Category Archives: arts and crafts

We’re coming for you, Mandeville!

What are your weekend plans?

mandeville show

Join us for a great time!

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Louisiana Farmers – thank you!

How was your first weekend of Spring?  We spent ours visiting family and taking in the sights of northern Louisiana farms.

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Farmers, thank you. We know it’s hard work and want you to know we appreciate you.

Have you visited a local farm?  Make a day trip of it and check one out.

Next weekend we’ll be in Vacherie for Oak Alley Plantation’s Spring Arts and Crafts Festival. Hope to see you there!

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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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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.

Chocolate soap

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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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.

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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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