(Closed) How to prevent coconut oil getting hard in my body scrub?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Busy bee

Will you be using it in the shower? If you are then it will melt from the steam and heat so it would be perfect to use then

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Heat! You can either rely on it to re-melt from the heat of the shower, or, if you’re keeping it in a heat resistant jar, just run hot water over the outside for a little bit. You might also want to stir the scrub after the oil has melted, to re-incorporate the ingredients. 

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

The heat in the shower will help also did you melt the coconut first when you made? I know when I make mine I heat it up enough to melt and also put jobjob oil and vitamin e oil just a touch of each in mine and it stays pretty soft 

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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willy22 :  It will I also make my own conditioner with coconut oil both are in mason jars and my conditioner is bit harder, what I do is before use the conditioner I hold the jar under the stream of water of course with lid on upside down, as soon it warms up a bit it plops down and then I unscrew lid and use 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

Coconut oil is a solid at room temp and melts at slightly above standard room temperature (76 degrees farenheit).  So, if you keep your home on the cooler side, it will be a solid at room temp.  However, that also means that it will melt with your normal body temp.  So, either scoop it out as a solid and let the heat from your hands melt it slightly to make it more usable or keep it in a room that is warmer than the rest of your house (i.e. the bathroom when you shower or if you have cabinets above your stovetop etc.).  Otherwise, buy fractionated coconut oil instead of the extra virgin coconut oil like you would find in the cooking aisle or find another recipe that incorporates oils that stay liquid at room temp.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

I have a homemade coconut oil sugar scrub that I keep in the shower and mine has gone solid, too, but when I want to use it I just scoop some out solid and let it melt a bit in my hands before using it and it works great!

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