About Jupiter Soaps

The company was formed by me, Richard Langham, after leaving EMI Records, at Abbey Road Recording Studios where I was, for many years a recording engineer, starting way back with The Beatles, working with them on their first recordings and on their early L.P.`s. Also with Cliff Richard, The Shadows, Rosemary Squires, Paul McCartney, Judy Garland, Marlene Dietrich, Noel Coward, Shirley Bassey, Ella Fitzgerald, Sir Malcolm Sargent, Riccardo Muti, and many others.


I set up this company for the sole purpose of importing back into the United Kingdom, Europe and North America the present version of the Red Lifebuoy Soap and the Redbuoy Carbolic Soap.

Many people love the healthy aroma of the present Red Lifebuoy Soap, the exquisite fragrance of Vinolia – Titanic Luxury Bath Soap
and the favourite appeal of the Pears Original Pure Transparent Soap, the Pears Oil Clear Soap With Lemon Extract and the Pears Soap With Mint Extract. Our customers find them a refreshing alternative to today’s strongly perfumed soaps.


In 1894 Lever Brothers, in their giant soap factory at Port Sunlight, across the river from Liverpool in England , launched a new soap called Lifebuoy This was the Household version which was a red carbolic soap and was introduced as an affordable product aimed at personal hygiene. By 1911 overseas production had spread to the United States , Switzerland , Canada , Australia , Germany and elsewhere.

In the United Kingdom and Ireland The Household Lifebuoy soap was the only version available until 1933 when the RED bar was introduced, whereas the Household Lifebuoy was for washing clothes, floors and all the normal household duties, the RED (or smaller) bars were for personal use for the whole body in the bathroom. At this time and up to 30 or so years ago, there was probably a bar of Lifebuoy soap in every house in the UK and Ireland.

Both Lifebuoy’s were manufactured side by side in the UK until in 1987 when the production of the smaller Lifebuoy soap was discontinued and the soap was withdrawn from sale in the UK. Production of the smaller Red Lifebuoy Soap was transferred to Unilever PMT factory in Cyprus where it is still produced with it’s recognizable healthy aroma and where JUPITER SOAPS LTD obtain their supplies.

The Lifebuoy Household soap, in 150g twin packs, continued to be produced until the 1st January 1999 when this was discontinued.

The Red Lifebuoy soap (85g), which we sell, passed through many varieties since it was fake watches first introduced in 1933, In 1962 a White Lifebuoy bar was launched with a very pleasant mild perfume, this was in production until 2002. In 1969 there were various colored versions of the Lifebuoy Soap called Lifebuoy clean pink, Lifebuoy clean aqua, Lifebuoy clean white. ALL wrappers of the 1969 Lifebuoy soaps said Lifebuoy packs out B.O. I have managed to get many bars of Lifebuoy Soap from around the world and you can also see photographs of the UK bars I have managed to find.