How Do You Measure Shea Butter?

Hey ladies. For those of you who use shea butter, I was wondering how you measure it? As in, do you melt it first, then measure, or pack it unmelted into measuring spoons? Or do you weigh it? I hear people saying they used so and so many tablespoons or ounces of shea butter for various recipes, but they never explain exactly how they get that measurement.

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I used to use a measuring spoon using unmelted shea butter. Now I use a digital pocket scale that I purchased on ebay for less than $10. Most of the recipes that I use now use gram measurements.
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All of my recipes are by weight, and I prefer to work in grams also.

When I make my whipped shea butter or soap, I scoop it into my bowl while its on my scale, add my other oils and then melt it.
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