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How we live green at Noir Naturals

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Yesterday was St. Patrick’s Day and we’re still thinking about green – green living, that is.  At Noir Naturals, we believe in sustainable practices and greener living.  Our Green America Silver Certification is important to us in the office and in our personal lives.  Not only does Noir Naturals keep it greener, our team members do, too.  We asked our team to share how they live greener lives and they each do something a little differently.

I try to turn off lights in the house and my workshop to conserve electricity. I run a lot of appliances in my shop at any point in time. Before I leave for the day I double check that all burners are off, and plugged out as well. I am still working on getting into a routine to turn off TV’s in the house and my projector in my man cave, so I can play a greater role in conservation.

I try to use as much natural light as possible. We have many windows in our house and office so I utilize the natural light as much as possible. I recently bought a solar recharge gadget for my iPhone, so I use this to recharge whenever I can. I also keep all packing peanuts from packages I get to reuse in the business.

I use all natural hair and skin products

I use natural light as much as possible, unplug electronics not in use, use led and compact florescent light bulbs, recycle, reuse as much as possible, buy pantry staples in bulk to reduce packaging, and binge cook – cook in large batches and freeze to reduce gas and electricity use later.

Do you live green or know anyone who does?  Share and you could win.  Nominate your green friend or yourself for our Green Living Award by April 11, 2014.  The winner will receive the 2014 Green Living Award and a $50 gift certificate for our store and the nominator will win a $20 gift certificate. Green_Living_Award_for_website_1
The winner will be announced on social media on Earth Day 2014 (April 22).  From today on, we’ll share green tips and hints on social media.  The more we conserve, recycle, and reuse, the better for our environment.

To learn more about Noir Naturals, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, G+, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Pinterest.  Not into social media?  Visit us at to learn more about our team, products, travel schedule, and what else we’re up to.  


March Madness at Noir Naturals

When you hear March Madness, college basketball comes to mind, but that’s not what we’re talking

We loved our last visit to Oak Alley Plantation and look forward to seeing these tour guides again.

Oak Alley Plantation – we’re coming back!

about.  We have so much happening this March that it might just make us a little mad.

We are so excited about our travel schedule this month!  Not only are we making return trips to two of our favorite places, we’re adding another stop to kick off the month.  Join us this weekend in Pass Christian, MS at the Flea Market at Menge.  This market is the largest outdoor market on the Gulf Coast and was featured on Junkin’ with Val and Dave.  Rain or shine, we’ll be there from 8 am until 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday – we cannot wait!

If this weekend is bad for you, come see us at Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie, LA on March 16th and 17th.  We love going back to Oak Alley and love the history.  And those Oaks! There’s something for everyone at Oak Alley, including ghosts according to some.

Speaking of return trips, we’re going back to Houma, LA on March 23.  Look for us at the Southdown Marketplace Arts and Crafts Festival.  This one day show features music, food, and a wide assortment of vendors ready to show you what they’ve got.  The plantation and museum will be open, too. Admission is just $5 with children under 12 free.  Rain or shine, we’ll be there from 8 am until 4 pm.

What else does March have in store?  Soap news!  Stay tuned for more information on a new feature we know you’ll love.  Soap news not enough?  Hair care products are also on the way.  We heard your

Get our goat's milk and vegan coconut milk soaps by the bar or loaf.

Love our soaps? Stay tuned for a special announcement.

requests and will deliver and then some.

What are you March plans?  Share with us on Facebook, Twitter, and G+.  We can’t wait to hear from you.  Are you on Pinterest?  We are!

To learn more about Noir Naturals and the upcoming new products, visit us at

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.


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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!



Our After Christmas Sale is in Full Swing

Merry post- Christmas! Hope you had a good one!

The scent of freshly cut Christmas tree and  hot apple cider. Mmm.  Just $2.50 a bar!

The scent of freshly cut Christmas tree and hot apple cider. Mmm. Just $2.50 a bar!

We love the post-holiday sales, but hate going out in traffic, especially in this crazy, stormy weather.  Snow in Texas?  Oh my word!

