Reviews



Apr 12

About our ‘Charitable Giving’ Program

Battered women’s shelters provide a safe haven for women and their children who are the victims of violent and abusive family members. Many of the women and children who find themselves at women’s shelters arrive without any of their belongings. Sometimes escaping an abusive situation doesn’t leave any time to grab personal items, let alone toiletries. Of course shelters are non-profits with limited resources, so while they do the best they can, their help is often minimum.
That’s where YesterYear Soap Charitable Giving comes into play. Their regular donations of beautiful soaps mean the world to battered women who just left their lives behind. YesterYear Soap Company is a retail and wholesaler of high-quality handcrafted soap located in Holly Springs Mississippi. YesterYear Soap Products come in fabulous colors and scents for all to enjoy. As part of the normal manufacturing process, they find themselves with ‘extra’ soap bars, and instead of throwing them away they donate them to women’s shelters.

Here is what some of our Blog friends have said about our program:

Springtime has always been about good deeds for me. A fresh new start after the cold winter months, the feeling of happiness in the air, and the re-emergence into the beautiful weather. I can’t help but smile. Today we’d like to take a moment to recognize a company that gives back to their community and pat them on the back. Say hello to YesterYear Soap Company! Read more..

Many of the women and children who find themselves at women’s shelters arrive without any of their belongings. Sometimes escaping an abusive situation doesn’t leave any time to grab personal items, let alone toiletries. Of course shelters are non-profits with limited resources, so while they do the best they can, their help is often minimum. That’s where YesterYear Soap Charitable Giving comes into play.
Read more..

Thanks to all our bloggers for their kind words!



Jan 12

Bloggers: Do You Do Reviews/Giveaways?

We are always looking for family friendly bloggers to do reviews and giveaways of our YesterYear Soap. We have found that this is a great way to ‘spread the word’ and the response has been nothing shy of fantastic.

If you are a blogger interested in doing a review, we are lining up our next promotion coming out soon. Leave a comment below and we will contact you when our next round of reviews is ready to launch!

Here are just a few recent reviews.

“I’ve been to many a craft fair and purchased untold amounts of hand made soap. Some were great, some were good and some I wouldn’t use to wash the neighbors cat. With all that shopping experience you can take my word for it when I tell YesterYear Soaps are fantastic. They use only natural vegetable oils, scent them with pure essential oils from plant extracts and color them with natural herbs. Nothing synthetic in them and they are NOT tested on animals!”

“I found each of the soaps to be very gentle on my skin. YesterYear Soap is great for all skin types, even for those with sensitive skin. The bars are a good size so that last quite awhile.”

“I choose the Orange Patchouli first and wow does it smell good. I love how it lathered in the shower and how my skin felt after using it. Now I have been using this soap for over a week now and I love how I don’t get razor bumps when I use this soap while shaving. I also like that it doesn’t dry your skin out. I had to laugh when I looked at this soap sitting next to the other bar of soap that I was using. The other bar is all cracked and dry looking while this one is smooth and looking almost like new. I am now a person who will buy soap that is made with all natural ingredients.”

“When I found out that I was chosen, I was already excited! When I received and used them, I was blown away! I received a three pack gift set from YesterYear Soap Company to review.
When you wet the soap, instantly you can feel a difference from regular bar soaps. I found that the bar was very smooth and slick. I had a hard time holding onto it. lol. The lather is not that of a normal bar soap either. Its very smooth and silky. It doesn’t “lather” super soapy, like most soap bars. Its a very thin lather, if that makes sense?”

Interested in doing a review and giveaway for your readers? Just leave a comment below so we can contact you for our next blogger promotion!

(Take a look at our website to see what we have to offer!)



Jan 12

Reviews With Chances to WIN!

Personally, I am always a little leery of trying new soaps because I have asthma and allergies (including sensitive skin). My daughter was very excited to try these soaps, though, just in case they were too strong for me. When we received the soaps, they were in a nice box with a bow, that would definitely make a great present! Also, in many cases for me, there are soaps that even though I love the way they make my skin feel, I can not use them because the smell is just too strong. This was not the case with YesterYear Soaps. The scent of each bar was there just enough to smell, but not overpowering, if you know what I mean. To ENTER and read more…

It’s true. I am a lazy liquid soap squirter. I do not purchase bars of hand soap. I think that may have just changed.
YesterYear soaps are hand crafted with all natural ingredients. They recently sent me a sample gift package, including a slab of three of their most popular fragrances: Vanilla Honey (my daughter’s favorite), Green Tea Mint (my favorite), and Orange Patchouli. (The boys didn’t vote. Party Poopers.) To ENTER and read more…

I have recently had the pleasure of reviewing some wonderful soap by a company that I adore, Yesteryear Soap Company. From the moment that I corresponded with Cindy, I knew this was a professional company with superb customer service. This company prides itself on preserving the timeless craft of artisan soap making similar to the way it was done 100 years ago. One of the many qualities of this company is that each bar of soap is hand crafted one bar at a time and they use the most natural, organic ingredients whenever possible. promoting healthy skin care.
To ENTER and read more…



Dec 11

A Great Review from ECO-HOME


It’s review time once again! I got a chance to use and review all-natural, handcrafted soaps from YesterYear Soap Company. The soaps arrived in a beautiful gift box (a set of 3 bars – Summer Citrus, Cherry Almond and Mango Papaya) and I was impressed from the very beginning by the packaging and the sweet aroma. Couldn’t wait to use them the next day!

