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Old 02-13-2010, 10:26 AM   #1
 
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Default Best Places to Buy Unrefined Shea Butter - Online or in Chicago area??

Hey all. I'm looking for PURE unrefined shea butter. I previously purchased from nasabb but found that something was off.... So they are not an option. Any other suggestions are most welcome! I live in Chicago but have only seen shea in one African store (and it was blended with something). So again, any suggestions for pure unrefined shea online or in the area are really appreciated!

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Has anyone purchased from crabapplesoap.com? Any reviews? Also looking for suggestions for mango and avocado butters.

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Old 02-13-2010, 11:05 AM   #2
 
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I purchase mine from http://www.agbangakarite.com/

The quality is superb and they are fair trade. It's only $12 for a 14 oz tub. You can even puchase it in bulk by the pound.They are very good with shipping. Make sure you purcahse it from the bulk store not the Allaffia retail store (the retail version is refined, more exspensive and what they sell at wholefoods).
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I see a lot of people on CurlyNikki and YT giving good reviews for the shea butter on http://www.butters-n-bars.com/index.html . I haven't ordered any yet but I plan on getting a few items including the shea butter from that site. Their shea butter is white. She explains why it's white (no additives or something).
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I see a lot of people on CurlyNikki and YT giving good reviews for the shea butter on http://www.butters-n-bars.com/index.html . I haven't ordered any yet but I plan on getting a few items including the shea butter from that site. Their shea butter is white. She explains why it's white (no additives or something).
I placed an order with them last week but I havent received it yet.
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I like Sheabutterhut.com you can get a good quantity of unrefined SB for what I consider a good price.
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Gem Beauty Supply on Ashland @ Roosevelt has it. I gave in and bought and I liked it.
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Gem Beauty Supply on Ashland @ Roosevelt has it. I gave in and bought and I liked it.
Hi! Lol - 'gave in'....why, it expensive there? Is it already whipped? Thanks again lady.
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Gem Beauty Supply on Ashland @ Roosevelt has it. I gave in and bought and I liked it.
Hi! LOL - 'gave in'....why, it expensive there? Is it already whipped? Thanks again lady.
It wasn't expensive, I was just hesitant because I didn't think it would be good quality, but it was.
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I see a lot of people on CurlyNikki and YT giving good reviews for the shea butter on http://www.butters-n-bars.com/index.html . I haven't ordered any yet but I plan on getting a few items including the shea butter from that site. Their shea butter is white. She explains why it's white (no additives or something).
I placed an order with them last week but I havent received it yet.
I placed an order with them over the weekend, and I received an email that due to the snow storm they had that their orders will be delayed, and that because their products are handmade the process for shipping is 5-7 days. I hope its worth the wait
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I just got my shea butter yesterday. Even though it took too long to get here and my package was busted, I ama satisfied with my shea butter. I love the scents and the raw unrefined shea is divine. Next time I place an order from here, I will definately avoid the winter
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I just got my shea butter yesterday. Even though it took too long to get here and my package was busted, I ama satisfied with my shea butter. I love the scents and the raw unrefined shea is divine. Next time I place an order from here, I will definately avoid the winter
I finally got my order today, I didnt even know they were on the way because I didn't get an email telling me that they were shipping. Anyway I got them the package was in good condition, and I dont think I'll be ordering from them again. Because I didn't care for the customer service
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You ordered from butters-n-bars?
I want to give them the benefit of the doubt because the weather was bad apparently, but over 3 weeks is too damn long. She gave me a free expedited shipping code for my inconvenience IF I decide to order from BNB again. I really like the shea but I have to think about it. I have a lot right now so when I'm running low and I still like really like it then I'll take advantage of the free shipping. I have tried other unrefined shea butters and I really like the quality of this unrefined one for some reason
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You ordered from butters-n-bars?
I want to give them the benefit of the doubt because the weather was bad apparently, but over 3 weeks is too damn long. She gave me a free expedited shipping code for my inconvenience IF I decide to order from BNB again. I really like the shea but I have to think about it. I have a lot right now so when I'm running low and I still like really like it then I'll take advantage of the free shipping. I have tried other unrefined shea butters and I really like the quality of this unrefined one for some reason
Thats nice she gave you a free shipping code. I send an email about my order and it came two days later by fedx, it was suppose to come by usps. The shea butter is nice and I like the mango butter I ordered too. I wanted to try the conditioner mask, but like I said before Im not sure about ordering from bnb again. Im glad we at least like the shea butter
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I get my shea butter from http://www.sheaessentials.com/ the owner has excellent customer service and she has free shipping!

She also sells on ebay you can check out more reviews there.
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Thanks for sharing this site I checked them out and I may give them a try when Im getting low on my shea butter. Thanks again

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I get my shea butter from http://www.sheaessentials.com/ the owner has excellent customer service and she has free shipping!

She also sells on ebay you can check out more reviews there.
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I see a lot of people on CurlyNikki and YT giving good reviews for the shea butter on http://www.butters-n-bars.com/index.html . I haven't ordered any yet but I plan on getting a few items including the shea butter from that site. Their shea butter is white. She explains why it's white (no additives or something).
I placed an order with them last week but I havent received it yet.
I've seen a few comments of yours where you haven't had luck with ordering stuff! That sucks. I got my order from Butters-N-Bars in like 3 days. Where are you?
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Wait! I didn't know there was an Avocado butter. I like my mango butter from BNB's so much I haven't used the shea yet. Another place with good raw butters is http://www.coastalscents.com/cfwebstore/index.cfm I've also heard good things about their 88 color make-up palettes as a GOOD and less expensive alternative to MAC.

Side note: Butters-N-Bars & Coastal Scents are both fair trade.

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I buy mine online at the SheaButterhut.com.
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Old 04-20-2010, 12:55 PM   #20
 
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Thanks ladies for all the suggestions!! Has anyone heard of or tried Omololu International at http://omololu.3dcartstores.com/ ? I'm looking at their black soaps.

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