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Not quite what I was expecting
on February 5, 2013
You will NOT receive what you see in the photo. You will receive a bag full of chunks and crumbles, which is not a problem, just letting you know what to expect.
Now about the color, I have never gotten shea butter that had such variation of color... some pieces were ivory, or cream colored which is exactly what I expected, and other peices were a dingy brownish almost greenish color. They lost a star here..
You will get a sticker on the bag that tells you you have to process the product. basically you have to melt it all and then strain out all of the dirt, sticks, string, or any other debris. This does take a considerable amount of time.. ******This is NOT a take from the package and apply to skin product***** again, something i am ok with because I make whipped body butters and do that process anyways...
This is NOT hard butter, I never knew there was a soft/hard shea butter, so if you are using it to make body butters, be aware that it will absolutely change the texture of the final product, Mine felt a bit gritty not at all like the "Frosting consistency" that I am accustomed.
Shipping was within the timeframe specified, it wasn't crazy fast or anything, typical wait time...
Overall, I am not sure whether or not I will purchase this again. It is an amazing price,and it may be exactly what you are looking for, I'm just not sure if it is for me or not :D