Arm & Hammer
Arm & Hammer is a brand of baking powder-based consumer products sold by Church &
Dwight is a leading American household goods manufacturer. The brand logo features an ancient
symbol of a muscular arm holding a hammer in a red circle with the brand name and slogan.
Originally related to baking soda and baking soda, the company began expanding its brand to
other products in the 1970s with baking soda as a deodorizing
ingredient. New products include toothpaste, laundry detergent, armpit deodorant, and cat
When did the brand Arm & Hammer begin selling baking soda?
In 1846, Dr. Austin Church and John Dwight, founders of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda, invented
baking soda, well known as baking powder. They started by making baking soda
in John’s kitchen and hand-wrapping it in a paper bag. It became so popular that he was a
doctor. The church has developed a more efficient manufacturing facility to meet demand
and registered the Arm & Hammer brand name. Descendants of the doctor in 1896. Church and
John Dwight has merged their interests into Church & Dwight Ltd.
Name and Logo:
The first use of the Arm & Hammer logo dates back to the 1860s. James A. Church, the son of
Dr. The Austin Church ran a spice business called the Balkan Spice Mills. According to the
company, the Arm and Hammer logo represents Balkan, the god of fire and metalworking in
Rome. It is often said that the brand name comes from the big Armand Hammer. However, the
Arm & Hammer trademark was used 31 years before Hammer was born. Hammer was
asked many times about the Church & Dwight brand and tried to buy the
company. Although unsuccessful, Hammer’s Occidental Petroleum acquired sufficient shares in
1986 to join Church & Dwight’s board of directors. Hammer was a co-owner of Arm & Hammer until his death in 1990.
What was the inspiration for the Arm & Hammer brand logo?
The iconic image of the hammer-raising arm was created to represent the Roman god of fire,
Balkan. It was often rumored that the name came from the big-name Armand Hammer, but
that’s not the case because he wasn’t born until 31 years after the Arm & Hammer Baking Soda
What is baking soda?
Baking soda is a powdered substance whose chemical name is baking soda. This is an
amphoteric compound, which means that its molecular structure allows it to react as both an
acid and a base. Arm and Hammer started as John Dwight and Company in 1846 when John
Dwight and Austin Church used baking soda in the kitchen. They used to put the cow brand
mark on baking powder. Austin retired in 1886, and his two sons decided to sell Arm and
Hammer Baking Soda is a competitor to John Dwight Company, which continued to sell cow
brand baking powder under the name Church and Company. Succeeded. Church & Dwight
The company was founded when the two merged.
What is Arm & Hammer Baking Soda used for?
Arm & Hammer Baking Soda is best known as a leavening agent. Baking soda is also a
very effective deodorant. Most unpleasant odors are very acidic, and placing baking
soda near the source of the odor causes a chemical reaction that neutralizes the source of
the odor, the acid. Arm & Hammer has a variety of baking soda-enhanced cleaning products
to enhance cleaning and deodorizing properties.
Here are some popular products from Arm & Hammer.
Air Fresheners: Original Arm & Hammer Baking Soda, Arm &
Hammer Fragrance Carpet Deodorant, Arm & Hammer Fabric, Carpet Foam Deodorant.
Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergent: A strong stain-fighting formula that
refreshes and cleans concentrated liquid or powder detergent formulas.
Arm & Hammer Trash Can & Dumpster Deodorizer: designed and packaged specifically
for use in trash cans and dumpsters.
In 1972, Arm & Hammer launched an advertising campaign to promote the idea that a baking
soda box in the refrigerator can suppress odors. This campaign is considered a marketing
staple, and within a year more than half of all American refrigerators have soda boxes. Since
then, this claim has been repeated many times. However, there is little evidence that it works
for this application. Arm & Hammer also claims that the box needs to be replaced monthly.
Arm & Hammer is not cruelty-free:
Arm & Hammer is not abuse-free. They can conduct animal experiments themselves, through
their suppliers, or through third parties. Brands in this category can also sell products that
are required by law to carry out animal testing.
Is Arm & Hammer owned by a parent company that tests on animals?
Arm & Hammer is owned by Church & Dwight, an animal testing company. Not only is Arm &
Hammer is free of abuse, and so is the parent company.
Is Arm & Hammer vegan?
Arm & Hammer may offer some vegan products, but the company is not without abuse, so it is
advisable to avoid all products offered, even vegan.
