What is Carbolic Soap?

The original online company specialising in traditional Carbolic Soap and Household Products since 2005.

What is Carbolic Soap?

People remember it from their childhood, and people wishing for a quality, economical all purpose cleaning product are just some of our customers. Up until the 1970’s you could be pretty sure you’d find a bar of Carbolic Soap in most households. A no-nonsense multi purpose soap, which at the time was used for cleaning virtually anything. Personal use, bathrooms, sinks, floors, garage. You name an application, it was probably used. People grated it and used it for laundry, and hung it out in bags to discourage deer from eating plants, as well as cleaning out Budgerigar cages to deter mites. Carbolic Acid was used as an antiseptic ingredient to the soap, which also gave it a distinctive “clean” fragrance. The antiseptic properties of Carbolic Acid were used by Sir Joseph Lister (1827–1912) in his pioneering technique of antiseptic surgery.

We are a true internet company and as such orders are preferred from our website and your understanding is appreciated. Based in the UK and we pick, pack and despatch orders from our warehouse ourselves, hence we are unable to answer the phones during busy shipping times. You are able to leave a message during busy periods or outside working hours.

Our aim is for you to receive the best level of customer service at all times.

We welcome any feedback / suggestions including new ranges you would like to see. If you have any ideas please feel free to email sales@carbolicsoap.com where we promise you will receive a reply.


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