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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.


A message from Noir Naturals’ Owner

Hello everyone,

First of all, I would like to thank everyone for your prayers and concern.  My most recent hospital visit was a really scary moment for my family and me, but I knew GOD was in control, and everything would be alright.  As everyone knows, the soap making process involves dealing with lye, and it can be quite dangerous if not done properly.  From here forward I will have to take a lot more precautions when making our soap.  Soap making is something I love and a passion for me, especially when someone tells me how much it has helped them in some way.  I am going to keep bringing all of you the soap you expect, and look forward to seeing everyone at the shows soon.  Please continue to keep us in your prayers, as we will be praying that GOD shows us the best direction for the business.  Please also keep any suggestions coming our way.

Again, thank you for your prayers and concerns over the last 2 weeks.

Charles

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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. 


Semi-Wordless Wednesday: Spring Flowers

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How does your garden grow?  Any colors in your space yet?

For more information on Noir Naturals, including what we grow, visit us at NoirNaturals.com, Facebook, Twitter, or G+.  To see some of our garden inspiration, check out our boards on Pinterest.


Goodbye, Moses

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We hate to make this announcement, but we are discontinuing Moses Goat’s Milk Soap.  The scent we use for this oatmeal, goat’s milk, and honey favorite was discontinued without notice, so what we have on hand is it.  Once they’re gone, they’re gone.
We are working on a new blend, so keep your eyes open.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

To learn more about Noir Naturals, including our new Soap Club, 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.

And speaking of travel, we hope to see you in Houma this weekend on our return trip to the Marketplace at Southdown Plantation House and Museum.


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: Gearing up for Oak Alley this Weekend

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Our soy wax cubes last quite a while and are just $4 a package. Mix and match your favorites.

We made some soy wax cubes then made some more.  Be on the lookout for four new scents starting this weekend — Shanghai Sandalwood, Spring Wild Flower, Green Tea & Lemongrass, and Gardenia.

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, and our travel schedule.   Speaking of travel, we’ll be at Oak Alley Plantation and cannot wait!  Come see us!