| In 1894 Lever Brothers, in their giant soap factory at Port Sunlight,
across the river from Liverpool in England , launched a new soap called
馥buoy? 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 䋮et' bar was introduced,
whereas the Household Lifebuoy was for washing clothes, floors and all
the normal household duties, the 䋮et' (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side by side in the UK until in 1987 when the production of the smaller Lifebuoy soap was discontinued and the soap was withdrawn from sale in the UK.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 馥buoy clean pink” 馥buoy
clean aqua” 馥buoy clean white” ALL
wrappers of the 1969 Lifebuoy soaps said Lifebuoy ks 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