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  1. T

    Trying to troubleshoot shrink wrapping

    Hi all, I'm using shrink wrap bags for the first time to package some M&P bars I made as gifts, and I'm having a little trouble with it. I don't have a heat sealer as it's out of my budget for the moment, so I'm using a flat iron (I know.. lol), which maybe seals the bags half the time, but...
  2. Garden Gives Me Joy

    Moldy soaps, Storage, Packaging, Shelf Life

    This image is from a batch of soap I made on 27 May, 2020 using the HP. Why did these moldy spots appear? ... and isn't it odd that the molding happened to only these 3 out of the 10 bars that had been tumbled together in a sealed plastic bag? The water content was at the rate of 38% of...
  3. Q

    Bath Salts Storage

    Hello, I am new to making bath salts and wanted to store them inside something else besides glass containers. The bath salts will be made with EO and FO, and i want to store then in an unlined metal (steel) tin. Will the salt or oils cause the steel to corrode? Will the steel cause a negative...
  4. N

    Hello from Virginia - And a question about the hobby and plastic

    Hi there! I've been interested in soap making for a few years now but never really had the time or space to really go all in. Now that I've finished grad school and am in a much more financially stable place, I'd really like to give the hobby a try (and not just soap but some cosmetics/skincare...
  5. ohioguysoaper

    Custom Soap Boxes

    Has anyone used a company to get their soap boxes custom printed? I am currently using shrink wrap and ordering labels from The process is fine, but some wholesale accounts are asking for paper-based boxes, and I get more and more customer inquiries by the day about when I'm...
  6. Box_Coop

    Printed stock boxes to fit your soaps

    We have partnered with Soap Equipment to create a line of stock, printed boxes designed specifically to fit their soap molds. Printed on the same high-quality paper we use for our custom box packaging, these boxes are printed in soft colors with subtle, repeating patterns designed to blend in...
  7. Box_Coop

    High-Quality Box Packaging for Soaps

    The Box Co-op is introducing a new line of box packaging to fit your soap molds. This is a new program that will be expanding as we move forward. These designer boxes are produced on the same high-quality paper we use on our custom packaging – only these are specifically designed to fit your...
  8. Hendejm

    The presents are wrapped!

    Since I’m new to soapmaking I thought who better to try my soap than family and friends! So here are the presents all wrapped and ready for Santa to put them in the stockings! Merry Christmas!
  9. Molly Mop

    Eco friendly Alternative wrapping to shrink wrap for M&P

    ive been using shrink wrap for several years for my M&P soap. It is has always been very successful, but I would like to use a more eco-friendLy, biodegradable or recycleable wrap. Has anyone any suggestions? I've seen references to polyolefin film but this only seems to be available in...
  10. F

    Shipping and Handling

    Hi, I'm sure this question has been asked many times, but please bare with me! I'm trying to send soap to a friend of mine in Utah. It's 3 small bars, with their wrapping the weigh 8 oz and are a little over an inch thick. I had used USPS to calculate the shipping cost and it seemed like a...
  11. N

    Packaging Warping

    Hello. I was hoping I could get some troubleshooting/advice from you guys. I purchased some plastic cosmetic tubs from Bulk Apothecary to use with my shave croap. The problem I am having is when I fill the jars about half of the time they warp in the middle giving them an hourglass like shape...
  12. T

    Painting with mica

    Okay, so I made gingerbread men and xmas houses and painted them with mica. They are absolutely gorgeous. However, when I try to package them or even touch them they smear and it s been two days? I did spray hairspray on them like I saw in a video but that didnt help either. How do I get them to...
  13. soymilk

    How to package/ship candles?

    Hi every one! :mrgreen: How do you package and ship candles so it doesn't break? What types of materials do I need? Do you use mailing boxes/tough bags/mailing envelope..etc? packing peanuts? bubble wrap? What's the most economical and efficient way that you ship glass jar candles? I...
  14. CookbookChef

    Regulation POLICE!! And what they ACTUALLY will do!

    Hi, I was pondering something today after reading over several posts about getting the language right on the packaging. And then it occurred to me, "what exactly will the Regulation Police do if I get my wording wrong on any soap and skincare packaging I create and sell?". I mean, Ya, I am new...
  15. MatthewDM

    Soap packaging recycled stock paper

    Hi! I like my packaging design but want to use recycled stock paper that is the same color that I have now (link below). Anyone know of a good online vendor for recycled stock paper?
  16. MatthewDM

    Is saran wrap needed?

    Is it necessary to saran wrap soaps if you are going to sell them on etsy or at farmers markets? What is the purpose of saran wrapping the soap?
  17. MatthewDM

    Boxes for shipping

    For those of you that sell your soap, how to you package them? What type of box do you use? What brand?
  18. seven

    Packaging help

    I am currently torn about how to package my soaps. I mostly do fancy soaps (although i also have a few basic ones), swirls and that, and as much as I like soaps wrapped in real nice paper/label, i find it a bit sad that customers cannot see the inside. As i look for inspirations on the net, i am...
  19. K

    Can you put fragrance oils in plasic bottles?

    Hi all, I am thinking about offering some 1 and 2 oz. fragrance oils in my shop and I am wondering if I would be able to put them in small plastic bottles? thanks so much for your help.
  20. S

    How should I package my soap?

    Should I do gift basket type wrapping? Several bars in a bag? What are some good ideas that people seem to really like? Right now, I just have a label around rectangle bars.