Woohoo! I had a question for you I have an almost 12 year old whose face is beginning to break out a bit here at there. Take a look at some of my cleansing balm recipes for inspiration if you like , You could use either or both! but my absolute fave is made w/marula oil with some essential oils thrown in. I insist on doing one every week, and they are just amazing Otherwise you might also consider using the tallow balm only at night, and using an argan oil serum in the morning. If not, nothing’s lost. Excellent, I want to make this balm for my mom too! Lol. My dog followed me and licked me (my legs) the whole time! ), 5 Reasons to Let Your Children Go Barefoot, 50 Uses for Essential Oils (& the First 3 Things I Tried), How to Cook a Frozen Whole Chicken in the Instant Pot. Right now my tallow has geranium e.o. Sign up for the Humblebee & Me newsletter to get more recipes and exclusive email content delivered straight to your inbox! My face and hands especially have dryness issues. Yes lard is a perfect substitute for the tallow. It’s is going to be perfect for my skin this winter. You can definitely add emu oil. I think people used to do this outside all the time when they butchered. For solid tallow balm, pour balm into glass jar. I’m interested in adding some sun protection to my tallow for daily use. Rendering it multiple times is a great idea, Inna! When I first started making my own, I experiemented with beef and buffalo tallow. This remains both the craziest and the best decision we’ve ever lived to tell about. Thanks for the heads up about Soap Kitchen, I’ve added them to the page Thanks so much for reading & DIYing with me! And I used tamanu oil instead of rosehip, so let’s see how it’s gonna work on my combination skin. Your email address will not be published. Beth is the creator here at Red & Honey. Thanks for DIYing with me, and happy making . Fantastic and cost pennies a jar! I wouldn’t fuss with a double render unless the smell is bothering you after the first render and you are doing something with it other than turning it into soap. I’m so glad you’re enjoying it so far Huzzah! Hi Melody! Pour a cup and shop my favorite healthy living resources. =) And isn’t tamanu oil awesome? When you were formulating this recipe did you do much experimenting with different eos? The tallow wasn’t chalky, it was a really nice cream. If you live somewhere warm enough for ants to be a problem it should soften up enough to use fairly quickly . I rendered my own tallow. By any chance will you have more tallow recipes coming? I’m considering melting it back down and maybe adding olive oil or grape seed maybe? It was very commonly used before sub-par, synthetic body care products came onto the mass market in the twentieth century. I love it! Many of them have been for review here on the blog. Tallow skin care is actually something that is centuries old. Hey Jessica! I'll try to do this as frequently as possible! My grandma loved it , 35g | 1.23oz beef tallow But I noticed that as the tallow cooled it had a palm oil texture and no bad smell. I bought some grass fed tallow and I absolutely love it!! . Honestly, I’d store it in the fridge. It only takes a few seconds to coat the skin and only a small amount of the lotion bar is necessary. So hey what if we ferment the fat first into “high fat” then render it?? P.S. Would any of these work? Thank you for all your endless research, you are a wonderful person. Thank you. After cleansing, I use a touch of marula oil before applying a thin layer of my whipped tallow … it’s the most effective moisturizer I’ve ever used. Yes, yes, yes … tallow balm is the best. Hi Madelyn! I purchase tallow trimmings from the butcher (or get them for free, depending on how the butcher is feeling, haha), and then render it down into pure tallow myself , You can buy tallow from U.S. Wellness Meats if you don’t want to clean it yourself. Also, looking forward to the book! I’ve only seen the term ‘lard’ used for pig fat. Purify it using a handful of salt and water – check out the BUMBLE BEE APOTHECARY TALLOW RENDERING PURIFYING video on Youtube for more details. I read this blog entry too about using tallow. The cool thing about the tallow balm too is that it’s super nourishing on your entire body. I actually was trying to change the awful scent without changing the consistency too much and also adding the same oils I use on a daily basis to cut a step out of my daily routine. 