Captex SBE or ButterEZ (INCI Caprylic/capric/stearic triglycerides) in our products is as a thickener. It can be used in place of a butter in your products or you can combine it with a butter or oil to thicken it or reduce grains. I think the most amazing thing it can do is create a butter from our oils. We've seen this happen with Lipidthix, but there's some potential for grains with that product. (Click here for that post...)
I've found that using about 25% is ideal for making something that feels like a proper butter. I've heated and held it, then cooled it to create a butter that is whippable into this wonderful whipped butter! It feels really nice on your skin, and it will melt on contact with your skin the way something like shea butter or mango butter will melt. You can use this butter anywhere you would use any other butter - in a whipped butter, a lotion bar, a lotion, hair conditioner, and so on.
I'm adding 0.5% Vitamin E to this recipe so any short lived oils will have some protection against quick rancidity. It is optional.
CREATING A BUTTER WITH EZ/CAPTEX SBE
74.5% oil of choice
25% Butter EZ/Captex SBE
0.5% Vitamin E
Heat the oil and ButterEZ/Captex SBE together in a heat proof container. Hold at 70˚C to allow all the fatty acids to completely melt. Remove from the heat, add Vitamin E, and allow to cool.
whipped butter, I suggest putting it in the fridge or freezer to cool quickly, then remove and whip until it's lovely and fluffy. (I get the cute swirl on the top of my whipped butters by using a 1M cake decorating tip with a piping bag.)
Try using this butter you create in your lotion bars as the main butter. It's interesting to see what something like a rice bran oil butter brings to a lotion bar compared to using cocoa, mango, or shea butter.