With all the emphasis we place on getting healthy effective January 1st, I want to propose a new concept...resolve to get your skin healthy in 2017 with grass fed tallow skincare.
Grass fed tallow is loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and essential fatty acids that are essential to your overall health and well-being both inside and out. By switching to a tallow-based body butter, you increase your nutrient intake, hydrate your skin and (if you use OUR body butters) get to enjoy an aromatherapy experience every day you apply. You also decrease your exposure to dangerous, synthetic ingredients that are typically found in store bought lotions that can wreak havoc on your endocrine system.
The Proof is in the Pudding
A survey done by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and a coalition of environmental health organizations showed that "the average adult uses 9 personal care products each day, with 126 unique chemical ingredients. More than a quarter of all women and one of every 100 men use at least 15 products daily."
After examining the findings, they determined that:
- 12.2 million adults – one of every 13 women and one of every 23 men – are exposed to ingredients that are known or probable human carcinogens every day through their use of personal care products.
- One of every 24 women, 4.3 million women altogether, are exposed daily to personal care product ingredients that are known or probable reproductive and developmental toxins, linked to impaired fertility or developmental harm for a baby in the womb or a child. These statistics do not account for exposures to phthalates that testing shows appear in an estimated three quarters of all personal care products but that, as components of fragrance, are not listed on product ingredient labels (EWG et al. 2002).
- One of every five adults are potentially exposed every day to all of the top seven carcinogenic impurities common to personal care product ingredients — hydroquinone, ethylene dioxide, 1,4-dioxane, formaldehyde, nitrosamines, PAHs, and acrylamide. The top most common impurity ranked by number of people exposed is hydroquinone, which is a potential contaminant in products used daily by 94 percent of all women and 69 percent of all men.
- Women use more products than men, and are exposed to more unique ingredients daily, but men use a surprisingly high number of products as well. The average woman uses 12 products containing 168 unique ingredients every day. Men, on the other hand, use 6 products daily with 85 unique ingredients, on average.
There is a very simple solution here:
First off, go through your personal care products and discard the ones you simply do not need. Simplify your hygiene routine. You DO NOT NEED a cream for the body, cream for the face, cream for the eyes, cream for the feet, etc... Our grass fed tallow body butters are designed to moisturize from your head to your toes. Depending on your hair type, they can also hydrate your scalp. (My hair is of European decent so the cream makes my hair oily. My husband's hair is of African decent and it works perfect to moisturize his scalp). Our body butters also have a large amount of essential oils in them so the scent can stay with you throughout the day. Toss out your synthetic perfume/cologne and now you have just eliminated hundreds of chemicals from your daily diet.
Second, throw out all your shower gels, liquid soaps and bath sprays. Most are full of toxic chemicals that do nothing more than give off an artificial scent that can negatively impact your hormones. Our tallow soaps are loaded with a ridiculous amount of essential oils that will provide you with a serious aromatherapy experience with NO ARTIFICIAL INGREDIENTS! Plus, you can use our soaps to wash your hair, face and body without them drying out your skin or scalp. You MUST, however, follow up with an apple cider vinegar and water rinse for your hair as a "conditioner" to bring the ph of your scalp and hair back to normal. Your scalp and hair will never be healthier. I can't tell you how easily I comb through my hair now whereas before, I use to struggle with snarls every time. Plus you save tons of money by eliminating the need for expensive shampoos and conditioners.
And third, use simple DIY recipes for other personal care products that can do the trick at a fraction of the cost. Blend apple cider vinegar with water and tea tree oil as a natural deodorant spray, mix baking soda and peroxide as a natural toothpaste, apply grapeseed oil on the ends of your hair if your hair tends to frizz, add epsom salt and pink salt to your bath as an alternative to bubble bath (toss out the bath bubbles, they're loaded with petroleum-based detergents) and so on.
The change is simple and less expensive than keeping all those other products in stock. I personally use the Transform Body Butter on my face, body and feet every day as the essential oils have a history of reversing damage caused by free radicals, the sun and environmental toxins. I also favor the Headshop Hippie soap as my everyday cleanser. Simple, easy and clean.
Get Fit, Make the Switch
By making the small switch to a grass fed tallow soap and body butter routine, not only will you notice a major difference in the way your skin stays hydrated throughout the day, but you will also be well on your way to getting your skin in shape as well as your body. And you wouldn't be the only one.
Recently, tallow has been featured in main stream news outlets due to its incredible skin healing benefits and desirability as a cooking oil. Now, if you've been following us on facebook and instagram, you know that I'm a major proponent of using animal fat for skincare and have since I was introduced to the concept back in 2011. Once I learned about the dynamic relationship between our skin's oil (sebum) and tallow, I had to get the word out. Well, the word's been let out and I'm so thankful for it.
Now, do as our ancestors and elders once did and use this clean, simple form of moisture for your skincare routine in 2017. Tallow has helped thousands get their skin back right, I'm confident it will help you get yours back right too. So, after your done with your physical fitness routine and your daily shower, feed your skin right with the skin-loving properties of grass fed tallow blended beautifully with organic oils and pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils.
Grass Fed Tallow Body Butters