Tallow is a rendered form of beef or mutton fat. Tallow resulting from grass-fed beef or sheep is high in omega 3 and is CLA-rich (good, natural Trans fat). Andrea of Frugally Sustainable provides a couple of links for purchasing high-quality, grass-fed tallow.
This is a recipe for an Herbal Tallow Beauty Balm. It uses grass-fed tallow, a blend of rose petals, lavender and other herbs, carrier oil, essential oils and other ingredients.
Tallow may seem like a somewhat strange ingredient for an herbal balm. However, tallow-based balms (especially grass-fed beef tallow) are growing more popular. The omega-3 fatty acid and good trans fats found in tallow work well in balms and treatments for skin. Herbs and essential oils also add a nice scent to tallow-based balms.
Andrea walks you through the steps of infusing the tallow with the herbs, and then making the balm.
These are just a few uses for Tallow Balm:
- Apply under the eyes to prevent and reduce wrinkles
- Use for very dry skin
- To heal eczema and other skin conditions
Very interesting recipe.