I am running into an issue with an oil based pomade that I have been working on. No matter what I do, I end up with little wax crystals, balls, grains, gel pebbles (not sure what to call it).
- Petroleum - 56%
- Beeswax - 20%
- Coconut Oil - 10%
- Castor Oil - 10%
- Hemp Seed Oil - 4%
I have heated the beeswax up to 93.3 C. I ensure all solids have melted. I usually keep it on the heat for about 20 minutes. I add the petroleum and coconut oil at this stage as well. I turn the heat off and add in the castor oil and hemp seed oil. Stir and pour into my container at 62.8 C.
The next day when I scoop it out, I can feel little gel pebbles in the pomade that do melt down when I rub my hands together. Based off of my process and ingredients, can anyone identify what may be causing this?
There is little information online. The information I have read is all over the place. The only thing I have found that makes was found on this link
Is it possible the oils are causing this?