Have you received a beard butter in the mail recently that's not quite the consistency you expected? Kept your tin in the bathroom or a warm room and had it go grainy on you? Relax, this is perfectly normal for a natural product like the kind you'd order from us at Full Moon Gardens, and we're here to help you learn why this happens and what you can do about it.
Butters used in beauty products, like the mango and shea used in our beard butter, have a very low melting point. They can often change consistency from a solid balmy, butter-like texture to a pure liquid, or somewhere in between, when shipped during warm parts of the year, when left in a box on your porch for most of the day, or even when left in a space (like your bathroom!) that regularly heats them up above their melting point. As these butters slowly cool down and form into their buttery, waxy-like consistency they can turn grainy or gritty. This is a normal, expected behavior of these products and has no impact at all on the quality or benefits of the ingredients in your new purchase. Essentially, what you are seeing and feeling is the various fatty acids and different ingredients in the butter cooling and solidifying at different temperatures, causing the texture inconsistencies, ending in the grainy product.
No need to fret though, there are a number of easy ways you can handle this on your own from home! Firstly, you can simply use the butter as is in it's grainy state and enjoy the quality ingredients no matter their form. This is the easiest way to proceed and to start enjoying your butter right away. Sometimes though, you already know that it's so hot outside that you know the package you are about to open has melted the butter down to a liquid state? This is also easy to fix! Simply pop the container into the refrigerator for 1-2 hours to quickly cool it and you will avoid the whole grainy and gritty state as it re-solidifies. Having the ingredients cool quickly to a lower temperature vs slowly at room temperature is the key in solving your gritty textures!
What can you do though if you've already opened your beard butter container and see it's solidified into a grainy state that you aren't happy with? This one is also easy, thought will take just a few minutes of your time. You can simply remove all the butter from the metal tin it arrived in and place the ingredients in a microwave safe container. Heat the beard butter on low heat in 30 second intervals until just melted all the way through. The amount of butter in our product tins usually needs around 60 seconds total heating time to be fully melted. Make sure you use a low temperature to preserve the integrity of the fragrance and so you don't burn your butters. Once your product is fully melted you can pour it directly back into the tin it arrived to you in (careful though, that butter will be hot and can burn you!) and you can place that tin in the fridge for a few hours until the consistency is solid again. If you don't have a microwave you can also place the tin directly in a toaster oven on low until the contents liquify, or even place the tin on a cookie rack over boiling water on the stove as indicated in the picture, then place the entire tin back into the fridge while it solidifies up again for you. Again, keep an eye on it and remove the tin from heat once it's completely melted to avoid any burning.
If you have any further questions on how to handle your gritty or grainy butter, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at Full Moon Gardens for one on one support and we'd be happy to walk you through the steps needed to make sure you're happy with your purchase. We hope between the ideas of simply using it as is, microwaving it, putting it in the toaster oven, over boiling water on the stove, or straight into the fridge if it arrived on a warm day you will enjoy how the butters and oils help the texture of your beard and keep the skin underneath clean and conditioned.
We hope you enjoy how our products make your beard and skin feel, and reach out to us at Info@FullMoonGardens.us if you still need further help.