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Artisan Goat's Milk Soaps - Shape Preference Help

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by greenfamilyfarms, Nov 10, 2011.

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  3. No Preference

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  1. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Hello everybody! We are considering changing our soaps and would like some input before we do so. We currently make our soaps in 4-ounce size in plastic oval molds, but we are considering making them in wooden box molds. The process and ingredients will be the same, the shape and possibly the weight of each soap will just be different. When you are looking to purchase artisan soaps, which shape do you prefer?

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  2. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

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    I'm pragmatic--size & shape dont matter to me as long as I have some Green Family Farms goat milk soap! Will be ordering again soon.
     
  3. BuffyGRL

    BuffyGRL Chillin' With My Peeps

    Personally it doesn't matter to me either. But, I feel the square/rectangle shaped soaps may pack, ship better and store easier. I know with the soap I use square seems easier to hold onto
     
  4. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    you need custom molds with a goats head on it!!!!
     
  5. Avonlea22

    Avonlea22 Jessamine Cottage

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    I like the oval as it's easier to handle and doesn't have the sharp edges a new square bar has.
     
  6. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    I like the oval for soaping onto a wash cloth. That being said, when I make soap, I make it rectangular. I find it very hard to get my soap out of the shaped molds, and many bars end up less than pretty. I suspect a rectangular bar would cut down on waste. Most soap is in rectangular bars.
     
  7. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    mom'sfolly :

    I like the oval for soaping onto a wash cloth. That being said, when I make soap, I make it rectangular. I find it very hard to get my soap out of the shaped molds, and many bars end up less than pretty. I suspect a rectangular bar would cut down on waste. Most soap is in rectangular bars.

    That's one issue I'm having as well. I supposed I could make some of each type...​
     

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