LeNoirBleu is taking a short break
Larissa on Jul 27, 20215 out of 5 stars
This box of natural skincare was packaged beautifully, with tiny roses, and smelled divine! I especially love the Raining Roses toner and the charcoal face soap. (And, to my surprise and delight, LeNoirBleu included samples of FOUR yummy fragrance oils!) I couldn’t be more pleased!
5 out of 5 stars
Best smell ever!!! You will feel like a million bucks after you use this.
5 out of 5 stars
I have been ordering from Mary for YEARS and there's a reason for that! Her products are hands down the best. The quality of oils and ingredients she uses are so pure and smell beautiful. Her attention to detail is amazing and she puts so much love into her packages. She always includes little goodies and a handwritten note. It's that old school customer service and unique these days, even for some small businesses. Love you Mary!!
5 out of 5 stars
I feel like I'm pampering myself with these products.
Larissa on Jun 6, 20215 out of 5 stars
This perfume oil smells divine! It’s probably my favorite perfume oil, ever. I dab it on my wrists and inner elbows and in my hair. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves vanilla. I’ve received so many compliments!
Shannon Mauck on May 30, 20215 out of 5 stars
I can’t say enough good things! The products are amazing and so is the person who makes them! You can’t make things with this much care and intention without them turning out spectacularly. Buy fearlessly!
oliviajb118 on May 26, 20215 out of 5 stars
This is my third purchase from this beautiful shop. Mary always puts so much love into crafting, packaging and shipping her treasures. She put together the perfect combo for my daughters 13th and 15th birthdays this month. Thank you Mary!!!! ♥️
Shaina on May 20, 20215 out of 5 stars
Such a beautiful, unique jasmine fragrance in comparison to other jasmine sprays I’ve purchased on Etsy. Packaged well with care and with extras!! Thank you so much!!
Domonique on May 3, 20215 out of 5 stars
This is heaven in a soap bar!!! Absolutely in love with it! Thank you for all of your creations!! I'm a forever fan!! :)
Domonique on May 3, 20215 out of 5 stars
One of my all-time favorite scents in a soap? Perfection! :)
Botanical sensory delights and vegan wellness wares merging nature and spirit.
Le Noir Bleu Aromatherapy, LLC is small batch whimsical witchery, botanical sensory delights, and vegan wellness wares merging nature and spirit. We feature Portland, Oregon handmade/homegrown Celtic herb wands, loose herb ritual incense, our Full Moon Fragrances line, phthalate-free perfume roll-on oils, 100% essential oil wearable aromatherapy roll-ons, cotton wick/ soy wax candles, essential oil spritzers, essential oil diffusers, natural skin and hair/beard care, therapeutic bath soaks, natural body oils, and more—all made by a Certified Herbalist / PNW Crone with over 22 years making soaps, candles, potions, and magickal elixirs.
Hello, wonderful friends. Thank you for stopping by. All are welcome here.
Featuring mindfully handmade, high-quality, cruelty free, all-vegan products, I create items for bath and body, home, and beauty products as well as magickal ritual tools, based off of my Celtic ancestry. Everything is made in NE Portland, by one woman, so obviously, a female owned business.
Le Noir Bleu began with handmade jewelry in 1995, but shifted to candles, soaps and roll-ons by 1997-1999.
As an organic gardener, I put a lot of focus on the cultivation my own food as well as growing plants indigenous to my Celtic ancestors and their traditional folklore, plant magick, and plant medicines.
Le Noir Bleu is all about honoring nature and plant pride. I lived on the Oregon coast (Depoe Bay) for a few years as a teenager and the sea forever echoes own my soul. I like the idea of bringing the gorgeous outdoors of the Pacific Northwest to indoor spaces. If I had my way, the inside of our home would be covered in dried herbs (it's slowly getting there! hahaha), moss, redwoods, dogwoods, juniper tress, edgeworthia chrysantha, Albizia julibrissin, Hamamelis virginiana, mushrooms, lavender, rosemary, jasmine, and roses and we'd have crows, bumblebees, wolves, foxes, polar bears, black panthers, squirrels, and cottontail bunnies as housemates.
