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?