No Lye Added • Botanically Saponified • Non-Drying • BPA & EA Free Bottles
Our 100% botanical Sacred Soap is rich with Certified Fair Trade Shea Butter and West African Black Soap. This creamy, non-drying formula body wash uses plant-realized soaping agents, requiring no need for synthetic, chemical lye.
Our globally and locally produced Farm-Sourced® hydrosols and essential oils give this delicately aromatic soap a fresh scent, making it a delight to use often.
As with the entire Benedetta line, Sacred Soap is crafted in small batches with loving intention. Great for those with dry hands and safe for babies and children.
Day: Shake gently before use. Separation occurs naturally. Use daily on hands and body for an exceptional washing experience.
I have never been a fan of sodium laurel sulfates or any of the derivatives of chemically produced soap. When in search for a direct source of Shea Butter, produced in west Africa, I found in so doing that black soap kept coming up. Once finding a reputable, fair trade company, they sent me a pound of black soap. They said that it was approximately 48% shea butter and the saponifier was that of a palm oil and plantain ash variety. I thought I’d give it try. Wow, not bad but a little gritty and definitely dirty. This soap, like shea butter is handmade by women’s cooperatives, usually in crude outdoor areas. In the earlier years I would find shea butter shells, twigs and rocks mixed inside. I would double sometimes triple strain the material to purify it.
The Sacred Soap is intended to cleanse without stripping the skin’s delicate balance as it leaves you refreshed.
Using both local and far harvested botanicals made into hydrosols, along with the right amount of essential oils, the Sacred Soap offers the perfect balance of cleanse and moisture.
I do not formulate for aroma, but for effect, however, as often happens we get many users addicted to the smell, many convinced it has ginger in it, which it does not.
It’s a thinner soap, as we do not use emulsifiers to bind it, I believe this is one of the purest soaps on the market and that uses NO lye!
Hydrosol Aqua Blend: Rosemary Verbenone Rosmarinus officinalis verbenone, Lemon Cypress Cupressus sempervirens and limonene, Geranium Pelargonium graveolens • Black Soap: Palm Kernel Elaeis guineensis Oil, Certified Fair Trade Shea Butter Butyrospermum parkii Fruit, Ash • Proprietary Blend of Essential Oils • Grape Vitis vinifera Alcohol • Food Grade Vegetable Glycerin, Spring Water Aqua
The Clearing Spray is made up of a proprietary blend that includes biodynamic grape alcohol and organic essential oils. It is invaluable during times of illness and perfect for traveling.
It helps protect hands against contaminants without isopropyl alcohol, isopropyl myristate, parabens, propylene glycol and fragrances, and others linked to lowering immunity and inviting germ growth. Benedetta’s Clearing Spray dries on contact and, with no messy gel, will not dry out your hands.
Safe and effective for children. Our highly concentrated formula gives you approximately 150 applications per bottle.
1-2 sprays on one palm and rub both hands together.
External use only. Do not inhale. Keep out of eyes.
Benedetta’s formulator Julia Faller, created the Clearing Spray more than 20 years ago about the time when our global society became aware of SARS and other deadly communicable diseases. Our culture changed with the applied daily frequency of hand sanitizers.
The intent was to create an alternative to traditional Hand Purifiers with Isopropyl Myristate and other petro-chemicals.
This “clean” alternative does not strip the hands of beneficial flora nor does it introduce harmful chemicals into the bloodstream.
The Clearing Spray will not dry out the hands but will instead support immunity.
Botanical Ethanol Alcohol & Proprietary Blend of Essential Oils
Detox • Balance • Strengthen
Benedetta's Seaweed Bath combines three therapies for the ultimate wellness experience. Our bath combines the effects of Balneotherapy (bathing in water hot enough to be therapeutic), Thalassotherapy (therapy from the sea) and the power of Aromatherapeutics, (essential oils medicines).
Seaweeds are known thyroid tonics and aid the natural processes of the body. We use a micronized blend of combined seaweed powders with a therapeutic dose of our essential oils, developed to alkalize and bring the system into balance as it gently detoxifies. This powerful, luxurious treatment will leave your skin feeling silky smooth, and your body relaxed and rejuvenated. The Seaweed Bath is a life-changing experience that can help shorten the duration of illness or eliminate it all together when taken at the first signs of ill health.
Our customers remark on how regular use has made in a difference in their overall health.
Caution: Do not use during pregnancy. Not for those sensitive to iodine or going through chemotherapy or radiation.
Contents: .44 LB Micronized Seaweed Powders: Lithothamnium Calcareum, Laminara Digitata, & Fucus. 1 oz./30 ML Certified Organic & Biodynamic Essential Oils in Sulphated Castor Oil. 1 Measured Plastic Scoop Plus 1 Shell Scoop.
Fill bath with hot (100-104 degree) water, and disperse 2 heaping shells of Seaweed Powder. When the tub is almost full, add 1 scoop of the essential oil blend.
Soak a minimum of 20 minutes & drink 12-16 oz purified water for therapeutic results!
For best results use weekly.
The 3 step Benedetta Home Spa treatment:
1. Massage in Rosemary & Geranium Crème Cleanser.
2. Apply Seaweed Mask for a minimum of 20 minutes.
3. Luxuriate in Seaweed Bath for a minimum of 20 minutes.
Caution: Do not use during pregnancy. Not for those sensitive to iodine.
I have spent many hours in the ocean, waiting for waves, or just walking along the shore feeling the sand, seaweed, and water beneath my feet. The ocean has a revitalizing effect on us without question. Taking up 70% of our planet, we have a symbiotic cord with all that it has to offer.
