I purchased this Shea Butter from EBay and the seller adoranaturalproducts. It was shipped free and quickly, and while I am no expert on these things, it was packaged securely and the label has a listing of many different uses for it. It was pretty inexpensive. I have used it twice so far, once straight from the package on my hands, and the effect was immediate. My skin felt softer than it has in years, and the effect lasted all day. The second thing I used it for was in a recipe for homemade lip balm. It melted perfectly, no grittiness at all, and incorporated perfectly with the coconut oil and beeswax and the other ingredients I used. I will buy this again, and am completely happy with my purchase!