Monday, July 9, 2012

Review of the Grapefruit Mint Soap from YesterYear Soap

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A while ago, I was given the opportunity to review some natural artisan soap from YesterYearSoap.com. They handcraft all of their soaps, which contain the highest quality essential oils formulated specifically for soap. YesterYear Soaps are good, old-fashioned artisan soaps.

I was sent two random soaps. The first was a vanilla strawberry-scented soap, which you can read about by clicking here.


Ingredients

olive oil, coconut oil, soybean oil

Whatever scent bar says it is on the wrapper is what other ingredients you can expect, in terms of oils, herbal bits, and other things. Since this one is grapefruit/mint, those are what oils and bits are in the bar. I can definitely see the dried mint bits speckled in it.


Scent

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I was given the grapefruit/mint soap to test out. Both scents are very noticeable, although the mint is stronger. The scent is strong enough to make my whole bathroom smell wonderful.

You know those days when you just feel gross? This soap arrived around the last couple days of my period. When I’m having my period, I usually lay around in pain indoors. Staying in all day makes me feel so gross, not to mention that signature period smell. Blech! The grapefruit/mint soap is great to wash that feeling away. The mint has that cooling effect, while the grapefruit adds a fresh, clean feeling. It’s very refreshing and makes me feel like I smell so much better.


Lather

Sodium Lauryl Sulfates are usually what make soap lather so well. They’re also bad for your liver. This company doesn’t use SLS, and definitely doesn’t need it. When lathered with a shower poof, this soap turns into a thick, creamy lather that could almost be used in place of shaving cream/gel.


Skin

My skin has not voiced any complaints; no irritation, itchiness, or anything. I will admit that my skin gets rather dry fairly quickly, and this soap is perfect for it. It’s rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and nutrients to smooth and soothe. Since there are no chemicals, dyes, or preservatives to irritate any allergies, those with sensitive skin should be fine.


Packaging

image The packaging is very simple. The bar is wrapped in shrink wrap, and has a paper label wrapped around it with the company name, logo ( as featured in the image to the right), ingredient list, and website. The bars are rather large and square. Mine didn’t fit in my shower caddy, so I sliced some of it off and let my mother try it. She loved it, too! 


Rating

5 Hearts

 

I loved the scent of this soap and how it made my skin feel. It’s a very fresh, clean scent, perfect for morning showers or a nice refresher. I would definitely recommend it. Many thanks to YesterYear Soap for letting me review this! 

 

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2 comments:

jamie tucker said...

i love that it uses so few ingrediants. i think less is better. thank you for the bringing this soap out for a review

Dreaming Moon said...

Products with fewer ingredients are nice, but harmful ingredients can show up in small ingredient lists, too. It's always important to check the ingredient lists of products before buying them.