Jupiter Soaps are pleased to offer what many of our customers have been asking for, and that is a superior twin pack of a Carbolic Household / Laundry Soap. There has not been a similar soap on the market since 1998.
We have decided to call our new product “REDBUOY”
“THE Carbolic Household Soap”
It is available as 2 x 130g bars in a twin pack, it is suitable for use all around the house.
Before the introduction of many chemically laden anti-bacterial sprays and wipes Carbolic Acid was the mainstay of cleaning and laundry in houses, hospitals, factories, shops, schools, public baths, institutions and prisons. This started from the 1870’s up to the 1990’s. The use of Carbolic Soap was worldwide and there are many customers including nurses requesting that Carbolic Soap is reintroduced onto the market.
For many of our younger customers they may not recognise this kind of soap, however they will certainly remember the aroma from their mothers or grandmothers house as it evokes a clean healthy environment.
REDBUOY HOUSEHOLD / LAUNDRY CARBOLIC SOAP is not only ideal for around the house, however also for after gardening, farmers, kennels, garage mechanics, livery stables, small holdings etc.
The Boring Part.
Carbolic Acid as used for sterilisation and wound cleaning was introduced by Lord Lister 1827 – 1912, the father of “sterile surgery” who following on from Louis Pasteur’s research in France found out that soaking his surgical instruments in a solution of Carbolic Acid between each operation and spraying the wounds before applying the dressings saved so many of his patients lives and limbs, this was also helped by bathing the open would with a solution of Carbolic Acid. In the 1800’s any form of surgery was fraught with danger, not only from shock but from infection. In fact it was stated, with pride, at the time that the more blood on a surgeons apron, the better surgeon he was.
Lister successfully introduced Carbolic Acid (also known as phenol) to sterilise surgical instruments and to clean wounds, which led to a reduction in post-operative infections and made surgery safer for patients.
Lister’s place in Royal history is also documented.
On 24 August 1902 King Edward VII, the Queens Great Grandfather, came down with appendicitis two days before his scheduled Coronation. Like all internal surgery at the time, the appendectomy needed by the King still posed an extremely high risk of death by post-operational infection, and surgeons did not dare operate without consulting Britain’s leading surgical authority Lord Lister. Lister obligingly advised them in the latest antiseptic surgical methods (which they followed to the letter), and the King survived, later telling Lister, “I know that if it had not been for you and your work, I wouldn’t be sitting here today
In 1867, Lister championed the use of carbolic acid as an antiseptic, such that it became the first widely used antiseptic in surgery. He first suspected it would prove an adequate disinfectant because it was used to ease the stench from fields irrigated with raw sewage waste. He presumed it was safe because fields treated with carbolic acid produced no apparent ill-effects in the livestock that later grazed upon these fields. Therefore, Lister tested the results of spraying instruments, the surgical incisions, and dressings with a solution of Carbolic Acid. Lister found that the solution swabbed on wounds remarkably reduced the incidence of gangrene. In August 1865, Lister applied a piece of lint dipped in a Carbolic Acid solution onto the wound of a seven-year-old boy at Glasgow Infirmary, who had sustained a compound fracture after a cart wheel had passed over his leg. After four days, he renewed the pad and discovered that no infection had developed, and after a total of six weeks he was amazed to discover that the boy’s bones had fused back together, without the danger of suppuration (pus). The bones probably fused back together naturally, however the lack of any infection was greatly helped by having a dressing soaked in a solution of Carbolic Acid laid over the wound.