Liquid soap is a nice alternative to bar and block soap. The trusty hand soap that we squirt into our hands in public bathrooms or set out when company is coming is very handy. However, things were always not so simple. Grabbing the bottle of Tide or squirting the Palmolive into the sink is something that we do not think twice about.
Liquid soap is one of those things that we tend to take for granted. Although soap has a very lengthy history, liquid soap did not come on to the soap scene until the 1800’s. In 1865 William Shepphard patented liquid soap. In 1898 B.J. Johnson Soap Company introduced Palmolive. This new soap was made of palm and olive oils and it grew popular in a short amount of time. B.J Johnson Company would make a stunning profit off of Palmolive that they changed their name to Palmolive.
As the 1900’s began other companies began to develop their own liquid soap. Products like Pin Sol and Tide appeared on the market, making cleaning clothing, counters and bathrooms better. Liquid soap helped to transform the way that the world cleaned.
Liquid soap for all purposes can be useful. As a detergent, liquid soap tends to work much better than flake soap. There is less of a chance of residue being left on clothing with liquid soap. Liquid soap also works better for those that have to wash in a more traditional manner. Such as will their hands and a washboard.
The choice between liquid soap and other soap is entirely up to you. There are pros and cons of both types of soap. The best way to find a soap that works for whatever purpose you are using it for is to give a few of them a trail run.