Why go out when you can shop from home?  In pajamas, with a mug of your favorite hot beverage at your side.  With no crowds.  Our sale this year features our Christmas Extravaganza Goat’s Milk Soap for just $2.50 a bar!  Need more?  How do $3 holiday scented Soy Wax Cubes grab you? Choose as many as you want from Pecan Pie, Apples in Maple Syrup, Pumpkin Souffle, Christmas Tree, Sweet Pumpkin Spice, Wonderful Life, and Apple Cider cubes for just $3 each. Don’t forget a tart warmer, loofah, or wooden soap dish at our regular low prices. And we always offer free shipping for orders over $50.

The sale items are available until they sell out, so get to shopping. In the comfort of wherever you are.

Want to know more about us and our holidays? Join us on Facebook, G+, Twitter, or Pinterest. You’ll also get a sneak peek at what we have in store for 2013.

To learn more about Noir Naturals, visit us at

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!

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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!

To learn more about Noir Naturals and our Christmas spirit, visit us on Facebook or G+, follow us on Twitter or Pinterest, or check out our full catalog at

Thank you.

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

We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for coming to see us in New Orleans and Baton Rouge last weekend. We spend a lot of time working outside the public eye – sometimes with just deer and bunnies for company outside of the workshop. It means a lot to us when you come meet us at shows. It’s good to see the faces behind the tweets, emails, pins, and posts on Facebook and G+. So again, thank you. We love hearing from you and love seeing you just as much.

Hope you can meet is in Covington (LA), Cypress (TX), or Baton Rouge in December.

For more information about Noir Naturals, our show schedule, and our products, visit us at

Semi-Wordless Wednesday – Pinning!

We’re on Pinterest now!  Follow us and we’ll follow back!

Pinning is addictive! Join us!

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Celebrate Grads and Dads this Month

Give Dad and your grad the gift of fragrance!

June is already here!  Can you believe it?  Graduates and Dads take center stage this month as school ends and summer officially starts.

We celebrate dads officially on Sunday, June 17, but come on, doesn’t he deserve a longer celebration?  We offer fragrances that men will enjoy as much as the women in their lives.   Lake Noir and Leading Man Goat’s Milk Soaps and Lotions are clean, crisp, and 100% natural fragrances that our male fans call their favorites.  And don’t forget the unscented Age of Innocence options – Dad can treat himself without a spa-like fragrance.  Give him fragrance he won’t have to wear.  We have an assortment of Soy Wax Cubes our male fans enjoy, including our new Fresh Cut Grass and Smoke/Odor Eliminator varieties.

For the grad, consider a gift basket filled with goodies needed for college, the real world, or anytime.  Fill a laundry bag or basket with eco-friendly detergent, fabric softener or dryer balls, quarters for laundry, gift cards for gas and dining, extra long twin sheets and comforter, towels, deodorant, and one of our travel or gift sets.  Get them prepared and pampered!

Don’t forget our vegan dads and grads!  Our Coconut Milk Vegan SoapsDead Sea Salt Bath TreatmentsDead Sea Salt Body ScrubsDead Sea Mud Masks, and Unrefined Shea Butter are vegan.

We may not be on the road much this month, but that doesn’t mean we’ll be sitting back and watching the tide roll away.  Join us

Our Ghana Shea Butter , Coconut Milk Soap, Dead Sea Salt Scrubs, bath treatments, and mud masks are vegan.

in Houma, LA on Saturday, June 23 from 10 am until 6 pm and Sunday the 24th from 10 am until 5 pm.  The Gulf Coast Marketplace Festival is where we’ll be and it’s going to be great.  This family-friendly festival offers something for everyone – music, fun, games, food, and an assortment of arts and crafts.  Join them on Facebook to see the event schedule.

In addition to celebrating dad and the Gulf Coast, we’re working in the barn on some new products for you.  Want a hint or two?  Join us on FacebookTwitter, or G+.

For more information about us and more gift ideas, visit us at

Semi-Wordless Wednesday

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Join us on G+! Chat with us there, too.

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