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Skateboarding Accessory Review:Sk8kleen Soap for Skaters

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Manufacturer: Sk8kleen
Released: 1998
Rating: 5 Stars

Every marketer's dream is to find a product that fits a defined niche, but appeals to a broad audience as well. In other words, everyone wants one!

Sk8kleen Soap for Skaters is such a product. Whether you skate or not, you use soap, right? Well you should - it makes time spent in the shower far more rewarding. If you are a skater, why not try putting some stoke in your shower in the form of Sk8kleen soap?

Sk8kleen soap in the shower

To say that Sk8Kleen soap is shaped like a skateboard wheel doesn't do it justice. The mold for creating the soap was fabricated from an actual skateboard wheel, complete with a raised-letter logo. At quick glance, you'll swear its a real wheel. Even the packaging mimics skate wheels. They come in a shrink-wrapped package of four, just like the wheels at the skate shop. Except we all know that dude at the local sk8 shop never showers.

Soap making wizard, Alicia Grosso was exposed to sk8 culture as a teacher and thought it would be cool to make a soap that would appeal to some of the Moms she knew. You know - the ones who have a little sk8-rat kid who rips all day and doesn't care one bit that he hasn't showered in three days. As long as the sun shines and the Playstation is functional, what else do you need?

Sk8kleen soap in the shower

Every book on parenting says not to offer bribes for good behavior. If your kid is a pain-in-the-ass, a cookie won't change that. On the other hand, adding a touch of "sk8 appeal" to the shower might raise a kid's interest in showering more often. The object being - get the little tyke stoked about being clean.

And the Sk8kleen tagline was born...

Sk8kleen soap in the shower

"it's lame to reek"

Once you get to a stage of life where you understand the virtue of being clean, how can you resist Sk8kleen? Put some sk8 in your shower! It will even behave like an actual sk8 wheel... The more you use it the smaller it gets from ware.

Sk8kleen soap currently comes in 4 flavors (I guess they actually come in 4 scents since Alicia has a strict "do not eat the soap" policy) with 4 different colors. Appropriately named; Grind, Pool, Shred and Sweet, you should be able to find one to help remove your stink. In addition to the soaps, the Sk8kleen brand also offers Rekt, a salve and Lip Slide, a lip balm.

Mow that you're well versed in the Sk8kleen product line (and ordered a case of each!), why are you still here?
GO SKATE! The soap will still be here when you get back.

Pros & Cons:


  • Clever product and packaging.
  • Increases the cool-factor of your bathroom.
  • Makes a great gift.
  • You'll smell better!


  • Not available in my local sk8 shop!

Hey guys:
I know you hate it when your girlfriend drags you into one of those "bath & beauty" shops at the mall. It's very girly and we're just as happy to buy our toiletries at the grocery store where we can hide soap & shampoo in the depths of a shopping cart full of guy-stuff.

But if you can kickflip a 10-stair, ollie the hood of a car and bomb a hill with loose trucks... I'm sure you can muster the balls to order some Sk8kleen soap! Just say it's a gift.


You're gonna buy soap anyway... Why not get some that's different, cool and stokes up your shower-scene?

Sk8kleen soap in the shower Sk8kleen soap in the shower

We recently did an interview with Alicia, the genius behind Sk8kleen soap. Check it out to find out more about her soap-making business and how she brought skateboarding into the mix. You can order Sk8kleen products (as well as many other brands) from her website:

BTW - Yes, that's an original Vision, John Grigley deck chilling in my shower.

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