I'm brand new to the forum but not to homemade body products, I've mixed for years. (Oh, I'm new to soap though, I start soaping next week!).
Anyway, I'm working on new recipes, really honing them for the market instead of just myself. I've made lots of whipped body butter before but I've never used cocoa or Shea butter. My blends were always coconut oil with a few other carrier oils like Grapeseed and avocado. Perfect for locking in moisture right after a shower. I have SUPER dry skin so this was perfect for me.
Anyway my question is about the consistency of your whipped body butters when you use cocoa and shea. With only coconut oil I find it melts to nothing on contact. No way it would hold up in transit. But with the cocoa and Shea it is like margarine you get in a tub. I can actually scoop it out and it holds its shape, but melts with ease. It firmed up to this consistency after being allowed to sit and settle at room temp for the night. Oh, I also added just a hint of beeswax in hopes of adding some firmness and raising the melting temp.
I'm just wondering if this is pretty much the consistency you can expect when using cocoa and shea for whipped body butter or if I've actually nailed my ratios and chill/blend times. Yay! I'm curious because I've never seen this consistency mentioned before.