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I'm a fan of Nubian Heritage's neat parcels of shea butter. Not too big of a size (compared to larger raw shea butters you could get), but it does last a decent amount of time. I've never had a problem melting it down and blending it into the skin. I feel like anyone who complains about the texture or stiffness doesn't know how to use shea butter. To me, what sets Nubian Heritage apart is their scents. I love them, they're confident, strong, herbaceous. I always go with African Black Soap anything but it's definitely it's own kind of African Black Soap smell. The Honey and Nigella Seed is probably my personal favorite, spicy and warm and complex. The Frankincense and Myrrh smells delicious musk to me, but someone at work asked me why I smelled like Vaseline. So, to each their own!
I like this product, it’s of a greasy consistency but absorbs quick into the skin. It really does the job for me, softens and moisturizes the skin. I mostly use it on my hands and cuticles. I gotta say it’s a little bit pricey for the amount that the jar contains (4 ounces only) but I only use it on my hands. The scrub smells way better, and I apply this butter after scrubbing my hands with the sugary scrub made by the same brand with the same scent. In general I’m happy with the product which resembles much the Nubian Heritage Mango Butter which I have been using for quite a while now. I think it’s a great product!
The scent is wonderful, like a vacation in a jar! As others have mentioned, it is more papaya than coconut, but both coconut & shea are there as undertones. The product absorbs quickly and leaves very little residue. It does not leave the skin feeling oily, but there can be a slight sort of powdery feel, which is the slightest bit sticky after applying if I use a lot. It is one of the best moisturizers I've tried - works amazing for my hands, feet, elbows & knees, which easily get ashy/flakey in low humidity.
Texture issues & how I solved them:
I first tried this shea butter at a health food store, however they were out of stock of the heavenly smelling Coconut & Papaya, so I ordered it off Amazon (better price here too). In the store the product had a hard, refrigerated butter-like consistency, but melted to the touch. The product I received was opposite in texture. The top layer was mostly solid white, as expected, but as soon as I dipped a finger into the jar, it disintegrated and revealed white chunks of either shea or coconut suspended in a yellow oil, with more of the gritty chunks at the bottom. My product resembled a body scrub compared to what I had tried in store. Based on the ingredients list I'm guessing what happened is the coconut or shea separated from the essential oils.
I fixed this by wrapping the jar in aluminum foil & placing it in a bowl of hot water until the product liquefied, stirring a few times. I waited a few hours for it to cool and then placed it in the fridge overnight. I pulled it out in the morning, and by the evening I found it had the most wonderful whipped-like texture. Keep in mind that this fix may alter/breakdown some of the anti-aging/skin brightening benefits listed on the jar. Since I am using this as a body moisturizer, potentially losing those benefits does not bother me, but if you are concerned about it, heating the product may not be a good solution.
I can't say enough about the Nubian Heritage African Black Soap: I could write about all the ways I have found to use their products. The soap does take a drop or two and be sure to take the time to work up the most soft lather that you have ever had.The bar soap works when the liquid soap is not available. The body lotion I can't get enough of places to use this ultra soft lotion i even use on my lips at night and in the morning when I put on my make up. I have never enjoyed a body line like I do now. I've decide to give all my other body products to the women's shelter in our county. I will NEVER be with any of this product. Hint I had a real hard time getting the body lotion out of the plastic bottle. I cut the top off the plastic bottle and used a long handle spoon to dig it out into a lovely jar that now I can just pop to top off and have it on my vanity. Ladies men once you use just one of their products you will be hooked.
This is an incredibly effective anti-inflammatory cream. I have bad rheumatoid arthritis and this works almost as well as Voltaren (a prescription anti-inflammatory gel) on my swollen knuckle and reconstructed wrist (I had surgery because of joint degeneration). One thing, though, that was a little bit of an issue for a while: 2 out of the last 3 times I ordered it, it was grainy and seemingly dried out when it arrived. After being angry about this for a long time, I discovered how to deal with the issue: microwaving the product until the sand-like particles melt. I then apply the warmed-up product to my arthritic hands and it is even better warmed-up for arthritis. Highly recommend it.
Wasn't sure if I was going to like this scent but I LOVE it!!! When I opened it, the butter was grainy but luckily I know that this happens due to temperature and I know the trick to fix it. Here it is: melt the butter in the microwave until it is oil consistency, pour it back in the container and stuck it right in the freezer. The faster it solidifies the better and it'll be back to what it's supposed to be. I love Nubian Heritage products and all the scents aren't available in stores so glad that Amazon has them. My skin is pretty dry and this stuff makes it nice and soft.
i found that in one week, if applied nightly, this cream did more to soften my heels and rid myself of that tough skin, than anything else i have found. i do make sure i keep up with the other processes as well. i put a stopper in the shower several times a week so that my feet get thoroughly saturated as i shower, which helps to soften that skin for abrasion. i am not a fan of coconut in any way shape or form, but found this to be a minor part of the overall scent. in fact, it smells good enough to eat. you do not need a lot of this product so it should last for a while.
I just love this smells very good at first it was a little hard to put on but if you put a little in your palm and rub your palms together it gets a little easier to put on her use it at night and use it during the day I have a cleaning business and my hands get very very dry this works like a gem
A little pricey but I don’t use much. I do use it daily on my face... first pure tea tree essential oil ( let that soak in and burn off for a few minutes 😄) followed by a little of this wonderful lotion. My skin is amazing!