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Old 06-10-2009, 07:09 PM   #1
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My husband and I are in an argument. He says I should shrink wrap before shipping. (If I do, I'll leave the ends open) But, I just want to put them in boxes and ship.

How do you package your soap?

If you bought a bar of soap, which way would you rather recieve it?


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Old 06-10-2009, 08:25 PM   #2
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i would not want shrink wrap if i bought soap. i wouldn't want to mess with it before i got to feel the texture, and smell the scent of the soap. i am weird about that though. i touch everything.


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Old 06-10-2009, 08:28 PM   #3
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If you do M&P, your options are very limited lol.

Personally, if I recieved a CP/HP bar, I'd love an open wrapping. But, if I got M&P, I'd appreciate the shrink wrap.
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If you do M&P, your options are very limited lol.

Personally, if I recieved a CP/HP bar, I'd love an open wrapping. But, if I got M&P, I'd appreciate the shrink wrap.
Candice is right - with MP your choices are very limited since I understand that it must be fully sealed to protect the soap.

I make CP and I leave them in the organza bags that I use and then bos everything quite securely so they don't rub or get damagted in transit.

I also have a reputatuin for using wrapping/packaging that can be recycled easily so that's why I use what I use. That's just me though......
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Old 06-11-2009, 05:28 AM   #5
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Thanks. I've decided how I want them wrapped...in paper. I'll post some pics tomorrow LOL, my husband hates to lose
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Old 06-11-2009, 12:51 PM   #7
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Everey bar of soap I open that has been shrink wrapped smells like burnt plastic to me.
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Old 06-11-2009, 03:26 PM   #8
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Really Tabitha? I wonder why? Think maybe they were not cured out good before wrapping?
Well, I was jus worried about sweating, especially in the summer.

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No, cure time has nothing to do w/ it. When you heat/melt plastic, it burns & it smells. Like when your loaf of bread is too close to the toaster & it melts & it stinks up your kitchen. Even when I receive lip balm or jars where the lids have been shrunk on, when I peel back the shrink wrap that nasty burnt plastic smell wofts up my nose. It is a real turn off for me.
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Old 06-11-2009, 04:49 PM   #10
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I use these shrink wrap bags from WSP and they don't have a smell to them when you wrap, I think it's fabulous!

But speaking of shrink wrap, you know those little holes that let air out when you shrink - do you have to tape those use afterwards if you're doing MP?


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