Monthly Archives: February 2014

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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The Cut Flower Patch: Grow Your Own Cut Flowers All Year Round, Book Release and Blog Giveaway!

Since gardening is on our minds lately….

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The Cut Flower Patch jacket

I’m excited to reveal the following book release, published March 2014 by Frances Lincoln (www.franceslincoln.com | @Frances_Lincoln) priced £20.00. I’m also hosting a giveaway for this book, one lucky reader will win a copy! Yay! Read on…..

It’s a delight to have a home filled with fresh flowers, and in this new take on the subject, Louise Curley shows that a cut flower patch is the most economical  and eco-friendly way to enjoy cut flowers. Using her experience from her own cutting patch on her allotment Louise explains how, even with a small amount of space, you can grow plants to give you cutting material throughout the year.

The book describes how to embrace seasonality with cutting material using spring bulbs, summer flowers and autumn seed heads and winter hedgerow foraging for year-round arrangements.

Sustainability and caring for the environment are themes, whether it’s using locally coppiced wood for plant supports…

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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.

Dish before

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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