Hello! My name is Britney, and I am the founder of Flying Cow! Let's chat about tallow!
So…Tallow? What is it?
Tallow is animal oil that has been slowly and carefully kettle rendered from the suet of animals like cows or sheep. Our tallow is slowly kettle-rendered from organically farmed and grass-fed/finished cows. Due to the diet and care of our cows, this gives our tallow an amazing vitamin and fatty acid profile that can only be found in animal oils.
What are the main nutritional BENEFITS?
• Tallow is easily absorbed by your skin!
• An amazing vitamin profile- An amazing combo of vitamins A, D, E, and K ! Put them together with our plant oils and you have a match made in heaven.
• The AMAZING fatty acid profile- These fatty acids are found naturally in youthful and glowing skin and tend to decline as we age.
o Palmitic Acid- Protects skin from the environment and smooths.
o Omega 7 (Palmitoleic Acid)- Anti-Microbial.
o CLA- Anti- Calms inflamed skin and kills bacteria.
o Stearic Acid- found in our own oils, this amazing fatty acid brings moisture to the skin, softens, rejuvenates and has anti-inflammatory properties. Gives skin that "bounce" back.
o Omega 9 (Oleic Acid)- Awesome carrier to the other oils and helps penetrate these nutrients deep into the skin.
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Never heard of this?
There is nothing new under the sun, and that is true with tallow. Tallow was prized by generations in the past, but as chemical products became more and more popular, tallow was left behind and forgotten. Now, as people are becoming more aware of the side effects of harsh chemicals and man-made products, we find ourselves turning back to what nature had provided all along.
What essential oils do you use?
We love plant-based oils! That is why you will find them in all of our balms, but they can not stand alone! Tallow is the perfect carrier oil to make sure you get the most out of your essential oils. We source our oils from the highest quality sources only! We make sure each of our oils are USDA organic and therapeutic Grade. We also have contact with organic farmer's directly for some of our oils to ensure the freshest and highest quality possible.
WHY use tallow?
Nature truly does know best! We use tallow because it is easily absorbed by our bodies, there are no harsh chemicals with side effects, and not to mention the amazing fat-soluble vitamins in it! No where else can you find the acid profile with it’s antioxitant and anti-inflammatory properties. Vitamins A, D, E, and K, along with palmitoleic acid, conjugated linoleic acid, nourish your skin and protect from the outside! This combination from nature cannot compare with any chemicals or man-made ingredients.
Flying Cow Tallow balm easily soaks into the skin. It may feel a little greasy at first if you use a lot but it will soak in a couple minutes. If your skin doesn't absorb what you apply after several minutes, then you are applying too much. Remember that a little goes a long way! It doesn't take much. Some people enjoy using it one a day in the evening as a night cream and don’t see a need to re-moisturize in the morning. Flying cow tallow actually does great with oily skin as well. We have seen great success with clients that claimed their oil production normalized after several weeks of use.
What about the texture? What should I expect? My tallow feels different?
Our tallow has a whipped icing feel. We use the same recipe and method every time we make our tallow. You may from time to time notice a different texture as this is an all-natural and handmade product and there are so many factors we can not control that result in the finished product. This is to be expected as we refuse to add anything synthetic to our products for a consistent feel. When the product gets cold, you can rub it between your hands to make it easier to spread. Sometimes you will find a little piece of coconut oil…just rub it between your hands and it will absorb easily. What we CAN control, we are very consistent in. We strive to create an amazing tallow with each batch we hand-make, but if your unhappy with your jar, just message us the batch number and we can make sure to get you another one!
LOCAL PICKUP -I LIVE IN MIDLAND, TX? HOW CAN I PICK UP?
We have you covered! At the last step when checking out (the screen that says "Submit Order"), click "Apply Shop Coupon Codes" at the bottom and enter code LOCALPICKUP (no spaces) . This will alert the system NOT to ship your item. You will receive a "SHIPPING" e-mail from ETSY within 24 hours or the next business day with pickup instructions (scroll to the bottom for those). Local pickups are usually placed out between 3 and 4 in the afternoon though times may vary within 1-2 business days after placing an order. Local pickups are NOT placed out on WEEKENDS. Local pickups ONLY placed out M-Friday.
We usually ship all orders on Mondays and Thursdays and sometimes Fridays.