Q.Can Shea Butter Be Melted?
There are many people who have just discovered the benefits of Shea butter, and are going out of their way to get the most out of it. Typically, Shea butter is used as a base for manufacturing of cosmetics. This ensures that the end product has a wonderful vanilla-like aroma, and is also moisturizing. However, there are others who prefer to use the Shea butter as it is. The problem with this is that it’s usually hard in its natural form, and can therefore be difficult to use.
The typical approach to solving this problem is melting the Shea butter and then applying it in your hair or other parts of your body. Fortunately, this is not a complicated process. However, there is a risk that you will overdo it, ending up with a product that is almost burnt and therefore unusable. As long as you are careful, you will likely get the results you expected.
You can melt Shea butter at home. To do this, you need a hot water bath at a temperature between 140 degrees and 160 degrees Fahrenheit. You can then place the Shea butter in a Ziploc bag, and then place it in the water bath. The goal is to prevent water from seeping into the bag.
With time, the Shea butter will start melting, but you should maintain the temperature of the water as stated so that the process is fast. Once boiled, you can then remove it from the hot water bath and add fragrances if you wish to.