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Old 11-22-2016, 08:22 AM   #1
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Dear All,

Hello from HK !!

I have been making and learning about organic botanical skincare for some time now.

Yet I have not found a solution / answer to why my lipbalm always turns out grainy!!!

Please advise !!

I first melted everything inside microwave , then I added in Titanium Dioxide and Mica To mix in .

Afterwards around under 45degrees, I added the E.O

Then I poured into the lipbalm tube .

After 5 mins, I closed up the lids !

Today I tried my new made lipbalm and it's grainy!!!

Any suggestions will be appreciated!!
Nancy


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Old 11-22-2016, 09:06 AM   #2
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It has been a while since I made lip balm but I always left the caps off longer. I want to say it was at least an hour to be certain the lip balm cooled completely before capping. I'm not sure how much of a difference it made but it always gave me peace of mind.


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Old 11-22-2016, 12:14 PM   #3
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You need to temper the butters you intend to use in lip balms. Here is a helpful blog:

http://intheinterestofannie.blogspot...mango-and.html
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I agree, tempering does seem to help but I have also found that a lot of changes from cold to hot and back again can make it a bit grainy still. Some use Butter Ez and I think WSP sells something similar that is supposed to help with it as well. I haven't tried it myself though.
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Ditto what Shari said^^^. My lip balms would go grainy on me in spite of my having tempered them if they were exposed to any significant temperature changes afterward. Once I started to use ButterEZ from Lotiioncrafter's in my formula, though, I ceased having grainy issues.


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Old 11-23-2016, 10:49 AM   #6
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Thanks guys, I will try another batch for tampered Butter and cap it after it's cooled.


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