Most Trusted Paper Towels: Bounty
Bounty paper towels were originally branded as Charmin paper towels. In 1957, Procter & Gamble acquired the line. After years of research, the company replaced the current product with a thicker two-ply version that was more absorbent, the first of its kind when it launched in 1965. Early commercials featured the iconic Rosie, who introduced the brand’s famous “Quicker Picker-Upper” slogan.
Most Trusted Air Freshener: Glade
Glade debuted in 1956 as a way to banish cooking and tobacco odors. The original product came in two fragrances—Blossom and Evergreen. Now there are 50 scents. SC Johnson chemists created Glade based on breakthroughs made during the Korean War to eliminate hospital odors. Fun fact: Famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed SC Johnson’s headquarters in Racine, Wisconsin.
Most Trusted Cleaning Product: Lysol
German doctor Gustave Raupenstrauch invented the first Lysol disinfectant in 1889 to help end a cholera epidemic. In 1918, Lysol was promoted as a way to fight a deadly flu pandemic. It became available in drug stores and hospitals in 1930. Today, Lysol partners with a number of public-health organizations as part of its Mission for Health campaign, including the CDC, the PTA, and National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.