Formulating with shea butter can be finicky. Always melt on low heat and once melted keep on the double boiler a little longer. Once you pour into the containers and let them cool down. Put them in the fridge overnight.
Did you know that unrefined shea butter contains more antioxidants, vitamin E &, phytosterols that helps the skin's condition?
The best way to heat shea butter while maintaining its properties is by using a double broiler to avoid overheating. Exceeding 175 degrees F can damage the butter's nutritional qualities, so make sure you're checking the temperature often! Tempering shea butter by using a double boiler along with rapid cooling also avoids graininess.
INCI: Butyrospermum parkii
Country of Origin: Ghana
Melting point: 29 to 34 °C
• Lotions & Creams: 2 - 20 %
• Balms: 5 – 100 %
• Bar Soaps: 5 - 20 %
• Hair Conditioners: 1 – 10 %
Shelf Life: Approximately 2 - 3 years when stored properly.
Caution: Shea butter has naturally occurring latex
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I used in with my balm recipe and found it worked very well. It melts evenly and leaves skin feeling moisturized.
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I found this Shea butter a little less sweet than an organic version I have been getting. The texture is still great, but the smell is a little more dull.
Wasn’t quite sure what to expect but, I was pleasantly surprised. Very nice texture, smells good and will definitely be purchasing again and again. GOOD STUFF!!!!!!