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I'm a nurse and my hands are ALWAYS dry and taking a beating. I use shea butter products all the time. This is a generous portion of a very good shea butter product. Yes, this is hard if the temp is cooler, and softer when the temp around the container is higher. Melts quickly with skin temp, luxurious, thick & rich. Products that have a lot of shea butter in them usually are, so reviewers who cut it down because of this fact obviously must not get how shea butter typically is when not emulsified in a cream. This is a highly scented product too.
Why only 4 stars? Well, like I said, this smells DIVINE. The people at my work love it because of the smell and the soft skin it leaves behind when you use it. Smells like something you'd buy at bath and body works which is how good it smells. BUT.. I think it has too much scent. I like to go for wonderful creams for my dry, cracked achy hands, and if it has more scent, or too much scent, it bothers my hands. This has a little too strong of a scent for me. It smells GREAT, but I didn't want it for the smell, I wanted it for the therapy. Too much scent = 4 stars. It is almost overwhelming it is that highly scented.
SO... take it for what it is. It is a good buy, and smells very good and great on hands. Just the scent is too strong for me and my patients. I can't put it on and then go into a patient's room, it is too strong. I wait until after I wash my hands, then apply it when I have a few minutes before I need to see a patient so the smell can dissipates. Some patients have an aversion to strong scents, or it hurts their breathing if they are compromised. Most of my patients like it, but I don't want to take the chance of assaulting one of my patients sense of smell when they are not feeling well. So I'm always careful not to apply this then walk into a room.
I have this in lotion form,and love the lotion!(😒Packaging could be better. To thick to be called a lotion,more like a cream. Should be in a jar instead) I have very dry skin@times,especially in the winter.I love this product! I also have the soap and love it also! Scent is natural smelling,isn't over powering,very nice! A must have in my household. Only problem is, I was sent a jar that expired in May. I ordered in August. Product being expired is only reason I give 4 stars, instead of 5.
I agree with the other reviewers that this product is grainy to the point of being difficult to use. However, the smell is so wonderful, warm and earthy, that I decided to try what one reviewer suggested: heating the butter and mixing it to dissolve the granules and improve the consistency. So, I tried that and it worked! The resulting butter is smooth and spreadable. I scooped mine into a small mason jar, nuked it in the microwave for maybe a minute, stirred it up until the beads weren't visible anymore, let it cool overnight, and put it back in its original container. Just beware-- you do need to change containers because the one it comes in must have something metallic in the label-- started sparking in the microwave. Anyway, if you like the smell as I did and don't want to waste the butter, try this.
Loved this, but wish the jar was bigger. My skin gets dry fast and this really nourished my skin without being too thick and heavy. Just had to make sure I rubbed in my hands first before I applied because it is very thick at first, but it breaks down easily once you rub in your hands frist so you're not wasting any. As usual with Nubian Heritage products , the smell is awesome.
This shea butter item has been approved by some meticulous lotion lovers! This item compliments the coconut & papaya soap and body wash. This makes for a good gift basket (Currently, the only drama is that I purchased each item separately).
I just love This Lotion its really more Of a thicker Cream.. I order This To moisturizer my skin after using the Dudu-Osun African black soap which i also Love... My skin is much smother and softer it has also helped with discoloration of The skin it also smells really good and You don't need a Lot.. However I do wish they made It in a bigger size then the 4oz (I'm just being Greedy)