Posts Tagged: yesteryear soap



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!



Feb 12

What’s All The Buzz about ‘African Black Soap’?

The latest trend in the natural soap community is African Black Soap. Known as Anago soap, Alata Simena or Dudu-Osun by Africans, this naturally mild soap is made from roasted cocoa pods and plantain skin ashes mixed with palm oil. A natural source of vitamins A and E as well as iron, African Black Soap is recommended for anyone with sensitive skin.
African Black Soap is also known for its excellent antiseptic properties and is very often used to treat acne, blemishes, oily skin and other skin problems. Because it cuts through oil so easily, it is also great for removing make-up. Unlike many antiseptic soaps, African Black Soap is also has superior moisturizing properties and is very effective in preventing wrinkles and facial lines and leaves the skin feeling and looking radiant, fresh, and healthy.

According to Dr. Oz of the popular Dr. Oz Show:
“Dryness is a common issue with skin, especially in colder climates. Facial dryness can make your skin look dull, which makes you look older. Kristy said that she had dry skin and wanted hers to look more hydrated. She drank a lot of water, but her skin was still dry.
African Black Soap. This product is made from plantain skins and is common in Ghana. It is a natural source of vitamin A, D and also contains fats to help soothe the skin. Use this product every few days. Purchase this product at health stores.”

All natural African black soap is made from dried plantain skins, palm leaves, cocoa pod powder, and kernel oil for an all-natural cleansing process. Plantains skins are largely what make this black soap so effective. When black soap is made, the skin of the plantain is dried. The mixture is heated and the heat must be constant in order to achieve the perfect brownish black color, texture & smell. Afterwards, cocoa pod powder is added. Cocoa pod is the shell of the cocoa fruit and also has natural healing properties.


We have a 4 bar gift set if you are interested in giving Black Soap a try. It comes on an all natural wood soap tray which is easy to clean and keeps your bar lasting longer. Click here to take a look.



Feb 12

Win a ‘Book of Soap’

The YesterYear Soap Company is offering you a chance to win a truly unique gift. Do you like to read? Have an avid reader in the family? Well, this is not exactly a book… it is a ‘faux’ book that contains some of the best handcrafted soap in the world!

This would make a Great Gift for the Graduate, Father’s Day, Wedding Gift, or any Gift Giving Occasion!

Our soaps are made from all natural vegetable oils, scented with pure essential oils from plant extracts. The result is a gentle bar suitable for all types of skin.

This gift contains 8 bars of our all natural soap. With all natural fragrances such as Cafe Mocha, Mango Papaya and Oatmeal, you will not only enjoy its handcrafted quality but the mild fragrance will make you feel fresher than ever after that shower! And when the soap is gone, you can use the ‘book’ to stow away those personal treaures like your love letters or those old report cards you would rather no one see. This prize is valued at $70.


Mandatory Entry: Leave a comment below. (Use the email address as a contact if you are a winner).

Extra entries..More chances to win! (optional)
1. Leave a comment on our Facebook wall.
2. Tweet this message about this giveaway (one tweet per day please)- 1 entry per tweet
#Giveaway. An 8 bar #GIFT set of YesterYear Soap. Enter to win! http://awe.sm/5fUyx
3. Join our mailing list on our website at YesterYearSoap.com

This giveaway will end at 9 pm (EST) on 02/28/12 and is open to Continental US residents only and the prize can only be shipped within the US only. The winner will be chosen via random.org and will be notified by the email address provided in the mandatory entry.
** Winner has 5 days to respond before a new winner is chosen.

See the official rules here.

Good Luck!

WE HAVE A WINNER!
Jen M. of West Hollywood, CA. WAY TO GO JEN!

Stay tuned… you’re going to LOVE our next giveaway!



Feb 12

One More Cause We are Working With

We received a letter from the North County Health Services asking us for a donation of some soap. They work with individuals who are infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. Their program provides case management services, mental health counseling and assistance with securing necessary resources such as food, housing and transportation.

Many of their patients have very little income. As their health deteriorates, it becomes difficult to work and often leaves these individuals in great financial distress. Purchasing basic toiletries is often a luxury that is not in their budget.
We were pleased to send some of our soap bars in an attempt to help out, if even in a small way.

We have also been involved in contributing soap bars to battered women’s shelters. Many of the women and children who stay at these shelters around the country arrive with nothing other than the clothes on their backs. To escape an abusive situation, there may not be any time to take any possessions with them when they leave home, safety comes first. Rarely is the victim of domestic violence able to put together an overnight bag. Finding herself on the run, a battered woman may grab basics for her children, but will leave her own things behind, including personal care items.