My favorite out of the three? The Summer Citrus! The soap has a light scent and the moment you use it, you can tell the difference from a commercial brand. It glides over your skin smoothly, lathers up adequately and leaves your skin feeling clean, moisturized and rejuvenated. No dryness or itchiness associated with the chemicals present in a conventional bar of soap. Another plus point – it leaves a fresh fragrance in your bathroom!

YesterYear Soap Company preserves the timeless craft of artisan soap making – their soaps are handmade, one bar at a time, by human hands. No factories. The soaps are created from the purest and most natural ingredients (organic whenever possible) without added chemicals, preservatives or synthetic fragrances. Each soap bar balances the bar’s hardness, lather quality and moisturizing ability perfectly to give your skin a soothing, moisturizing and cleansing experience. Here are a few facts about their soaps.

What gives YesterYear Soap its fragrance?

Their fragrance oils are either essential oils or blends of natural aroma components that are created to smell like the real thing. Many of their fragrance oils are blended from essential oils, but because they are not guaranteed to be 100% essential oil they are called fragrance oils.

What makes their soap better?

A good bar soap balances bar hardness (durability), lather quality (both fluffiness and stability), and moisturizing ability. These different properties come from the different fatty acids that make up molecules of the vegetable oils we use as the base of our soap. Unfortunately, the fatty acids that are moisturizing are not those that contribute much to lather quality, and the ones that make great lather are drying to our skin. A perfect bar soap is the result of carefully balancing the fatty acids to maximize the bar’s hardness, lather quality, and moisturizing ability.



Dec 11

A Review of our Soap from ‘Happy Campers’ Blog

I was really excited when I was given the opportunity to review Yesteryear Soap! I just love the smell and feel of block soaps that are hand made! The richness and texture just makes me happy!

Yesteryear Soap generously sent me three beautiful bars of soap. Mango Papaya, Mississippi Mud and Cherry Almond. In the Mango Papaya, you can see chunks of fruit and the color is so beautiful! I love the fact that the lather from the soaps washes away clean and not only leaves my hands smelling clean but also leaves behind a lovely scent in my bathroom.

Read the full review here.



Dec 11

Natural, Handcrafted Soap Review: YesterYear Soap Company

By Priyanka Biswas on
December 8, 2011 9:05 AM

It’s review time once again! I got a chance to use and review all-natural, handcrafted soaps from YesterYear Soap Company. The soaps arrived in a beautiful gift box (a set of 3 bars – Summer Citrus, Cherry Almond and Mango Papaya) and I was impressed from the very beginning by the packaging and the sweet aroma. Couldn’t wait to use them the next day!

My favorite out of the three? The Summer Citrus! The soap has a light scent and the moment you use it, you can tell the difference from a commercial brand. It glides over your skin smoothly, lathers up adequately and leaves your skin feeling clean, moisturized and rejuvenated. No dryness or itchiness associated with the chemicals present in a conventional bar of soap. Another plus point – it leaves a fresh fragrance in your bathroom!

YesterYear Soap Company preserves the timeless craft of artisan soap making – their soaps are handmade, one bar at a time, by human hands. No factories. The soaps are created from the purest and most natural ingredients (organic whenever possible) without added chemicals, preservatives or synthetic fragrances. Each soap bar balances the bar’s hardness, lather quality and moisturizing ability perfectly to give your skin a soothing, moisturizing and cleansing experience. Here are a few facts about their soaps.

What gives YesterYear Soap its fragrance?

Their fragrance oils are either essential oils or blends of natural aroma components that are created to smell like the real thing. Many of their fragrance oils are blended from essential oils, but because they are not guaranteed to be 100% essential oil they are called fragrance oils.

What makes their soap better?

A good bar soap balances bar hardness (durability), lather quality (both fluffiness and stability), and moisturizing ability. These different properties come from the different fatty acids that make up molecules of the vegetable oils we use as the base of our soap. Unfortunately, the fatty acids that are moisturizing are not those that contribute much to lather quality, and the ones that make great lather are drying to our skin. A perfect bar soap is the result of carefully balancing the fatty acids to maximize the bar’s hardness, lather quality, and moisturizing ability.

Visit their website for more information on the YesterYear Soap Company story and to learn more about their soaps.
You can purchase YesterYear Soap from Abe’s Market Online. Click Here.



Nov 11

We’re Making the Rounds!


