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Old 02-20-2017, 04:49 PM   #1
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Lately when I make body butters they have a gritty texture. I normally incorporate stearic acid into my recipe. The batch I made prior to yesterday, I used beeswax.

I made one 4oz jar yesterday and put 1 tablespoon beeswax, texture not so great.

The 2nd batch I didn't beeswax and now my recipe is smooth and creamy. I would like to add a thickener to my formula, any suggestions.

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Old 02-20-2017, 04:55 PM   #2
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You can make a whipped body butter without adding stearic acid or beeswax.


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Old 02-20-2017, 05:18 PM   #3
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Any of my anhydrous (all oil) body butters or salves tend to get grainy after a while. Which is why I switched to making emulsified body butters like this one: http://swiftcraftymonkey.blogspot.ca...dy-butter.html
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1 Tablespoon of beeswax in 4 ounces seems like a lot to me. Possibly your beeswax cooled when it was added and the graininess is bits of beeswax?
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I've only had body butter get grainy if it melts and then re-solidifies. Are you sure this isn't your problem? Is it near a sunny window maybe?
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Beeswax made my body butter grainy too, I'll never use it again. Your butters, some coconut oil and a liquid oil is all you need to make a nice creamy whipped butter.
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Old 09-14-2017, 09:36 PM   #7
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Cocoa butter has varying hardness based on how it's heated and cooled. Look up 'tempering chocolate' for an idea what I mean. I've never seen it confirmed, but it certainly stands to reason that other nut butters would do the same thing.

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