Storing Items the Smart Way

How To Store Your Handmade Bath And Body Products In A Storage Unit

by Timmothy Pena

You may have decided to sell handmade bath and body products, or perhaps the demand from your customers has gotten so great that you have run out of room at your home to store them. You may have thought of renting a self storage unit to keep the excess products you have created, and this is a good idea, as long as you package and store them properly. How do you store your bath and body products to keep in a storage unit? Here are a few simple tips to help you out.

Cold-Process Soap

The majority of storage units are climate controlled and are good at keeping the units at a cooler temperature and keeping out any moisture. If you plan to keep your cold-process soap in a storage unit until it sells, let it cure the maximum time of at least 6 weeks once you take it out of the mold to ensure the bar is hard and much of the water has evaporated. If you are curing the soap in the storage unit, make sure your curing racks are near an air vent or at least in a well-ventilated area of the unit to prevent the soap from developing orange spots on them from the excess moisture not escaping.

You can store them on large baking racks or display racks that allow a lot of air to circulate around them. If possible, make sure the rack is either stainless steel or coated metal to prevent the soap from becoming rusty. Once the soap is cured, you can store them in plastic containers as long as you leave the lid off or in cardboard boxes for long term storage.

Bath Bombs

Bath bombs need to be kept dry, as any kind of moisture can make them fizz when you don't want them to. You can store them in a storage unit as long as you keep them in a warm, dry space and within an air-tight container. It is a good idea to wrap them in plastic wrap first to help seal out any moisture that might end up touching them. You may also store them in glass jars and the jars can help catch any crumbles that might occur.

Lotions and Balms

Lotions and other water based body products may grow bacteria or mold if you haven't used a preservative. When you are storing your lotion, you need to keep it pretty cool, so your storage unit really needs to have a temperature controlled environment. You can keep them in a cardboard box or plastic storage container as long as the unit itself isn't too hot or moisture filled.