Chia Seed Butter
Used by the Mayans and Incans for centuries for their high protein content, Chia seeds are one of the richest botanical sources of the Omega-3 fatty acids. These Omega 3 fatty acids help soothe inflammation and reduce redness. Additionally, Chia Seeds have traditionally been used to treat inflammation of the skin, including eczema, rosacea and psoriasis. The Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids which are present in Chia seed oil can also help repair damaged and aging skin by strengthening the epidermis and enforcing skin cell membrane which results in an improvement in the texture and quality of your skin.
- Lotions & Creams: 3 - 20 %
- Balms: 3 – 100 %
- Bar Soaps: 5 - 20 %
Ingredients: Chia Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil
When adding butters to creams and lotions, it might be necessary to gently warm them until the texture can be incorporated into the final product. Using a hand blender, create a vortex with your cream or lotion and drizzle your melted butter to incorporate fully. In addition to soaps, the general rule of thumb is 1 tablespoon per pound or 15 g/k. As with most raw materials, results may vary, so we strongly recommend small, lab-scale batches prior to any commercial manufacturing.
Recommended Storage: Please note that this butter should ideally be stored in a refrigerator to maintain its texture. It will become soft in warmer temperatures.
Shelf Life: Store in cool temperatures (below 25 °C) away from light and moisture in an air-tight container. The product will become liquid above ambient temperatures (e.g. 36 °C) but will re-solidify upon cooling without affecting functionality. This butter has a shelf-life of one year when stored properly.