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Grainy Shea Butter: Why It Happens and How to Fix It

If you've been using Shea butter, you may have noticed something unusual - sometimes, Shea butter can take on a grainy texture, which can lead to some rather intriguing questions: "Why is my Shea butter grainy?" "What causes Shea butter to become grainy?" and "Is there a way to fix grainy Shea butter?" Let's unpack these questions together, as we explore why this transformation happens and what you can do about it. Why is My Shea Butter Grainy? The answer lies in the complex composition of raw Shea butter. Shea butter is made up of various fatty acids, each with its own melting point. When Shea butter is heated and then cools down slowly, the different fats can solidify at...

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