The purchase that got me looking for more was from a small storefront in Prescott, Arizona while on a day trip with my Mom and Sister. My mother and I had shared an 8 oz container in less than a month and we both were extremely impressed with the results. I was searching for something other than prescriptions to cope with eczema on my hands and feet while my Mom has that very thin "old lady" skin as she calls it. At first we were both skeptical as it "smelled funny" and seemed really greasy but we used it every day at least once to start. We compared the smell to walnuts the smell dissipates quickly and if you rub it in and let it set about 10 minutes it will feel more soft and moist than greasy. As time went on the little scratches on Mom's arms were healing and not in the normal month or so but in a week or less! Mom also noticed that the dark skin discolorations from age and medications are also fading and her overall skin condition is much better. Shea Butter even helped with the redness at her ankles due to diabetes, we also discovered that using Shea Butter on the face especially around the eyes seems to help with the "crows feet" and ironically I can tell where Mom stops rubbing in the Shea Butter on her legs just above the knees as the skin is more "weathered". The results for Mom are outstanding.
I have since stopped seeing the dermatologist and apply Shea Butter to my hands at every opportunity least 4 times a day and my feet get a good coating before bed and after the shower just before putting on socks and shoes. My results are exceptional as well, I do still have issues
but not nearly as bad and usually it's because I have not used enough Shea Butter. I have gotten compliments from my Rheumatologist who wants a sample and another doctor says both Mom and I look younger, he wants a sample also. The most recent test for my Shea Butter was sunburn treatment. I live in Arizona known for dry hot summers, I did not use sunscreen on another of our famous day trips and of course got sun burnt pretty bad. Normally I would use the aloe vera plant in my yard but didn't want to mess with peeling it and blending it so I reached for the Shea Butter, melted it in the palm of my hand and smeared it on my shoulders, arms and tops of my legs, the pain relief seemed instant
and I did not peel. I have not tried Shea Butter as a sunscreen yet but I
am sure I will at some point and I'm working on getting my massage therapist to try it as a massage oil. I may end up in advertantly selling Shea Butter.