History Of Deodorant
When was deodorant invented?
The original formulation for Mum deodorant was invented 1888 by an unknown
inventor from Philadelphia. Normally it was recognized as being the first
product ever to prevent odor. The inventor quickly trademarked his invention
and marketed it through his nurse under the name of ''Mum.'' In the late
1940's Helen Barnett Diserens joined the Mum invention team. A suggestion
by a partner inspired Helen to develop an underarm deodorant based on the
same principle as a new invention called the 'ball point' pen. This new
type of deodorant applicator was tested in the U.S. in 1952 and was marketed
under the name of Ban Roll-On. The first anti-perspirant aerosol deodorant
was launched in 1965.