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I was wondering what size bars of soap customers generally prefer, and what weight they prefer - 120g, 130g?

You see, my husband says my bars are too big to hold comfortably. They are rectangular - 3 3/8" (85mm) wide, 2 3/8" (60mm) high, 1" (25mm) thick and weigh around 120g. I've seen some bars that are smaller but thicker - ie 3" (75mm) wide, 2" (55mm) high, 1 1/8" (28mm) thick, weighing 128g.

I'd like to stick with rectangular, rather than go square.

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My regular bars are rectangular-4oz. bars. That is the most common size that I have noticed, of course some are slightly over.
 

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I'm making my bars larger than last year: 2.5x1.75x1.5. They weigh between 4-5oz. Plus, my husband says a bar should fit comfortably in the hand.
 

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My bars are currently 3" around (using PVC pipe so they are circular), and they are about an inch thick (I still can't cut straight). Currently, they are running around 3.5 ounces, but I am not keeping close track of the weight at this point. I will likely be making bars that are around 4 ounces if/when I start selling.
 

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I have two basic sizes that sell really well, they are around 4 ounces (114g) for the goat milk or 'regular' soap bars, these are cut from a log mold using a 'tank'.

Then I also sell a lot of sea salt soaps in 3 oz bars (86g) because that is the mold I have. I also have heart molds (3.5oz) that sell, but not nearly as well as the square smaller molded ones.

I have a couple of customers that like extra large soaps (5 and 6 oz). However, those do not sell well at all because I price them proportionally and folks just see the price sign. However, I will make large bars (cut by hand instead of by tank) for special orders. I do not like large bars so much myself because I have small hands.

I have had different shapes in the past (before my mold and tank purchases) and noticed that folks prefer rectangular rather than square, so you are right to go for the basic deck of cards shape.
 

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Thanks everyone. This is very useful information. I personally love the square, it's so cute, but I think people might see the rectangle as better value for money because it's bigger (even though they're priced proportionately). I guess the square washes away quicker. Hmmm, decisions, decisions.
 

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