How do you determine that brands like Arm & Hammer are not
Most brands do not publicly disclose their complete animal testing policy. Contact the
brand directly with your question to get the full policy. If a brand states that they, their
suppliers, or a third party are conducting animal testing, the brand is listed as “no animal
A trusted solution for more than 170 years. Pure and simple:
Versatile and affordable. Gentle and powerful. For generations of families, ARM & HAMMER ™
baking soda is the standard of purity and a trusted staple in millions
of cupboards and pantries. ARM & HAMMER Baking Soda ranks as America’s most trusted baking
soda brand each year by helping families perform almost every household job, from cooking
and cleaning to pet care and personal hygiene. Has won. This trust is based on our commitment
to purity and quality and is valued today by consumers who value products that contain harsh
chemicals or alternatives to products that can be harmful to the environment. That’s why ARM
& HAMMER ™ Baking Soda is a natural, effective, environmentally friendly, and
economical option for caring for any room in your home. Taking care of the whole family is also
a natural choice. Our laundry, litter box, toothpaste, and personal care products are made with
ARM & HAMMER baking soda and provide reliable quality from trusted brands.
The Arm & Hammer Promise:
As ARM & HAMMER grows into a global brand, we continue to adhere to simple beginnings
and basic principles. We make products that people know and trust. We are giving back to the
community through the Employee Donation Fund. Through its presence, the fund donates
approximately $ 11 million to local charities and coordinates more than 1,000 hours of
community service annually. We are environmentally friendly by matching 100% of the
electricity used in our US business with renewable energy, primarily wind energy
credits. Church & Dwight has also partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation to offset carbon
emissions from plantations and protect existing forests from the carbon emissions caused
by the use of fossil fuels in our business.
Arbor Day Foundation:
Nearly 5 million trees have been planted in the Mississippi River Valley by the Arbor
Day Foundation through partners such as Church & Dwight. These trees are planted to offset
carbon emissions from the use of fossil fuels in our business. Together, we are restoring the
Mississippi River Valley, one of the most important wetland resources on the
North American continent. This valley is an essential habitat for migratory birds and many
flora and fauna. By supporting this crucial project, Church & Dwight’s carbon dioxide emissions
have been reduced by more than 144,000 tons since 2017. This is equivalent to removing
an estimated 31,000 cars from the road.
100% (100%) of the energy used to make certain Church & Dwight products such as ARM &
HAMMER Laundry Detergent, ARM & HAMMER Baking Soda, ARM & Hammer Cat Litter,
Trojan Brand Condoms, OxiClean, Vitafusion, Lil Critters Vitamins, XTRA Laundry Detergent
is the main Is matched against renewable energy (“RECS”) credits from wind energy? Church &
Dwight has obtained independent certification for the purchase of renewable energy and REC
for these brands and their US headquarters through the Center for Resource Solutions’ Green-e
certification program. The Green-e Certification Program is an independent consumer
protection program for retail sales and purchase of renewable energy and greenhouse
Plus OxiClean, Fresh Scent, Stain Removing High Efficiency (HE) Liquid
When it comes to stain remover, value is important. ARM & HAMMER Plus OxiClean,
Fresh Scent, is concentrated at twice the strength of Stainfighter in every drop compared to
top-notch low-cost detergents. With the freshness of ARM & HAMMER, this concentrated liquid
detergent is supercharged with OxiClean Stain Fighters for effective stain removal and
whitening with a refreshing fresh scent. Stain Fighter 5-in-1 Power, Deep Cleaner, Brightener,
Brightner, and a stain-fighting detergent that can be expected to last in a single bottle. This
liquid laundry detergent cleans over 101 stubborn stains and whitens and brightens with a
lasting fresh scent. It is a low foam stain remover with a clean rinse and is suitable for both
standard machines and today’s energy-aware high efficiency (HE) models. Therefore, this
concentrated liquid stain remover is a wise choice for removing odors and stubborn stains.
Many of our laundry, litter boxes, toothpaste, and personal care products are made with ARM &
HAMMER baking soda and provide reliable quality from trusted brands. Versatile
and affordable for generations of families, ARM & HAMMER Baking Soda is the standard
of purity and a trusted staple in millions of cupboards and pantries.
CONCENTRATED WITH 2X POWERFUL STAIN FIGHTERS IN EVERY DROP vs. leading
bargain detergent. This formulation uses less water than the prior formula, which means
you can expect power-packed stain-fighting and cleaning power out of every bottle and
great results on wash day.
