Monday, July 28, 2014

Raw Shea Butter: Beauty by Shea - Review & Giveaway!




Beauty By Shea is a company that directly imports 100% organic, raw, and unrefined Shea Butter from Ghana. This Shea butter is carefully manufactured using a double-filtration system: it is filtered first in Africa and then again in the United States. Once it has gone through its second filtration, the Shea butter is packed into one pound-sized bricks, and packaged and heat sealed into the simple bag you see pictured above. Beauty by Shea has a love for organic products with natural healing abilities. They take pride in their customer service and their high-quality Shea butter. 

Beauty by Shea cares about how their Shea butter is sourced. They participate in free trade, by working with an importer who directly interacts and does business with tribal women in Ghana. You can rest assured knowing that Beauty by Shea helps to support the local economy and better these women's lives.

Shea butter is derived from the seed of the African Karite tree, and can be both yellow or ivory in color. Shea butter is a natural moisturizer that is loaded with essential minerals and vitamins. In Beauty by Shea's 100% Organic, Raw Shea Butter, you will find Vitamins A, E, F, and K. Vitamin A is responsible for the majority of the moisturizing qualities of Shea butter; it is wonderful for treating a variety of skin conditions and even for wound healing. Vitamin A helps with the renewal of skin-cells and is a potent antioxidant. Vitamin E is also an antioxidant that can help balance the oils in your body and be preventative against sun damage. Vitamin F is full of essential fatty acids which are very moisturizing to dry/damaged hair and skin. Some of the conditions that Beauty by Shea's 100% Organic, Raw Shea Butter can help with include: insect bites, sunburn relief, dry/damaged hair, stretch marks, eczema, acne, cracked or torn skin, frostbite, rashes, soothing calluses, evening out skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles, sun spots, muscle fatigue, psoriasis, and more.

Since Beauty by Shea's 100% Organic Raw Shea Butter contains no chemicals, fillers, or artificial ingredients, it retains all its natural healing properties. Once Shea butter has been overly processed or has been aged too long, it starts to be deprived of many of its wonderful properties. This Shea butter is made for topical use only, on any area of your skin and even your hair. It is great to use as an ingredient when making your own soap, lotion, or shampoo/conditioner.

When you first receive Shea butter, it may have softened and melted somewhat in the heat. To fix this (and to get a more solid brick), all you have to do is put it into the fridge for approximately 30-60 minutes. Beauty by Shea's 100% Organic Raw Shea Butter is very easy to use. All you need is to scrap off a dime or nickel-sized portion of Shea butter, and then rub your palms or fingers together to help heat it up and soften it. Once it has a smooth, creamy texture it is ready to apply! You should always soften it before application, so that you know how much you will have, and you don't over-apply.

Right now, you can purchase Beauty by Shea's 100% Organic Raw Shea Butter on Amazon, here, for the sale price of ten dollars; if you have an Amazon Prime account, shipping is free! I really think this is a steal, because many companies that sell Shea butter products with chemicals make a fortune off of it, and for no reason!






Beauty by Shea was generous enough to send me a one-pound package of their Ivory, 100% Organic, Raw, and Unrefined Shea Butter in exchange for my honest opinions. I have never actually used raw Shea butter before...only that which has been a minor ingredient in lotions and other beauty products. I didn't realize before receiving this product what a difference having the RAW Shea butter really makes. I didn't know that once you add too many things to Shea butter, it loses many of its most important properties. I have only used raw Cocoa butter and Coconut Oil in the past, both of which I have found to be useful for both skin and hair.

This Shea butter may be my new favorite beauty product! Beauty by Shea delivered it very quickly, in a simple, yet eloquent package. When I received my Shea butter, it wasn't rock solid, but it was a nice, creamy texture, so I did not put mine into the fridge. Shea butter has a very distinct, nutty scent, that is not over-powering nor unpleasant. To me, it smells very earthy and fresh. I have found that it is very easy to apply, but does not absorb as quickly as any skin oils or serums. My advice is that if you are going to use it over your entire body (it feels like a spa treatment..you come out feeling entirely soft from top to bottom), do so after your shower, and only put on a light-weight robe so that it has time to become absorbed. I have used the Shea butter not only just for its moisturizing qualities, but also for its role in the removal of stretch marks and skin conditions. I am prone to getting stretch marks on the insides of my legs and on my sides, and I always love having a new product to try on the purpley stretch marks that haven't yet faded. This feels like it could really work. It hasn't cured my acne, but my face feels incredibly soft. I also put the Shea butter on my feet, where I was starting to get some rough skin just from walking around barefoot. I think I love the Shea butter the most on my hair! It really makes my hair feel silky and smooth, like velvet. I have very thick, unruly hair, so for me, the Shea butter was not in the least bit greasy. For people with thinner hair, I'm not how it would work, but I would just suggest applying less. I couldn't find one negative thing about this product! I am so glad that I have it, and I will be sharing it with my friends and family.