I created Le Noir Bleu because the list of unidentifiable ingredients on so-called "natural" products confused and frightened me. I use the least amount of ingredients possible and everything in my cold-process soaps, herbal bath soaks, face serums, balms, and essential oil spritzers are plant-based. Handmade. Natural. Healthy. I'm a visual learner with a deep appreciation for all things sensory. I want to share my love of nature and it's many treasures by making healthy, memorable, and high quality products.
My paternal grandmother was somewhat of a pioneer, being one of the first female deans at a university in the Midwest. She was also a chemistry professor, so I think mixing potions comes naturally to me. My Grandma Bond was also very creative and often hand knitted, crocheted, and sewed clothes for me as a kid.
Although I have worked with larger corporate chainstore entities, I generally choose to keep my wholesale orders small and work with careful precision and intent. Sometimes it takes me awhile to process orders because I want to do them mindfully and artistically instead of mass produce them. If you prefer the robotic quickness and free shipping of Amazon, I’m not the shop for you, loves. And, please, do keep in mind--especially those of you have never worked in retail or customer service--there is a real live human being with a life and feelings behind every box, correspondence, item, and package (even at Amazon)--often merely making minimum wage (or less, if handmade items), so...be kind.
As a longtime non-meat eater (35+ years), Le Noir Bleu is not just all about plant pride and whimsical Celtic/Norse witchery, but also about honoring the vegan community. Every product by us is vegan—so you never have to worry about cross-contamination or buying items from folks who mock your lifestyle or ideals after they take your money 🙄. I see a lot of companies jumping on veganism as if it’s some sort of "trend” by offering one or two vegan items, but still making the majority of their products with tallow (which is rendered beef or mutton fat), lanolin, squalene, ambergris, carmine, goat’s milk, honey, beeswax, etc. I eat a vegan diet and I keep everything strictly vegan in my shop. There is never any worry here. But I am not here to preach veganism to you (yes, I know, there are plenty of vegans that do)— that is a personal choice and there are more than enough resources online for you to explore that journey for yourself (such as www.onegreenplanet.com). I have never forced my choices or viewpoints on others. This is, however, just to be clear, a safe haven for vegans. But all are welcomed, un-judged. I do not believe any real or productive change comes from bullying--or from forced/ insincere change--so please, you follow your path and allow others to follow theirs.
I begin studying and practicing Buddhism about 35 years ago and around the same time I was introduced to Wicca. So the two have an interesting correlation, personally, for me. I have belonged to several Buddhist groups (mainly Vipassana, a couple Zen) and have attended regular meditation groups and dharma talks, though my Cailleach practice has generally been solitary (with the exception of some long ago, initial experiences).
I’m also I deeply passionate about supporting RAINN (the Rape Abuse and Incest National Network), local no-kill animal shelters, and mental health awareness groups by donating my time, products, and a percentage of proceeds annually. I’ve also donated to the NAACP, Actors and Others for Animals, the National Arbor Day Foundation, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and in 2021 we are excited to start creating welcome/ care boxes for children and teens in the DHS welfare/ social care system as they look for forever homes.
I’m a bit of a recluse nowadays, unlike when I started my business in 1990s. I’m living with the daily challenges of myriad chronic pain issues and CPTSD. I’m grateful to have a large network of incredibly encouraging, supportive, and unconditionally loving friends and family, especially my beloved husband.
I still work part time as a Literary Editor and Writer and I merge my writing with my aromatherapy/herbalism business whenever I can. I am passionate about both and I believe both hold an important place in society for overall health and wellness.
Some of my favorite things are: gray skies, quantum physics, science, folklore, plant medicine, walking in the woods, sitting in the rain by the river, following the phases of the moon, visiting the coast, watching crow communities, photographing fungi and moss and lichen, reading contemporary poetry and fairytales and magical realism fiction, watching old films and Studio Ghibli, listening to music (especially KishI Bashi, Chelsea Wolfe, The Knife, Edith Piaf, Tom Waits, Belle & Sebastian, Radiohead, Bauhaus, CocoRosie, Billie Holliday, and much more), talking to the neighborhood cats who always seem to follow me on my walks, talking to my plants, and rocking in my maternal grandfather’s vintage rocking chair (who passed away in 2006).
Hadet, heks. Mar shin leat, cailleachs.
