About SHEA CHIC
SHEA CHIC is a woman-owned, small business located in San Diego, California.
I began making Shea Butter soap and Shea Butter body products when I experienced a serious back injury. One Saturday morning, I went to get out of bed and something had happened, I could barely move. I thought maybe I had a stroke in the middle of the night. The doctors explained it as the “perfect storm,” a combination of herniated discs, scoliosis, and degenerative disc disease. From that moment, I was basically bed ridden for the next six months, and at times needed a wheelchair.
That was one of the most difficult times of my life. I’ve always been a very active person, with a lot of interests and a very “do it yourself” attitude. I went from doing everything, to doing nothing. Not only could I barely leave the house, I could barely get out of bed.
My husband could see how down I was feeling, so he surprised me one night with a lovely fragranced lotion. He and I both recognized how much the lotion lifted my spirits and affected my mood.
I attempted to place an order for another body lotion and was accidentally taken to a very informative website. This website explained to me about all of the chemical ingredients that were in the lotion I was about to purchase.
It was an awakening to say the least. I didn’t realize all the health risks associated with the chemicals added to these bath and body products. I’d heard of these chemicals, but was always too busy to stop and really pay attention. Looking back, I’m glad that I was forced to stop moving, and start listening!
During the next several months, while I was trying to heal, I began researching and understanding what natural products made the best bath and body products. I wanted superior products, with higher quality ingredients, while still having designer fragrances. I could find either quality ingredients or designer scents, but never both of them together. So, I decided if I couldn’t find them, then I would create them.
As a company, I have chosen to only use the highest quality ingredients, including phthalate free fragrances. My philosophy is: if I wouldn’t use it, I don’t expect you to. I am taking back control of what I put on my body and hopefully what you put on yours!
This has now become my life’s passion, and the rest is history. So, morale of the story: Life makes more sense in rewind. Often, things that happen to us are for a reason that we may or may not understand at the time, but will make sense when looking at life in rewind. I feel like I understand why this path was chosen for me, and believe it or not, I’m thankful for it.