what am I doing wrong?

shay8916shay8916 Registered Users Posts: 11
Today I made whipped Shea butter using of course Shea butter, almond oil, coconut oil and a little of aloe vera gel for moisture. the consistency is like butter. it just wont stop melting. I followed my friends recipe and her's came out like whipped Shea butter. mines was a flop.smh:confused::confused::scratch::scratch:

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  • CeriCeri Registered Users Posts: 142
    How hot is it in your home? If it's too hot the whipped butter can deflate and even start to pool in the container. That's just part of working with coconut oil and butters in the summer.angry9: If you can get it to whip up nice, but it's just too hot right now, try keeping it in the fridge.

    As soon as my whipped butters touch my skin they start melting on contact even in the winter, thats normal. But during the summer I usually just switch to a nice after shower oil instead of the whipped butter and use my lotion later on if I need something more.

    If thats not the case, then maybe you just added a little too much of the almond oil or the aloe vera gel. A good rule of thumb for whipped butters is:

    80% butter
    20% oil

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