Lifebuoy History
   
   
   
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UK Lifebuoy Soap History

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buoy쯳pan>  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 𤋮et' bar was introduced, whereas the Household Lifebuoy was for washing clothes, floors and all the normal household duties, the 𤋮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side by side in the UK until in 1987 when the production of the smaller Lifebuoy soap was discontinued and the soap was withdrawn from sale in the UK.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 first introduced in 1933, In 1962 a White Lifebuoy bar was uk replica watches 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 㬥an pinkp;  馥buoy 㬥an aquap;  馥buoy 㬥an whitep;  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 to find.

If you go to 醅BUOY around the worldyou will see bars from many other countries.