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sinisterbutterfli
« on: August 27, 2007 08:45:10 PM »

Howdy kids,

I'm planning Christmas gifts early this year, and for some people I just thought about making some personalized soap bars.

In important question remains though - how safe/easy is it for soap to be mailed? Most of my family lives on the West coast and I'm in Oklahoma. Almost all gifts will have to be mailed.

Has anyone tried it? I'm afraid it will get mushed/melted/destroyed or confiscated by Homeland Security (since the post office is really security conscious now).
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SuperLupus
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2007 12:38:23 AM »

No problem! I've never had an issue when mailing soaps. I do package them in kraft paper boxes though, before packaging in a box for shipping. That way they don't get squished. Don't know how it'd be in bubble mailers~ iffy at best. But since you're starting early might want to order some mug sized boxes for shipping.
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sinisterbutterfli
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2007 04:28:12 PM »

Thanks for the advice. I probably will go the box route, and pray that the mailman doesn't drop kick my package (as they often seem to play kickball with packages I receive).
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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2007 04:30:11 PM »

I use bubble mailers and haven't had any problems. My soap is really hard cp though, I don't know if mp is softer? Sometimes I mail in soap boxes too, but since that adds weight to the package it gets spendy.
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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2007 08:09:37 AM »

Howdy kids,

I'm planning Christmas gifts early this year, and for some people I just thought about making some personalized soap bars.

In important question remains though - how safe/easy is it for soap to be mailed? Most of my family lives on the West coast and I'm in Oklahoma. Almost all gifts will have to be mailed.

Has anyone tried it? I'm afraid it will get mushed/melted/destroyed or confiscated by Homeland Security (since the post office is really security conscious now).


Pffft, they're not that freaked out about soap.  I've been mailing soap the entire time I've been selling it online through the Post Office.  I just make sure to package it so if they drop it, it doesn't dent the soap.  You should be fine Smiley
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