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This was my first experience with raw shea butter. I wasn't really sure what I was getting myself into. I've used products containing shea butter, but never a container of raw shea butter.
But I was pretty excited to try the Key West USDA Organic Raw Shea Butter. If you are a follower of my blog, then you know that I'm sensitive to smells. And if this didn't smell pleasant to me then it probably wasn't going any where near my skin. I opened the jar and took a whiff (this is probably why my son smells everything before he touches it ha) But it smelled ok. It really didn't have much of a smell which I liked.
If you've never used Raw Shea butter before, let me enlighten you and tell you that isn't creamy like lotion. So don't expect it to be a lotion type consistency. But it wasn't difficult to use at all. I applied it directly to my skin and rubbed it around. My body temperature warmed it up, and it melted into my dry rough calloused feet. You could also choose to warm it up in your hands first and then apply it. Being a runner (Will Run For Ice Cream), my feet are in bad shape. And just after one application of the Key West USDA Organic Raw Shea Butter, they felt softer. With Winter approaching, I know I will also use this on my knees, elbows and hands as they (in addition to my feet) are trouble spots for me.
The Key West USDA Organic Raw Shea Butter is currently the only shea butter on Amazon that is certified $A organic. (meaning that others can state they are organic but may still contain chemicals). This shea butter is processed by hand resulting in the highest quality grade A shea butter.
I'm overall pleased with the product. And for all of you DIYers out there, here is the YouTube channel for Key West Health and Beauty with great tutorials on how to use this raw shea butter to make other products. Since I'm not so much DIY, I'll be using it straight from the jar which works great for me.
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