I have extremely dry skin, my hands are the worst, cracked skin, often so bad it bleeds. I was spending a fortune for L'Occitane which is excellant but the small tube is gone in no time. I was looking for an alternative and somehow came across this pure shea butter. I was curious enough to purchase it but had doubts. It arrived immediately. After one application, I could not believe the power of this product. I used it on my hands and chest. Since it is a natural, pure product I said why not use it on my face, even around the eyes. It is greasy but I decided to apply it when I was watching TV and had some time and patience, to let it absorb. The scent is mild, yes a little nutty as described, not offensive. I was truly amazed what one application can do. My face and chest feel like velvet and best of all, my hands do to. Clearly I will not suffer from cracked skin any more. It comes as a big 3 pound lump, well packed in a plastic container. It looks a little strange but as far as I am concerned, it is one big bargain. I will transfer some to a smaller container and refill it as needed. As described, it is like putty which instantly becomes soft and soaks into the skin. I am not in the habit of writing long reviews but this natural, powerful product is worth the time. I sincerely recommend it. As always thanks Overstock.com for a wonderful product.