History of Murphy Oil Soap

Murphy Oil Soap, a prominent household cleaner, was introduced in 1910 by the Murphy-Phoenix Company, founded by Jeremiah Murphy in Ohio. The product gained popularity for its effectiveness in cleaning wood surfaces without causing damage. It was later acquired by the Colgate-Palmolive Company in 1991, which expanded its distribution and market presence.

Under Colgate-Palmolive's ownership, Murphy Oil Soap continued to be marketed as a trusted, natural cleaner, emphasizing its gentle yet effective cleaning properties. The brand has maintained its reputation over the decades, known for its distinctive yellow label and enduring slogan, 'The Natural Choice for Wood Floors.'