Grainy lipbalm

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  1. Nov 22, 2016 #1

    nanzclaire

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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
     
  2. Nov 22, 2016 #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.
     
  3. Nov 22, 2016 #3

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  4. Nov 22, 2016 #4

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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.
     
  5. Nov 22, 2016 #5

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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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  6. Nov 23, 2016 #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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