Body Butter Care - Summer Disclaimer
We are dedicated to keeping our products 100% natural and free of harmful synthetic chemicals. We do not use synthetic stabilizers and we do not formulate our body butter with beeswax. As a result, our natural products packaged in amber glass jars are sensitive to temperature changes. During hot weather, products may soften or even melt in transit as they sit in warm mail trucks and mailboxes.
We use protective packaging in the heat of summer, so most products do make their journey safely. Unfortunately, melting is a natural reaction to heat and we have no control over the conditions during transit or delivery. In an effort to be as transparent about our ingredients and methods as well as to educate and better equip you, our wonderful customers, below are some tips and tricks to keep your body butter SOLID!
WHY DOES THE MELTING PROBLEM EXIST?
One of my biggest challenges as a formulator of natural skincare products is controlling the effect of the outside temperature. Many commercial products contain phthalates to stabilize and maintain viscosity (thickness), cocamide DEA, MEA to thicken, stabilize and emulsify, petroleum-based oils and waxes to thicken and stabilize, and other additives to ensure that their products maintain the same consistency through all temperature variations. Our natural organic products do not contain these or any other synthetic additives.
WHAT TO DO ABOUT MELTING
On sunny or warm days it is best to refrigerate before opening the jars. If you open items, check if melting has occurred, they may spill out and make a mess! The quality and healing properties of our products are not affected by melting.
Body Butters: Place it in the refrigerator. The melting will not affect the quality of the whipped butter as a great moisturizer, but the whipped consistency will change. It will become more like a body balm. Whipping the butter adds tiny air bubbles (just like whipping cream) that increase the size, lightens the density, and change the texture, making the butter light and fluffy. If a whipped product melts, the air bubbles collapse, and the volume decreases. So although the jar was filled to the top, if the butter melts, there will be less volume in the container. The container may actually look half full.
WHAT WE ARE DOING TO HELP THE PROBLEM
During hot weather, we do our best to protect our products from melting in transit.
We check every product before it is packed for shipping
We wrap our delicate products in bubble wrap or another padding to add another layer of insulation
As a result, most products shipped in hot weather arrive without melting. But please understand, there is no way that we can ship products and completely control the high heat temperatures of summer, trucks, and mailboxes.