Hot springs have their own therapeutic qualities through mineral absorption and heat. I have visited many and find their cleansing, detoxifying ability invaluable.
Comprising a bath that possessed all the elements of both these therapies and natural wonders was the end goal in the development of the Seaweed Bath. I wanted an alternative to what was being offered. As a long time user of seaweeds, and with knowledge of their curative and restorative effects on radiation, the development of a bath to harness such properties was imminent.
As an aromatherapist, I wanted to assist the continuation of therapeutic release with an essential oil blend-- Not just any essential oil blend, but one that would rival any “scented” bath salt by using a therapeutic dose.
The Benedetta Seaweed Bath was developed and launched in 2000. Comprised of two therapies, dosed separately.
1. Micronized Sea Vegetables - Composed of several seaweeds.
2. Organic & Biodynamic Essential Oil Blend.
This incredible, rejuvenating preparation is a must in every bathroom. This Life-Changing Seaweed Bath is invaluable during cold and flu season to ward off, or shorten the duration of, illness. Aches and pains are diminished, and balance is restored with consistent use. Taken in hot water weekly or daily to rejuvenate.
Seaweed Bath: .44 LB Micronized Seaweed Powders: Lithothamnium Calcareum, Laminaria Digitata, and Fucus. 1oz/30mL Proprietary Blend Certified Organic & Biodynamic Essential Oils in Sulphated Castor Oil
An all-in-one at home spa treatment! Get ready to detoxify, balance, and strengthen with these thalassotherapeutic treatments. Includes a single Seaweed Mask, a single Seaweed Bath, and a sample of our Rosemary & Geranium Créme Cleanser. An amazing gift idea.
Our Anti-Wrinkle Mask will make your skin feel beautiful, smooth and firm. The mask is comprised of several sustainably harvested seaweeds in a micronized fine powder and an aromatic biodynamic and organic lavender hydrosol.
The life-changing Seaweed Bath is an incredible cleansing experience that will leave your body relaxed and rejuvenated. Includes a micronized seaweed powder and a therapeutic dose of our essential oil blend.
The 3 step Benedetta Home Spa treatment:
Seaweed Mask: Mix Seaweed Powder with Lavender Hydrosol to a creamy consistency and apply with brush or fingertips. Suggested measurements: Mix 3/4 scoop of Seaweed Powder to approximately 1 scoop Lavender Hydrosol.
We recommend first massaging in Rosemary & Geranium Créme Cleanser to leave on under mask for blemished skin.
Seaweed Bath: Fill bath with HOT (100-104 degree) water, and disperse 2 heaping shells of Seaweed Powder. Near the end of filling tub, add 1 scoop essential oil blend. End of filling tub, add 1 scoop of the essential oil blend. Soak a minimum of 20 minutes & drink 12 oz purified water for therapeutic results! Caution: Do not use during pregnancy. Not for those sensitive to iodine.
After launching the Benedetta line in February 1996, with exactly 9 authentic preparations, a facial mask was not among them.
We slowly integrated into selling to estheticians and they were the ones that requested that we create a clay mask of sorts. I initially felt that our Rosemary & Geranium Cleanser was all anyone needed to achieve many of the attributes one expected from a clay mask. In fact, there is some clay in that cleanser. Leaving the cleanser on for 20 minutes while massaging congested areas is very exfoliating.
I felt that clay was far to stripping for the skin and would be counterproductive in bringing the skin into balance. I resisted until I was given a pound of some sea veggies that had been micronized (made into flour). Not complete, I added some others, along with Blue green algae, and voila, a Non-Clay Anti-Aging Facial Mask was born. Made fresh with Lavender Hydrosol, you can customize the viscosity to suit your skin.
I am not one to follow trends and run wild with one ingredient as the magic bullet to all your skin care needs. It is not only a system of skin care preparations that work together that matters, but the synergies and collaborative ingredients that form a product.
Benedetta’s Anti-Aging and Anti-wrinkle Seaweed Mask is unique in composition and is suited for most all skin *conditions. Rich in trace minerals, B vitamins and Amino acids, our Seaweed Mask clarifies, detoxes, as it rejuvenates. Part of its unique rejuvenation, when left on for 50+ minutes, is found in the synthesis of collagen and fibronectin fibers which increase skin firmness.
*If you have a medical skin condition or are allergic or sensitive to iodine, please consult your physician before using.
Seaweed Mask: Lithothamnium Calcareum • Laminaria Digitata • Spirulina/Blue Green Algae Arthrospira platensis • Red Lichen Marine Algae Chondrus crispus • Lavender Hydrosol Lavandula angustifolia
Seaweed Bath: .44 LB Micronized Seaweed Powders: Lithothamnium Calcareum, Laminaria Digitata, and Fucus • 1oz./30mL Proprietary Blend Certified Organic & Biodynamic Essential Oils in Sulphated Castor Oil
Crème Cleanser Rosemary & Geranium: Aloe Vera Aloe barbadensis • Rose Rosa damascena Hydrosol Aqua • Plant Oils: High Oleic Safflower Carthamus tinctorius, Apricot Prunus armeniaca, Foraha Calophyllum inophyllum, Olive Squalane Olea europaea, Avocado Persea americana • Vegetable Glycerin Glycerin • Co2 Extracts: Calendula Calendula officinalis, Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis • Vitamin E Tocopherol [Sunflower-Source] • Green Clay • Proprietary Blend Essential Oils • Bee Propolis • Coconut Sodium cocoate • Grape Vitis vinifera Alcohol Extract • Vegetable Cellulose