Thoughts, Musings and News
In my years of making soap, curing is always a peculiar stage.
Different ingredients reap different outcomes and that what makes soap so interesting!
But when packaging and curing meet the eye, sometimes it’s not always the best result.
I take pride in my products but I also know that what I’m doing in the soaping world is NOT the norm. I’ve been self taught along the way but have also been very fortunate to meet (in person & online) many folks who helped me understand the variances within soaping. Now as I develop relationships with large scale manufacturers, I have access to labs and information I only previously dreamed about.
This help has never been more appreciated than when my product acted in a way I had never seen before. One day I noticed a few scrap pieces of Laundry Paste were sitting out and had not been packaged up in their little compostable cellophane bags, but what was unusual was the thin film I noticed covering each bar.
OMG! At first I panicked. Was it mold?
Crazy! It couldn’t be mold! Could it??
“Pull it together, Angie!”
Call someone who knows. That’s what I did. I made a call and they had it tested.
Turns out it’s the ingredients!
As the soap cures, it’s pushing out a fine amount of ingredients.
It’s not harmful or degrading to the effectiveness of the soap in any way.
I share this because you may get a bar of our Laundry Paste and it may have some thin whitish film on it.
Don't be alarmed!
It’s fine and to be expected with the soap comes in contact with the air for a long period of time.
I want you to be assured I know it’s happening.
SO. If you choose to dissolve only a portion of the bar of Laundry Paste when you receive your order,
store it in the compostable cellophane bag it came in and be sure to fold over the edges to keep the bag closed.
Any questions, feel free to contact me. firstname.lastname@example.org