While in business and an HSCG member for just over a year, Southern Girl Soapery proprietor and soapstress Stephanie Hamling has been formulating for over a decade. As Stephanie recalls, “I began making soaps as teenager. With intense allergies to many chemicals and fragrances used in bath and body products, I wasn’t left with many commercial options. Over the last fifteen years, I’ve experimented with oils, butters, plant essences, natural clays and botanicals to create the perfect bar.”
That experimentation has served Southern Girl Soapery well and in the shop you’ll find a variety of soaps, soaks, creams, tinted balms, shaving products, and more, all with a fantastic Southern flare (bath grits, anyone?). You’ll also find Southern Girl Soapery throughout stores in Little Rock, across Arkansas, and throughout the South (full details available on the Facebook page).
If you’re new to Southern Girl Soapery, Stephanie has the perfect recommendations. “For the ladies, I suggest our Smackover Lip Balm Collection. Our lip balms are inspired by some of our favorite female characters in Southern writing. For the gentlemen, one of our Shaving Set is a must. Go classic with Beau (bay rum with a lime twist), unique with Smokehouse (burning wood & bacon), or enjoy any of our six flavors. If you’re looking for something brand new, try the ‘Shelby’ Smackover Lip Balm. Named for one of the main characters in the much beloved “Steel Magnolias” it is, of course, the perfect blend of “pink and pink”. It is part of our lip balm collection and the ‘Blush & Bashful‘ gift set.”
For a little southern inspiration, follow Southern Girl Soapery on Twitter. Get first notice on sales and the local Little Rock scoop from Southern Girl Soapery’s Facebook page and follow them on Pinterest for style cues inspired by every one of their products.
Most importantly, stay tuned for more from this young, growing company. Southern Girl Soapery is expanding their reach and looking to be in your favorite retail store. Stephanie encourages you to get in touch; “If anyone knows of or owns a store that they would love to see our products in, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.” That’s not all. Far from resting on their laurels, the company is also planning a brand new workshop to better serve both retail and wholesale customers.
Thanks for joining us, Southern Girl Soapery. Three cheers to your continued success!