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    Had my lip balm on display at an outdoor event in the heat and it has gone grainy is there a way to rescue it?
    Liz
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    Did you put Shea Butter in your Lip Balms?
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    • #3
      sorry im no help im just starting out on making these myself

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      • #4
        It was likely to have been one of the butters becoming only partially melted and then setting again.

        The only way I can think of is to scrape all the balm out of the containers (problem if you have in sticks) then put it in a bowl.

        Slowly heat it up to about 75°C and hold it for 20 - 30 mins then repot.
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        • #5
          Yes they do have shea butter in them. Can I warm the tubes to try and remove the balm?
          Liz
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          • #6
            I guess it depends how much heat the tubes will stand....but if you're using Shea Butter you probably need to make sure the oils and butters are kept at a constant temperature for 30 minutes or more - I do it in a microwave at 50% and keep an eye on it...this seems to do the trick and stop the Shea crystalising (whih is the graininess)...

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            • #7
              Bath-Bomb.Com agrees: I agree....Shea butter is notorious for crystalising when exposed to extreme heat or cold...

              Does this happen also in CP soap - using shea butter?? If it heats up to gel stage while in teh wooden loaf molds will it crystalize in the soap and stay that way?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by cosmic grammie View Post
                Bath-Bomb.Com agrees: I agree....Shea butter is notorious for crystalising when exposed to extreme heat or cold...

                Does this happen also in CP soap - using shea butter?? If it heats up to gel stage while in teh wooden loaf molds will it crystalize in the soap and stay that way?
                Shea butter crystalizes when it is exposed to extreme heat and it is not stirred when cooling. This does not affect CP nor HP soap.
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