In 2009, Edye Dumhart found herself frustrated with the quality of skin products available in both traditional and health food stores. A mother of two and seasoned sailor from Pennington and Long Beach Island, New Jersey, she noticed that her sensitive skin had developed rosacea, sunspots, and wrinkles from hours of sun exposure and was in immediate need of a soothing cream.
Right in her kitchen, Edye began experimenting with different mixtures for producing a nourishing skin cream and during the next several years—by trial, error, and a wealth of research in searching for the best organic skin care ingredients—she developed an incredibly restorative product: Edye’s Body & Face Butter had been born!
Proud of her healing formula, Edye distributed her body butter to dear friends who, like herself, had sun-damaged skin and were in need of a healing, soothing product. They instantly fell in love with her creation and shared it with their own friends, who shared it with their friends, and so on, thereby establishing a group of dedicated customers.
In response to popular demand for inventory in 2011, Edye ventured out to begin marketing her body butter at seasonal local markets and mercantile shows. She was surprised to find that selling her product was fun and easy and that it got received enthusiastically by both women and men! Since then, Edye’s Body & Face Butter has advanced from being a fun hobby to emerging as a full-time business, called Edye’s Naturals.