• Domestos Thick Bleach Original

The Domestos range offers people peace of mind when tackling germs, and responsible advice for establishing sensible home hygiene regimes. From its original incarnation as liquid bleach, the brand has been extended and developed to offer a variety of products and fresh fragrances.

Domestos originated from the Newcastle garden shed of William Handley, a 25 year-old dental mechanic. He bought sodium hypochlorite from ICI Billingham and sold the solution from 1929 as a steriliser, drain cleaner and even a treatment for sore feet! The product was sold door-to-door in large stoneware jars that were refilled by salesmen with special bicycle and hand carts. The bleach was sold as an 'all purpose cleaner' but also had other uses such as to 'sweeten' drains. At the outbreak of World War II stocks increased as the product was used as a treatment for burns.

In 1952 Domestos was sold through retail outlets and distributed nationally where the slogan "kills all known germs dead" was first coined. During this time Domestos became proactively involved in health education. It ran a campaign to encourage polio vaccination, gaining official endorsement from the Institute of Public Health and Hygiene.

Domestos was acquired by Unilever in 1961. In 1969 the Domestos Hygiene Advisory service was formed – a first for customer service care.

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Domestos Thick Bleach Original

  • Brand: Unilever UK
  • Product Code: 107123
  • Availability: In Stock
  • £1.00

Tags: Domestos, Bleach