1 lb ground lamb. One small-but-important distinction: I eat beef, but I rub tallow balm on my face. It’s generally agreed that tallow is very much non-clogging for pores. She told me the next day that her hands had stayed moisturized for the entire day, which had never happened before with any of the products she’s tried. Can I substitute lard for tallow as I do in your soap recipes? For the purposes of this recipe, tallow is the rendered down fat of cows, but the term can also apply to rendered fat from mutton and goats For this recipe you really do need to use the animal product as that’s the whole point—the lipid composition is so close to that of our own skin that it’s especially beneficial. Please one day when you have free time can you give us all another book detailing all your salves, lotions, creams and oils. My skin is dry and I don’t feel the formula is too rich. Marie I love your blog, it’s a pity that where I live I can’t get all the ingredients you use in your products. Please note that nothing on this site has been designed or tested for large scale manufacturing or re-sale, and attempting to sell anything made from recipes on this website is a bit foolish and at your own risk. Non GMO, pesticide, hormone and antibiotic free. I just love tallow on my face! by Marie | Feb 28, 2014 | Facial Serums & Balms, Featured Posts, Very Crunchy | 121 comments. I have an almost full 50 pound box of tallow. Download our FREE Wellness Framework Self-Assessment Guide to start! Could I add olivem 300 or 1000 to make a tallow cleansing balm emulsifiable with oils like castor, Argan, etc? Tallow benefits (especially when sourced from organic, grass-fed cattle) can include supplying you with essential fatty acids, supporting your metabolism and body weight management, improving absorption of vitamins, supporting skin health, … If I could find a great source of neroli oil, I would try that next. It’s great to have more suppliers to recommend . So impressed with the changes in my skin !!! A few years ago I switched to argan oil instead of coconut oil for my skin, and it was – without exaggeration – life-changing. I’ve never tried it as I use tallow primarily for soap, where it’s mixed with many other things, but this is a great tip when using it for something like a cream . I’d start with half the amount of beeswax and see what you think—it’s quite a strong thickener, so half might work out perfectly for you . I haven’t used tallow with water yet, but I can’t think of any reasons not to Just be sure your tallow is nice and clean! 10g | 0.35oz rosehip oil I’ve never had the scent survive saponification and aging, and honestly, my tallow always smells fine after a single render , Thank you for this. Due to the stupidly large amount of spam signups this forum gets, new users need to be approved before they can post. I did change the frankincense to sandalwood because I love it and didn’t have frankincense. Add a whack of lavender oil and you are good to go. It’s like trying to make applesauce without any apples! Hey! Read more posts by Beth. Thank you very much for another great recipe. Hi Marie, I remember my mom used to put tallow on her face and hands and I would say gross, turns out mom knows better , Mine was firm, but usable. REPEAT. A couple have been amazing. I am guessing that emu oil may work better FOR SOME PEOPLE like me, who still have an oily T-zone, since it is a combination of saturated and unsaturated fat and oleic acid (which has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties). That is very strange indeed. Hmmm. Do you know if beeswax at this proportion can clog pores? BOYCOTT PALM OIL!!! Ha, so funny! It was so nice to gift her with a sample as I was so impressed with result. Definitely going to try this. I love your site and all the work you have done. I don’t have any rosehip oil at the moment, so was wondering what you’d recommend as an alternative. However, still a bit chalky when I put it on….any suggestions???? Need some new breakfast recipes under your belt that are made with real-food, nutrient-dense (and gluten-free) ingredients? Oh, wonderful! How about a hat? Allow to harden in the refrigerator. Clay masks are fantastic for clearing out congested pores, deep cleaning the skin, and doing a bit of light exfoliation. You are quite the expert at sourcing ingredients . I managed to buy some from my local farmer and rendered it myself. Excellent for repairing the skin. All true chamomile is blue (or can be, depends on the batch) so… yes (I’m not sure what chamomile you’re talking about, basically)? The oils come in a dropper form, so about 10 drops of both Rosehip and Lavender, and 1 tsp of Argan and 1 tsp of jojoba. But many of them don’t moisturize as deeply. ), I absolutely adore coconut oil as a food (in fact, my naturopath told me just yesterday to find more ways to consume it daily – ideally 5T/day – to help keep yeast and candida at bay!). This is the first skin cream I have ever made and I have remade it multiple times because it is fantastic. I have made tallow balm before but ants and other insects were after it, my question is, is there a way to stop the smell and be safe? Tallow is rich in CLA (conjugated linoleic acid), a fatty acid which, according to some studies, can help burn fat. I didn’t read these posts about re-rendering and wonder what you think it’s worthwhile for me to thaw and render it down again? OOooh, lovely I heartily agree about this dry weather, it was -15°C or so this morning an I am not amused :/ I look forward to hearing how it works out in the long term! My first thought before I scrolled down was, “Frankincense would be great mixed with tallow for the face!”