A few weeks ago I purchased a bottle of Shea Soft Mango Body Lotion. I absolutely love the lotion, but the dispenser did not work! I took it back to the store, and they had me get three more bottles off the shelf, and guess what … they didn’t work either. When you push the pump dispenser down, nothing comes out.
I purchased a small travel size bottle to transfer it into, but getting it out of the large Shea Soft bottle into the small squeeze bottle is just too frustrating. It didn’t help that the company returned zero of my phone calls or emails. I’d had it, and it was time to try out a new lotion.
In the same beauty section at my Fred Meyer store, they had the Tree Hut Shea Body Lotion on sale for 40% off. I decided to give this one a try, and guess what? The dispenser works!
The bottle looks very earthy. It’s a dark amber color, with a bronze pump dispenser top. The label is classy in a dark brown and white design, showing some Brazil Nuts on the front of the label.
It states that it is the amazing natural moisturizer, made with real Shea Butter and Brazilian Nut oil. The bottle is the perfect size for a kitchen or bathroom counter, it holds 8 ounces and measures 7″ tall and 1 3/4″ in diameter. It is manufactured by Naterra International, Inc. in Dallas Texas.
Claims (From the label)
Moisturize your skin and surround your senses with the rich scent of Brazilian Nut. This rich, nongreasy formulation, infused with Shea nut and Brazil nut oil, hydrates the skin leaving it smooth and supple. Vitamin E has also been added to help soothe and condition skin.
For those with any allergies or sensitivities, or if you are simply looking to avoid certain chemicals, I am listing the ingredients for your inspection. If you aren’t interested in such matters, you can gloss over this section.
Water (Aqua), Petrolatum, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone, Glycol Stearate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil (Brazil Nut), Butyrospermum Parkii Oil (Shea Butter), Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil (Safflower), Tocopheryl Acetate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, PEG 100 Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Fragrance (Parfum), Stearamide AMP, Triethanolamine, Disodium EDTA, Carbomer, DMDM Hydantoin, Methylparaben, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Caramel, Yellow 5.
I had hoped that this lotion would be nice and thick like my Shea Soft lotion was. When I read that this one is rich, I mistakenly thought thick. Thick it’s not, but it is still a rich moisturizer.
On my first pump, I applied too much lotion, and I thought I was going to have to wipe some excess off onto a tissue, but that was not the case. I continued rubbing it into my hands, spreading some of the excess up onto my arms, and the lotion, ALL of the lotion, absorbed into my skin leaving me with none of that greasy or oily feeling!
The scent is what will keep me coming back for more. The smell of this lotion is amazing! It smells mildly sweet, very earthy and sensual, and just a bit nutty. The lotion has a light, almost golden color, very rich looking.
I get very dry hands, so dry that they actually do hurt. I find this lotion very soothing and hydrating. Maybe not quite as moisturizing as Corn Huskers Lotion is, but the scent is so fantastic that I find myself reaching for this bottle several times a day. It’s almost as good as wearing a musk scented perfume.
If you are avoiding certain chemical preservatived and additives like EDTA and parabens, be aware these are included in the list of ingredients in this Tree Hut Brazilian Nut Shea Body Lotion. There are also some very good quality ingredients that aid in the moisturizing and healing of the skin, such as glycerin, Vitamin E, aloe vera, and the shea and brazil nut oils.
I kind of think of this product along the same lines as those body butters, it just has a thinner consistency, and an easy to pump bottle.
If you like the smell of brazil and shea oils, and you are looking for a good non-greasy lotion, you need to check this out.
This 8 ounce bottle was on sale for $4.79, which was 20% off the retail price.