Love your hand-crafted Karité Organics Nature Smart™ skin care products and take care of them, as they take care of you! Store them at room temperature between 68F to 77F (20C to 25C) away from air, moisture, heat & sun and remove them from your vehicle when parked outdoors. At very low temperatures your products may harden which is perfectly natural – just scoop a small amount and melt it in between your palms before applying.
Our hand-crafted products are designed to melt at body temperature and use skin superfoods such as raw, unrefined, organic Shea butter. Shea butter is a tropical butter accustomed to a warm, mild climate. This exceptional, long praised beauty ingredient has an unique fatty acid profile extremely rich in oleic, stearic, linoleic and palmitic fatty acids that adds exquisite healing properties and a heavenly smooth texture to our products. Due to its uniqueness, when raw, unrefined, organic Shea butter is exposed to very warm and hot temperatures followed by slow cooling, the fatty acids crystallize into small curds, causing a grainy appearance and texture.
Although this newly acquired quality can be less desirable in a product, it DOES NOT mean that your product has gone bad; this is merely a natural reaction to its storage environment. Once heated or rubbed in between your hands, the crystals blend back in as it they melt into a smooth oil.
By following this simple process you can return your product to its original silky smooth state without affecting the quality of the product.
Step 1. Remove the product from the original container and place it in a double boiler.
Step 2. Melt on medium-low heat until completely liquified.
Step 3. Pour it back into the container, cover and place in the freezer for 1 hour. Remove and allow it to adjust to room temperature.
Repeat at many times as needed until the product is gone.