Palmolive Original dish soap contains the active and inactive ingredients water, ammonium C12-15 pareth sulfate, SD Alcohol 3-A, lauramidopropylamine oxide and sodium chloride. It also contains magnesium sulfate, fragrance, poloxamer 124, pentasodium pentetate, preservative, sodium bisulfite and dyes. There are several other dish soaps by Palmolive that contain slightly different ingredients.
Colgate-Palmolive created Palmolive dish soap in 1966. The company remains one of the biggest producers of household and personal hygiene goods in the world, generating more than $15 billion a year in revenue. Sold in more than 35 countries, there are several kinds of Palmolive dish soaps to choose from, including antibacterial, three different scents, Soft touch and Eco Splash. Drug stores, general stores and supermarkets all stock Palmolive dish soap.
B.J. Johnson opened a soap factory in Milwaukee, Wis., in 1864, and developed the Palmolive soap formula in 1898. The factory then merged and became Palmolive-Peet in 1926. Another merger in 1928 changed the name to Colgate-Palmolive-Peet. The company dropped the Peet name in 1953 and became Colgate-Palmolive. Brands under the company include Colgate, Palmolive, Lady Speed Stick, Soft Soap, Irish Spring and Ajax. It manufactures a variety of products, including detergent, hand soap, dish soap, body soap and toothpaste.