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Old 07-23-2012, 03:08 PM   #52
lady1gryphon
 
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The key to keeping your Shea butter or mango butter from becoming grainy is to use slow low indirect heat. When the butter is heated too quickly and at a high temperature it will cause the butter to turn grainy. Using the microwave can be a little tricky because it heats unevenly and hot spots can occur. The double boiler option would be a great choice to melt your butter. Heating the butter no higher 175 degrees and no longer than 20 minutes will keep it smooth. I hope that helps.
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