Heat Resistant Plastic Pouch (Large): These are great for portioning out large batches of oil into smaller, more convenient sizes for later use. These pouches are particularly useful for oils that are solid at room temperature like Coconut and Palm. To re-melt just microwave, or place in a pot of boiling water (being sure the pouch doesn't rest on the bottom of the pan). This size bag holds 7 pounds of oil.
WARNING: If using the stove top heating method make sure the plastic pouch does not come in contact with the bottom or sides of the pot otherwise the plastic will over heat and melt. We recommend using our Double Boiler Maker for this method. These bags should never be placed in an oven or toaster oven. Do not use these bags, or any plastic container, for long term storage of pure fragrance or essential oils.
I absolutely love these bags. I use them to batch oils. I spent a day weighting out and melting oil for individual 5lb batches. It makes life so much easier. If I just want to make a couple batches of soap, all I do is mix up my lye and melt the oils in the microwave. It saves the time of pulling out all the individual oils.
I got these because I needed something to store master-batch recipes for lotion bars, and after my first use, I'm very happy. I thought ahead (and was happy I did!) to get the stainless dipper and stainless pitcher; along with my funnel they made the pouches easy to pour by myself without any accidents or spills.
Half way through pouring I freaked out, thinking about whether they would handle hot beeswax (145-150 degrees), but then calmed down when I remembered you can boil these things, and that water boils at 212 degrees. A temperature reminder in the description would be a plus.
The only reason I didn't rate the pouch as "excellent" is that some extra plastic as a grip space around the edges or even a handle would make pouring even easier. You wouldn't be holding overly warm plastic while trying to pour hot oils. A handle would also be a plus as one is moving filled bags from place to place in the studio or after heating. Some of us have space between microwave and studio.
I have to tell you that these bags have made my soap making sooo much easier. Instead of scraping out coconut oil i simply heat the bag and pour out the desired amount . It really has cut my soaping time!!!!
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