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Made beautiful Bath melts and bath bombs with this oil! It felt amazing on my skin and a fraction of the price making these versus buying at lush. Many different recipes online- this being one key ingredient! If this review was helpful please rate so below! Thanks!
I’ve ordered from this company twice.Yellow Brick Road. I weigh mine and it’s always a little over. The quality is very nice, I run a small beauty company so it’s important to me. Some of these reviews are silly. Raw Shea butter has a bit of an odor, refined will not, and refined will be white where as this butter is a light yellow. I’ve never found any bugs or debris either. It’s real, raw, quality Shea butter.
If you’re still thinking about it, BUY IT and you won’t have regrets. I’ve had my runs with Shea butter from different sellers, being African and having used Shea butter my family have made, I KNOW SHEA BUTTER and this stuff is it. The moisturizing is 10/10, I use this product to make my body butter and with the combinations of different oils it’s the perfect skin moisturizer. Definitely will be using more in the future.
I was first intimadated when I found out I had to bring it to a certain temp and keep it there for a bit, then strain it, but all of the work was worth it. It turned out just fine. I added coconut butter and a bit of grape sead oil and the consistency was very nice. I added essential oils to this, and was very happy with the results. Am ordering 5 more pounds today.
Bought this for use in my homemade cold process soaps. Haven't used it yet, but I will say that I'm very familiar with unrefined shea butter, and this product seems to live up to expectation. It's consistency, color and smell are as they should be, and putting it on my scale, it did come out to exactly 16oz (1lb.) in weight (not factoring packaging). Item is as described and price was extremely reasonable (considering I was paying $6 for only 6oz previously, I'm very happy with the price of this item). I don't see there being any issues with this product, and I'm confident it'll do just fine in my soap recipes. Will definitely order again as needed. UPDATE: This unrefined shea butter is the real deal! Don't know why anyone would pay more for the exact same product, as this is top quality shea butter. Used it in my cold process soap recipe this evening and it behaved exactly like the more expensive stuff I had been wasting my money on (seeing as it's the exact same thing). It was no problem for me going out to the dollar store and buying a glass jar to transfer this from the bag to, so I will absolutely be purchasing my shea butter from this company again. Very happy with this excellent quality, real-deal product! Especially since now I know I can purchase it at such a fair price for the amount sold. And just to let ppl know, if you've never used raw, unrefined Shea butter before, no, it doesn't smell "pretty", and that's normal (although, I'm fond of its earthy smell myself!). I've seen a lot of low ratings on this product simply because it smelled "gross" or "horrible". To the first-time raw shea butter user, you might find the smell to be not what you were expecting, or a little off-putting, but I guarantee that this product is EXACTLY as it should smell (at least MY order was). I think people get so used to using heavily perfumed beauty products that it knocks them for a little bit of a loop when they realize that nothing straight from nature smells that synthetic. You'll get used to the smell when you make the switch to all natural products (and even learn to love them), and if you're using this for homemade soaps, no, the smell does not transfer to your soaps, especially when used in combination with essential oils, which shea butter blends beautifully with!
Today is the first time using the shea butter. I'm making a small batch of lip balm as cold weather is quickly approaching. It melted easily and seems fine. Was wrapped in plastic that was sealed with tape. The whole bag was then heat sealed in a mylar type bag. There was no odor or discoloration of the butter when I opened the package. I would buy this again.
Used to buy from another place, but they stopped selling organic unrefined Shea butter. SO GLAD I found this one! I bought the 4 lb pack and it came in two 2 lb blocks super convenient since I gave half to my coworker! I personally like the nutty smell, so I LOVED it. You can tell by the color and texture that this is in fact unrefined, raw Shea butter. It’s gritty, yet melts when in contact with body heat. And anyone who knows real Shea butter, it’s nkt going to be a perfect white color - the color varies from a darker yellow to a lighter yellow. Will buy again when I run out!
I use this for: Body lotion (obviously haha) Hair masks Lip balm Mixed with essential oils for an aromatic hand salve
I love, love, love this shea butter. I've used many brands from several companies in my soap making, but this is by far my favorite. It comes in a solid chunk and wrapped in a sealed bag. I like that because it's easier for me to cut off bits to weigh. After opening, I put it into a zipper lock bag to maintain freshness. The Yellow Brick Road shea has a buttery color and a slight smell, but that has not impacted the color or scent of my soap. It's the nicest smelling shea butter that I've personally used. It reminds me of a light cocoa butter scent.