Packaging

bubblie

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Hi, I just did a craft fair this last weekend and one of my potential customers made a snide remark about the shrink wrap that my soap is wrapped in. She said the cellophane makes soap go rancid. Has anyone ever heard this before? So now, I am toying with unwrapping thousands of bars of cp soap and rewrapping them in parchment paper. What does everyone else do for packaging, because in parchment, my beautiful swirls will be lost. what has been the most successful packaging ideas for selling lots of soap? I have a couple more craft fairs coming up. I want to make sure I don’t hurt my sales by using parchment.
 

Pennymac02

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I tried parchment. Even with a “sniff” bar out folks still put the wrapped bars to their nose. I don’t use shrink wrap, not because it makes my soap go rancid (WUT??) but because I like that restaurant grade cling wrap keeps the soaps clean and you can smell through it.

I think she’s mistaken. In 5 years of soaping I’ve never had a wrapped bar “go rancid”. I’ve had soap develop DOS, but usually it’s the unwrapped soap that does that for me.
 

Yooper

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It's not that it will go rancid, but even well-cured bars will sweat at times.
What you can do is keep them on the curing racks until you have a show, and then shrink wrap them. When a customer says something about it, explain that you do keep them unwrapped, but wrapped it for the show to keep it "fresh" and "pretty" or something like that.
 

qwerty

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I think your customer is incorrect. I've been using shrink wrap for over 5 years and haven't had a problem. If a soap is going to go rancid I think it's more due to the ingredients going in (and nothing lasts forever, especially if no preservatives are used) and the environment it's stored in and displayed in.
The way I wrap my soaps is to cut off the sealed side so that both sides of my soaps are open and shrink it around the bar. That way they have something to sniff and I'm not grossed out by a ton hands (with no way of knowing where they've been) touching something I might potentially end up using - yes, the wrapping is for me lol
 

LittleSis

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OK, I just scoured the internet and read all kinds of things about bad packaging (who knew there were so many!) and couldn't find one thing about cellophane shrink wrap making soap go rancid! I think she was in a bad mood and took it out on you! I'm sorry she put doubts in your head!
 

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