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Palmolive Detergent March 5, 2008

Filed under: Cleaning,Home Product o' the Week — LotusMama @ 4:26 pm

Ever soak your hands in detergent for your manicure? If not, you didn’t hang out with Madge the manicurist. Remember those ads? They started in the 1960s. Here’s one from the 70s for a little vintage thrill:

Palmolive started in the 1890s as an olive oil and palm oil based soap. Folks liked it and a few years later, Colgate acquired it. Not sure when it changed to its trademark green liquid but its claim to fame is the mild formula that is gentle on hands.

Fans of Palmolive swear by its grease cutting ability. It has a loyal following even outside of the kitchen. A motorcycle website reviewed it as a good cleaner for motorcycle parts. Wonder if any salons are using it?


6 Responses to “Palmolive Detergent”

  1. Auld Hat Says:

    lol, “pretty green”.
    (slaps forehead)

  2. rosemary Says:

    My son uses it to clean his bike (racing bicycle) and now that he is married he cleans it in the garage not on the living room carpet. I like Palmolive, but every once in a while I cheat and use Dawn.

  3. Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio Says:

    I remember those commercials! And about the Girl Scout cookies..I remember selling them as a child for 50 cents a box! That is when it was safe to go door to door. No parents helping, no sitting outside the super market…lol My favorite has always been Thin Mints.

  4. Doralong Says:

    Madge! She used to crack me up.. Her and Josephine the Plumber.

    Gee, getting old, aren’t I?

  5. Kimberly Ann Says:

    Yep, one of the benefits of getting old – remembering funny advertising. I stil miss the “Where’s the Beef” commercials.

  6. Professor Says:

    I put it on food stains on clothing before washing (rather than a stain stick) and it works like a charm.

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