Colgate and what would later become to be known as Colgate-Palmolive was started in 1806 by William Colgate. The company started out making candles, straches, and soaps. William would later die and the son would take over the running of the company. The company would later merge with Palmolive-Peet………the main hubs for the company were in USA and India over the past few years. Did you know that toothpaste used to be sold in glass jars and not tubes? Yes, so if on a trip you pulled toothpaste out of a glass jar. Well, enjoy reading the history of Colgate-Palmolive. Click the link. Enjoy.