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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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Headed to Vacherie!!

We love this time of year.  It’s time for the Fall Arts ad Crafts Festival at Oak Alley Plantation!  Vacherie is especially lovely in fall, and we love it there.  Come see us on Saturday and Sunday from 9 am – 5 pm.

Because we can’t be in two places at once, our store in Ponchatoula will be closed on Saturday.  As always, our online shop is open 24/7.  Don’t forget the Spooky Savings Sale.

Will you join us on Saturday or Sunday?

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Changes in our fundraising program

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Try a fundraiser that offers something useful – our natural, handmade soaps!

It’s that time of year already.  Kids of all ages are making the rounds with multiple fundraising catalogs and we wonder how – and if – we’ll find anything we can use for ourselves or as gifts.  With Noir Naturals’ fundraising program, you know you have a product everyone can use.  We launched our fundraising program to offer something different and think the new changes will make it even easier for your organization to stand out and earn more.

Noir Naturals program is available for individual student and student groups of all ages, pre-K through college, to generate income for trips and various causes.  Adult mission and ministry groups are welcome as well.

We now offer three options for our fundraisers.  Customers can purchase bars online from a personalized fundraising website like Haley’s, offline via catalog, or at our retail location in Ponchatoula.

We’ve also increased your organization’s profit on each bar.  Instead of $1.50, your group can earn $2.50 per bar.  There is a small minimum target – just 50 bars.  If each child sells one to two bars, the minimum will be met in no time.   And at prices at just $5 or $6 each, customers may buy more than one bar just because.

There is still no upfront cost unless your organization wants to pre-purchase bars to sell at an event. Imagine setting up a table at the Fall or Holiday Festival and selling out.  You could launch your fundraiser then and have customers swing by Noir Naturals to purchase more.

All of our goat’s milk and coconut milk vegan soap bars are available including our Baby Noir Soaps, Asta Doggie Soaps, and new Powder Puff Goat’s Milk Soap.

Let us help your child’s school, daycare center, club, or group raise money for trips, projects, and more.

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Happy Independence Day!

Here’s to you, America.  And here’s a gift for all of you.

July 4th 2012
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Semi-Wordless Wednesday: New 100% Pure Argan Oil

We have more than just new soy wax cube fragrances debuting this week.  We are proud to announce our new hair care line.  Our hair care products are rolling out one by one.  First up, 100% Pure Argan Oil.  Argan oil is for hair and skin.

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To learn more about Noir Naturals and the additional products in our new hair care line, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, G+, or Pinterest.  Not into social media?  Visit us at NoirNaturals.com to learn more about us, our products, and our travel schedule.  Remember, we’ll be at Oak Alley Plantation this weekend.  Can’t wait to see you!


Semi-Wordless Wednesday: Introducing Noir Naturals’ Soap Club

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For $29.95 annually, members receive a 25% discount on all of our goat’s milk and vegan coconut milk soaps.   We’ll include a wooden soap dish for free with your first order.

There is no minimum purchase and no automatic re-enrollment.  Join today and start saving!

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We’re coming home! Join us in Gonzales, LA this week!

So, what are your plans this week?  We’ll be at LSU!  Kind of.  We’ll actually be in beautiful Gonzales (LA) with LSU at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center for the 78th annual LSU AgCenter  Livestock Show!

Louisiana State University’s Ag Center’s mission is to innovate, educate, and improve lives; this event does all this and then some.  This week-long event is a showcase for youth and those who care for and exhibit livestock.  Louisiana 4H and Future Farmers of America members from across the state will be on hand for educational events, competition, awards, and livestock industry information.  This is not just about farming, but about shaping and encouraging future leaders.

Blue Angel was formulated for caregivers, but is also perfect for anyone who works hard and washes his or her hands frequently.This intensive formula is available in Lavender and unscented versions.

Blue Angel was formulated for caregivers, but is also perfect for anyone who works hard and washes his or her hands frequently. This intensive formula is available in lavender and fragrance-free versions.

We’ll be there all week and bringing all of your favorites, including an assortment of our goat’s milk soaps (including Baby Noir Goat’s Milk Soap), our unrefined Organic Ghana Shea Butter, our goat’s milk lotions (including Blue Angel Goat’s Milk Lotions), and more.  Join us on Monday and Tuesday from 9 am-3 pm, Wednesday from 1-5 pm, and Thursday and Friday from 9 am – 3.  Product demonstrations and a gift basket giveaway are also on our agenda this week.

If you’re in or near the Gonzales area, you can pick up your order at the arena.  Please keep in mind that this is a livestock show.  We’d love to see you, but don’t want any of you to be uncomfortable.

The Lamar Dixon Expo Center is located on 9039 S St Landry Ave in Gonzales, Louisiana.  Remember, we’ll be there all week!  We love coming home!

Geaux kids and geaux LSU Tigers!

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Message from the owner, Charles Kennedy – Thank you.

We appreciate each and every one of you.  Stuart Miles photo.

We appreciate each and every one of you.
Stuart Miles photo.

As 2012 came to a close, my wife and I looked back at the year Noir Naturals had.  I could not be happier.  Noir Naturals continues to grow and I owe it all to you, our customers, fans, followers and well wishers.  As you know my health was a challenge last year, but thanks to the great team of folks that I work with, we were able to keep things moving forward.  To all the folks that make Noir Naturals run well everyday, I thank you for all your contributions and dedication!

As we review our business plans for 2013 I am excited because of what we have in store.  If you have not seen our 2013 Resolutions please click here to view them.  We have incorporated feedback from you into our resolutions, and I believe we are set up for an even better year.  We always appreciate all of your comments and feedback, so please keep them coming.

Throughout the last few years many of you have asked and encouraged us to secure a fixed location on the Northshore and/or Southshore (in Louisiana), where you can come by to shop in between shows.  We are working to make this happen, and will have more information as the year progresses.

To this end I wish you God’s blessings for 2013, and look forward to seeing and/or hearing from all of you again this year.

Charles

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2013 in Full Swing

Hard to believe a year has come and gone, eh?

We’re back to the daily grind here at Noir Naturals and we started the year by setting goals. Like a lot of people, we make resolutions, goals, or whatever you call them at the start of the year after reflecting on the past year.

New_Year_s_Resolutions_3In 2013, we plan to
  • Keep customer service a priority.
  • See more of you in person this year (that’s right, we’ll still hit the road often)
  • Increase product testing opportunities.  We love hearing from you at all levels of product development and would love to hear your input from the beginning.
  • Introduce new product lines  and new scents. Stay tuned for more info.
  • Offer more opportunities for you to save.  Keep your eyes open for coupons and programs!
Those are some of our goals.  What are some of yours?
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Here’s to an excellent year!

 

 


Semi-Wordless Wednesday, Cypress, TX Edition

So what are you doing this weekend?  We’ll be on Candy Cane Lane with the Cypress Creek High School Cougars!

2012 poster

Come see us in booths 1018 and 1019.  And remember, when you buy any three items, you get a fourth free.  Mix and match, your choice!

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