Thursday, October 13, 2016

Sudz n' Hunni Soaps - Purely Herbal Body Butter - The Packaging Process

I thought it might be fun to share the process of packaging my handmade body butters with you today.  Sometimes people look at me like they don't believe what they have in their hands was made by me right down to the packaging.  

One day when I think of it I'll share the making of the body butter process.

To start we have a double batch of Purely Herbal Body Butter.
I use two mixing containers for a double batch because it's easier for me to thoroughly mix in the last ingredients in smaller containers than one large one.  This gets pretty thick toward the end.

I have my scale set up and ready to use as well as my sanitized jars and a few extra bottles I like to use for testers.  I mostly use jars for the body butters I sell, they have nice wide mouths and are easy to fill and weigh as I go.

After filling and weighing each jar the caps go on.

The labeling process comes next.  I've designed all my labels using ONLINELABELS.COM labels and software.  Sometimes I need to make adjustments to my labels like adding or subtracting an ingredient or changing the weight.  Since I've been doing this for several years most of the "design process" has already been done for me.  

Now the jars and bottles have their labels and the jars will need to have shrink wrap added to them.  Shrink wrap helps keep people from opening your jars before they've purchased them.  It's kind of a "safety seal".

Here are the jars with the shrink wraps on them waiting for me to get my heat gun and let the shrinking begin.

Sometimes making body butters and other handmade products seems like a long process but the finished product is definitely worth it!  If you are interested in purchasing any of my body butter or soaps you can contact me on Facebook at Sudz n' Hunni Soaps and it's finally cool enough in Arizona to ship these again!

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