Introduced in 1907 by Henkel & Cie. of Dusseldorf, Germany, makers of the household detergent Persil. Still available today.
- Persil – Wikipedia
The chore of doing the laundry began to change with the introduction of washing powders in the 1880s. These new products originally were simply pulverized soap.
- Persil’s History : Persil Store
For centuries, soap makers supplied housewives with their concoctions for that washday chore. It was only around 1880 that soap started having to compete with washing powder, which was originally simply pulverized soap.
- How Henkel changed its powerhouse detergent, Persil, for the U.S. …
A lot of work goes into a major product launch, even when the product is a laundry detergent that has been around since 1907. Much responsibility fell to the Scottsdale staff of German company Henkel.
- Persil – Brands & Businesses
Developed in 1907, Persil was the first self-acting detergent. Its revolutionary formula that released oxygen during washing made strenuous rubbing of the laundry superfluous.
- At the Beginning of Laundry There Was.. Persil | Office for Science and …
The world’s first commercially available laundry powder was Persil, introduced by the German company Henkel in 1907.