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NameThatCandy

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Hi there,

I want to add shea butter to the soap, can I melt it with all the other solid oil? I remember I read a book that recommend to add the shea butter at trace, can I add it with the other oil?

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I've read multiple topics on whether or not to add at trace... It seems to be as arguable as the gel phase question...

Personally, I use very high % of shea butter and I always melt it with my oils and never hold any oils out for trace. I've never had a problem...but they do say over heating your oils can cause the natural qualities of the oils to be destroyed... Guess my answer doesn't really help any! LOL but thats what I do. :)
 

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thank you for the quick replies.

I probably will do the same like you do. Melt with the other oils and add it the same time.

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Flynn said:
Lane said:
but they do say over heating your oils can cause the natural qualities of the oils to be destroyed
(whatever isn't destroyed by the lye and the heat from gelling. . . .)

but, opinions are like a-holes--everyone's got one! :wink:
Haha, Like I said, it's like the gelling question...To gel or not to gel....
 
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I melt my unrefined shea butter with my other oils, but when I do so, I melt about half the oils in pot (shea is always on top) and then take it off the heat so it can finish melting the oils/butter based on the heat already in it. And it does all melt.
 

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