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LOVE THIS BUTTER. It arrived sealed air tight and fresh but still soft to the touch (which I've never experienced with shea before). It was a good, medium sized brick and I expected to make my total batch in one sitting. Well I only used half a block (in a mixture of coco butter, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil, and essential oils) and it yielded a 16 oz jar. In my pics I've had my butter mix for two months. It's held up very very well. And the best part is it wasn't grainy at all!!!! I initially intended for this to be my hair butter only, but it's so luxurious that I use it as my daily skin "lotion". I'm thinking I won't need to invest in Aveeno again. My mix spreads so easily and soaks into my skin very well. A little bit goes a long long way. I love using this after a shower overnight. Baby soft skin and well nourished hair. Will most definitely purchase again.
This product smelled like chemicals, I had to throw away the products I made with it, the odor overpowered everything. I contacted the company and because I had throw it all in the garbage there was nothing they would do for me. I won’t be buying anything from them again and won’t recommend them.
Just opened the Shea butter I received, and it smells like dead fish!!!!! Also look at the white spots all over it, I bet it’s mold, because it definitely smells like it. This is so unacceptable and I can’t even return it???
The shea butter i received is gray, grainy and smells like burnt plastic. This means i was sent very old shea butter that was packaged the wrong way. I am very disappointed and will be mailing this back tomorrow.
The product arrived fine. I was hoping to make some homemade body butter but this smells so bad, I couldn't add enough essential oils to overpower it. I admit it's my first time trying and I didn't know what to expect. Perhaps because it's "unrefined" this is what it's supposed to be and if so, forgive me for that. But if you're trying to do DIY lotion or body butter, I do not recommend it.
I have never been feeling more betrayed by Amazon than with this item. I have never received a gone bad or broken product by Amazon ever. This product was gone bad, had horrible smell and ended up in the trash where it belongs to. As a result I don't even want to try another brand of shea butter. On the contrary, I used sweet almond oil as I had ordered it together with this product and that has kept my hands moisturized on their own. I wish I knew it beforehand, wouldn't even try this out. Such a waste of money.
I purchased this with the intention of making whipped body butter. I luckily don't have any serious skin issues, but I was hoping to combat some mild seasonal dry skin. I was worried at first that this would be strong-smelling or that the package would only contain a small amount, but I was wrong to worry!
The smell IS present, but it's very nutty and pleasant; if anything, it adds to the value of this! I almost think it could be tasty in cookies--I'll have to try that next! As for the amount, I was very satisfied. 1lb turned out to be much more than I was expecting, and I still have a lot left after making ~1/2 a dozen body products.
So far, I've made whipped and un-whipped body butters (mix with coconut oil, beeswax, and essential oils) which have been a hit with everyone I've shown. The butter mixes well with other oils and butters when they're all heated, which makes it an incredibly versatile product.
As soon as my current bag runs out, I'll definitely be ordering more! It's a must-have for me, especially in the drying winter months. The ONLY thing I would change about this product is having information on where/how it's sourced. I'm interested in ethical sourcing practices and would like to know more from the seller in the future about how this shea butter is acquired.