Meet Ashley



Natural Ash is created and formulated by our founder, Ashley Cummings, RN. Each handmade batch of body butter is handmade in Harlem with only natural ingredients. We understand that everyone’s skin is different and requires individual attention, therefore we have a variety of body butters. 

Skin is our biggest organ and protector of our bodies. Our skin serves as the first and best defense against external aggressors, therefore we must maintain our skin’s health. Our overall appearance and health of our skin represents the overall wellness of our bodies. NO parabens, phthalates, sulfates, phenoxyethanol, petrochemicals, or synthetic fragrances.


Working as an Oncology Registered Nurse and learning about the chemicals found in beauty products that can lead to cancer, I started to pay attention to the ingredients in my skincare products. As a result, I started to experiment with natural body butters sourced from Africa, as well as different oils. I wanted to know what I was putting on my skin for hydration, as the product will then go into my body.

As a nurse, I naturally want those around me to take care of their bodies and skin. After all, your skin’s health is a direct reflection of your overall health and wellness. This is your body’s largest organ and its protectant. Healthy skin gives people self esteem and the confidence to reach their highest potential.

Natural Ash embodies health, skin care, and positivity. Taking care of your skin gives you self esteem and a positive self image. Natural Ash not only takes care of your skin, but also is environmentally conscious when selecting ingredients and packaging. Remember, always Care Beneath Your Skin.


Ashley is a Registered Nurse originally from Massachusetts, but has been living in New York City since 2009. She began making body butters in her Harlem apartment in 2017. As a Registered Nurse, Ashley knows the importance of skincare and ensuring that harmful chemicals are not a part of your daily skincare regimen.