Shrink wrapping CP

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  1. Sep 21, 2017 #1

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    Is it ok to shrink wrap your soap after 6 weeks of curing? Tried looking for an answer but couldn't find one. CP soap.
     
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    Yes, though you may still experience a bit of shrinking but that can be fixed with just zapping it with a heat gun to tighten up the wrapping. I generally wrap mine at 6-8 weeks most times. I use bands and they sometimes loosen a bit.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    I usually wait a week or 2 before a show, or I'll wait until point of sale (if someone orders directly from me or off my website)

    I make soaps all year long but only do 4 shows in the fall, so some of my bars sit naked on the shelf waiting for wrapping up to 8-9 months. Some only 6-8 weeks.
    I know that is not reasonable or applicable to most soapers however. ..
     
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    I typically shrink wrap at 4-6 weeks. Sometimes a little longer, depending on how life is going at the time. I cure my soap on an open shelf in my kitchen pantry so I see it often and it's easy for me to remember it's something I have to do. If the shelf is full, my rule is I can't make more soap until I empty it. ;) When shrink wrapped, the soap goes in a storage cupboard and forgotten about until it's needed.

    edit -- and like Shari, if the shrink wrap loosens during storage, I will tighten it with my heat gun before selling or giving it away. Re-shrinking only takes a few seconds per bar, and that really spiffs it up.
     
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    Great tips - thank you everyone!
     
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    Same for me as DeeAnna and Shunt mentioned
     
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    I had a thread on this to. But since there is a new one, would it not become rancid if you leave it in the shirk wrap?
     
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    I live in Florida, so we have alot of humidity... I Always shrink wrap my bars... I have to. It keeps them from getting damp.
    On occasions, I do get DOS, though.

    Angel
     
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    i've learnt from experience to wrap soaps right before they leave the house.yes,a pain in the bum but ones that i had packaged in clear plastic bags went rancid on me.it took 2 years to happen but theres other 2 year soaps here in the house unwrapped that are fine. i have to laugh, everyone worries about DOS and i had to go one step further. live and learn. now i store them in plastic containers separately and grab as i go. the labels and any packaging is in the container with them.
     
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    There are a lot of reasons why soap goes rancid. I'm not sure wrapped or unwrapped has a lot to do with rancidity as long as the bars are reasonably well cured before wrapping, but that's just my opinion.

    I know what you mean about some soap going rancid in one environment and not rancid in another. Some years ago, I gave some soap to a friend and her bars went seriously nasty rancid -- super embarrassing!!! -- but when I rushed home and looked at the bars of the same soap, they all looked and smelled fine. None were wrapped, so that wasn't a factor. I still don't know what happened. That was about the time I started using EDTA as insurance against situations like this.
     
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    I ask because I will do that fair thing in December and I want to shrink wrap them. I will do it a few days before, but I do not want people getting home, and then be rancid for Christmas.

    But if lots of people are touching them, that would probably be the best, to have them wrap.

    I have wrap a couple of them two weeks back. Bit I have left the very top open. Would that help? or it could go rancid too?
     
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    I was wondering this too but about HP Castile soap. Could wrapping them lengthen the time it takes to become mild and bubbly? I find I like to wait 3 months or so before using so moisture isn't an issue but I don't want to stop it from becoming mild.
     

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