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I do HP soap and my demand is getting a little out of hand.  I seem to be going from pot to pot on the stove.  Can your oil heater do the same thing as my stove does?

Answer:

We see this dilemma so often from HP people who want to produce a quantity of soap efficiently.  About the only way to get HP out of a pot is to pour or dip it out. With our 15 Gallon Oil/Wax Heater, you would have to dip it out. This would be very slow, time consuming and messy.  To the best of our knowledge, no one makes a pot with a way to heat and pour out of for HP soap. The only option would be a steam kettle that would run several thousands of dollars at the minimum. Even this does not solve the problem – it would only delay it.

 

One person can heat and stir about 3 batches of HP soap a day. You could have several kettles but you would be running back and forth between molds and pots, etc. By this time, you were doing all of this, you could be easily pouring 1000 lbs of soap in 7 to 8 hours (by yourself) if you were doing the CP method. And, you would be expending a whole lot less energy doing so.

 

If you want to produce quality soap in quantity and produce in just a few hours what it otherwise would have taken all day to produce using the HP method,  then you need to go to CP soap.

 

In this day and age when energy costs are also critical, you would save on energy costs with the CP method in that the soap provides its own saponification heat.

 

Additionally, the  overall cost of molds is less. Cutting is a whole lot faster and labor in general is about 1/2 to 1/3 less. Quality of base oils is better as you are not over cooking them.

 

Most importantly, however, health-wise, you would not be standing around breathing cooking oil and lye fumes all day.

 

Just some thoughts to think about!

 

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Ron, to answer your question as to why I need to make HP soap.....I have so little time to fill orders. My large customers give me no time at all. I generally only have a week with large customers.

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We used to have over, 450 accounts, ocean to ocean and always managed to deliver in a couple days. You have to watch that the customer does not end up running your business. There is always a way. I will tell you this, and I am trying to help you. The way you are operating is extremely rare. It is costing you time, money and I am guessing, a lot of stress.
 
Standardize your scents, limit them to a certain quantity. By doing this, you increase your buy volume and lower your Cost Of Goods Sold. For special scents or blends, publish your wait time clearly and always beat that time. Never deliver late, if you can help it, that is worse than giving them a longer time frame. Have everything needed for the completion of the order ready, when the soap is ready, labels, boxes, packing, etc.
 
For hotels, we used to negotiate, 6 month, 1 year contracts. They told us how many of each scent they wanted based on their previous sales for each quarter of the year. We would produce that amount and 5% to 10% more, having all ready in plenty of time. We would deliver on time and if they needed a little more, we had it available. Any extra was stocked until the next order, so we never really had more than a little over.
 
It all takes a little planning but in the end, you take far less time, pay far less in raw materials and are not, "Under the Gun" all the time. Usually, the customer in the end, is actually able to pay less; because the orderly way the product is produced and sold, is a savings to both of you. You are therefore more competitive. Your customer in the end will spend less time ordering, paying for orders, accounting, etc.

 

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