Sunday, February 22, 2009

Vintage Soap

A while ago, my boyfriend and I were perusing our favorite local antique store and I stumbled upon this vintage soap by Octagon. It is actually part of the Palmolive Company. Palmolive is a combination of palm and olive oils, used in the soap back in the day. Check out the ingredients in Palmolive today:

Water , Ammonium C12-15 Pareth Sulfate , Magnesium Isododecylbenzenesulfonate , Lauramidopropylamine Oxide , SD Alcohol 3-A , Sodium Xylenesulfonate , Sodium Chloride , Fragrance , Pentasodium Pentetate , DMDM Hydantoin , Sodium Bisulfite , D&C Orange No. 4 (active ingredients: Triclosan 0.12%)

I might be bit stupid-like, but where is the oil?

This soap dates back to the fifties, after the "Peet" was dropped from the Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Company title. I am very tempted to open up the package, but I don't want to spoil it. Manufacturers were not mandated to include the ingredients on their labels then, however, I suspect that this particular bar contains a lot of synthetic fillers and bullshit detergent, as this was used after the World Wars. I can't believe that the label suggests that you use the soap "for complexion and bath." Complexion? Are you kidding me?


Joanna said...

it looks so harmless doesn't it?

ahhh, the 50's and all things denial!

Kim said...

I guess that is why women went running to the Oil of Olay!