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Fun at the New Orleans French Quarter Festival

Spring has sprung down south and we decided to take the weekend off and celebrate.  Our team members each had something fun to do and most plans started and ended with festivals.  We decided to swing into New Orleans for the 2014 French Quarter Festival.  

 

Live music at Riverfront.

Live music filled the streets.

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Musicians playing in the street.

 

Everyl-Ann made a new friend.

Everyl-Ann made a new friend.

There were other sights and sounds, but we want to see yours.   If you checked out a festival in your area, show or tell us about it this week on TwitterFacebook, or G+.  And don’t forget about our Green Living Award.  There are just a few days left to enter.

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A look back

We’re feeling a little nostalgic here at Noir Naturals and thought we’d get in on the Throwback Thursday fun.

Remember this logo?  It was our first when we opened up shop.  We had eight Goat’s Milk Soaps then and thought that was a lot.  Sharing our vision of the old ways was (and still is) a dream come true.

 

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We found an excellent goat farmer for our milk and drove to pick it up ourselves. Yes, we still do that.

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We traveled to a lot of shows all over the Gulf Coast.  Oak Alley Plantation, Houma, Southdown, Houston, Brodamoor High School, and more.  We love meeting people.

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We  moved from Mandeville to Houston, Texas, and came back home to Louisiana.

We’ve added products to our inventory over the years.  A baby soap, Soy Wax Cubes, hair products, Shea Butter, vegan-friendly Coconut Milk Soaps,  Pure Raw Louisiana Honey, and Pure Argan Oil.

 

Like all of our products, Baby Noir is colorant-free, paraben-free, and handmade with love.

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While some things have changed, our core mission remains the same.  We want to bring you the highest quality, handmade bath, body, and aromatherapy products possible.  To help you experience Yesterday Once More.

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We’re coming for you, Mandeville!

What are your weekend plans?

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Join us for a great time!

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How we live green at Noir Naturals

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Yesterday was St. Patrick’s Day and we’re still thinking about green – green living, that is.  At Noir Naturals, we believe in sustainable practices and greener living.  Our Green America Silver Certification is important to us in the office and in our personal lives.  Not only does Noir Naturals keep it greener, our team members do, too.  We asked our team to share how they live greener lives and they each do something a little differently.

Charles:
I try to turn off lights in the house and my workshop to conserve electricity. I run a lot of appliances in my shop at any point in time. Before I leave for the day I double check that all burners are off, and plugged out as well. I am still working on getting into a routine to turn off TV’s in the house and my projector in my man cave, so I can play a greater role in conservation.

Everyl-Ann:
I try to use as much natural light as possible. We have many windows in our house and office so I utilize the natural light as much as possible. I recently bought a solar recharge gadget for my iPhone, so I use this to recharge whenever I can. I also keep all packing peanuts from packages I get to reuse in the business.

Danalyn:
I use all natural hair and skin products

Sheryl:
I use natural light as much as possible, unplug electronics not in use, use led and compact florescent light bulbs, recycle, reuse as much as possible, buy pantry staples in bulk to reduce packaging, and binge cook – cook in large batches and freeze to reduce gas and electricity use later.

Do you live green or know anyone who does?  Share and you could win.  Nominate your green friend or yourself for our Green Living Award by April 11, 2014.  The winner will receive the 2014 Green Living Award and a $50 gift certificate for our store and the nominator will win a $20 gift certificate. Green_Living_Award_for_website_1
The winner will be announced on social media on Earth Day 2014 (April 22).  From today on, we’ll share green tips and hints on social media.  The more we conserve, recycle, and reuse, the better for our environment.

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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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Semi-Wordless Wednesday: Another visit to the farm

We pick up the raw goat’s milk for our soaps, lotions, and body butter from a farm.  We stopped by to stock up a few days ago and thought we’d share the sights.

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