Skull Girl Soaps opening Helena store

Published 5:04 pm Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Pictured are some of the Skull Girl Soaps products offered. Skull Girl Soaps are planning to open their Helena location on Oct. 3. (Contributed)

Pictured are some of the Skull Girl Soaps products offered. Skull Girl Soaps are planning to open their Helena location on Oct. 3. (Contributed)

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer

HELENA–Fans of unique and natural handmade soaps will soon have a new place to shop, as a family owned business is coming to the Old Town area.

Skull Girl Soaps, makers of unique natural soaps, have purchased a space in Old Town Helena at 4044 Helena Road and plan to have a grand opening date set for Oct. 3.

Kimberly Ford, along with her husband Scott Ford, operate the business and are happy to be opening the new Helena location.

“I was born and raised in Helena and my kids go to school here and I’ve decided to go back to my roots,” said Kimberly. “Helena is just a close knit town and everyone is there to help and support you in anyway. I think it’s a real supportive area and I love living here. Everyone is really friendly and really helpful.”

When asked what sparked her interest to start a business that including selling natural soap products, Kimberly said it was due in part to the constant struggle she’s had with eczema.

“I’ve always suffered from eczema and have had to use natural soaps,” said Kimberly. “One day I just thought to myself where are all the fun, funky soaps? I started selling soaps in 2011 for friends and in 2013 began doing it as a business. I was told it wasn’t going to work and so far it has. We’ve just gone with our dreams and ambitions.”

Each bar of soap created by Skull Girls Soaps takes four weeks to cure. All of the soaps are made with food grade coconut oil, olive oil, palm kernel flakes, castor oil, essential oils, fragrance oils and natural herbs, according to the business website.

Skull Girls Soaps previously had a location in Bluff Park before deciding to move back to Helena to open a business.

The products Skull Girl Soaps offer includes those for women, men as well as kids with scents that include honey oatmeal, Bama sweet peach, farm fresh goat milk and more.

“We are known for our kids soaps where we embed a toy into the soap to encourage kids to use the soap,” said Kimberly. “We also have plenty of products for women and men as well including beard soaps.”

The name Skull Girl Soaps was derived from Kimberly’s passion for the riding industry and motorcycles. Harley-Davidson was one of the businesses first contacts and Kimberly decided to have fun with the design for the business.

Skull Girl Soaps can be found locally at Heart of Dixie Harley-Davidson, Birmingham Museum of Art, Riders Harley-Davidson and Spa Greystone.

For more information on Skull Girl Soaps visit