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Grainy Lip Butter???


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What would cause this recipe to go grainy after a few days? It still melts into your lips but its somewhat grainy when it goes on. Did I do something wrong when I created the recipe? When I first made it it melted right into your lips with a nice smooth creamy feel. I thought at first it was the sweetener I added perhaps not getting it mixed all the way but its happening to some of the ones I didn't add sweetener to as well.

37.5% Mango Butter

25% Sweet Almond Butter

25% Avocado Oil

12.5% Beeswax

Flavor Oil

Sweetener is optional

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I think it's probably your percentage of mango butter... it's crystalizing on you? My lip balms usually stay very smooth and creamy, but I played with my last batch and really upped the amount of mango butter.... and now it's a little bit gritty as well, but it still melts on contact. You can try decreasing the mango and increasing the beeswax - that may work.

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Mango will go grainy if you do not temper it...by this I mean once it's melted continue heating on lowest temp for 5 or so more minutes...I do this in my micro...

melt my butters in 1 minute increments (at a 7 setting) until liquified...then switch to low and continue heating

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I'm not sure I've never done it...also don't know how the FO and other ingredients would react...special concern about the FO depending on it's flash point and how high you re-heat...guess you could try it on low all the way through and keep a close eye on it.

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