What is Tallow?
Tallow is animal oil that has been slowly & 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. We have blended the animal oils from tallow with twitch the amazing plant-based-vitamins from coconut oils and essential oils to create the perfect blend of nourishment for your skin!
What is the Flying Cow Difference?
The difference in our tallows compared to others is three-fold. The first difference is our ingredients. We use 100% organic ingredients. Flying Cow uses organic, grass-fed/finished tallow, USDA certified organic essential oils, and organic,unprocessed coconut oil. The second difference is the texture. Most tallows are hard and difficult to apply. We make our tallow light,fluffy, and pretty! It’s easy to apply and more easily absorbed by the skin. The third difference is that each jar is handcrafted in small batches to ensure quality and freshness.
Why use Tallow?
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. Tallow contains abundant natural fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K) and fat-soluble activators, which are found only in animal fats. These fat-soluble vitamins have naturally occurring antimicrobial, anti-cancer, and anti-inflammatory properties.
How Do I use it?
Tallow can be used on the face and body as a healing balm or moisturizer. Some use it for oil cleansing on the face as well. Others love to use it as a moisturizer. It is great for healing burns, eczema, cellulite, rashes, bites, cracked feet, razor burn, acne, aging, sun-damaged skin, tattoo care, baby care and more!
Is it going to be greasy?
Flying Cow Tallow Balm is readily absorbed by the skin. Applying tallow does not result in a greasy look or feel as long as not too much is applied. The skin utilizes the nutrients quickly, and the tallow also works as the perfect carrier oil for the added essential oils in the tallow. If your skin doesn’t absorb what you apply, then try cutting back. Remember that a little goes a long way. Some people enjoy using it once a day in the evening as a night cream & don’t see a need to re-moisturize in the morning. Others use it as a primer before applying their makeup. Give your skin a couple weeks to adjust to it & play with it to see how much (start small!) and how many applications are best for you. You might think using an oil will only cause your skin to be oilier, but with patience, tallow can actually help regulate oil production.
How is tallow supposed to feel?
Since it's a completely natural product, it varies from batch to batch. When we make tallow balm, it is always smooth, but the consistency can sometimes change even after it leaves us, particularly if it gets cold. Please try rubbing the tallow balm between your hands to warm it up and smooth it out before applying it. No need to keep your tallow refrigerated, but it will start to liquify around 85 to 100 degrees.
What about for babies or children? Using while Pregnant?
You may wish to use totally unscented (our Baby Balm) or Sleepy Baby Balm (with added lavender). The essential oil lavender is generally regarded as being more gentle enough for use with babies and small children. Our tallow is great for sunburns, baby acne, eczema, cradle cap, general moisturizer, diaper cream, wound healing, rashes, bug bites and so much more! Using while pregnant has generally been known to be safe. As always, check with your healthcare provider before starting anything you are unsure about.
Benefits of tallow:
- Tallow is easily absorbed by your skin!
- An amazing vitamin profile- Vitamins A,D,E, and K. These vitamins are only found to work synergistically in animal oil. Put them together with our plant oils and 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.
- Palmitic Acid-Protects skin from the environment and smooths.
- Omega 7 (Palmitoleic Acid) Anti- Microbial.
- CLA Anti- Inflammatory. Calms inflamed skin and kills bacteria.
- Stearic Acid- found in our own oils, this amazing fatty acid brings moisture to the skin, softens, rejuvenates and has anti-inflammatory properties. Helps with collagen and elastin.
- Omega 9 (oleic Acid)- Awesome carrier to the other oils and helps penetrate these nutrients deep into the skin.