Trimming and beveling your soaps - poll

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Do you trim and/or bevel your soaps?

  • I don't trim or bevel my soap.

    Votes: 18 58.1%
  • I trim and bevel my soaps.

    Votes: 4 12.9%
  • I only trim my soaps.

    Votes: 6 19.4%
  • I only bevel my soaps.

    Votes: 3 9.7%

  • Total voters


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Jan 6, 2013
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Do you trim and/or bevel your soaps? As follow-up, post when you trim and/or bevel.
If its CP, I simply rub my gloved thumb along the edges when I cut them. If its HP, I just wait until its done curing and I bevel them. Not sure why, really LOL Other than my fingers appreciate the beveler more than me wielding a veggie peeler. Yep, I am a huge klutz.
I started out being interested in how they looked but then I realized, my niche is a natural looking soap and the more attention I give it the more I stray from the look I am aiming for. So now I just trim anything that makes wrapping them difficult and let the soap's freak flag fly!
I personally like the the more natural look and so I do not bevel, but do sometimes trim the top if I don't like the way it looks.
I don't want to waste the ingredients I have spent money on by trimming or beveling. It reduces the weight of the soap- I know just a tiny bit but still!! I want my customers to get every teensy bit of soap they pay for! I agree with serfmunke too much handling takes away for the all natural thinking.

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