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Old 08-03-2017, 06:18 PM   #1
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Default If I shirnk wrap my HP or CP soap after 6 weeks, will it go rancid?

Can it get damage?

During the Christmas season I am thinking about selling some. I cringe at the idea of people touching and smelling, then not buying.

I thought about putting a sample on my table, and just have the shrink wrap ones behind the counter.

I am afraid soaps need to breath? Will it go bad or rancid?

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I have been using smell-through shrink wrap for over a year now and haven't had it adversely affect my soap. I usually wait at least 3 months before I shrink wrap, but have done with younger soap.


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Shrink it a day or so before your show(s).
Once soap is cured it doesn't need to breathe as much, however, it can still shrink a bit causing your wrap to become loose, which is not very attractive.
If you used bad/old, or otherwise unstable oils your soap definitely can go rancid and get DOS, however, it will do that whether it's wrapped or not, just faster if it's wrapped.
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Thank you both! I really appreciate it!

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I have been using smell-through shrink wrap for over a year now and haven't had it adversely affect my soap. I usually wait at least 3 months before I shrink wrap, but have done with younger soap.

Do you mean leaving the top and bottom open? I have done that, but after a while they fall off.
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Do you mean leaving the top and bottom open? I have done that, but after a while they fall off.

No, it is completely closed via the shrink wrap method with an impulse sealer and heat gun. The wrap itself is smell-through.

I purchase the wrap from Great Cake Soap Works here.

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That you so much !

How about coffee filters for wrapping? Anyone tried that?
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How about coffee filters for wrapping? Anyone tried that?
On my round soaps I used to use them, but I didn't like (nor did my customers) that nobody could see the soaps.
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The smell-through is polyolefin. I get mine at sealer sales. It's a bit difficult to find.

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How about coffee filters for wrapping? Anyone tried that?
Coffee filters are problematic for several reasons -
1) not see through
2) wrapping is a pretty labor intensive - assuming your are wrapping round soaps, you have to pleat as you go. If they are square or rectangle bars, you will need to trim the filter into a square shape.
3) labels, tape etc don't stick well to that material.
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I know Kittish but they tend to fall, and people pull them

I have Earlene link, guess I will get a roll. Is only 2 dozen soaps, and I might not used it again, so I was looking for a cheap alternative.

Which made me think about Glad cling wrap? Since it is for food, maybe is like the
Polyolefin?

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I use shrink wrap bands. Have been doing so for almost 5-6 years. I don't wrap them until I need them for a show. If there is further shrinkage over time I just hit it with the heat gun. I have found that customers like to see and smell the soap. I've thought about getting a shrink wrap system but haven't done so.


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