Tallow is a versatile ingredient used for centuries as a primary component in skin care products and candles. It's extracted from animal fat, and while some people may find this "icky", tallow has many benefits that make it worth considering. The popularity of tallow has increased in the past decade, and the ingredient is now a popular pick for anyone looking to enhance their skincare routine. It's also a safe, non-toxic, and AMAZING product that your skin will love you for.
1. Tallow is rich in nutrients
Tallow has a high concentration of essential fatty acids, vitamins A, D, and K, and antioxidants that are beneficial for maintaining healthy skin. Essential fatty acids such as oleic, linoleic, and palmitic acid are found in tallow, making it an excellent moisturizer. Vitamin A helps to speed up skin cell growth, while vitamin K supports the skin's natural healing process. Vitamin D helps to improve the skin's immune system, making it an excellent option for those with psoriasis and eczema. So all-in-all tallow is everything that your skin needs to be at its healthiest!
2. Tallow has anti-inflammatory properties
Inflammation is a common issue regarding skincare, and it can lead to acne, redness, and skin sensitivity. (No one wants that!) Tallow has anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe and reduce skin inflammation. This makes it an excellent option for sensitive or acne-prone skin types.
3. Tallow is gentle on the skin
Tallow is a gentle ingredient and is unlikely to cause skin irritation or allergic reactions. It is also a non-comedogenic ingredient, which won’t clog pores or cause breakouts. Isn't that amazing!? This makes it an excellent option for all skin types, including sensitive skin.
4. Tallow is environmentally friendly
Using tallow in skincare products is an excellent eco-friendly choice because it is a byproduct of the meat industry. This means it is a sustainable and renewable resource that requires no new production. Furthermore, tallow is biodegradable, which doesn't harm the environment. Yay, earth!
5. Tallow candles are long-lasting and clean-burning
After looking into candles and the candle industry I was so bummed to read about the toxicities found in the "fragrance" of candles and the toxic fumes that they let out into the air in our home. Tallow candles have a long burn time and produce a warm, inviting atmosphere at home. Furthermore, tallow candles are clean-burning, which means they don't produce toxic fumes or contribute to indoor air pollution. SO AWESOME! Tallow candles are an excellent option for anyone looking for a natural and eco-friendly candle option.
Tallow is a beneficial ingredient used for thousands of years. It's rich in nutrients, has anti-inflammatory properties, and is gentle on the skin. It's also an eco-friendly option for skincare and candle-making. Tallow should be on your radar as a natural alternative to traditional skincare ingredients if you want to enhance your skincare routine. That is why I have started making my own Tallow Balm to make available to you!
So I want to leave you with a question to ponder...
Why haven't you bought any yet?!