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rparrny

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So I decided to give kokum butter a try and ordered 5 pounds. I find that it takes forever to melt in my warmed oils. Is this butter sensitive like shea or can I get more aggressive with the melting...it's driving me nuts.
 

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I would handle Kokum like you would coco butter. One word of caution if you are using it for anything other than soap you will need to temper it. Kokum loves to bloom and get almost a fluffy texture to it. It will not bother you in soap, but in lotion balms, lip balms etc it will bloom (grow). I gave up trying to use it in balm type products after having problems even with a good temper
 

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Ditto everything Carolyn said^^^. I love kokum. It's a staple ingredient in my shave soap formula, body butter and one of my lip balms.


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I would handle Kokum like you would coco butter. One word of caution if you are using it for anything other than soap you will need to temper it. Kokum loves to bloom and get almost a fluffy texture to it. It will not bother you in soap, but in lotion balms, lip balms etc it will bloom (grow). I gave up trying to use it in balm type products after having problems even with a good temper
when you say bloom, you mean it get bigger/fluffier? I use it in body butter and a night serum, the only thing I do is use a double boiler to melt. I never seen it grow. Gosh I hope I am doing this right.
 

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Yep it will grow...I do love the feel of kokum butter, and with a good temper I have not had it bloom in my lip balm
 

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Yep it will grow...I do love the feel of kokum butter, and with a good temper I have not had it bloom in my lip balm
I have used in lip balm and never had this happen. Good to know because if it ever happens I will know why. Thanks.:cool:
 
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