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GAIL RICHARDS AND BEAUTY CREATORS

In the late 1920′s Gail decided to buy a bike and ride from the mid-west to California in order to find work.  She lived in a farm community that had been effected by the dust bowl.  She had never ridden a bike before and was too embarrassed to have anyone show her how.  So, she took that bike out to […]

VIOLA LOSIER – THE WOMAN WHO CREATED OUR SKIN CARE LINE

Viola was born in 1895.  She was good at science and math and worked her way through college as a chemistry major by sweeping up in a beauty parlor.  As she cleaned up and listened to the customers conversations she realized there was a real need for quality skin care that actually worked.  The customers had powder […]

WHAT IS FRAN-J-PANI?

The below was written as an advertizement back when Fran-J-Pani was added to our product line in the 1940′s.  We thought it was fun to read the writing from back then and it gives a nice overview of what this flower is and why our originators, Gail and Dick, thought it was so important. Fran-J-Pani Oil Rare […]

FRAN-J-PANI HEALING STORIES

We’ve heard so many wonderful stories over the years from customers who have been able to heal their skin conditions using the Fran-J-Pani Oil.  We thought it was time to share a few. Wayne Wayne’s wife had been a customer for many years.  In her medicine cabinet she always kept a bottle of Fran-J-Pani Oil for cuts, […]

MARILYN, LOYAL SINCE 1968

This is Marilyn who will be 80 this year!  She owes her youthful skin to Moisture Cream.  You can read her lovely handwritten letter below… May 20, 2013 I became acquainted with Gail Richards wonderful Moisture Cream July of 1968.  I was at a T.W.A. airlines family picnic in California where Virginia “Ginny” Turner of […]

SKIN FRESHENER HERBS

Here at Edna we are often asked about the 55-herb blend used in the Skin Freshener.  In fact, many new customers ask, “Is it just Witch Hazel?”  To which we patiently shake our heads in wonder.  Who could even compare Witch Hazel with Skin Freshener? So, we’ve decided to share some information about a few of our […]

FACIAL VS. CREAM

Edna has many night creams.  Some are called Creams and some are called Facials. You can use either as a regular night cream before bed by applying them to clean skin, but if you have one of Edna’s Facials you will want to take 5 minutes to create extraordinarily youthful, soft smooth skin by using […]

KATHLEEN MCDOWELL, BEAUTIFUL OUTSIDE AND IN

We love generational stories. Many of our customers have Grandmothers or Aunts who have been using these creams since the 1960′s.  We recently received an order from the granddaughter of a long time user.   She attached a photo of her Grandmother so we could see what 40 years of continuous EDNA use could do to a […]

JOAN HAS USED EDNA FOR 51 YEARS!

I have used Edna products for 51 years. (The name of the product originally was called Beauty Creators, and then there was another name change–don’t remember [Gail Richards].) Having a “natural look”–not looking “made-up” is what I like; however, I believe that Edna’s products keep my skin healthy–which is more important. People comment on what […]