About our Ingredients
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:
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Grass-Fed Beef Tallow
What is tallow?
Reasons to use tallow on your skin:
Hydrosol (Floral Water)
We choose only organic oils for our products:
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)
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 hydrates, protects, and smooths skin. It provides antioxidants, can calm temporary redness, and is readily absorbed into the skin. (SPF 2-8)
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.