
In 1980, entrepreneur Robert R. Taylor (died August 29, 2013) began selling pump soap under the brand name of Softsoap, through his company, The Minnetonka Corporation, located in Chaska, Minnesota. Within six months, he had sold $25 million worth of Softsoap before selling the brand to Colgate-Palmolive in 1987.
Soap that is liquid or easily soluble, usually made by saponification with potassium instead of the more typical sodium hydroxide.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, clean hands can help prevent the spread of germs and infection. To wash hands properly, lather with soap — especially between fingers and under nails — for twenty seconds. Then, rinse with warm running water and dry.
Softsoap, trade name of a liquid soap product.
All Softsoap® brand products are formulated — and tested — to have a shelf life of at least two years from the date of manufacture. For best results, though, products should be used within one year of opening the package.
Colgate-Palmolive strongly believes in staying closely connected with our consumers to ensure we are providing the right products to address your needs and desires. To accommodate our consumers’ needs and preferences, we now offer Softsoap® Liquid Hand Soaps in both non-antibacterial, as well as antibacterial formulas. Our Softsoap®Antibacterial Liquid Hand Soaps are available in 3 varieties: Softsoap® Crisp Clean, Softsoap® Citrus Fresh and Softsoap® White Tea & Berry Fusion.
Our non-antibacterial Softsoap® Liquid Hand Soaps provide guidance to our consumers to “Wash Away Dirt & Bacteria for Good Hand Hygiene” by lathering with soap — especially between fingers and under nails — for twenty seconds, then rinsing with warm running water. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that keeping hands clean is one of the most important acts our consumers can take to help stop the spread of infection and stay healthy.