You’re Putting What on Your Face??
Tallow Balm, or in other words.. rendered beef fat!
Yep! And I love it.
Quick background: When my grandbaby was staying with us, a rash broke out on her legs. I didn’t want to use anything medicated or with chemicals, so I did some research and found out about tallow balm and it’s healing effects on dry skin, eczema and other skin issues. There are even claims it helps with acne. Haven’t had acne in years, so to that I can’t say.
What I can say is it cleared up my grandbaby’s rash. And so I decided “Hmm, let’s try it on me!”
And I really liked it. It was super moisturizing on my face, body, and even in my very course hair. And so tallow balm became my new beauty-care staple.
But it can be a bit pricey to buy, so I decided to just purchase the tallow from my local market and try it myself.
It didn’t work. It was gritty and did not rub into my skin. My husband was brushing it off me in bed. Eww! Upon further research, I learned it has to be prepared. Ah! Got it. So I got all the ingredients and prepared my own tallow balm and it works great!!
So why is tallow balm so good? Here’s some info from Toups & Co Organics (which I verified through other research.):
- Since it’s rendered animal fat, tallow is incredibly similar our own skin. So, when issues like dryness, eczema, or acne arise, tallow can soothe the skin and provide the exact mineral requirements needed for optimal healing.
- Includes vitamins A, D, E, K, and CLA
- The Romans and ancient Egyptians regularly used tallow as a moisturizing agent and a cure for burns, scrapes, and various other ailments. Whether it was used as a balm, ointment, or salve, tallow was a readily available resource and a healing must-have.
- Even 200 years ago, tallow was a common household item—and a regular ingredient in homemade soaps, lotions, and other skincare products.
Most skincare products (yes, even the “natural” or “organic” ones), still have chemicals, preservatives and additives that can add to our toxic load. What we put on our bodies is just as important as what we put in it. Maybe even more so as what we put on our skin goes directly to our bloodstream and is not filtered out. A good rule of thumb is if you can’t eat it, don’t put it on your body.
Tallow Balm is non-toxic – just make sure you look for tallow that comes from grass-fed cows and is labeled organic. Make sure the other ingredients are also certified organic.
All I can say is give it a go. I love it!
- 1 cup organic grass fed tallow
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 48 drops essential oils of choice
- Melt tallow over gentle heat until it is liquid.
- Remove tallow from heat. Add olive oil and stir to combine.
- Add essential oils and stir again.
- For solid tallow balm, pour balm into glass jar. Allow to harden in the refrigerator. When solid, let balm come to room temperature before using.
- For whipped tallow balm, pour liquid balm mixture into a large mixing bowl. Allow to solidify at room temperature. When solid, whip with a hand or stand mixer until light and fluffy. Store in glass jar.
- Store both forms of tallow balm at room temperature
Where to Buy
Now if you’d rather buy it then make it, then I suggest Toups & Co Organics. They also make great deodorants and dry shampoo! Haven’t tried their other products, but I plan to.