Shea, cocoa and mango butter are wonderful ingredients but not everyone is familiar with them. Here are some rules of engagement.
1. They react to cold and heat
Shea, cocoa and mango butter are heat sensitive. Keep them out of direct heat and definitely don’t microwave them or the mixture will liquefy.
Likewise, you’ll notice they are a bit firmer in the winter (but not at all tough and still very spreadable!)
2. Texture varies
All of our whips are soft and spreadable, but there are small variations in texture depending on which butters are in the base. For example, our raw shea whips (Lavender, Peppermint, Unscented and Lemongrass) are our thickest. Our mango whips (Whipped Mango, Coconut Lime) have the silkiest texture, and our cocoa whips (Whipped Cocoa, Mocha Latte, Ice Cream, Cocoa Shea, Olive Oil Whipped Cocoa) melt fastest upon contact with skin.
3. Scented, but not perfume
Our butters smell incredible because we use essential oils, which are non-synthetic and plant-derived, to scent them. But essential oils are not perfumes and aren’t designed to have the same intensity. Still, our customers often get compliments from strangers about how good they smell. ????????
4. Mango butter doesn’t smell like mango
It’s a bummer but mango butter does not smell like mango. It comes from the seed of the fruit, not the flesh, and has a slight, leafy/green smell.
5. Whipped butter reduces inflammation as well as moisturizes
Shea, cocoa and mango butter don’t just soften skin, they reduce inflammation from bug bites, eczema, psoriasis and extreme dryness.
We hope this clears up some of the mystery around whipped butter! Enter coupon code YUMMY for 20% off your next order.