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  • What floral water best neutralises the smell of Shea butter ? Also what mixer can I use (DIY)

    Posted by Sel on September 12, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    Hi guys, I’m new to all of this so would love if you can advise me on the questions above. 

    Thanks
    Sel
    belassi replied 8 years, 8 months ago 5 Members · 8 Replies
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  • MakingSkincare

    Member
    September 13, 2015 at 10:10 am

    Floral waters would not be appropriate to neutralise odour.  I would suggest that you contact a perfumer instead so they can blend something specific or else use deodorized shea butter. 

  • Sel

    Member
    September 19, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    Hi Making Skincare, thanks for your suggestions. 

    However, if i use a perfumer will I still be able to class the shea butter as organic ? in other words  whats the best method to use to get rid of the nutty smell and for its natural properties to remain.
    Thanks
  • Microformulation

    Member
    September 19, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    Why do you assume that masking it’s smell will remove it’s “natural properties?”

    Using Essential oils to fragrance/mask still complys with the standards.

    The “myth” that deodorizing Shea butter somehow decreases its benefits is just that, a myth.

  • MarkBroussard

    Member
    September 19, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    @Sel:

    Deodorizing Organic Shea Butter will not affect its organic certification, it will still be organic.  If you don’t want to use deodorized Shea Butter, why don’t you consider working with fragrance oils that will complement the fragrance of Shea Butter.
    You can purchase Refined Organic Shea Butter that has virtually no scent from J Edwards International.
  • Sel

    Member
    September 29, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    hi, Thanks for your response, I didn’t assume i just was not 100 per cent sure

  • belassi

    Member
    September 30, 2015 at 12:48 am

    Mark’s note is very apt. When I began, shea was one of my first ingredients and I bought several kilos of organic shea butter. There was no problem and the product worked fine, but it was a total pain having to melt it, maintain temperature in fluid form while all the crap settled out, then decant and filter before use. There are an awful lot of impurities in “organic” shea. Use it as it comes and your product will be full of muck. These days I use purified shea.

  • Sel

    Member
    October 6, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    Hi Belassi,  Thanks for your comment.  When you say organic shea butter, where did you get your supply from.

    Also how do you purify shea better ?
    Thank you 
  • belassi

    Member
    October 7, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    I bought mine from an outlet in the USA that imports it from a co-op in Ghana. To purify it you have to melt it and filter it.

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