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September is here and the shopping is easy

September.  School is back in session, football is around the corner, and cooler weather will be here…eventually.  We’re celebrating the new month by showcasing new products and a great special.

September specials and promotions

 

Check out our catalog or stop by the store to learn more about our new products.  We’re across from AmeriGas at 1545 Hwy 51, Suite #2 in Ponchatoula.  We’d love to see you.

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Noir Naturals Retail Shop and Who Dat Sports Cards are now open!

The ribbon cutting was at 10 am.  Did you miss it?

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We are so excited to show you our store.   Come by and see us!  We’re across the street from AmeriGas at 1545 Hwy 51, Suite #2 in Ponchatoula.  We’re here from 10:30 until 6:30 Monday through Friday and 9 until 3 on Saturday.

To learn more about Noir Naturals, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, G+, 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.


Four days to go

We are so excited – and a bit tired.  We’re burning the midnight oil this week to get the shop ready for Monday’s grand opening.  We’ll stock your favorite goat’s milk and coconut milk vegan soaps, body butters, lotions, Dead Sea Salt bath treatments, mud masks, body scrubs, massage candles, Argan Oil, Ghana Organic Shea Butter, travel sets, and soy wax cubes and wax warmers.  We’ve added a few more fragrances and products to our inventory and cannot wait to show you.

Everyl-Ann is putting the finishing touches on our Soy wax cube warmer display.

Everyl-Ann is putting the finishing touches on our soy wax cube warmer display.

We’ll also have a few gift baskets on hand. Our gift baskets are customizable and can be ready within 24 hours of order – and possibly sooner. Tell us what your recipient likes and we’ll go from there.

Love the Saints gold ribbon!

Love the Saints gold ribbon!

Join us for our grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, August 19. a 10 am.  Our regular hours are 10:30 am until 6:30 pm Monday – Friday and 9 am – 3 pm on Saturday.  We’re located at 1545 Hwy 51, Suite #2 in Ponchatoula (across from AmeriGas) and share space with Who Dat Sports Cards.

To learn more about Noir Naturals and our store, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, G+, or Pinterest.  Not
into social media? Visit us at NoirNaturals.com to learn more about us, our products, travel schedule,
and Who Dat Sports Cards.


Happy Independence Day!

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

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Semi-Wordless Wednesday: Our New Look

It’s that time of year when people usually clean house and make changes.  We’ve changed our look.  Who doesn’t like a new outfit every once in a while?

 

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Well, how do you like it?

To learn more about Noir Naturals and the other changes we have in store, 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.


Semi-Wordless Wednesday: Gardening on the brain

Spring weather makes us think of gardening.  We can’t help it. We love the sight of majestic old Oak trees and the colors of blooming flowers.

Lavender is one of our all-time favorites. Graeme Weatherston photo.

Lavender is one of our all-time favorites. Graeme Weatherston photo.

Azaleas are high on our list of favorites, too.

Azaleas are high on our list of favorites, too.

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We’re not sure what this one is called, but look at the colors! Do you know what it is?

Hampton Oak 4-2013

There is nothing like sitting under an Oak!

As for our garden, it’s temporarily on hold.  Until we can plant, we’ll enjoy the fruits of others’ labor.  Have you started your garden?  What’s in it? Containers, raised beds, or in ground?

To learn more about Noir Naturals, including more on our love of gardens, 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.


Is Natural Allergy Relief Possible?

Spring has sprung down in the south and that means allergies are kicking.  While traditional medications work most of the time, we can’t spend the day in a hazy fog.  Not that we prefer sneezing, crying, or not breathing through our noses.  What’s a team to do?  Go natural.  Some natural alternatives work quickly and others need time.  All work fairly well for us.

Local honey is a tried and true alternative.  Why local?  Because the pollen the bees use come from the flowers native to our azaleas 2013location.  A little honey every day helps one build resistance to the pollen and the allergies that come with it. Our allergies are less severe as a result, and we get to have a little honey every day.  That’s a win to us.  Other foods that are said to clear the sinuses are horseradish, hot peppers, and hot mustard.

When congestion rears its ugly head, we turn to saline solutions.  A good saline rinse will temporarily open nasal passages and make it possible for us to breathe freely.  It’s a shame that the relief is only temporary because saline rinses work.  There are many ready made saline solutions available – they come in bottles similar to the old school nasal sprays.  Basically you tilt your head, spray, and let the saline work its magic.  While we haven’t tried a neti pot yet, we’re looking at them in a new light. A neti pot a vessel for a saline rinse and people swear by them.

Herbal and homeopathic options are out there, too.  Butterburr and  Stinging Nettle have reported benefits as alternative antihistamines.  One study reports buttterburr as effective as the active ingredient in Zyrtec.   Homeopathic remedies work like local honey does.  The type of remedy one uses is determined by the type of symptoms and allergies he/she has.  For instance, a person suffering with watery eyes may take a different solution than one who has sinus pain and pressure.

When we posted a question about allergy relief on our Facebook wall, a fan told us about another option we hadn’t heard of previously.  A liver cleanse.  The liver is the body’s processor; it metabolizes food and processes fluids.  Keeping it at optimal condition should do the trick, but we haven’t tried it.

Something that works wonders is simple – cleaning.  Wash bed linens after and consider covers for your pillows and mattresses that block allergens.  Sweep, vacuum, dust, and mop at least weekly; more often as you can and wear a dust mask if you need to. If you can get rid of your carpet, consider it.  One of our team members reports better breathing since she pulled the carpet out of her home.

How are you fighting your allergies this season?  Tell us about it on Twitter, Facebook, or G+.  We have a few home remedies pinned on Pinterest.  Do you?

For more information about Noir Naturals, including our new Soap Club, visit us on NoirNaturals.com.