Why Do Products Melt in the Heat?
Products become vulnerable to melting after leaving our
shop, just like shops that ship fine chocolates! In very warm
weather some products may soften or melt in transit, sitting in
a hot mailbox or on a warm porch. While we take preventative
measures, melting is a natural reaction to heat that does
not affect the quality or healing properties. Shipping
conditions cannot be controlled, please understand we cannot
be responsible for melted products.
It is best to place products in the refrigerator for at least 2
hours before opening the containers once you receive them.
What we do to minimize melting
- We use more protective packaging during hot weather
- We place ice packs in each package
- We ship on specific days for the shortest travel time.
Whipping adds tiny air bubbles (just like whipping cream) that
lighten the density, change the texture, and increase the
volume, making the butter light and fluffy. Containers are
initially filled to the top with product, however if a whipped
product melts, the air bubbles collapse, the volume is
decreased and the product becomes more condensed.
The product has the same beneficial properties, but if you
prefer the whipped texture, it can be re-whipped in your mixer
or with a wisk.
Some products are less heat sensitive
Lotion bars are designed to melt with the aid of friction from
rubbing, and so are made with firmer butters and beeswax.
Soap bars will not melt, although they may sweat in humid