Interested in learning more about Beauty by Shea? Check out the link below:


One lucky reader will win one half pound of Shea butter, courtesy of Beauty by Shea! All you need to do is enter on the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. readers, 18 and over, unless you have permission from your parents. Please be honest when submitting Rafflecopter entries -- remember, I DO check all of your entries for verification, and I will throw them out if they are false. If the form has a spot for you to enter information, please provide me with the appropriate username, link, etc so that it is easier for me to verify your entries! I am not responsible for the shipment of the prize, that is the company's duty. I will contact the winner via email (so make sure to use one that you check) and you will have 48 hours to respond with your shipping information. If you have any questions or if the Rafflecopter is not working properly, you can always contact me via Facebook or email (links on the sidebar). Good luck!! 

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

62 comments:

  1. I have used it before in making lip balm and hard lotion. I need some more to make some other crafts that I have been looking at doing.

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  2. I absolutely love shea butter. Must try this.

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  3. I have used shea butter in lotions, but never in its pure form like this. It's interesting to see how it looks.

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  4. I know alot of people love this, unfortunately I am allergic to it. I have to be very careful to avoid products with it in it. My daughter loves it though. She is using it for her stretch marks.

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  5. I love shea butter, so I'm happy to see that it's available in its pure form. I works wonders on skin and hair.

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  6. I've never used a product like this before, though it does look interesting to try.

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  7. I have never tried shea butter. I often use coconut oil. I'd like to give shea butter a try! <333

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  8. I have thin hair. I would do like you suggested though, and just use it sparingly.

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  9. I love this stuff and for it to come natural like this is nom nom nom i want to just run it all over and be on a cloud lol, awesome review

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  10. I have told my wife the benefits of Shea butter.. not sure if she actually uses it or not..

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  11. I love shea butter. It was the only thing that helped my dry skin when I was pregnant and if I didnt use it after my bath/shower, I was itchy all day!

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  12. I've never tried it before but now I must so I entered haha Thanks!

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  13. That looks like an awesome product. I love DIY beauty products.

    Michelle F.

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  14. Shea butter is some truly wonderful stuff. I know when I started my healthy hair journey I used shea butter I have now switched to coconut oil but shea butter is still a skin staple.

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  15. i love shea butter so much! goodluck to all the joiners and winners too!

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  16. I would love to try the raw shea butter. It sounds amazing and I love it helps with stretch marks. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. I love raw shea butter. And need it for my stretch marks. This looks like a great giveaway.

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  18. I could prolly use that for the stretch marks on my bewbs :P Plus shea butter smells really good!

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  19. I love that this is organic and unrefined. And look at all those vitamins in there. Looks great for the skin

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  20. I've never used raw shea butter, but I love what it does for my skin! Thanks for the giveaway

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  21. WOW!! this is the first time that I've seen what a raw Shea butter looks like.

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  22. I always love love love using shea butter! It can be used for so many good skin purposes!

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  23. Shea butter is use a lot around here. It's good for when you have dry skin. Also love using it in my scalp.

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  24. I love shea butter, it is such a great moisturizer.

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  25. Shea butter feels amazing on the skin, I thought about testing this one but then decided against it..

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  26. I have never tried using shea butter and I wonder how great it is and this is a great deal to be able to purchase raw shea butter which means less chemicals and also less commercial prize. Good luck for the winning giveaway entry.

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  27. Kristin Goodson
    lilgoodson21@yahoo.com

    I've never tried it raw! I'm very interested in it and would love to try it! I bet it would do wonders on my skin.

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  30. I have never tried Pure Shea Butter. I have used lotions and soaps with shea butter in it. I would love to win this giveaway because I would really like to learn to make my own soap.

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  32. I've never seen raw shea butter before! It looks like a really interesting product!

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  33. I have never tried Shea butter like this before. I do need to try it for my dry skin and my hair could use some help too.
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  37. My Ex-wife use to use Shea Butter religiously and I would like to see what it can do for my dry skin! -Nanook Upshaw

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  38. I bought this product off amazon.com and was very excited to receive it very fast shipping as well. But before I started using it I did a little research and found a YouTube video about possible contaminants in shea butter that has not been certified. There could be mercury, e coli, Salmonella, fecal matter etc. So I am very wary to start using this. I saw on a website American shea butter Institute that you shouldn't use any shea butter that has not been certified through laboratory testing. I am disappointed that the company Beauty by Shea has not responded to my emails when I asked them if their product had been laboratory tested.

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