Murphy’s Oil Soap: a Most Unusual Story

Murphy Oil Soap

During my career refinishing furniture, Murphy’s Oil Soap has morphed from a regionally-available natural soap made with potassium hydroxide (similar to lye) and vegetable oil (instead of animal fat) to a nationally-available and very popular furniture-care product. I watched this transformation happen and find the story fascinating. I find it fascinating because furniture and woodwork don’t get dirty very often and washing them often with soap and water when they […]

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