Category Archives: handmade

Do you know what your skin is doing?

Food for thought: Our skin absorbs 60% of what we put on it. Scary, isn’t it? Read labels and know what you’re using.

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Infographic by EcoMom. Right click and hit ‘open image in new tab’ to make it larger.

At Noir Naturals, we do not use any toxic or questionable ingredients.  We never have and never will.

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This week at Noir Naturals

It’s Mardi Gras!  King Cake for everyone!

Celebrating is just one of the things we’ve been up to this week.  On Facebook, we shared a day in the life of a new product.  We’re making and testing our new shampoo line.

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Check out the progress on Facebook and G+.

We also introduced our large, 32 oz. bottles of Age of Innocence Goat’s Milk Lotion.  Get this made from scratch favorite for $25.

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And our Carrot Orange Goat’s Milk Soap is also available this week.  Get a bar or two for $5 each.

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We still have a few bars of our Limited Edition Dark Chocolate Goat’s Milk Soap on hand.

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And don’t forget about our clearance sale on our Dead Sea Salt Body Scrubs.  They’re selling out quickly.

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See you in March with more updates, news, and the start of our Green Living Award Contest!

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Noir Naturals Goat’s Milk Lotion – always made from scratch

All of our lotions are available in travel, 4, and 8 oz. sizes.

All of our lotions are available in travel, 4, and 8 oz. sizes.

We at Noir Naturals take pride in doing things the old-fashioned way. We use only fresh goat’s milk from organically-fed goats in our goat’s milk products and only fresh coconut milk in our coconut milk soaps.  It may take longer, but we skip the shortcuts in the name of quality.  It’s the same approach we take with our goat’s milk lotions.  We skip premade lotion bases and make ours from scratch.
Premade lotion bases are not our thing. Even though the ingredients are listed on the label, companies do not list where the ingredients come from.  By making our own lotion base, we know exactly what goes into it and where all the ingredients come from.  We refuse to take shortcuts.
Back in the day, lotions were handcrafted from oils, butters, and liquids. We embrace the old way and make each batch of lotion from water, fresh raw goat’s milk, organic Shea butter, Safflower and Meadowfoam oils, emulsifying wax, Stearic Acid, and a preservative.  We make each base as we make each batch.  We add additional fragrance and essential oils for our scented lotions, and include additional moisturizing butters and oils for our Blue Angel lotions.  Our lotions are free of dyes, pigments, and parabens and are packaged as soon as each batch is ready.

View our inventory and find the right lotion for your needs.  We currently offer travel, 4 oz., and 8 oz. sizes and have a larger size coming soon.

What’s in your lotion?

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Caring for your loofah

We’ve discussed how to make natural soap last longer with a wooden soap dish, but we haven’t discussed caring for your loofah.
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Exfoliation is a must for smooth skin and loofahs are the perfect tool for the job. They’re available in several materials, but a natural one is recommended by dermatologists.  Personally, our team members love ours, but those of us with sensitive skin must take it easy on use.  An optimal schedule is once or twice a week for those with sensitive skin and up to three times a week for those with regular skin.

How often do you clean or replace your loofah?  Those babies can hoard bacteria and hanging them in the shower to dry isn’t good enough to kill it.  Dermatologists recommend that you get a new one every month and clean them well with an essential oil or bleach solution.

If you’re in the market for a natural loofah, Noir Naturals has one for you.  They’re just $2 each and straight from nature.

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How to care for your natural soap dish

A wooden soap dish is pretty and useful.  It can add a little nature to your bath decor and extend the life of your soap bars.  Keeping soap dry between use is key to making it last longer – this is especially true of natural soap.  But how do you care for the soap dish? Don’t worry – it’s easy!

All soap can leave a little gunk behind.  It’s unattractive, but easy to clean.

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Just run a towel or cleaning rag through the grooves to clean out the gunk and rinse.  Or just run it through the dishwasher.  Let it sit and dry.

Dish when wet

Once it dries, it’s ready to hold your favorite bar of soap again.

Dish when dried

Noir Naturals’ Cypress Wooden Soap Dish is durable, attractive, and has deep grooves that help soap drain well.  It fits in nicely in the kitchen or bath and is just and lasts a long time with proper care.  Get yours for just $4 each and perk up your decor while extending the life of your soap.

