Monthly Archives: December 2013

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.

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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.


We’re coming for you, Baton Rouge!

Join us this weekend for the Helen Brett International Jewelry Fair/General Merchandise Show at the Baton Rouge River Center!

On Friday 12/13 and Sat 12/14 from 10-6 and Sunday 12/15 from 10-5 come see what we and other vendors have to offer.

This is our last big show of the year and we’re excited.  Our new Eucalyptus Goat’s Milk and Citrus Vegan Coconut Milk Soaps, fall and holiday soy wax cubes and warmers, gift sets, and more are in stock and we’re making more for the show
We're bringing our new Eucalyptus Goat's Milk Soap and more!

We’re bringing our new Eucalyptus Goat’s Milk Soap and more!

Helen Brett Shows are industry events, so no one under age 16 is permitted. Qualified buyers pay no admission and the center has plenty of parking.  Baton Rouge River Center is located at 275 South River Road.

Remember, if you live in the area and place and order online, we’ll meet so you can pick up you order with no shipping charges.
What are your weekend plans?  See you in Baton Rouge!

 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.  


Semi-wordless Wednesday: the world around us

How gorgeous is this time of year?   Sometimes we just sit and stare in wonder at the beauty of the world around us.  Take time to enjoy nature, even if you just look at pictures. 

1-13-13 yard

deer duo

Hampton Oak 4-2013

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Message from Noir Naturals’ owner: Changes

Hi everyone,
 
It is with deep regret to share the news on a difficult decision my wife and I had to make. Effective December 22nd we will be closing the store due to my health. We really enjoyed having the store which made it an even harder decision. We made some great connections, gained new customers and major wholesale accounts as well.
 
During my recent hospitalization over the week of Thanksgiving my pulmonologist gave me a serious warning that I needed to reduce my work schedule to focus more on my health. Having to be in the store 40+ hours of the week was not helping my recovery along, and the doctor advised that if I continue at this rate I could have a fatal end. With the store closed and a part-time flexible weekly schedule, I will be able to fully concentrate on my pulmonary rehab and get better at a faster pace. I am getting better currently, but slower than I should be.
 
The good news is that though the store is closing, Noir Naturals is not. We will open by appointment and everyone is welcomed to come by to shop like in the past, or catch a glimpse of products being made. Just like in the past you can contact us and let us know when you would like to come by and we’ll be waiting for you. Our telephone number will remain the same and we will still be at all our regular shows, and a few news ones in 2014. We are also working on our list of new products for next year, all of which you requested and we are very excited.
 
We will consider a store again in the future but right now my recovery is paramount. We wish to thank you for all of your support, concern, well wishes and prayer over the past year. God bless!
 
Charles

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