'Sphagnol soap' cake, London, England, 1945–1960

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'Sphagnol soap' cake, London, England, 1945–1960. ‘Sphagnol soap’ was used to treat a range of skin inflammation and irritations including acne, eczema, chilblains, dandruff, insect bites and ringworm. The name ‘sphagnol’ refers to an extract from peat believed to have antiseptic properties. Contributors: Science Museum, London. Work ID: xrjdf2d7.

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