Whiz Soap

Perhaps you recall the commercials with Madge the Manicurist, where she recommended Palmolive soap for its skin-softening qualities.

Well, Madge had nothing on a campaign from early in the century, for Whiz Soap, which informed customers that they could use Whiz to clean, oh, filthy farm equipment, and then use the same stuff for their personal bathing.


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There seem to be lots of antique Whiz containers around for sale, if you want to commemorate this product in your home.


Original ad here.
     Posted By: Paul - Sun Jul 01, 2012
     Category: Body | Business | Advertising | Products | Baths, Showers and Other Cleansing Methods | 1910s

What's good for the farm is good for the farmer!

It beat lye soap hands down.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 07/01/12 at 11:52 AM
I've been looking for the original NY Daily News headline "Whiz Kids" when Don Mattingly and Dale Berra were caught by the same security guard on successive days relieving themselves behind the same dumpster. I can only find a reference to the signal event at http://articles.nydailynews.com/2010-07-23/sports/27070710_1_student-newspaper-news-columnist-stickball/3.

Maybe that soap was working too well.
Posted by Harvey on 07/01/12 at 01:24 PM
I thought the name was referring to one of the ingredients at first. You never can tell with those old home remedies.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/01/12 at 10:58 PM
Cheaper than the usual ingredients. But does it float like the old Ivory soap? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ivoryso2.jpg is an old ad that shows the advantage of soap that doesn't sink.
Posted by Harvey on 07/03/12 at 11:02 PM
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