This soap is a WWII reproduction of Lifebuoy soap. Inside the reproduction cardboard box packaging is a usable bar of modern Lifebuoy soap. This smaller bar is perfect for vintage travel sets that require a smaller than standard soap bar. We also offer a larger, Lifebuoy bath-sized bar
Lifebuoy was a popular soap both by the British and the Americans. Lifebuoy was originally carbolic soap, which worked both as an antiseptic and a mild deodorant. That’s why it claims to be a health soap.
While the Army did issue GI Soap, soaps were px purchase items. Some manufacturers went as far as making holiday gift sets of soap to send to troops overseas.
Lifebuoy might be best known to modern audiences for its use in the movie A Christmas Story, where Ralphie waxes poetic about its taste after being forced to put it in his mouth as punishment for swearing.