Softsoap is the trade name of Colgate-Palmolive's liquid hand soap and body wash.William Sheppard of New York was granted patent number 49,561 for his 'Improved Liquid Soap' on August 22, 1865, for his discovery that a small amount of conventional soap could be mixed with large amounts of hartshorn to create a soap with a consistency of molasses. His invention became common in public areas, but could generally not be found in homes. Some time later, the Minnetonka Corporation began to offer Cr__me Soap on Tap in attractive ceramic dispensers through boutique distributors. The Minnetonka Corporation was located in Chaska, Minnesota.The product was a success, and the corporation followed up in 1980 with a similar product designed for mass retail sale. Source/Inc.
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