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Shea Terra Organics

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Not all shea butters are created equal. The eco-conscious folks behind Shea Terra Organics sourced this unrefined version from the Otuwe Shea Butter Cooperative in Uganda, which is famous for abundant rainfall that helps shea trees flourish. Local women harvest the nuts by hand before sending them to a mill, where they’re distilled for the rich moisturizer that’s great for face, body, cuticles, and hair alike. Compared to its more common West African counterpart, this East African shea butter is creamier and has a less noticeable scent, making it ideal for sensitive skin.

How it Works

Raw shea butter is gentle enough for babies to use, but it also has antiaging properties due to its high concentration of vitamins A and E. It comes from sundried shea nuts and has rich emollient properties. It won’t clog your pores, and you can even use it on the delicate undereye area. Every purchase directly helps Ugandan women achieve financial security and care for their children, since Shea Terra Organics follows fair trade practices.

How to Use

Stir before using to mix oils with the solid shea butter. Massage a small amount into your face or body as a daily moisturizer. Repeat as often as necessary.

100% pure shea nilotica shea butter.

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OBSESSED with this
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I primarily used this in the winter for my dry feet--I would put it on at night with a pair of socks and wake up with beautiful, summery feet! However, I use all year round on my cuticles (does wonders) and on my elbows.

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Love it
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So smooth and versatile, you can use it anywhere. Really made a difference with my dry skin -- I used it on my face, legs, feet, elbows.

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Very moisturizing, but greasy

This did a great job at moisturizing problem areas, but it was really greasy. The butter is a bit difficult to spread (it's really thick), and had some lumps in it. Overall, it wasn't a bad product, but I probably won't purchase it.

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Wonderful organic product!
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I love this stuff!! I have very dry patches of skin and this works wonders! I also love to put this on my feet before bed. I wake up the next morning with silky soft tootsies. This also is an amazing product to use on a new tattoo!! I used it on my son's tattoo (he has rather sensitive skin) and it kept it moisturized and protected, wonderfully!

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Perfect for dry winter hands

This winter has been exceptionally hard on my skin so I was excited to try this product. It is amazing! It did wonders for my dry winter hands and elbows. I use it nightly and it helps my hands stay smooth all through the next day.

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Great product!

I absolutely love this product! It is so versatile, which makes it great for travel. I use it on my face as a night moisturizer, on my cuticles, as a lip balm before bed, and even on the ends of my hair when out in the sun!

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great moisturizer

Great moisturizer that goes on lightly with a subtle fragrance and is not terribly greasy. I just wish it would last a little longer!

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Love this stuff!

I use this nightly on my lips and even on dry spots on my hands. A little goes a long way. Can be a bit shiny if you use on your skin, so I wouldn't necessarily use during the day on my face, but great for lips anytime.
Because of the friendly ingredients I use this on my little ones at home to help their dry skin/eczema.

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Shea no way
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I bought this for the first time. And it is the greatest shea butter I have ever tried. I want more. I bought Organik shea butter the last time by mistake. Not as good.

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This stuff is like BUTTAH!
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I use this product everywhere!!!! It's great for body and face. I have also replaced at least three products using this one. Body lotion, my make up primer and morning face lotion. I feel it has the same traits as make up primer my face looks pretty poreless after I use this. Warning if you use to much it will look glowy or a little greasy. I also have skin issues on my outside of my ankle that requires medicated lotion, this works for that too!

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