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Ivory African Shea Butter Pure Raw Unrefined 16 oz.

African Shea butter is a natural paste extracted from the nut (fruit) of the African Shea tree found mainly in Western Africa. It contains a rich amount of irremovable fatty acid which renders it far superior to Cocoa Butter and other natural vegetable butters. This fatty acid is crucial to rejuvenating and moisturizing the skin. Shea butter provides all essential vitamins needed to make the skin look and feel smoother, softer and most importantly healthier. Its therapeutic properties protect the skin from wind, coldmsun and it helps heal wounds faster. Shea butter stimulates cellular activity, fights the effects of aging and repairs rough, damaged skin. When pure and unrefined, it has a yellowish texture and gives out a nutty fragrance. Shea butter is most extensively used all over the world for its proven moisturizing and healing properties. In order to get the most benefit it is best to use it unrefined as it loses some of its key healing properties during the refining process.

Key features

  • Treats Dry skin, eczema, infant eczema, Rashes
  • Treats dark spots, stretch mark , burns, lessens the irritation in psoriasis, wrinkles, blemishes, Diaper rash, scars & skin discolorations.
  • Moisturizes and Heals Skin – relieves symptoms of extreme dryness, eczema, dermatitis and skin allergies
  • Anti-inflammatory Properties .Provides Pain relief from swelling and arthritis.

Honest reviews

★★★★★

ThanK God for shea butter.

The shea butter arrived in a timely manner. It actually came sooner than I was expecting. My shea butter arrived in a foil bag. The shea butter was wrapped in plastic wrap within the sealed foil bag. It was divided into 2 8oz. sections. I also ordered raw cocoa butter and jojoba oil. I made my own skin cream with the shea butter, cocoa butter, jojoba oil, olive oil, coconut oil and vitamin E oil. First of all the shea butter by itself was soft and rubbed easily and smoothly on my skin. The smell is… um- I call it “smoky-nutty.” It isn’t the worst smell. It isn’t the best smell. When I rubbed it into my skin I barely smelled it. When I melted the cocoa butter in it- It created a nice scent. I whipped it/hand mixed it with the cocoa butter and oils that I mentioned until it became a thick cream. I actually was hoping to make it like a mousse but I soon realized that it doesn’t remain very “moussy.” It becomes more firm like soap. It becomes firm like soap BUT- IT MELTS WITH THE GREATEST OF EASE. It’s like- once it hits your skin- it just melts like butter. I guess because it is butter…. I love the stuff! It makes and keeps my skin soft & supple. I slather it on my entire body once and my skin STAYS soft, hydrated and supple ALL DAY until my next bath/shower. I also smoothe it over my face before I put on my concealer and my concealer just smoothes on flawlessly. I recommend shea butter for everyone and if you’re worried about the smell- just mix in a natural fragrant oil. I will always be a fan of shea butter and I already have the same shea butter from the same company on my wish list for future purchases. This supply might last me a while because I mixed it with a pound of cocoa butter and the oils that I mentioned and that filled one 4 cup pyrex container, one 12 oz. container that used to hold Blue magic hair conditioner AND it almost filled the 16oz. container that the cocoa butter came in (It’s in soft chunks but if I melt it down- it might be a little less than half of the container.) I am using my supply from the cocoa butter container first. A little goes a long way because it melts so superbly. I’d bet that I created at least 2 months worth of mixture. It is a great investment. Shea butter is an awesome body butter. *I am LC from NC.***EDIT** I described the texture of my mixture as firm soap but to be more accurate- the texture is more like CRISCO. It’s soft and chunky and melts like butter.

Jacqueline Mc Causland, IA
★★★★★

Not Ivory at all

The product the I ordered was supposed to be ivory, pure and unrefined. The picture even shows ivory and the label in the picture does not say whipped. But, the product I actually received was a yellow mustard color and whipped. I will not buy this again from here because I wanted an ivory color for a very specific purpose. Yellow just won’t do and I didn’t ask for anything that was whipped. The product posted is completely misleading.

Sharron Monson, MA
★★★★★

It’s Dyed

This may be shea butter but I have to question whether or not it is pure. Shea butter is naturally white or creamy to ivory colored. This is yellow. The yellow color means it has been dyed. I don’t want my shea butter dyed. I think it’s a little false to list this as "pure" if dye has been added.

Lynette Monarch, MT
★★★★★

Good

This shea butter is good, it is still a little grainy but much easier to apply than the yellow stuff you find in the beauty supply store. It also is less “crumbly” and has a nutty scent which I don’t mind at all. I would have given this 5 stars, but I agree with the other reviewer that said the ziplog bag is a drag. You receive the item in a large ziplock bag. It’s hard to use all the product without wasting some in the bag and it’s clumsy to move around. I found an old tub of hair moisturizer, washed it out, melted the shea butter down and poured it in the old container.

Angela Maplesville, AL
★★★★★

Always a great buy

If you have any issues with dry skin, this is the product to use. Also, if you have found your skin sensitive to harsh ingredients, you may want to try this. I used it on my daughter when she was a baby and have been using it since (22 yrs). The pure raw shea butter is a bit chunky, so for a smoother texture, you may want to go with a more refined shea butter.

Margo Winslow, IN
★★★★★

Really Good Product

This is probably the best Shea butter that i have bought. This mixes really smooth and buttery. It also doesn’t leave any white stuff in my hair, i am not totally sure if this is because of the Shea butter or the change in the combination of products that i use in my hair. Whatever the case may be I am satisfied with his product.

Diann Oliver, GA
★★★★★

Good Product

Shea butter works, but you’ll have to mix this with other stuff like olive oil, etc. I used it for my hair, but found something I like better as this helped my hair a lot, but not with my scalp issues. It is great for dry patchy skin & dark spots.

Winifred Mount Sterling, MO
★★★★★

i stand by my shea butter

it is just the best overall moisturizer to use. i wasn’t thrilled about the texture of this one…in the past, when i had shea butter, i had left it in my car in the summer, adn it melted. i brought it inside and it firmed back up, but it was of a chunky consistency. that is what this texture reminds me of. like it slightly melted and was refirmed. but it still does the job, don’t get me wrong. that’s why it gets 4 stars, though, insted of 5.

Rosemary Cerro Gordo, NC
★★★★★

soft

hoping this will help my sons eczema and my dry skin. its soft the smell is something to get use too but i will buy more

Tabitha Collbran, CO