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lauradp

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Dear RainForestChica, I love all your oils and butters! Especially the DIY Whipped Body Butter is amazing! I wonder whether there is a way to change the consistency of the final product. No matter if I make it in the winter or in the summer it always comes out a bit too hard. How to make it softer? More oils? Less of the hardest butters? If so which percentages? Perhaps a different preparation/whipping process? Additionally, what fragrances could we add? What fragrance do you think would fit nicely with the oils and butters? Thanks!!!!
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Hi Laura,
We could customize a mix for you. Both ways would work: more of the soft butters or more oil. Do you whip it until it is about double of the initial volume?

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Also I only use essential oils. I avoid other fragrances as they are not totally safe. I do use perfumes and some sprays for the house, but for my butters and oils I avoid, I like keeping my products as pure as possible.
I really like lavender and grapefruit essential oils, but there are many out there and some great blends. 

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Hi Chrys,
Actually I am not sure about the volume, probably I have not whipped enough.  I will have to pay more attention next time! I watched again your “How to whip –Rainforest Chica Whipped Hair Butter Kit” video on youtube and you do mention the volume point, I had missed it! With other butters and oils I use for DIY projects (e.g. cocoa, shea, almond oil) the final product remains softer no matter the whipping process length  but perhaps these butters need to go through a different whipping.
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Actually cocoa is very hard, so if your mixes with it have been good, it is probably because you use more oils and shea. Maybe my whipped butter needs more oil. I will try. I keep my office and my home really warm, so I may be basing my recipes on the temperature I keep my places. I actually don't really whip my own personal butters anymore. Did you get my private message?
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Basically the consistency I get is a bit harder than your stretch marks butter and your summer lips balm. After I whip, my butter is fluffy but then it solidifies and stays super solid -> it is still an amazing product, of much superior quality than most commercial finished products in my opinion, but not what I would consider a "whipped" body butter. Please keep me posted on your experiments, I will do the same :-)
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