Tallow skincare is just as it sounds...skincare made using tallow.
Tallow is the rendered fat from surrounding a ruminant animal's organs, typically the kidneys. Such animals are cows, deer, bear and buffalo just to name a few. Most modern day tallow skincare is made from cow fat. Tallow is rendered by heating suet (the fat) over medium/low heat for hours until the fat (which turns to liquid) melts away from the tissues and sinew. After it is completely melted, it is strained and poured into an airtight container to be stored at room temperature for up to 1 year or placed in the freezer to be stored for up to 5 years.
This tallow can then be used in many skincare preparations from soap to body butter to lip balms and has a naturally balanced blend of vitamins and essential fatty acids that make it one of the best fats for the skin. Tallow's molecular structure is extremely similar to that of our own skin's oil (sebum) allowing it to absorb quickly and deeply into the skin.
Are there different types of Tallow?
While many corporations use industrial-grade tallow from factory-farmed cows in everyday products such as lip sticks, lotions and soaps, it is highly advisable to avoid these types of tallow-based skincare products. Factory farming any type of animal causes a host of problems that range from serious diseases (requiring heavy doses of antibiotics that pass through the tallow to your skin) to malnutrition (significantly reducing any nutrients listed herein) to negative energetics (sad cows lead to sad tallow).
Tallow rendered from grass-fed, free-to-range-in-the-sunshine cows have a high nutrient profile along with positive vibes. (Everything has and transfers vibration, even plants, believe it or not....do your research). When cows are allowed to graze quality grasses grown by nature herself, they absorb nutrients from their diet. Corn fed cows do not obtain the same levels of vitamins and minerals as grass fed cows do. In fact, most cows fed a corn diet (if not all by 2017) are consuming very large amounts of genetically modified corn that can cause havoc to your system.
Why Would I Use Tallow Skincare?
Well, for starters, it has vitamins A, D, E & K along with palmitoleic acid, and is high in saturated fats (the good fats). Also, tallow is so similar to our skin's oil that when applied, it readily absorbs into all layers and is processed as a nutrient by the body.
While no claims can be made as to the effectiveness of tallow in skincare, many reviews have surfaced indicating that folks with skin ailments such as eczema, dermititis and a host of other issues have found relief in using it. In the end, you simply have to find out for yourself, and you've come to the right place.
Our tallow skincare products are arguably the best! (ok, we're kind of partial) We render our own grass fed cow fat and purify it three separate times to ensure the utmost clarity. We carefully heat the fat, strain it through progressively finer, all-natural filters and cool it until solid. When then repeat that process three times, and trust us, there is a major difference in the scent and quality of the final tallow.
If you haven't tried tallow skincare yet, you're in for a real treat. Give it a try today and let us know what you think.