Thursday, January 9, 2014

Ingredient: Using CaptexSBE/ButterEZ to reduce grains in your products

As I mentioned yesterday, one of the main applications of Captex SBE/ButterEZ (INCI Caprylic/capric/stearic triglycerides) is as a way of reducing grains in our butters. It's simple to use it in this capacity, and once mixed up, you can use it as you would any butter.

UNREFINED SHEA BUTTER WITH CAPTEX SBE/BUTTER EZ
80% shea butter
20% Captex SBE/ButterEZ

Weigh all ingredients in a heaproof container and put into a double boiler to melt. Remember to get the temperature above 70˚C so all the fatty acids melt. Remove from the heat and place in the freezer for about 20 minutes or so, depending upon how much you've melted. Remove from the freezer and put into a product or storage container until you want to use it. Enjoy.

Yep, it really is that easy. And it's something you can do with any butter that is annoying you with grains.

Join me tomorrow as we enjoy some formulating with Captex SBE/ButterEZ.

2 comments:

Y. Bruner said...

Hello ! Looking in to makin lip balms that do not go grainy. I just got Butter EZ in the mail. Do I use it at 25% of the amount of betters I use/ or 25% of the entire recipe?

Susan Barclay-Nichols said...

Hi Y! Take a look at this post - Captex SBE - and see what you think!