CLEANS OVER 101 STAINS. This liquid-concentrated laundry detergent powers out
microscopic stains and dirt to deliver a hygienic, deep clean. It’s supercharged with
OxiClean Stain Fighters to attack tough stains: food stains, grass and mud, oil and
grease, and more with our proven stain-removing liquid laundry washing detergent
DEEP CLEANING ARM & HAMMER DETERGENT IS POWERED BY OXICLEAN STAIN
FIGHTERS. This supercharged liquid concentrated stain removal detergent powers out
dirt and odors using OxiClean, America’s #1 stain remover additive brand* (*based on
WHITER WHITES, BRIGHTER BRIGHTS* & FRESH SCENT. Our liquid wash detergent
delivers load after load of whiter and brighter clothes, towels, sheets, and more (*vs
regular ARM & HAMMER liquid detergents). In fact, it’s a 5-in-1 power liquid laundry
detergent that works as a stain fighter, deep cleaner, whitener, brightener, and lasting
freshness all in one bottle. Count on this concentrated liquid washing detergent to clean
over 101 tough stains
CLEAN RINSE WITH LOW-SUDS FORMULA. Our trusted concentrated laundry washing
detergent works on the toughest grime, dirt, and stains with a low-sudsing formula that
rinses clean and won’t block HE machine sensors, making it an effective High Efficiency
(HE) laundry wash detergent choice
WORKS IN ALL MACHINES & ALL TEMPERATURES. Our liquid stain-fighting laundry
detergent handles your toughest loads in all temperatures. This concentrated liquid
washing detergent is ideal for cold water laundry loads and as a High Efficiency (HE)
laundry detergent liquid.
Make One Decision Easy with ARM & HAMMER Baby Detergent:
This hypoallergenic detergent is gentle on your baby’s sensitive skin and contains pure ARM &
HAMMER baking soda. With no 0% preservatives, phosphates or harsh chemicals that don’t
require coloring, its gentle formula has a caddy-clean scent that you can’t wait to snuggle up to.
Experts have been tested by pediatricians and dermatologists to be gentle on the delicate skin
of babies, but resistant to stubborn baby stains. Made with safer ingredients ARM & HAMMER
Baby Laundry Detergent is made with ingredients that meet the EPA Safer Choice standards,
which are safer for the family. Fresh Baby Fragrance A fresh baby fragrance that is gentle on the
delicate skin of newborns, has a pleasant and clean scent
and makes you want to use it even
in your baby’s childhood.
Plus OxiClean, Clean Meadow, Stain Removing High Efficiency (HE)
Liquid Laundry Detergent:
Value is important when it comes to laundry detergent to remove dirt. That’s why ARM &
HAMMER Plus OxiClean and Clean Meadow are concentrated at twice the strength of
Stainfighter in every drop compared to major low-priced detergents. With the freshness of
ARM & HAMMER, this concentrated liquid detergent is filled with OxiClean Stain Fighters to
effectively remove stains and brighten with a refreshing Clean Meadow scent. Stain Fighter,
Deep Cleaner, Whitener, Brightner, and Sustainable Freshness are all in one bottle, making it a
reliable stain-fighting laundry detergent with 5in1 power. This liquid laundry detergent cleans
over 101 stubborn stains and whitens and brightens with a lasting fresh scent. It is a lowfoaming stain remover that can be rinsed and is suitable for both standard machines and
today’s energy-conscious high efficiency (HE) models. Therefore, this concentrated liquid stain
remover is a wise choice for removing odors and stubborn stains. Many of our laundry, litter
boxes, toothpaste, and personal care products are made with ARM & HAMMER baking soda and
provide reliable quality from trusted brands. Versatile and affordable for generations of
families, ARM & HAMMER Baking Soda is the standard of purity and a trusted staple in millions
of cupboards and pantries.
CONCENTRATED WITH 2X POWERFUL STAIN FIGHTERS IN EVERY DROP vs. leading bargain
detergent. This formulation uses less water than the prior formula, which means you can expect
power-packed stain-fighting and cleaning power out of every bottle, and great results on wash
CLEANS OVER 101 STAINS. This liquid-concentrated laundry detergent powers out microscopic
stains and dirt to deliver a hygienic, deep clean. It’s supercharged with OxiClean Stain Fighters to
attack tough stains: food stains, grass and mud, oil and grease, and more, in our proven stain-removing liquid laundry washing detergent.
