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« on: December 15, 2009 09:44:17 AM »

So I made http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=181837.0 and I just used 8 oz instead of 4 and 6oz instead of 3, and well even after its been in the living room for a while its still like a rock as in pressing hard doesn't even really make a dent in it... Is there anything I can add to make it softer? I used unrefined cocoa butter if that makes any difference apart from the smell...
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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2009 03:11:31 PM »

I'm on my phone, internet is down so I can't look at the recipe, but try re-melting it and adding some liquid oil. Cocoa butter is so hard you really have to dfactor that in, it's hard to predict the finished product
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2009 06:49:39 PM »

so you doubled it all..yes,remelting it and adding maybe some oil to it just a tad and it should be more 'loose'..

perhaps whipping more air into it when they are melted could loosen it a tad but like maremare said cocoa butter is a tough cookie Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2009 04:31:23 AM »

I found some olive oil my Dad got from Boots, that should do the trick Smiley It says the sell by date is 05/2009, is it still okay to use?
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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2009 07:47:07 AM »

I would smell it, if it smells rancid don't use it. No point in wasting your other ingredients by using rancid oil, but otherwise it should be fine! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2009 01:14:11 PM »

I dunno how rancid olive oil smells so I bought a new little 70ml bottle (Actually it just came to me that I could compare the smells of the old and the new bottle and see...) How much should I put in? I was thinking of putting most of the bottle in (I made two doubled up tubs, so all together I made 28 oz), and then using the rest with some left over cocoa butter and having it as a lip balm...
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