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It’s our Anniversary!

The month of June is a very special time for us as it marks the anniversary of Noir Naturals. Four years ago my husband Charles and I started the company. We’ve had both highs and lows over the past years, but more highs thank goodness. There were many long days and nights working in our store and or workshop and at shows, as we progressed along our journey of business growth. We’ve enjoyed every minute of our journey to say the least.

We’d like to thank our customers who have supported us over the years. Noir Naturals would not be where we are today had it not been for our customers, many of whom have been customers from inception.

To celebrate our 4 year anniversary we are offering a free shipping promotion on all orders through midnight June 17, 2014. Our regular shipping promotion is free shipping on orders over $50 but as we celebrate our birthday, we’re offering free shipping on all orders for a limited time only. We are extremely thankful to God that we have made it this far and pray that he continues to guide us and further grow our business for many years to come. We invite you to celebrate with us!

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A look back

We’re feeling a little nostalgic here at Noir Naturals and thought we’d get in on the Throwback Thursday fun.

Remember this logo?  It was our first when we opened up shop.  We had eight Goat’s Milk Soaps then and thought that was a lot.  Sharing our vision of the old ways was (and still is) a dream come true.

 

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We found an excellent goat farmer for our milk and drove to pick it up ourselves. Yes, we still do that.

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We traveled to a lot of shows all over the Gulf Coast.  Oak Alley Plantation, Houma, Southdown, Houston, Brodamoor High School, and more.  We love meeting people.

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We  moved from Mandeville to Houston, Texas, and came back home to Louisiana.

We’ve added products to our inventory over the years.  A baby soap, Soy Wax Cubes, hair products, Shea Butter, vegan-friendly Coconut Milk Soaps,  Pure Raw Louisiana Honey, and Pure Argan Oil.

 

Like all of our products, Baby Noir is colorant-free, paraben-free, and handmade with love.

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While some things have changed, our core mission remains the same.  We want to bring you the highest quality, handmade bath, body, and aromatherapy products possible.  To help you experience Yesterday Once More.

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

 

 


Green With Ennui

Love this!

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An article in the most recent issue of Fine Gardening, entitled “Designing with green”, opens with this statement: “This ubiquitous color, when used well, can be just as exciting as vibrant flowers.”

Ostrich fern as a foundation planting in m front garden. Ostrich fern as a foundation planting in my front garden.

To which the obvious response is: No. No, it can’t.

Don’t get me wrong. I can appreciate green-only plants. I understand that there are intriguing variations in the size, texture, and sheen of leaves. Plus, I get that green can come in a wide variety of shades: light and dark, yellow and blue.

Wild Ginger Wild Ginger and lady ferns along the path to the back garden.

Ostrich fern (Metteucia struthiopteris) and wild ginger (Asarum canadense) are probably my two favorite plants grown for no other color, and I have quite a bit of both in my garden.

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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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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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Semi-Wordless Wednesday: Another visit to the farm

We pick up the raw goat’s milk for our soaps, lotions, and body butter from a farm.  We stopped by to stock up a few days ago and thought we’d share the sights.

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Kudos for Noir Naturals’ 100% Pure Agan Oil

We love, love, love 100% Pure Argan Oil.
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Full of Vitamin E and fatty acids, it leaves no greasy buildup or residue.  Our Argan Oil is cold-pressed  and is an amazing moisturizer for hair, skin, lips, and nails.  Don’t just take our word for it.  Here’s what our customers have to say.

Elizabeth via Facebook:

 

I have been using the 100% Pure Organic Moroccan Argan Oil since June.  I wanted to use it as a nightly facial moisturizer, because I have never found a moisturizer that didn’t make me breakout.  At first, I was unsure how 
much to use, or how exactly to apply it.  However, after the first two applications, I figured it out, and it has been amazing. I pump one small drop onto my hand and rub it into my hands (it feels so luxurious), afterwards, with a feather-light touch, I smooth the oil over my whole face.  Additionally, because I have always had dry, chapped lips, I rub whatever is left into my lips, they drink it up and are left supple and hydrated.  Literally, within two minutes, the oil is absorbed into my face and hands and there is no oily feeling left behind.  The only thing left is lovely soft, smooth, moisturized skin, and the best part- NO BREAKOUTS! 
 
Thank you, Noir Naturals, the Argan Oil is exquisite! 

Joy in New Orleans:

I am an African-American female with chemically processed hair. The chemical relaxer dries my hair out a lot, and so I bought some of your Argan Oil from you at Oak Alley to try in my hair. After a few weeks of using it my hairdresser asked me what I was using in my hair. She said for the first time in a long time she did not need to trim my ends. I have less split ends! Maybe now my hair can grow since she would not need to cut my ends so often. I am a happy customer. 

Try it for yourself.  Get a single 1.5 oz. bottle for $25 or two for $45.  Your body will thank you.

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

Game Day! Pre-season, but still.

It’s time – football is back!  It’s pre-season ball, but still, it’s back.  Are you ready to see the New Orleans Saints dominate the Kansas City Chiefs tonight? You know we are.

Courtesy New Orleans Saints and NFL Fanzone

Courtesy New Orleans Saints and NFL Fanzone

So, where will you be at 7 pm for kickoff?

Geaux Saints! Your Who Dat Nation has your back!

To learn more about Noir Naturals and our lifetime love of the New Orleans Saints, 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 new retail location with Who Dat Sports Cards.