Review: Cleopatra’s Choice Shea Butter


As a part of a way to live more naturally, we are trying to eat organic, cook more often, use essential oils (over other drugs). As a part of that, I was interested with trying out Shea butter. We received a tub of Shea butter from Cleopatra’s Choice for us to try and review. You can find the listing on Amazon here:

In my posts, I always like to list some uses of the products I try. Here are some uses that I found:

  • improves many skin conditions: blemishes, wrinkles, eczema, dermatitis
  • treats skin allergies, insect bites, sunburns, frostbites
  • treatments for extreme dry and cracking skin
  • uses as a lip balm
  • put under lipstick to keep it in place
  • mix with a hair conditioner for a deep hair treatment
  • put on feet before you put on socks
  • apply to your belly to reduce stretch marks (before, during, and after pregnancy)
  • use on cuticles
  • rub on insect bites to help relieve itchiness
  • apply to paper cuts to reduce the risk of scar or pain
  • use as a hair sculpture gel
  • use as a carrier oil with your favorite essential oils

So what are my thoughts about this particular Shea butter from Cleopatra’s Choice? It comes in a 1 lb tub-  the same kind of container that you would get a small container of soup from a Chinese restaurant. In that way, I was totally underwhelmed by the packaging. Because of this, when I lifted the top off, I had to be careful not to get Shea butter everywhere. There was a sticker on the top to note that this was the ivory color (instead of the yellow color). It then lists that is is 100% pure and organic, deep absorbing, long lasting hydration, treats dry skin, minor burns, and eczema, does not clog pores or leave skin greasy, has rich amounts of vitamins A and E, helps treat “dreak spots, skin discolorations, stretch marks and blemishes” (spelling mistakes on the packaging?).

After using it, it works just like Shea butter has for me in the past. A little bit goes a LONG way. Will I use it for my go-to moisturizer? Absolutely not. I have never loved the overly-heavy feeling of Shea butter, and I do think that it feels greasy when applied. That being said, I am happy to have it on hand to use for really dry-skin days, as well as a carrier “oil” to mix with my new Young Living Essential Oils.

Although I did not have this brand, I will say that I loved using Shea butter on my stomach during my pregnancy, not that it necessarily helped with stretch marks (which is totally genetic, by the way), but that it reeeeeally helped me on my itchiest days (which were quite often during the 2nd and 3rd trimesters). 

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