Southern Girl Soapery creates handmade soap inspired by the traditions, stories and scents of the South. Each small batch is stirred, cut and wrapped by hand, and more than a decade has gone into crafting recipes and perfecting techniques. They take inspiration and ingredients from local farms and exotic lands. Colors and fragrances come from nature, never from chemicals.
Soapmaker, Stephanie Hamling considers soaps to be everyday art to be used and enjoyed. Each bar is a nod to some part of her Southern heritage, from her first strand of pearls to her first sip of home brew.
This set of four luxurious soaps look good enough to eat…but don’t. While the invigorating scents of coffee, mint, cookies and ale will lure you in, the soaps do in fact still taste like soap…could have fooled us. The Good Enough To Eat set contains 4 4.5-ounce bars of:
- Hey, Joe!—A favorite with both chocolate and coffee lovers, this soap features ground coffee beans and hazelnuts blended into a base including olive oil, avocado oil, shea butter, and cocoa butter. No scent is added but the natural aromas of coffee and cocoa add subtle scent. This decadent bar is popular with cooks to scrub up after working with garlic and onions.
- Home Brew—A favorite with Southern gentlemen, this soap features Diamond Bear Brewing Company India Pale Ale. No scent is added but the light herbal scent of beer hops remains. This tan bar with its creamy swirled top is sure to bring to mind your favorite brew. Hello, suds!
- Mint Julep—Inspired by the classic Derby drink this soap is sure to be enjoyed by men and women alike. Mint Julep is minty, icy, and just a bit boozy with its blend of pure plant essential oils, French green clay, olive oil, avocado oil, shea butter, and cocoa butter. Bring on the silver cups and big hats!
- Oh, Honey! – A wholesome combination of local honey, ground oats, and milk gives this bar a scent reminiscent of Grandma’s cookie jar. Combined with pure plant oils and butters, these ingredients make a scrubby, naturally-scented bar that you won’t want to be without.
Who: Southern Girl Soapery
Where: Little Rock, Arkansas
Why: Stephanie Hamling began making soaps when she was a teenager. With intense allergies to most chemicals and fragrances used in bath and body products, she wasn’t left with many commercial options. Over the last fifteen years, she’s experimented with oils, butters, plant essences, natural clays and botanicals to create the perfect bar.
Small Stuff: Set of four 4.5-ounce soaps ships USPS, ships in 5 to 7 days; $6. Please read about our shipping policies.