Ok, so what are some opinions on which is better between Shea and cocoa butter and why do you feel that way? I really like cocoa butter, but have never had the opportunity to see or work with Shea butter.
Shea also makes me break out. Some people are just sensitive to it. It's weird because a patch test doesn't show an acute allergy, but if I use it over a period of time, in soaps or leave-on products, I break out in red bumps. Sometimes I seriously feel like the only person with this problem because shea is such a holy grail for so many people's skin and hair.Not much different for me. They both lend a creaminess to the lather, just the CB bars feel little more luxurious. Also, Shea bars make my hubby break out while the CB bars don't. No one else has that issue though.
I can attest to that. Mango in soap bothers me, but I like it in B&B.Aye, but you do mention using cocoa butter in soap. I think a lot of people choose to use butters in soap because they like the butters in other products, but it doesn't always work that way
Raw shea actually smells bad, at least to me it does. Some people say it smells nutty or earthy but I just smell rotten onions. I either use refined shea for body butter or a stronger EO to cover the smell of the raw.Obsidian, is there a certain smell to Shea butter as well that contributes to the scent of body butters, etc?
And is the creamier lather in soap extremely noticeable?