We have been selected as the ‘Hostess Holiday Gift’ suggestion in the December edition of ‘Every Day With Rachael Ray’

Also, the online editon of Weight Watchers has suggested our ‘Loaf of Soap’ with cutter and cutting board in their ‘Pampered Gift’ selection.



Jun 11

A Review of YesterYear Soap


When I’m looking for new products to write about, I often hope to find a company that makes something with a story behind it. When I found Yesteryear Soap Company, I found one of the best stories I’d ever read. Yesteryear creates pure, organic and really beautiful soaps. The name evokes the time and place from which their company evolved. I’m really thrilled to bring to you the story of Yesteryear Soap.

It begins with a piece of land that they purchased in northern Mississippi. They took years to clear the old logs and they preserved the beautiful pine trees that were left behind. During this, they discovered several old log cabins in the area that were abandoned and falling apart. They took the cabins apart log by log, moved them to the property and reassembled them exactly as they once stood over 150 years ago. The cabins and property are now the home of the YesterYear Lodge in Holly Springs Mississippi.

After spending several years working on this project, they developed a special affinity toward the customs, traditions and products that were used by the settlers of the 19th century.The ingenuity and resourcefulness of these early settlers was compelling. They are now forging ahead with bringing some of these traditions and all natural products to the general public today.
They begin with soap.

The soap making process during the 19th century was a lengthy endeavor that required the soap maker to plan far in advance before any soap could actually be made. Unlike present day soap makers, the early settlers had to first create some of their soap making ingredients. Once they had their ingredients, they could begin the soap making process. The lye solution was placed in a large kettle with the cleaned fat and boiled for hours until it became thick and frothy.

The success of early soap making was dependent on obtaining the correct balance between the lye and the fats. The process did not involve precise measuring and it sometimes required several attempts before a suitable batch was made. Over the years, the process was refined and eventually was made by local ‘soap makers’ selling their products in stores. They were all handmade and used natural fragrant products.

The YesterYear Soap Company can now offer you the same type of soap made over 100 years ago.

What Makes YesterYear Soap “Natural” Soap?
Natural soap means a soap whose ingredients are plant based, and we further define our product as an herbal soap. We oppose the body care industry’s use of the word “natural” to include synthetic fragrances, colorants, and preservatives. We add no artificial substances to our soaps, such as synthetic fragrances, dyes, and preservatives, and where possible, we use organically grown products. Our purely herbal soap is scented with essential oils only and colored with organic herbs and plant extracts only. The soap base recipe is made from 100% certified organic oils. Our products contain no parabens. Read through our ingredient list to see what we mean by “natural soap.” Then, to really see what we mean, take a copy of our ingredients with you next time you go to the store and compare them to the ingredients of soaps on the shelves. Your skin will know the difference.

What Makes Their Soap Better?
A good bar soap balances bar hardness (durability), lather quality (both fluffiness and stability), and moisturizing ability. These different properties come from the different fatty acids that make up molecules of the organic vegetable oils we use as the base of our herbal soap. Unfortunately, the fatty acids that are moisturizing are not those that contribute much to lather quality, and the ones that make great lather are drying to our skin. A perfect bar soap is the result of carefully balancing the fatty acids to maximize the bar’s hardness, lather quality, and moisturizing ability.

Chunky Soap

This is over 1 lb of cuts from a variety of our most popular scents. Ideal for the guest bath or kitchen, these large “chunks” of soap come in an attractive wire basket. These are not ‘seconds’ but actual cuts from our scented bars.

I received their “Chunky Soap Basket” to review for this post. First of all, it was beautifully wrapped with tissue and ribbon and was like opening the loveliest present. The scents that emanated from the package were just heavenly. I could smell Citrus and Lilac and Vanilla. The soaps themselves were oddly cut in beautiful shapes with ridges and whorls and the colors were like a rainbow. The basket was pretty too! It was a lovely gold wire mesh and it perfect for holding all these soaps. I have been using them every day. Not only do they make your skin feel very soft and supple, but the scents are really true and fresh. No fake Irish Spring here. Some of them smelled so good I wanted to take a bite!
Read the full review here

You can now purchase YesterYear Soap products online at Abe’s Market



May 11

Another review of YesterYear Soap

I absolutely love it. It smells so fresh, clean, and pleasant, and it feels good to know you are using the most natural soap you can for your skin. I once read a statement made by an “organic guru” saying “Never put anything on your skin that you couldn’t eat”. It makes sense too. Our skin is the largest organ we have. It absorbs whatever we put on it….

read more here.



May 11

Another very flattering review..


Yesteryear soaps are unique in that they contain natural ingredients AND they are made the old fashioned way. I have troublesome skin. In the past, I was bothered by eczema, and as an adult, dry skin. Bar soaps usually dry my skin out worse. But I have always loved soap from a loaf. It just smells better, the smell lasts longer, and your skin feels softer. I will sometimes go out of my way to get soap from a Natural Foods store. I like Yesteryear soaps because it lathers richly and feels thick and moisturizing.
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