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breathenatural

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I use melt and pour. I have visited 2 of my stores that carry my soap this past week and my bars are getting smaller---the wrap label is loose. The bars are visibly smaller.

Can anyone tell me why this is happening?

Appreciate any feedback!
 

Tabitha

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You nailed it on the head. Your soap is evaporating. M&P needs to be wrapped airtight to prevent shrinkage. Saran wrap is good, you could also use shrink wrap or cello bags if you can seal them air tight.
 

breathenatural

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eeks!

Thanks so much for your qwuick reply!

Ok...now I need to look into something. I guess a muslin bag wouldn't work, it needs to be airtight eh? (sorry, candian slip eh)
 

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No, fabric would not work. You can wrap it in saran & then drop it into a pretty bag.
 

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homemade lye soap shrinks, too.

I have the same problem, I sell my homemade soap on the internet and wrap it in pretty white wrapping paper. It tend to shrink after a week. So far no complaints from my customers, their just happy to find a "real" soaqp with no additives.
 

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