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scarlett_m2002

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Hey everyone!!

Does M&P soap need to be wrapped in a special way?? How do you wrap your soap?
 

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I shrink wrap mine. they will shrink when you leave them open, plus I personally don't like my customers touching my bars. I just leave a small sample out on display so everyone can smell my FO or EO you can also use saran wrap which will work.

I don't have a shrink wrap system,( on a tight budget) but I use the pouches, a heat gun and a straighten iron from when I worked in a salon.
also have heard people using a hot plate just a quick drop to seal.

hope this helps
 

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countrygirl@heart said:
I shrink wrap mine. they will shrink when you leave them open, plus I personally don't like my customers touching my bars. I just leave a small sample out on display so everyone can smell my FO or EO you can also use saran wrap which will work.

I don't have a shrink wrap system,( on a tight budget) but I use the pouches, a heat gun and a straighten iron from when I worked in a salon.
also have heard people using a hot plate just a quick drop to seal.

hope this helps
i usually use the stretch tite wrap but decided to try the shrink wrap so it would take less time. i bought the pouches and am using a blow dryer. is the heat gun better? i have never used one. i also have a flat iron but wouldn't know how to use it on shrink wrap. i was wondering how exactly do you seal the end. i have extra plastic on the end of my soap and if i shrink it too much it leaves a hole open on the end but if i shrink it only a little on that end it will fold over and stay put. the problem is it doesn't look all that pretty on that end. should i cut some off or is there a way to seal the end tight and flat?

thanks!
 

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llineb said:
countrygirl@heart said:
I shrink wrap mine. they will shrink when you leave them open, plus I personally don't like my customers touching my bars. I just leave a small sample out on display so everyone can smell my FO or EO you can also use saran wrap which will work.

I don't have a shrink wrap system,( on a tight budget) but I use the pouches, a heat gun and a straighten iron from when I worked in a salon.
also have heard people using a hot plate just a quick drop to seal.

hope this helps
i usually use the stretch tite wrap but decided to try the shrink wrap so it would take less time. i bought the pouches and am using a blow dryer. is the heat gun better? i have never used one. i also have a flat iron but wouldn't know how to use it on shrink wrap. i was wondering how exactly do you seal the end. i have extra plastic on the end of my soap and if i shrink it too much it leaves a hole open on the end but if i shrink it only a little on that end it will fold over and stay put. the problem is it doesn't look all that pretty on that end. should i cut some off or is there a way to seal the end tight and flat?

thanks!
This is my process and I'm sure there are many ways to do this, but for me this is what i do.
1. stuff soap into pouch
2 then i take my straightening iron ( this iron is only for my shrink I don't use it on my hair) and do a quick seal all the way around my bar.
3 i trim any excess off at this time.
4. then I use the heat gun. I find I need to work quickly this gun is gets very hot and you can burn your self. keep the gun in motion constantly or a hole will develop. I make sure that my edges get turned over to the underside of my bar or flat on the sides than I can place a label on the back and try to hide some of the shrink wrap.
I have not use a blow dryer I heard they do not get hot enough, so I just didn't bother to try it.
It is not a perfect system but works for me at least until i can afford something different.
 

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countrygirl@heart said:
llineb said:
[quote="countrygirl@heart":t1kpwbbj]I shrink wrap mine. they will shrink when you leave them open, plus I personally don't like my customers touching my bars. I just leave a small sample out on display so everyone can smell my FO or EO you can also use saran wrap which will work.

I don't have a shrink wrap system,( on a tight budget) but I use the pouches, a heat gun and a straighten iron from when I worked in a salon.
also have heard people using a hot plate just a quick drop to seal.

hope this helps
i usually use the stretch tite wrap but decided to try the shrink wrap so it would take less time. i bought the pouches and am using a blow dryer. is the heat gun better? i have never used one. i also have a flat iron but wouldn't know how to use it on shrink wrap. i was wondering how exactly do you seal the end. i have extra plastic on the end of my soap and if i shrink it too much it leaves a hole open on the end but if i shrink it only a little on that end it will fold over and stay put. the problem is it doesn't look all that pretty on that end. should i cut some off or is there a way to seal the end tight and flat?

thanks!
This is my process and I'm sure there are many ways to do this, but for me this is what i do.
1. stuff soap into pouch
2 then i take my straightening iron ( this iron is only for my shrink I don't use it on my hair) and do a quick seal all the way around my bar.
3 i trim any excess off at this time.
4. then I use the heat gun. I find I need to work quickly this gun is gets very hot and you can burn your self. keep the gun in motion constantly or a hole will develop. I make sure that my edges get turned over to the underside of my bar or flat on the sides than I can place a label on the back and try to hide some of the shrink wrap.
I have not use a blow dryer I heard they do not get hot enough, so I just didn't bother to try it.
It is not a perfect system but works for me at least until i can afford something different.[/quote:t1kpwbbj]

ok, this makes since. i have an old flat iron i will use to seal the edges. this was my problem since it was leaving an open side and i was afraid it would let air in and make the soap sweat. thanks for the tip!!!!!!!!!
 

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I used to use shrink wrap but its just easier and faster for me to use saran wrap. In the cold winter months i don't use saran wrap just freezer paper and then wrap it up in tissue paper with a ribbon and label.
 

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I am going to Sally's this weekend for a flat iron! Great tip, thanks so much.
 
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