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Dark Chocolate just in time for Valentine’s Day

Give dark chocolate and berries for Valentine’s Day! Our new Dark Chocolate Goat’s Milk Soap will delight the skin and senses. Think rich, dark organic chocolate truffle for the skin. It’s full of antioxidants and our classic, deep moisturizing base of goat’s milk and oils. Pair it with a bar of our Scarlet Goat’s Milk Soap for a Chocolate and Berries Gift Set.

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The Dark Chocolate Goat’s Milk Soap is limited edition and only available in February.  It’s $6 a single bar or 2 for $10.

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Semi-Wordless Wednesday: Meet the Noir Naturals team

Our team has grown over the years and we’d like you to meet all of us.  Charles and Everyl-Ann you may have met, but Danalyn and Sheryl are working with us, too.  We want you to know more about us, so we’ll share a little about our team throughout 2014.

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Our team members will share a little more about themselves, their hobbies, and more over the next few months.  Do you have any questions for us?

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Show us your skin to win

How about a contest?

We know ourselves how dry winter weather and can affect the skin.   One of our team members was willing to share what her skin used to look like very winter.

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Before Coconut Milk Vegan Soap and Organic Ghana Shea Butter, our team member had hands like this.

 

 

It wasn’t just unattractive. It was itchy and painful.  Only quality products designed to pamper and heal the skin gave her relief.

 

 

 

 

Show us some skin and win! Your dry skin, that is.

Show us what the extreme weather is doing to your skin and you can win! Post a pic and you may be one of three winners. Winners will receive their choice of one of the following:

- Organic Shea Butter (4 oz)
- Blue Angel Goat’s Milk Lotion (Lavender or Unscented)
- Goat’s Milk Body Butter (4 oz)

Submit photos Friday until midnight CST.  We’ll select winners on Saturday.  Feel free to submit them in a private message if you’re feeling shy.

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A message from Noir Naturals’ owner: A look back and to the future

We’ve had a year and a half in 2013.  Noir Naturals’ owner wanted to share a few words with you.  

As we embark on 2014 I wanted to do a quick look-back at 2013.  In August we opened our retail store, but my wife and I had to make a tough decision in November to close the retail store, due to my health.  My hours at the store robbed me of time to fully focus on my recovery.  With the flexible work schedule I now have, I am able to attend my various weekly pulmonary rehab sessions, and rest in between my work. Having another retail store in the future is not out of the question. For now however my focus needs to be on my recovery.

We are still located in Ponchatoula and all customers are welcomed to visit my workshop.  Simply give us a call to set an appointment to come by.  Our online store is always open 24/7 and we’ll meet some of you throughout the year at craft fairs and shows like we always do.  This Fall we were able to see quite a few online customers face to face at shows.  It’s always a pleasure to meet you in person.

I am very pleased to report that 2013 was a great year for our sales.  We saw a vast increase in individual sales and wholesale accounts.  We added another member to our team and have a number of exciting product plans for 2014.

Thank you for being loyal customers of Noir Naturals. We wish you all a prosperous New Year!

Remember, we’re closed on December 31 and January 1 to celebrate the new year.  Any orders received on those days will be filled on January 2.

To learn more about Noir Naturals, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, G+, Instagram, or Pinterest.  Not into social media?
Visit us at NoirNaturals.com to learn more about our team, products, travel schedule, and what else we’re up to.


Happy Boxing Day!

Merry 12 days of Christmas and Happy Boxing Day!

Our mantle piece

Our mantle piece

Did you get you Christmas wish?  If not, get to shopping!  Our fall and holiday soy wax cubes are now 25% off.  Your choice of ten delicious flavors for $3 a pack. Feel like Gingerbread or Sugar Cookies but not like baking?  Just pop a cube into a soy wax cube warmer, plug in, and enjoy the sweet, spicy, energizing, or comforting goodness.

Remember, we’re closed on December 26, December 31, and January 1 to celebrate the holidays.  Any orders received on those days will ship on the next day.

To learn more about Noir Naturals, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, G+, Instagram, or Pinterest.  Not into social media?  Visit us at NoirNaturals.com to learn more about us, our products, travel schedule, and what else we’re up to.


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