Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Palmolive: Soothes burns while you fry bacon...

Colgate-Palmolive Company used Madge the Manicurist in their commercials to sell dishwashing liquid in the early 90s. In the ads, Madge claimed that the soap softens hands while you do dishes.

Well, the other day I was frying bacon when grease popped up off the pan and all but sautéed my neck.  Teddy (a.k.a My MacGyver) suggested that I rubbed neon green Palmolive on the burned area. I was skeptical at first, but after a few swipes of my soapy fingers, instantly my irritation was soothed.

Amazed at how quickly the throbbing subsided, I grabbed my laptop to do a little research. As it turns out, our typical dish soap contains additives such as humectants which are useful in alleviating the pain caused by minor burns. Essentially, humectants absorb the moisture that usually builds-up under the skin, and which is responsible for the pulsating sensation that gives you the sense that your flesh is burning from the inside out. Since the humectants soak-up the pus, unsightly blisters are avoided.

Normally, I'm a natural dissenter from trends in home remedies, but the makers of Palmolive could certainly expand their market shares of dishwashing detergent under this new slogan:
      Palmolive: Soothes burns while you fry bacon.

6 comments:

woosterweester said...

Awesome. So, you're saying I can carry around Palmolive instead of this doggone Windex?:)

The Unlikely Pastor's Wife said...

oooo, so good to know :-)

Tori said...

Palmolive needs to hire you as a spokesperson now! :) You just gave them some free publicity....

Kristi said...

teddy is a superhero. first he fixes the garage? or the car? (I can't remembeR) and now this...

how does he have time to fit it all in and be the mvp on the lakers?

Brazenlilly said...

Thanks a LOT. Now I'm hungry for bacon. ;)

Anonymous said...

Burned the hell out of my hand with hot bacon grease a few days ago.

Thinking about shoving my hand inside of Madge.

Lousy Bacon...

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