It's generally just me, but I occasionally enlist the help of my significant other, friends, & family. I started my former co, Angel Wished Designs, long before going back to college. After completing a BA & MFA, I returned to craft, a little wiser.
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Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
Returns and exchange details
•However, should there ever be a problem with your order, message me immediately and I'm more than happy to work with you! I shop on Etsy myself, and always appreciate good customer service.
•I just request that you let me know of any issues within a 2 days of receiving your items. Please explain any damage issues and send photos of the problem. We'll work something out. Please keep in mind I'm just one lady, not a huge corporation.
Generally expect to pay approximately whatever are the going rates for USPS priority flat rate boxes. Items are always shipped via The United States Postal Service because it comes with insurance and tracking. And I generally get receipts for the boxes I send, so I can prove I dropped them off in person. This way, we are extra covered should the post office make a mistake.
After undercharging for shipping on larger orders one too many times, I sadly must now include extra items fees. This way, when orders can't fit into the small USPS flat rate box (the size I usually use) and I must upgrade to a medium box, I'm covered.
*But should you ever be overcharged for shipping, I gladly reimburse you. It's easier for me to reimburse you or do a partial shipping refund than for you to have to pay additional shipping fees after you place your order. I will notice any overcharges before I ship and will address the refund then, but feel free to message me if you're worried. I would be too! Shipping is expensive sometimes, and I do my best to keep it as low as I can, but still protect both myself and you, the buyer.
*I ask for 3-5 business days to ship your items out, although I generally average 2-3 (and I've often been known to ship item out in under 24 hours, but do not expect this). It just depends on the day of the week and how many orders are ahead of yours.
*REALIZE THIS 3-5 BUSINESS DAYS ARE HOW LONG IT TAKES ME TO GET YOUR ORDER TO THE POST OFFICE, NOT HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE TO RECEIVE YOUR ORDER AFTER YOU PAY FOR IT. I work hard to turnaround orders as quickly as I can (as mentioned above), but once they are taken to the post office, they have 2-3 BUSINESS days to get the package to you.
*I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DELAYS DUE TO HOLIDAYS OR WEATHER OR POSTAL EQUiPIMENT FAILURE, ETC! This is exactly why I only send items USPS Priority Mail, so protect both YOU and ME and help to ensure items arrive safe and in a timely manner.
*I DO NOT guarantee delivery on specific days, such as holidays (like exactly ON Valentine's Day or right ON Mother's Day, etc. because even the post office makes mistakes and as mentioned before, no one can 100% predict weather and unforeseen circumstances. Place your orders in plenty of time to be packed and delivered on time, do not wait until the last minute unless you are willing to risk later delivery. If being sent to someone other than yourself, it's up to you to ask them to holds unto it until the birthday, holiday, anniversary, etc. But I can mark the outside of the box of you as well, if you like. Just ask me.
Sorry for the lengthy guidelines, but some people need and want all of the precise details. This protects both you and me. Thank you for your time.
Additional policies and FAQs
I don't do consignment.
I'm happy to take requests for custom orders, if I have the time, just let me know what you're interested in. But custom orders must be paid in advance and there are not cancels allowed. Please be fair and be certain of what you want. I've completed numerous custom designs for weddings, anniversaries, and birthdays. I have had many happy customers and I want to keep it this way. Thank you for understanding,
Frequently asked questions
Yes! I love doing wholesale. Just contact me for details. Originally, all wholesale was done via www.lenoirbleu.com, but our site is on hiatus. Please email or message us for wholesale information. Thanks!
Gift wrapping and packaging
If you require gift wrapping, send me a message and we can discuss it. Some of my products already come in cute boxes, but if you want more, let me know.
*Important Shipping Info!
Overcharges are refunded.
Due the diversity in the size of my various products, different sized boxes may be needed, depending on how much you order.
I always send USPS priority flat rate (which comes with tracking and insurance), and most orders fit in small or medium box, depending on what you order and how much.
The USPS typically changes the cost of these boxes annually, so please check their website for the current going rate.
I DO NOT profit from shipping! I charge you whatever the USPS charges me (and occasionally a very small fee for bubble wrap or padding), sometimes even slightly less. Fair and square.