Why Tallow?

Tallow, the elixir of our ancestors, shares a rare oil structure similar to that of human skin. This marvelously nourishing ingredient is readily embraced by our skin, unleashing its hydrating and protective powers upon contact. While modern culture may be quick to dismiss it as "weird," the evidence is unequivocal - tallow is the ultimate secret to happy, moisturized skin. Sourced from 100% grass-fed, grass-finished cattle, this ingredient offers maximum benefits for our skin. From pesky eczema and psoriasis to bothersome rashes, cuts, redness, and acne, tallow works its magic, leaving our skin rejuvenated and refreshed. To amplify its benefits, we've infused this miracle ingredient with other natural and organic goodies, creating the ultimate skin-loving product.


 What is tallow? 

The process of rendering beef fat begins with the collection of suet, the dense fatty tissue that encases the kidneys of cattle. Suet is known to contain a high concentration of essential vitamins and minerals, making it a valuable ingredient in many ways.
Once this suet is collected, it is carefully trimmed of any impurities or connective tissue, leaving behind only the purest fat. The fat is then cut into small pieces and slowly heated over low heat, allowing it to melt and release its liquid gold essence. As the fat melts, it is gently stirred to ensure even heating and prevent scorching. The rendering process can take several hours, depending on the amount of fat being rendered.
Once fully melted, the liquid fat is carefully strained through a fine mesh sieve to remove any solid pieces or impurities. This process is repeated multiple times to ensure the purest possible rendering of the fat, free of any beef-like aroma.


What are the benefits of tallow? 

Tallow is a natural and nutrient-rich ingredient that has been used for centuries to promote healthy skin. It has a long list of benefits that make it an excellent choice for skincare products, especially for those with sensitive or dry skin.

One of the key benefits of tallow is that it is incredibly moisturizing. It is high in fatty acids, which help to nourish and hydrate the skin, leaving it soft and supple. This is especially beneficial for those with dry, rough, or flaky skin, as it helps to restore the skin's natural moisture barrier.

Tallow also contains a wide range of vitamins and minerals that are essential for healthy skin. For example, it is rich in vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant that helps to protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. Additionally, tallow is a natural source of vitamin A, which is known for its anti-aging properties.

Another benefit of tallow is its ability to soothe and calm the skin. It contains natural anti-inflammatory compounds that can help to reduce redness and irritation, making it a great choice for those with sensitive or acne-prone skin.

Tallow is also hypoallergenic, which means that it is unlikely to cause an allergic reaction. This makes it a safe and gentle choice for those with sensitive skin or allergies.

Where do you source your tallow from?  

We source our tallow from beef suet (which is highest in quality and beneficial nutrients) from a regenerative, organic farm. These cattle are 100% grass-fed/grass-finished, pasture-raised, humanely-raised, grain-free, chemical-free, antibiotic-free, hormone-free, steroid-free, and non-GMO. 

Why include emu oil?

Emu oil is derived form the fat from the emu, a flightless bird native to Australia, and has a long list of benefits that make it an excellent choice for skincare products.

One of the key benefits of emu oil is that it is highly moisturizing. It is rich in essential fatty acids, including omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9, which help to nourish and hydrate the skin. It is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties. It contains compounds that can help to reduce inflammation and redness in the skin, making it a great choice for those with acne or rosacea. Additionally, it has been shown to help with conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, where inflammation is a major factor.

Another benefit of emu oil is that it is easily absorbed by the skin. Its small molecular size allows it to penetrate deeply into the skin, where it can deliver its beneficial nutrients and compounds. It is also hypoallergenic, which means that it is unlikely to cause an allergic reaction. This makes it a safe and gentle choice for those with sensitive skin or allergies.

This ingredient is great to help eczema and psoriasis, prevent skin aging, improve scars and sun damage, and speed up healing of wounds.  


Why include rosehip oil?

Rosehip oil has been used for many centuries to reduce wrinkles, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and treating acne. It is rich in fatty acids, which help to lock in moisture and hydration. It has been shown to stimulate collagen, which helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Additionally, the antioxidants contained in rosehip oil help to protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals, which can lead to uneven skin texture and dullness. It is high in Vitamin E, which has anti-inflammatory properties to help calm both inflammation and redness. It contains Vitamin A, which is known to improve skin tone and texture; and Vitamin C which is commonly used to both brighten the skin and reduce the appearance of dark spots.  It has also been shown to reduce joint pain. 


Why include meadowfoam oil? 

This plant oil is extracted from the seeds of the flowering plant Limnanthes alba (meadowfoam). It is made of over 98% long-chain fatty acids, is highly stable and helps the tallow be more readily absorbed into the skin.

