1. Feb 20, 2017 #1

    eclecticsprint

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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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    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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    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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