I kept hearing about the benefits of shea butter in commercials and women’s magazines, so I was eager to try some for myself. When I heard about this opportunity to try a sample from Cleopatra’s Choice and Adovia, I leapt at the chance. I was sent a one pound container of 100% pure, unadulterated, ivory-colored shea butter to try.
Much like dairy butter, the shea butter has a smooth consistency and starts to melt with heat from your hands and fingers. It smells wonderful. The best way to describe the scent is it is a nutty aroma, like an edible nut as opposed to acorns or other nuts we don’t usually eat. Not quite like peanuts, not quite like almonds, but perhaps a blend of the two. I was so grateful I enjoyed this scent, because with thicker butter-style moisturizers like this, the scent can linger on the skin awhile.
I mainly used the shea butter on my legs, which were unusually dry this summer. It controlled any flakiness so I could go to business meetings with bare legs under my dresses. The moisture lasted about 24 hours so I could apply the shea butter at night after a shower, then put on my professional attire and set off to work with slightly gleaming, healthy looking legs. (I don’t do self tanner, so I need my lotion to work when it comes to my legs, and this shea butter really performed well.)
If you prefer a lotion or a gel that sinks into the skin instantly, you might not want to use this pure shea butter, because you really do have to warm it up a bit with your hands and gently rub it in awhile to get it to absorb. But when it does soak in, you don’t feel greasy and you won’t have any transfer onto clothing or sheets. This just takes a few extra seconds, not a long time.
Taking a tip from some magazines, I have used the shea butter to tame my flyaways around my face. These wispy hairs tend to get out of control fast, but with just a tiny amount of shea butter on my fingertips (a barely perceptible amount), I can glide over the hairs and keep them in place without having to apply a synthetic mousse or gel.
I know I will continue to regularly use my shea butter as this summer turns into fall and then winter. The container is plentiful and generous for the price, and a little bit of butter goes a long way, so this shea butter is a great value for an all natural beauty product. I recommend it wholeheartedly.
Where I got my shea butter: Amazon
Where you can get your shea butter: Amazon
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