I have been making body butter for the last year and have really liked it until lately. My cocoa butter has been crystallizing and making little beads in my butter. They melt right away when you rub it on your skin but I don't like the texture of the finished product. It only happens on some of my batches. The only thing that has changed is the season from warm to cold and I am now using some Jojoba oil in the recipe. I read somewhere that you need to heat it slowly to avoid this so I used my double broiler to make my last 3 batches and they were all crystallized. ugh! :roll: Also, I put them in the fridge to cool slightly so the mica floats and doesn't sink to the bottom. Does anyone know what's causing this????? Thanks so much!!!!!! UPDATE: Thank you so much for all of your help!!!!! I made my body butter using the butter-ez and by heating the shea and cocoa butters separately and keeping them at the temps and times you recommended. I also added corn starch to this batch. I then put them in the fridge to cool....They are smooth like butter!!!!!...hence the name Body Butter. Thanks for solving the problem. It is sooooooo great to have this forum! You guys rock!