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Sandy texture to body butters?

I've made butters consisting of both cocoa and shea butters, but after a few days, the butter becomes sandy and starts to crumble? Does anyone know why and how to prevent it?

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Grainy Feeling in Body Butter
by: KyleyGr

Hi there,

Cocoa butter can sometimes feel sandy. It helps to cook it for about 20 minutes - without boiling it, just warming it gently, to reduce some of that grainy feeling.

I've never had a body butter crumble, so I can only guess at the problem. Could it be that you're not using enough liquid carrier oil such as apricot kernel or jojoba? Or could you have an inferior quality of cocoa or shea butter? I can't think of anything else off the top of my head.

I might be able to help more if I knew the recipe you're using... Let me know, and maybe post the recipe. Thanks for posting!

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