Shrink Wrapping Soap: The Good, the Bad, and the Bubbly

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Creating soap is a delicate art, and once you’ve created the perfect bar, you need to package it so that it will be protected and will stand out on store shelves in a way that will be attractive to customers.

Having so many different packaging options available to you, how are you supposed to choose the right one for your soaps? I stumbled on shrink wrapping and have continued to package my soaps with this method. In the live stream I demonstrated how I shrink wrap my soap.

I’m going to take a closer look at shrink wrapping soap in this blog post, comparing it to other packaging options, and evaluating the pros and cons of shrink wrapping soap. My hope is that this helps you to decide if shrink wrapping is right for your soap business. So, grab a bar of your favorite soap, and let’s start.

The obvious benefits of shrink wrapping soap

Among soap makers, shrink wrapping is a popular choice because it provides a number of advantages. In addition to protecting your soap against moisture and air, shrink wrap also helps you create a professionally-looking package that will stand out on store shelves. In addition, shrink wrapping will also protect your soap during the transportation process and storage process. It is an excellent barrier against moisture and air, which helps your soap last longer.

A number of other packaging options are also available, but shrink wrapping has a few advantages that make it a more cost-effective option than other types of packaging. It is a versatile packaging method that can be applied with a wide variety of shrink films and shrink wrapping machines, which can be adjusted to accommodate a wide range of film thicknesses and soap sizes.

I have since upgraded my shrink wrapping system to save time and wrap more bars at one time. You can learn more about it here.

The disadvantage of shrink wrapping your soap

In addition to its many advantages, there are also a number of disadvantages, including the difficulty of getting the right temperature for sealing the shrink wrap, which can sometimes result in holes that need to be fixed. Some customers may be concerned that shrink wrap is not biodegradable and not environmentally friendly.

It can be challenging for customers to decide on whether or not to make a purchase because it can be difficult to smell the soap through the shrink wrap, which can make it difficult for them to make a purchase.

Other Packaging Options: 

Paper wraps, tins, boxes, and other packaging options can be more eco-friendly than shrink wrapping, but they can also be more expensive, and these options may not offer the same degree of protection and versatility that shrink wrapping offers. However, they offer more transparency and are more visually appealing.

Impulse SEaler I Used

In the video I demonstrated using an impulse sealer. It’s available on Amazon and I have included my affiliate link for it below.

Final notes

You should weigh the pros and cons of shrink wrapping soap before deciding on which packaging option is best for your soaps. Shrink wrapping has its pros and cons. Even though shrink wrapping offers a professional look and protection for your product, it may not be the best option for people who are concerned about the environment. There are other packaging options that might be a better fit in those cases, such as paper wrap, cans, and boxes.

The type of packaging that will be best for you will ultimately depend on what your specific requirements are.

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8 Comments

  1. Shannon Carlson

    Great video! Thanks

    • Zakia Ringgold

      Thanks for checking it out and the feedback

  2. Zinnia78KCMO

    Just ordered Order #NSBZ1672 confirmed

    • Zakia Ringgold

      Thanks a million will send it out tomorrow! Hope you enjoy

  3. Zinnia78KCMO

    Hello from Kansas City Mo

    • Zakia Ringgold

      Checking in from Philadelphia. I’ve never been to Kansas before.

    • Zinnia78KCMO

      @Zakia Ringgold Your not missing much…. This area is a little behind, but nice.

    • Zakia Ringgold

      Oh I see but my bucket list is to visit all 50 states in the US even if they are a little boring