DEEP CLEANING ARM & HAMMER DETERGENT IS POWERED BY OxiClean STAIN FIGHTERS This
supercharged stain-fighting liquid concentrated laundry detergent powers out dirt and odors
using OxiClean, America’s #1 stain remover additive brand* (*based on units sold).
WHITER WHITES, BRIGHTER BRIGHTS* & FRESH SCENT. Our liquid wash detergent delivers load
after load of whiter and brighter clothes, towels, sheets, and more (*vs regular ARM & HAMMER
liquid detergents). In fact, it’s a 5-in-1 power liquid laundry detergent that works as a stain
fighter, deep cleaner, whitener, brightener, and lasting freshness all in one bottle. Count on this
concentrated stain-fighting liquid washing detergent to clean over 101 tough stains.
CLEAN RINSE WITH LOW-SUDS FORMULA. Our trusted concentrated ARM & HAMMER Plus
OxiClean laundry washing detergent works on the toughest grime, dirt, and stains with a lowsudsing formula that rinses clean and won’t block HE machine sensors, making it an effective
High-Efficiency laundry washes detergent choice.
WORKS IN ALL MACHINES & ALL TEMPERATURES. Our concentrated liquid laundry detergent
handles your toughest loads in all temperatures. This stain removal liquid washing detergent is
ideal for cold water laundry loads and as a High Efficiency (HE) laundry detergent liquid for stain
Baking Soda Shaker:
Convenient dual-sided shaker lid for easy sprinkling, pouring and scooping.
The removable lid & reusable bottle makes refilling with Baking Soda easy.
100% recyclable bottle packaging.
Resealable, a moisture-resistant design ideal for storage in kitchen and bathroom.
ARM & HAMMER Baking Soda is pure, safe, and natural.
Trusted ARM & HAMMER™ quality—America’s #1 Trusted Baking Soda brand.
A history of innovation
1846 The Start of Something Fresh:
It was the beginning of something bigger than everyone knew, but in 1846 his brother-in-law, Dr. Austin Church, and John Dwight were engaged in the production of baking soda for
commercial distribution. At their first factory, Mr. Dwight’s Kitchen, they proudly hand-wrapped this simple yet versatile product in a paper bag.
1847 Milking a Good Thing:
John Dwight and Company is officially built-in. In 1876, he adopted the cow mark as a
trademark of Dwight’s Saleratus (Salleratus means baking soda in Latin). Lady Mode, an award-winning Jersey cow at the Philadelphia Centennial Expo, was chosen as
the product’s icon because of the popularity of using Saleratus with sour
milk for baking. Over the years, the cow brand and the ARM & HAMMER brand have
been sold at the same time. Both brands were equally popular and had loyal supporters.
1860 You’ve Got Direct Mail:
The first edition of ARM & HAMMER‘s Valuable Recipes Mini Cookbook has arrived in
mailboxes nationwide. They are becoming a popular addition to American kitchens, and
we have published over 137 issues, some of which are our founder’s wives, Dr. Austin Church
and John Dwight. Tradition lasts for almost a century
1867 Our Logo is Born:
Austin Church retires and Church & Co. is formed by his two sons. The ARM & HAMMER logo is
brought over from son James’ business, Vulcan Spice Mills. It symbolizes the myth of Vulcan,
the Roman god of fire, who would strike his mighty hammer on his anvil. Over time, this strong
and powerful icon becomes recognized as a symbol of quality all across the world.
1888 It’s In The Cards:
Our first series of “Beautiful Birds of America” trading cards are created to promote the
importance of preserving the environment. The 2×3 inch cards showcase talented artists such
as Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Due to their incredible popularity, over the next five decades, many
other promotional materials are created around the same theme. And, today, they are
considered prized collectibles.
1896 We Make a Name for Ourselves:
Church & Company and John Dwight & Company are officially merged and Church & Dwight
Co., Inc. is born! It’s a fresh start to a business that goes on to prosper and continues to thrive
today, bringing the versatility and convenience of baking soda to homes all over the world.
From 1896 to now, there are numerous changes happened in Arm & hammer and had a
large history. So, we come to 2009 and have to summarize the research.
2009 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repeat:
Our LEED-Silver facility in York, PA manufactures its first bottle of ARM &
detergent. By 2011, the LEED-Silver plant serves as the top producing location for ARM &
HAMMER™ laundry products and is recognized as the most sustainable building we own. As we
look toward the future, we continue to strive for a brighter tomorrow, actively developing new
ways to improve, support, and promote environmental awareness and values