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I don't smell the frankincense or myrrh

Posted by iHerb Customer on Sep 21, 2014 | Verified Purchase

Full disclosure: I've never owned anything else scented with either frankincense or myrrh as the main scent, and I've never owned essential oils of either. Nevertheless, I was disappointed when this butter arrived in the mail smelling like nothing but unrefined shea butter and with a hard texture to boot. I thought I was getting a good deal because all of the glowing reviews, some claiming that the frankincense and myrrh scent was so strong that they had to mix this butter with something else to tone down the scent. Yet all I smell is shea, which I recognize from the raw, unrefined shea butter I already own and use regularly. I put this on one arm, the unrefined and unscented shea on the other arm, and sniffed both of them regularly throughout the day. Same scent. Did they forget to put the essential oils in the batch this came from or something? On top of it all, this butter has a hard texture and is VERY expensive compared to my other shea (which is buttery soft and costed about $20 for 5 pounds elsewhere). This is 4 ounces of hard shea butter which smells like plain shea butter and costs over $10. I think not. From now on I'll just either scent my own shea butter with affordable essential oils or wear it plain.

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Posted by iHerb Customer on Apr 21, 2010 | Verified Purchase

It works, I definately feel less stress when I take it. However, for some reason it makes me itch/burn ALL OVER my body a few minutes after I use it. The feeling is similar to taking niacin except I don't turn red and it only lasts for about 5-10 minutes. Also, the last time I used it I started feeling paranoid, like a bad highschool episode of experimenting with "ahem" grass. My heartbeat was slowed down significantly and my legs were so relaxed I didn't want to move, but I was having the strangest sensation that I was going to die from the GABA powder. That the GABA powder was going to kill me. So I couldn't fall asleep. LOL it was kind of funny but not at the same time. For reference, I only took the recommended dosage so no, I was not ODing lol. Anyway, not for me unless I'm having a bad panic attack because it works very very quickly.

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Posted by iHerb Customer on Nov 25, 2010 | Verified Purchase

This stuff tastes so bad, I can't believe I fell for those reviews saying it doesn't. I just mixed it with my dinner and I wanted to throw up. I think I'll try the pills next time and give this to someone who can stomach it.... Ruined my whole meal!!!

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