Meadowfoam oil provides the skin a protective barrier, which helps to protect it from environmental stressors, such as pollution and UV rays.It contains antioxidants which help to fight free radicals that can cause premature aging, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Meadowfoam oil has a non-comedogenic rating, which means it won't clog pores and is safe for all skin types.It has been shown to reduce inflammation in the skin due to its anti-inflammatory properties such as Vitamin E and C. 

Due to this oil being rich in fatty acids, it also promotes skin cell regeneration, which keeps the skin looking youthful. It is a great ingredient to both hydrate the skin and prevent loss of moisture.


Why include coconut oil? 

Coconut oil is rich in fatty acids, which can help to soothe and heal dry, irritated skin. It can also help to reduce itching and flakiness. Containing lauric acid, myristic acid, caprylic acid, palmitic acid, capric acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid, and stearic acid.

It is antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and has antioxidants. It is great for reducing inflammation, redness, acne and diaper rash.

Coconut oil can help protect against harmful microorganisms like skin infections, cellulitis, folliculitis, and athlete's foot. It has been shown to speed up wound healing and help prevent infection. 

It can also help to improve the texture of the skin by reducing the appearance of scars and blemishes, and helping to even out skin tone.  

Overall, coconut oil can be a beneficial ingredient, however, as with any new skincare product, it's important to patch test coconut oil first to ensure that you don't have any adverse reactions to it.


Why include olive oil? 

Olive oil has been used for centuries for skin care. Rich in monounsaturated fats and antioxidants, it helps to lock in moisture and can improve signs of aging.

It also has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, which can aid in wound healing and inflammatory issues such as psoriasis and eczema. Olive oil is also rich in squalene which is an extremely hydrating ingredient. 

Additionally, it is rich in antioxidants like vitamin E and polyphenols, which help to protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals and oxidative stress. Which can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 


Why include jojoba oil?

In both our Bare Balm and Herbal Harmony is Jojoba Oil. This is actually not considered an oil, but a wax ester. It is considered to be very similar to the skin's sebum, and can be readily absorbed without clogging pores. It is shown to be anti-inflammatory, provide skin barrier protection, be non-comedogenic, and have some anti-aging effects. It is full of antioxidants and can give your skin the beautiful moisture it craves. 


What are the benefits of Calendula, Chamomile and French Lavender in Herbal Harmony?

Calendula is known widely for its calming and restorative qualities, it aids in wound healing, has anti-microbial effects, is full of antioxidants, such as flavonoids and carotenoids and is extremely moisturizing. Chamomile has been shown to provide relief for those with eczema, acne and rosacea. It also has been shown to have brightening effects on the skin. Lavender is both calming and soothing for the skin, making it beneficial for those with sensitive or irritated skin. These all work harmoniously together to provide the skin with soothing effects that can deeply moisturize and revitalize the skin. Having this infusion rather than essential oils can be a better option for those with extremely sensitive skin. 


What if I don't want essential oils in my tallow balm?

We currently have two great options for those who prefer no essential oils in their balms, our Bare Balm and Herbal Harmony. Bare Balm contains no scent and smells the most like butter. Our Herbal Harmony is infused with Chamomile, Calendula and French Lavender. It has a light scent that is enjoyed by many.


Where can I use my tallow balms?

Anywhere! Because of the natural ingredients of these tallows, they are safe for all ages and everywhere on the body. Use it as a face moisturizer, body moisturizer, on cuts/scrapes/eczema/psoriasis/acne, the list goes on and on!

How soon should I use my tallow balm?

For best quality, using these tallow balms within 6-9 months would be best. Store out of direct sunlight and in a cool, dry place. Do not let water enter into the product as this can cause spoilage.

Can I use my tallow balm on my baby?

Yes! As always, do a patch test before applying all over the body, but the ingredients are safe to apply on even the youngest of children. Our Coconut Cloud Cream is great for applying on diaper rash, cradle's cap, baby acne, and any other skin issues your child may have. Bare Balm and Herbal Harmony are a great choice for babies under 6 months who may not ready for use of essential oils. 

Will my tallow melt in transit?

Tallow is temperature sensitive, and has a melting point of about 95 degrees fahrenheit. Due to the rising temperatures, we recommend tracking your package and bringing it inside as soon as possible to prevent melting of the product. In the case it does melt, bring it into a cool place and let sit to re-solidify. Whipped tallow balms will not return to their original whipped state, but can be re-whipped with a hand mixer if wanted. If you are concerned about melting, try to order your tallow balms when the temperatures are mild, or try to find us in person!