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What is Tallow?

The Marvelous Substance You Didn't Know You Needed

We use only Grass-Fed Non-GMO Tallow in our Creams and Balms. If you want to learn more about what Tallow does and why it is a great natural product for our skin, please keep reading...

Tallow is a type of fat that is derived from animals. It can be used for a variety of purposes, including cooking, lubrication, and candle-making. Tallow is made by rendering (heating) the fat from an animal until it liquifies. The process of rendering fat is also known as ‘saponification’.

Tallow has a long history of use in the culinary arts and has only recently begun to fall out of favor. In recent years, there has been a rise in the popularity of vegetarian and vegan diets, and as a result, tallow is no longer as popular as it once was. 

The best tallow is made from the fat of young, healthy animals that have been well-fed and allowed to exercise. That's why we use only Grass-Fed Non-GMO Tallow in our products.

Uses of Tallow

Tallow has traditionally been used to make soaps, candles, and was used for cooking. 

It might have been the first substance in history used to protect human skin, as it acts as an emollient and provides a protective barrier on the skin. Since tallow can be absorbed quickly, it is excellent for our all natural creams.

The benefits of using tallow

Tallow is nutrient-rich and provides essential amino acids and fatty acids to our skin. The lipid structure of tallow is very similar to our skin and it is a superior alternative to many petroleum-based skin care products. It is renewable, biodegradable, and a safe choice.

What is tallow made of?

 

Tallow is a fatty substance made from animal fat. It is primarily made from the suet or fat of sheep or cattle but it can also be made from other animals such as deer.

 

The process of making tallow involves slow-cooking animal fat until it liquifies. The liquid is then cooled, left to solidify, and cut into small pieces or even ground into a powder form.

Although tallow is a renewable resource, its use has come under scrutiny in recent years as it is not considered vegan-friendly. In general, tallow is not harmful to the environment, but whether or not to use it is up to personal preference.

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