The “Best” Deodorant Original is a clean and natural preparation that really works! Our deodorant is fully plant-realized with constituents that target odor-causing bacteria safely. While not an antiperspirant, it counteracts the bacteria that causes excessive sweating. This deodorant is primarily composed of a locally sourced organic and biodynamic blend of grape alcohol.
Our deodorant spray dries quickly, leaving only the enlivening botanical aroma of the active ingredients. It is a very concentrated formula, with no water or fillers added.
Did you know The "Best" Deodorant Original also makes a great foot deodorizer? Spray it in shoes or on feet to quickly remove odor.
*Full size lasts a single person about 4-6 months!
Day: Spray 1-2 sprays under each armpit once a day. Usage can depend on preference.
Keep out of eyes. Avoid use after shaving. For external use only.
The Best Deodorant was created in 2002 out of a need for a chemical free preparation that holistically targeted underarm odor. I was particularly interested in a clean formula that would not interfere with glandular elimination. it seemed illogical from a holistic standpoint that we adulterate such a vulnerable area with toxic products that are introduced directly into our bloodstream.
At the time, there were reports out of Marin County, California that women in the area were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer at a rate 40% higher than the national average.There was also compelling research that detected parabens in human breast tumors. Some years later, more research linked aluminum salts to estrogen disruption and breast cancer.
My mission, as always, is to look at the body and how it works, what it absorbs and it's functioning principles. The deodorant needed to allow the eliminatory area to breathe, while introducing agents that would diffuse the odor-carrying bacteria. Although not an antiperspirant, i did address glandular sweat by using botanical with constituents that address this issue, gently and holistically.
Today, as more personal care companies shift away from toxic preservatives, and the European Commission plans to restrict Butyl and Propylparabens from cosmetics, I am proud to have a product that has assisted women's health for over a decade.
It is my great joy and accomplishment to offer you a product that really works. Made directly by our hand and hearts, 100% of the ingredients in our "Best" Deodorant are certified organic and biodynamic.
Local Harvest 50%
Domestic Harvest 45%
Global Harvest 5%
Botanical Ethanol Alcohol and a proprietary blend of essential oils
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
Experience organic sugars and the finest therapeutic salts from all over the globe. Organic & Biodynamic citrus and flower oils, along with red marine algae, are among the few of the expertly chosen botanicals in this fine, unmatched preparation. Citrus Sugar & Salt Exfoliant synergistically assists the skin’s holistic renewal from environmental damage, some of which include, rough skin, discoloration, and age spots. With consistent use, your skin will look and feel its best!
Day: Scrub body with Exfoliant while dry, and use Sacred Soap in shower to rinse. Spray after with one of our hydrosols, and apply body crème all over body.
Does the world really need another salt scrub? That may be personal preference, but in my world of formulation, I certainly think so.
As with all products, I look at the unification of raw materials and what balances what, in addition to what the body needs to achieve a specific result. In this case I wanted a formula that not only enlivened and exfoliated the skin, but also aided detox, similar to our Seaweed Bath.
Since taking baths is typically not a daily occurrence and showering is, I wanted our Citrus Sugar & Salt Exfoliant to stimulate toxic release and bring the body and the skin into alkalization and balance.
I know with salt scrubs everywhere at a fraction of the cost, I want to speak to what sets us apart:
First, we don’t simply use one salt, but a combination of highly exotic and alkalizing salts from all over the world, including Dead Sea salts and Himalayan Salt to name a few. In addition to Organic Sugars that have the enzymatic appeal of eating away at dead skin cells, we also use Red Marine Algae, an alkalizing wonder and skin-softening agent. Next, we use delicious citrus, flower, and leaf Essential oils, African Black Soap, Rose water, and more delicious botanicals each as exquisite as the next to complete the experience. Yes, this is more than a salt scrub- it’s a beautiful body balancer.
I like to take about a 3” round, first a little wet and then rub over my chest, arms, neck (front and back), and belly, and let it melt into my body. Keep a grip on it and divide between hands so not to waste any. Once dissolved into your skin, rinse and your done.
For best results after daily shower, dry, then rehydrate with:
Directly after, moisturize with:
For night time showers, after drying with towel, spray with hydrosol only. Repeat above with Hydrosol and Body Crème in morning.
Sugar Cane Saccharum officinarum • Sea Salts: Grey France, White California, Dead Sea, and Himalayan Pink • Hydrosols: Lemon Cypress Cupressus sempervirens, Rose Rosa damascena • Castor Oil Ricinus communis • Black Soap: Palm Kernel Oil Elaeis guineensis, Shea Butter Vitellaria paradoxa, and Pot Ash • Red Marine Algae Chondrus Crispus • Proprietary Blend Essential Oils • Koji Aspergillus oryzae • Rosemary Extract Rosmarinus officinalis
Our 100% botanical Rose 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.
As with the entire Benedetta line, Rose Soap is crafted in small batches with loving intention. Great for those with dry hands and safe for babies and children.
Black Soap: Palm Kernel Elaeis guineensis Oil, Certified Fair Trade Shea Butter Butyrospermum parkii Fruit, Ash • Food Grade Vegetable Glycerin • Certified Organic Rose Rosa Extract
Hi I am reordering more deodorant after a year - have you repackaged the best deodorant product into the black packaging. I want to make sure I am buying the same deodorant I have for years.
The "Best" Deodorant now has two varieties. The "Best" Doedorant - Original is the same formula our customers have been enjoying for years, while The "Best" Deodorant - Peach is a newer, slightly lighter formula for those who don't require the strength of the Original variety.