Karitex Organic Shea Butter

A pouch (yes, I said pouch.  But not a kangaroo pouch. Although that would be kinda neat to receive a kangaroo in the mail) of shea butter arrived in an Eco Emi box.

I’ve tried raw shea butter before. I used to purchase plastic tubs of very yellow, slightly waxy African shea butter from street vendors in Harlem. That product was good, but it did stain my clothing and was a little too waxy for my liking.

When I tried Karitex’s version, I was FLOORED. This stuff is what I’ve been waiting for all my life!

Okay, maybe not all my life. I am pretty sure I spent the first 10 years of my life waiting for Paula Abdul to call me and ask me to tour with her as a backup dancer. 😛



It is as soft as cookie dough, but not sticky, waxy or grainy.

This is what it looks like when I pinch a little out of the pouch.

This is what it looks like when I pinch a little out of the pouch.

I cut a slit into the side of the pouch and squeeze a little out. It’s just the right consistency for this method. I am able to remove the amount I need.



You can see how pliable it is in the above photo. The heat from my hands warms it up. I then rub it into my skin and get a luxurious, deep moisturizing experience. This has been a lifesaver this past winter, when my legs get super dry.

My skin feels much softer and smoother the next day. I find that I can actually skip a day of moisturizing when I use this.

Karitex, thank you for changing my skincare routine. I will be buying this when my pouch runs out (ha, that tickles me!) I love the eco-friendly packaging so much. It’s great to see a company put some thought into their carbon footprint.

Now that I’ve found a great shea butter, I can go back to waiting on Paula’s phone call. It’s been 20 years. Did she lose my number? 😛

Karitex’s online store. 


About themakeuptrain

Beauty/product junkie hiding behind the title of certified makeup artist (that's the excuse I use for my makeup addiction). I am a human pet to two cats, a full time college student majoring in Cultural Anthropology and an organic food enthusiast (read: organic food freak) who cooks, bakes, and has not burned down the kitchen (I'm waiting for it). New York has put up with all of this thus far, so here is where I reside. I can be reached for comments, questions, complaints, and incoherent babbling at: themakeuptrain@yahoo.com
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4 Responses to Karitex Organic Shea Butter

  1. Sunny says:

    Oh wow, no kidding! Pure shea butter in a pouch! I mean I’ve tried stuff with 30% shea butter and so on, but pure? Never! Sounds like a luxury!

  2. sylirael says:

    Sounds amazing! 😀 I coat myself in The Body Shop’s Body Butters every day, but I agree with Sunny – the pure thing sounds like something a queen might use – do you bathe in milk, too? 😀

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