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DIY tips for working with natural butters

From time to time we do have some customers write us asking how to use the butters they have purchased. While we would have hoped they did their home work before purchase, we totally understand the curiosity behind their purchase and are very happy they chose to purchase from us. My first advice will be to do some research on the butter you are tending to purchase as well as the texture of the product you are hoping to achieve. In this blog, I will be giving tips on how to work with natural butters for the best possible outcome.

First of all, if you are looking to manufacture a soft body butter, you will need to be specific about the butter you purchase and how to properly combine them. Although some butters like Shea and Mango are considered relatively soft, the way you mix them up and the oils you incorporate might actually lead to a stiff butter. It is important to do some research by watching DIY video illustration before ordering your target butter. In the same vain, butters that are considered hard and difficult to work with like Kokum and Illipe can actually lead to soft body butters if you know how to properly mix them up. Mixing a soft butter like Shea butter with kokum butter can lead to a soft butter. For simplicity sake, I will suggest the following combinations for the specific results:
Very soft butter: Organic Tamanu and DIY body oil
Kokum butter, Shea butter and DIY body oil
Soft butter: Organic Shea butter, Tamanu butter and DIY body oil
Stiff butter: Mango butter, Cocoa butter, Shea butter and DIY body oil
Very stiff butter: Illipe, Mango, Cocoa butter and DIY body oil
Body balm and massage balm: Organic beeswax, Cocoa butter, Mango butter and DIY body oil

Please note that these are only suggestions, you will need to experiment a bit and follow specific recipes to achieve your desired results. Please stay tuned for more

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