. http://www.grasslandbeef.com/StoreFront.bok?affId=107574, This recipe sounds awesome and I plan to try it. Rosehip oil is also a drying oil (which means it sinks in really quickly), so it helps balance the slower absorption of the beef tallow. Tallow is what you get when you render (slowly melt down) beef fat. Yup, definitely! ), 7 Steps to Staying Healthy This Christmas Season (Despite the Holiday Parties! Sorry about that! But for skin care, you want a bigger variety of vitamins and nutrients. Madelyn. I’m not sure when I will be able to the the ones I don’t have. Tallow does wonders for … Yesterday I followed your directions and rendered a nice big batch of home-grown tallow (my girlfriend has a small farm and after a recent kill, got her butcher to save me a nice big bag of lamb fat). 3) “Tallow-based soaps condition my skin better.” Triglycerides, like tallow, do not readily penetrate to the interior of cells, non-saponified oils and fats act as a barrier. Does the chalkiness melt away once it’s been on your skin for a minute? exactly as you say, in my case it was with ants, but there must be a remedy for that, would you tell me if you find it? A butcher once told me it’s specifically the fat from in & around the internal organs, but that doesn’t seem to be a commonly agreed-upon thing. I think I’m going to give this a try for my mom Thank you for the inspiration! EAT. I’m a huge fan of argan oil, so it won’t take much to convince me to try that Thanks for reading & DIYing with me! So I’m a convert. I will skip this one until I have some tallow! Hey Jenny! Have you tried adding a weekly clay face mask to your routine? Melt the beef tallow, rosehip oil, and beeswax together in a small saucepan over medium heat. Focus on the 5 essential pillars of health and wellness in order to build a rock-solid foundation, and take charge of your life like never before. What do you think about substituting blue chamomile for regular chamomile. I think they cooked with it. Like I explained above, lard from free range pigs is rich in vitamin D, which is great. I melted it down and added rose hip oil, lavender oil, pure argan oil, and jojoba oil because I normally use these oils on my face with fantastic results. Thanks again for your wonderfully inspirational blog. Mom of four, wife of one, and proud redhead. Pinky swear. One time I left it on the stove and it boiled over. Emu oil is also substantially more expensive, so I’d stick with the tallow. It’s still firm, but melts in easier. YIIIIIKES! Hope that helps! Hi Ina- I have tallow that came out grainy and sort of smelly and want to try rendering it multiple times using your method. I keep it at room temp. Then I also saw they sell lamb tallow. Do you think I can boil it still or do I need to start over with fresh tallow? Tallow is rendered from the fatty tissue of sheep, cattle, or deer. Yay, I’m so glad! The grocery store can be a confusing place – what’s legitimately healthy, and what’s simply masquerading as healthy in an attempt to manipulate you? Yes! A bit confused here….Help!!! mutton or sheep) Tallow does not have a strong lamb taste but is subtly different from our famous beef tallows. (source 1, source 2) when it is cold outside, the product will get hard and chalky (which does melt into skin once pushed in). Hope this helps. Uses And Benefits Of Tallow For Skin Preventing Dry Skin With Highly Moisturizing Properties. Interestingly, it’s not just the deeply penetrating moisture in the balm that does the trick; it’s the abundance of natural vitamins too. Just before Christmas, I spent a week applying tallow balm to my heels and feet every night at bedtime, and just like that – my cracked heels are all but gone. Just wanted to add that another excellent essential oil to add to the mix would be vetiver. I think I will make my own next time to save money. Multiple renders might help nix the scent issue in the future. Can’t wait to get this made up and start using it. Cheers, Great article and recipe! My skin is definitely mature (darn you genetics) and I would love to give this a go, maybe with Argan oil and whatever blend of EOs I have stashed.