Lifebuoy was originally a carbolic soap and was red in colour, with a very distinctive medicinal smell.

This particular soap was purchased in ‘Woolworths’ for 35p. A High Street staple for decades, Woolworths reached its peak of 1,141 branches in the UK in the late 1960s. The last Woolworths shop in the UK closed in January 2009.

Key theme(s):

Home & GardenHealth

More information:

Date 1960s
Material(s) Soap
Item number MBPO6

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