The label on Shea Moisture’s Raw Shea Butter Lotion with Frankincense and Myrrh describes the product as anti-aging, hydrating and rejuvenating. Time will tell about the anti-aging part but I can definitely see the positive effects of the lotion on my skin, such as softness and even skin tone. The lotion has a creamy texture and looks much like buttercream. It also leaves no greasy or filmy residue on my skin after applying it.
Shea Moisture’s Raw Shea Butter Lotion with Frankincense and Myrrh has a warm, distinct scent that is not overpowering. I would say that it eliminates the need for perfume. The lotion’s scent is so intriguing to me because I had never smelled frankincense and myrrh before buying the product.
Shea Moisture’s Raw Shea Butter Lotion with Frankincense and Myrrh has 100 percent organic, natural ingredients. Knowing that shea butter can go rancid, I keep the lotion in the refrigerator to be on the safe side. Since shea butter is a great natural hair product and moisturizer, I decided to try the lotion on my hair. I combed the product through my 4A/4B kinky curly hair with my fingers and saw an instant change. My dry hair became soft and moisturized. The lotion even added sheen to my hair!
I purchased Shea Moisture’s Raw Shea Butter Lotion with Frankincense and Myrrh largely due to my curiosity regarding two of its essential ingredients, frankincense and myrrh. Why may the term “frankincense and myrrh” sound familiar to you? They are two of the three gifts that were presented to Jesus by the Magi from the East. The account of the event in which the gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh are given to Jesus appears in the Book of Matthew and in the traditional iterations of the Christmas or Nativity story.
Both frankincense and myrrh are produced by puncturing a tree through to its sapwood and letting the sap ooze out. The fragrant, hardened sap from Boswellia-type trees is collected as frankincense and the sap from the Commiphora tree species is collected as myrrh. In ancient times, frankincense and myrrh were valued on par with gold and commonly used as incense, medicine, cosmetics and perfume.
The Shea Moisture product line at Target Stores include: Shea Moisture Body Wash, Shea Moisture Soap, Shea Moisture Lotion, Shea Moisture Body Scrub, and Shea Moisture 100 percent Shea Butter. Other varieties include Coconut & Hibiscus, African Black Soap Lotion, Lavender & Wildflower, Lemongrass & Tea Tree and Raw Shea Butter. Shea Moisture also has a hair care line that is available at Walgreens. The Shea Moisture line was developed in partnership with Sundial Brands, a privately owned skin care company that also produces the Nubian Heritage hair and skin care line. The company, based in Amityville, NY, is run by the descendants of the late Sofi Tucker, a Sierra Leonean widow and mother of four who started selling homemade shea butter and black soap products in her village around 1912.
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The Bible, Matthew 2
Shea Moisture Company Website
HowStuffWorks.com, “What are frankincense and myrrh?”