If you would like to make your own here is a recipe provided by holsticsquid


Tallow Body Balm Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup tallow
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • A few drops of essential oils of choice

Be sure to use tallow from pasture-raised animals (cows or sheep) that are 100% grass-fed. You can obtain high quality tallow from your local farm or get the fat (suet) to render it yourself. Tallow is rendered exactly the same way as lard. but don’t use the tallow skimmed off of making broth.

Olive oil is used to make the tallow softer and more spreadable at room temperature. The ratio is 1o parts tallow to 1 part olive oil, but if you prefer a more spreadable balm, use more olive oil.  Be sure to choose pure, extra virgin oil oil like this one.

Lavender essential oil is known for its long-standing tradition of being healing to the skin and relaxing to the spirit.  Another major benefit of using essential oils in your balm is to give it a fresh, pleasant scent and to neutralize the scent of the tallow, which is distinctive although not necessarily unpleasant. Choose whatever oils make you happy.

 Tallow Body Balm Method

  1. Warm tallow to a liquid state but as cool as possible (around 120°F).
  2. Add olive oil and essential oils and gently stir.
  3. Refrigerate the mixture until solid, which will give the balm a smoother consistency than letting it solidify at room temperature.
  4. Once solid, the balm is ready to use on face, body, lips, pregnant bellies and babies’ bums.
  5. Store at room temperature.

If you would prefer to buy it ready made I can recommend http://www.vintagetradition.com/ (no affiliation)

So, would you try this tip or have you heard of any other strange beauty tip?

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