I had the pleasure of trying three products from a Chicago based company called - Thank God I'm Natural (TGIN). It's an organic company created by Chris-Tia Donaldson, the author of the best selling book Thank God I'm Natural: The Ultimate Guide to Caring for Natural Hair. The items that I tried were provided in a trio sample pack, 100% Natural African Shea Butter, a Lemon-grass Shea Butter soap & a Peppermint Shea Butter lip balm.
TGIN didn't try. The organic Shea Butter they provided was great. It came in a small container but the consistency was smooth and creamy, normally I have to whip my Shea Butter & change the properties a little to achieve it. The company provided a quick fact summary of the products claims and benefits that I really appreciated. The claim that caught my attention was the treatment of eczema. The winter months are very hard on my skin and my eczema is in full fighting mode now.
I had previous success with Shea Butter calming the itchiness and dryness of my skin rashes but this time with the TGIN Shea Butter I also saw an improvement in reduction of the actual rash and the raised bumps actually disappeared. I used this product exclusively for a week and the rash went from the size of a saucer to a half dollar coin...WOW! I also used the butter on my feet and hands with great results but I expected that because of my previous use of Shea Butter. I would give this product a 9.5 out of 10....Now I'm not a doctor but if you suffer like I do with skin rashes its worth a try.
Lemongrass Shea Butter soap is up next and I was a little leery. I had experiences with bar soaps drying my skin and I don't particularly care for them but..... This soap had a true earthy smell, it rinsed clean and although I didn't feel a sense of increased moisture I didn't get the dryness I was expecting. I used the soap for 4 days and each day I became a little fonder. I will give this product a 7 out of 10 because I just don't like bar soaps. If this soap came in a liquid form I would definitely give it another try.
Finally the Peppermint Shea Butter lip balm...well you may think there isn't much to a lip balm but if you suffer from dry or cracked lips like I do in the winter...this MATTERS! I loved this balm..my lips were very dry when I began reviewing this product and I was concern with the peppermint burning when applied but to my surprise it did not! It went on smooth, I felt the peppermint penetrating but not with a burning or painful experience. The first day I applied it about three times but as the week progressed I say the need decrease to twice a day and my lips showed a vass improvement. I would give this product a 9 out of 10.
Have you tried TGIN Shea Butter? Would you like to give it a try? Have you read her best selling book?
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