Temple Body Butter: Nourishing Lives with Nature’s Touch

Written by Itzel Martinez Garcia

April 30, 2024

In the bustling world of e-commerce, a gem shines bright with the promise of natural healing and the warmth of Caribbean wisdom. Temple Body Butter, founded by the visionary June Lyons, stands as a testament to the power of organic, Fair Trade Certified ingredients and the enduring spirit of entrepreneurship.

The Genesis of a Natural Solution

June’s journey began with a personal struggle against eczema and severely dry skin, conditions that modern medicine could not alleviate. Drawing from her childhood memories in Jamaica, where nature’s bounty was the ultimate healer, she turned to Shea butter. With a blend of natural oils and herbs, June crafted a recipe that not only soothed her skin but also marked the birth of Temple Body Butter. 

“I was inspired to start this business when I was suffering from eczema and severely dry skin that OTC medicines or prescriptions could not help. As a little girl growing up in Jamaica it was commonplace to get our medicines from nature; the earth always provided healing,” says June.

Crafting Organic Butter for the Skin and Soul

Temple Body Butter offers a sanctuary for those seeking refuge from the chemical-laden products of mass production. With twenty-one enchanting scents, each whipped body butter is a concoction of Shea, Cocoa, Nilotica, and Mango butters, catering to both fragrant and fragrance-free preferences. These divine butters are not just products; they are June’s promise of confidence and care, available with a simple click online.

“I want to provide our customers with products that they can be confident knowing that are sourced from natural, pure and organic ingredients that are Fair Trade Certified.  We live in a society where everything is mass produced and filled with chemicals that are harmful to the body. Using our products eliminates that worry,” says June.

The Connecticut Small Business Grant: A Catalyst for Growth

The turning point for Temple Body Butter came with the support of HEDCO, a resource for small businesses. The Connecticut Small Business Grant enabled June to invest in commercial equipment, marketing, and inventory, propelling her business into a new era of prosperity.

“HEDCO is a business savior! I received a grant from HEDCO/SAMA for my business. I’m extremely grateful to be a recipient of this grant,” says June.

Overcoming Challenges and Embracing Growth

Before HEDCO’s support, Temple Body Butter faced the daunting challenge of underfunding. Yet, with determination and the right support, June transformed her business into a flourishing enterprise.

Imparting Wisdom to Aspiring Entrepreneurs

June’s advice to rising entrepreneurs is a blend of practicality and passion. She urges entrepreneurs to embrace their passion, plan meticulously, comply with legalities, engage in networking, stay abreast of industry trends.

I would advise someone who wants to start a business to really make sure it’s something they want to do and if it is, put a plan in place and follow it.  Make sure you’re doing everything that’s required by law, ask tons of questions, network, know what’s trending in your industry and prayer is always helpful,” says June.

Blossoming futures

Temple Body Butter’s success story is not just about a business; it’s about a movement towards natural wellness and the realization of a dream. It’s a story that inspires, nurtures, and reminds us that with nature, passion, and the right support, anything is possible.

Temple Body Butter’s continued commitment to nature: Founded on the principle of utilizing organic, natural, and pure ingredients, Temple Body Butter remains dedicated to providing products that prioritize the well-being of its uses. The company’s offerings extend beyond mere skincare – they represent a return to the roots, a reconnection with the healing wonders of Mother Earth. HEDCO is here to support any business, at any stage. Contact us to learn more about our programs and how we can help you achieve your business goals.

Visit Temple Body Butter: https://www.templebodybutter.com/