Simply Soothing has used Shea Butter in most of our bath and body products since the beginning, because of its miracle healing and the moisturizing properties. Many times we are asked, just what is Shea Butter? Shea Butter, commonly known as Karie, is derived from the Shea Nut Tree (butyrospermum parkii) which grows in the western region of Africa. The fruits of these trees contain a nut. In the traditional method of extraction, the Shea nuts are dried and ground. The powder is then boiled in water to release an unctuous substance which rises to the top and moisturize and protect the skin from the sun, wind, heat, and salt water.
Due to its unsaponifiable nature, Shea Butter cannot rob the skin of its natural oils and can actually help stimulate collagen production. As such, it can be very soothing and effective in helping to alleviate wrinkles, scars, and burns.