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« on: October 26, 2009 08:13:30 PM »

 I made a hair butter concoction yesterday and was wondering how long it typically takes for your body butter or all over butter to solidify??

 I know it has to do with what types of oils and butter you used but just generally??

and do you put it in the fridge or leave it at room temp??

this is the one of MANY batches that I have made-tweaking my recipe and all this batch took a day to set where as others took a few hours..
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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2009 09:00:53 PM »

I had this happen once with a body butter; took like 18 hours to set. It was fine when it did set, but honestly I have no idea why it took so long. Barometric pressure? Too much Whitney Houston?
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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2009 01:43:02 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2009 10:43:54 PM »

girl! What did you put in it? I have one that takes a couple hours to set...
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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2009 04:15:40 AM »

girl! What did you put in it? I have one that takes a couple hours to set...

nothing weird and no beeswax-which may be my 'hardening' issue

lets see

coconut oil,shea butter-refined,cocoa butter,olive oil,almond oil..probably in that order from greatest to least..its a tie between coconut oil and shea butter..

and girl..its heavenly..
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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2009 03:32:06 PM »

mmm! If it doesn't get as hard as you want you could re-melt and add some palm stearic (stearic acid). I use 15% in my body butters for a nice soft solid texture and whip it with a stick blender.
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« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2009 06:28:36 PM »

seems all good today..yesterday it was solid but today its all perfect..

I did an experiment-one in the fridge then after solid taken out to room temp and one just the room temp..both at this point are identical as far as color AND texture..

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