Consumers may choose from among over a dozen Palmolive products for their dishwashing needs. The Colgate-Palmolive corporation produces Palmolive products. Palmolive has a long history in the United States.
In 1898, the B.J. Johnson Soap Company first introduced Palmolive Soap. They made the original soap out of a combination of palms and olive oil, as opposed to animal fats that dominated most of the soaps of the time.
The soap soon became a major seller for the company and prompted the B.J. Johnson Soap Company to adopt Palmolive as its name. Subsequently, the Peet Brothers merged with Palmolive and in 1928 the company purchased Colgate to become the Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Company. In 1953, they dropped the Peet name to become the Colgate-Palmolive company.
Although the company now bears the name of one or its brands, Colgate-Palmolive produces a diverse range of products. Colgate-Palmolive segments its products into Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition.
Included within its Oral Care product line are toothpaste, particularly, Colgate Toothpaste, toothbrushes and oral cleansers. Colgate-Palmolive’s Personal Care product line includes deodorant, bar soap, liquid hand soap and body wash.
Brands within the line include well-known household names such as Irish Spring, Softsoap, Speed Stick and Lady Speed Stick. Pet Nutrition products include Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet for cats and dogs.
Colgate-Palmolive’s Palmolive brand includes Palmolive original, Ultra Palmolive Antibacterial Dish Liquid, Palmolive Aroma Sensation, Palmolive Dry Skin with Aloe, Palmolive eco+, Dishwasher Detergent and Palmolive Oxy Plus, among others.
The different brands serve different consumer demands within the market. Some brands try to address skin problems associated with washing dishes by hand while other brands focus on pleasing scents or killing bacteria.
Palmolive Original is the company’s basic dishwashing liquid product. The company promotes it as being tough on grease and soft on hands. Through the Colgate-Palmolive website, consumers can search for retailers in their area who sell Palmolive Original as well as the other brands.
Ultra Palmolive Antibacterial Dish Liquid kills 99.9% of E. coli, Salmonella and Staph on dishes, according to Colgate-Palmolive. Additionally, the antibacterial formula contains grease-cleaning agents to combat baked-on grease. The average price for the Antibacterial formula is comparable to the Original.
Palmolive Aroma Sensation distinguishes itself with its scent. Users may choose either a lavender or fresh green apple scent. The company promises that the dishwashing liquid still contains the same ability to clean dishes as the original. The Aroma Sensations sell for a higher price than the Original.
Palmolive Dry Skin with Aloe, Baby and Ultra soft touch are all geared towards minimizing the harsh effects of detergents by providing a gentler cleaning experience. The Baby brand is targeted towards households with infants and promises to gently cleanse baby dishware as well as baby toys. The products with aloe hope to make dishwashing gentler on hands.
Palmolive eco+ Dishwasher Detergent appeals to consumers who place a premium on protecting the environment. This line of dish cleaning solution does not include phosphates. Palmolive notes that phosphates may be harmful to lakes and streams.
The eco+ detergents come in a choice of lemon, lavender or citrus apple scents. The pure + clear line is a phosphate free product made for washing dishes by hand that also does not contain heavy fragrances or unnecessary chemicals. Colgate-Palmolive also promotes the fact that they make the bottle containing the dishwashing liquid with a minimum 25% post-consumer recycled plastic.
Consumers have several choices for how and where to purchase Palmolive dishwashing liquid. Countless retailers, from corner convenience stores to big box warehouse stores, include Palmolive as an essential product in their stores. Some major retailers such as Target and Walmart will occasionally offer Palmolive coupons to their customers.
These offers are restricted for use within the stores and may not be used to purchase Palmolive elsewhere. Not all stores carry the full line of Palmolive products. Customers who want to try a specific product may have to investigate several stores to find a specific item. Some retailers assist the process by coupling their online sites with product availability information for the locations of their stores.
Alternatively, customers may shop online at sites such as Amazon.com, drugstore.com, CVS.com, Walgreens.com, Riteaid.com and teebop.com. Some of these sites, such as teebop may offer coupons based on the customer's total order, rather than for each specific item.
Ways to Obtain Coupons
Customers can seek out coupons through the Colgate-Palmolive website. The company emails the coupons to customers who then print them out to use at the time of purchase. To qualify to receive the coupons, site visitors must provide personal information.
In addition to names and email addresses, users must provide their birthdates. Visitors also have the option of receiving a newsletter from Colgate-Palmolive with additional offers and information about their products.
Colgate-Palmolive asks customers to express a preference and indicate the products that interest them the most, but does not guarantee that the subsequent emails will include coupons or discounts for those specific products. Colgate-Palmolive has at times withdrawn printable coupons from their online site as a way to combat potential fraud.
Colgate-Palmolive offers coupons through mail circulars, local newspaper inserts, such as those produced by RedPlum or Smart Source. These coupons are delivered directly to homes and unlike the majority of online coupons, do not require customers to disclose information about their households to receive the discounts.