About our Ingredients

Essential Oils

What are essential oils?

Essential oils are concentrated plant extracts that retain the natural smell and flavor, or “essence,” of their source. Depending on the type, quality, and purity, essential oils can be used topically, inhaled, and taken internally to help with a variety of concerns. The following is a common list of essential oils Beneventi Botanicals uses for products with a link to the source for product information:

doTERRA products

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Grass-Fed Beef Tallow

What is tallow?

Tallow is a type of cleaned and purified fat. Fats, along with proteins, are essential building blocks for every cell membrane, including the skin. They provide energy, help absorb minerals, and carry a wealth of vitamins. Tallow is the result of a delicate and tedious process of rendering animal suet. Suet is a nutrient-dense fat surrounding the organs of some ruminant animals, most notably their kidney.

Beneventi Botanicals uses a locally grown and grass-fed source for our tallow because it’s free from synthetic growth hormones, high in essential vitamins, and produces high quality, nutrient-rich fat that is not found in grain-fed, factory-farmed cattle.

Reasons to use tallow on your skin:

  • Healthy fats lead to healthy skin. Tallow contains the same fats or lipids found in healthy, supple human skin. Lipids are found in abundance in the membrane of every cell in our bodies. They are responsible for the moisture in and out of our cells. Lipids are beneficial because they create a protective, yet permeable barrier that prevents infection, maintains moisture, flexibility and cell. Tallow is believed to prevent dryness at the cellular level without suffocating the skin's barrier like petroleum-based lotions do.

  • Promotes younger looking skin. Beef tallow, rendered from grass-fed cattle, is loaded with vitamins A, D & K and antioxidants. One of which is vitamin E, known to promote rejuvenation of the skin by fighting free radicals that can cause wrinkles.

  • Creates balance between tallow and sebum. Tallow and sebum (the oil in our skin) share many of the same lipids or fats in similar concentrations. Some believe that it is this similarity that allows tallow to absorb deep within the layers of the skin.

  • Deep and effective moisturizer. Tallow is an intense moisturizer that assists in retaining the skin's natural moisture. It replenishes the building blocks of our skin that decrease with age. It’s non-greasy, won’t clog your pores, is long-lasting and 100% natural. It prevents dryness all day and only needs to be applied once.

Hydrosol (Floral Water)

My hydrosols are steam distilled from organically raised botanicals and have no chemicals, preservatives, or added ingredients. You may hear people say that hydrosols are considered a bi-product created while making essential oils. However, the water itself contains the beneficial essence of the botanicals and is far too valuable to be considered a bi-product in my opinion. During steam distillation, the plant matter is heated to create steam. The steam is then cooled and separated into oil and water, making it possible to extract the oil from the steam. The leftover steam is hydrosol, which contains trace amounts of essential oils. Though hydrosols do not replace essential oils, they contain a diluted amount of the same essence which makes them safe to use for most people, infants, and even pets. They can be used directly on the skin and taken internally.

I sell my hydrosols in their pure form to use as toners, rinses, cooling sprays, and tonics. I also use my own hydrosol in my skincare recipes anywhere that water is specified. This gives my products the added benefits of the specific distilled botanicals.

Carrier Oils

We choose only organic oils for our products:

Olive Oil

Olive oil is a good skin moisturizer, helps reduce the signs of aging, has cleansing properties, reduces the risk of acne, promotes wound healing, and has anti-inflammatory properties. (SPF 2-8)

Grapeseed Oil

Helps to manage acne breakouts, lightens acne scars, moisturizes and balances the skin, absorbs quickly, minimizes fine lines and wrinkles, and has antimicrobial properties. (SPF 4)

Sweet Almond Oil

Help keep skin cells healthy, offers some protection from UV radiation damage, helps the skin retain moisture, and can heal chapped and irritated skin. (SPF 5)

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil hydrates, protects, and smooths skin. It provides antioxidants, can calm temporary redness, and is readily absorbed into the skin. (SPF 2-8)

Rosehip Oil

Provides a source of vitamin A, which is known to help fight acne, wrinkles, and sun damage. Rosehip oil contains antioxidants that can help fight free radicals, boost collagen, and moisturize skin. Rosehip oil is not a sunscreen and cannot protect you from harmful UV rays, bu it can help strengthen the skin barrier and help repair some damage caused by the sun.

Carrot Seed Oil

Carrot seed oil is rich in antioxidants, which makes it a perfect anti-ageing ingredients. It also helps to protect your skin from sun damage. When used in hair, carrot seed oil is considered a deep conditioner for the hair and scalp. It is said to relieve itchiness caused by harmful bacteria, fungus, and dandruff. (SPF 38-40)

Red Raspberry Seed Oil

Raspberry seed oil is extremely rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants making it highly beneficial for skin and hair. It soothes irritated skin, hydrates all skin types, and nourishes all hair types. (SPF 28-50)

Herbs and Botanicals


Plantain grows low to the ground in a rosette. The most common type has broad leaves, deep veins, and the leaf density feels similar to spinach. When the plant flowers, it sends up slender stalks from the center of the rosette. Plantain has an affinity for itch relief. It has the ability to draw toxins out of the body when applied topically, which makes it good for coaxing out poisons from stings or bites while helping to relieve the associated itchiness.


Calendula is also known as "pot marigold". It has antifungal and antimicrobial properties that help prevent infection and heal injuries. It is also known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties which might help fight cancer, protect against heart disease, and ease muscle fatigue.


The entire dandelion has beneficial properties for people and is one of the first food sources for bees in the spring. They contain potent antioxidants, may help fight inflammation, may aid in blood sugar management, may help reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels, may lower blood pressure, and promote liver health. Dandelion is beneficial to the skin as well and aids in healing dry chapped skin.


Basil is good for digestion, has anti-inflammatory properties, fights free radical activity, helps fight depression, aids in the management of diabetes, supports liver function and helps detoxify the body, and promotes a healthy gut. Basil's powerful oil helps cleanse the skin from within. It is an excellent skin cleanser, especially for those with oily skin. Its strong anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties help prevent the formation of acne.


Chamomile helps reduce menstrual pain, helps to lower blood sugar, slows osteoporosis, reduces inflammation, helps with sleep and relaxation, and treats cold symptoms. Using chamomile on the skin brings along powerful antioxidants which help the skin regenerate, tighten pores, and slow down aging effects.


Lavender may help improve sleep and relaxation, could help treat skin blemishes, could relieve asthma symptoms, lessons menopausal hot flashes, helps to combat fungus growth, and may promote hair growth.


Peonies have been used as an herbal remedy for gout, arthritis, respiratory tract infections, menstrual cramps, liver disease, seizures, nerve pain, and migraines. Peony's excellent brightening and firming properties keep skin healthy and renewed. The extract of the petals has nourishing properties that act as a barrier to damage and moisturizes the skin.

Non-Nano Zinc Oxide

Non-nano zinc oxide is a natural mineral that is great for salves, creams, lotions and ointments. The particles are non-nano, meaning they are too large to be absorbed by the skin, which is thought to be safer than nano zinc oxide particles. The mineral sits on top of your skin, rather than soaking in. It protects you from the sun by scattering, absorbing, and reflecting the sun's rays. It is safe for use by all ages.