Why do we mention this? In addition to making healthy and all natural soap we beleive we have a social responsibility.Our campaign is designed to bring awareness and to encourage other businesses to consider these charities with contributions of some of their products. We want other businesses to be aware of the needs of these types of shelters and hope that much needed supplies can be directed toward them.



Feb 12

Gold Finish 4-Piece Shaving Set & YesterYear Soap

Sometimes the simplest solutions are the best. Why use complicated, harsh chemicals when you can capture the nutritive powers of plants, herbs, botanical extracts and essential oils to enhance health and deliver vital nutrients?

Here is our next giveaway!

This is a wonderful basket with 3 bars of our premium handcrafted soap. Also included is a gold finish 4-Piece Shaving Set with a 4 1/2″ twin blade safety razor with a matching 3″ across x 1 1/2″ deep metal soap bowl & Gillette TRACII shaver and a stand to hold the razor, brush & bowl. Any standard twin-blade slide-on cartridge fits this razor.
Makes a Great Gift for the Graduate, Father’s Day, Men’s Wedding Gift, or and Gift Giving Occasion!

Our soaps are made from all natural vegetable oils, scented with pure essential oils from plant extracts. The result is a gentle bar suitable for all types of skin. This gift set retails for $80
Good Luck!

Mandatory Entry: Join our mailing list for specials.(Use the email address that you would like to be notified if you are a winner)

Extra entries..More chances to win! (optional)
1. Follow YesterYear Soap on Facebook (1 entry)!
2. Follow us on Twitter @yesteryearsoap (1 entry)!
3. Tweet this message about this giveaway (one tweet per day please)- 1 entry per tweet
#Giveaway. Gold finish shaving set with YesterYear soap.$80 value. Enter to win! http://awe.sm/5eaWm
4. Leave a post below on why you would like to win. (one post only please) -1 entry
This giveaway will end at 9 pm (EST) on 02/14/12 and is open to Continental US residents only and the prize can only be shipped within the US only. The winner will be chosen via random.org and will be notified by the email address provided in the mandatory entry.
** Winner has 5 days to respond before a new winner is chosen.

See the official rules here.



Jan 12

Spring is Right Around the Corner (for us at least!)

What do you think?
We are busy lining up our new fragrances of our YesterYear Soap for our spring line. In order to keep our soap fresh and interesting, we are always experimenting with new fragrance mixtures. Here are some of the ones we are currently working on.

Red Apple Tango
Red bar with white swirl
Red Apple fragrance with a twist
Fragrance strength: medium

Who doesn’t like the smell of a freshly cut red apple? We have captured the sweet bouquet of orchard fresh apples with a slight twist. You bathroom will have a hint of apples bringing in a fresh outdoor aroma.
This will be a great ‘pick me up’ for that spring time shower and we are sure the kids will love it!

Honeysuckle
Pink & Yellow bar
Nice fresh Honey fragrance
Fragrance strength: medium

A honeysuckle plant is most desired for its sweetly scented flowers.Its beautiful blooms appear in early spring and will last until long into the summer months. We have captured the fresh aroma of this spring flower to brighten up your shower.

Cucumber Melon
Green bar
Nice fresh Cucumber fragrance
Fragrance strength: medium

We want to bring the fragrance of a garden into your home. Crisp, clean, and clear with the unbelievably sweet edge of a ripe cucumber, this great scent finally has been captured in our YesterYear Soap ‘cucumber melon’ soap.

What do you think? Which one would you like to try? Leave your comment below and let us know!



Jan 12

What’s New? Our Mini-Loaf of Soap

Here is a simple and inexpensive all natural gift that anyone would enjoy. We have taken a slice of Lavender soap, cut it into 4 bars and offer it on an all natural wooden soap dish.
The soap dish is detatchable for easy draining and cleaning.

You can see our complete line of soap products and gifts at YesterYear Soap.com



Jan 12

A Birthday Gift Idea

What better way to say ‘Happy Birthday’ than with a unique gift that says ‘I care about you’?
Our Lavender loaf of all natural soap comes with a bamboo cutting board, ‘krinkle’ soap cutter and birthday party favors. More (+)
Give a gift that is both healthy and practical. Our soap cuts very easily and with a full loaf you can cut as little or as much as you need.Our exclusive lavender blend has the aroma of fresh picked lavender flowers.

Shop for it now at Abe’s Market online. Only $3.99 shipping.



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

Our New Video

See what makes YesterYear Soap better than the rest. We are very proud of our product.!