First put just the cocoa butter into the bowl/pot alone and start to melt it. In the microwave, I heated the cocoa butter for 3 minutes at 50% power.
When the cocoa butter is partially melted, add the shea butter, and heat further. Then continue to add the solid oils in the reverse order of their melting point. Coconut oil next…then the lard.
Continue heating the solid oils until they are completely melted. Then add the liquid oils to the mixture.