What Is Tallow Balm?
The crazy, incredible skincare product that’s about to change your life?
It’s actually rendered beef fat.
But don’t judge a book by its cover. Tallow, when made correctly, is a soft and supple skincare luxury. It’s packed full of vitamins and minerals that conform to your skin’s natural makeup to create a powerful healing environment.
Since it’s rendered animal fat, tallow is incredibly similar to the chemistry of our own skin. So, when issues like dryness, acne, or eczema arise, tallow can soothe the skin and provide the exact mineral requirements needed for optimal healing.
Although we love a good plant-based serum, they do not offer the unique vitamins and minerals—including vitamins A, D, E, K, and CLA—found in animal products like tallow.
Since tallow is such an incredible healing agent and moisturizer, we include it in most of our skincare products, so that you can feel and see the difference.
The History of Tallow Balm
Every pop-culture magazine ever is looking for the secret to healthy and glowing skin.
But what if it was discovered thousands of years ago?
Tallow has been used in skincare for longer than most modern products have existed.
The Romans and ancient Egyptians regularly used tallow as a miracle moisturizing agent and a cure for burns, scrapes, and various other ailments. Whether it was used as a balm, ointment, or salve, tallow was a readily available resource and a healing must-have.
Even 200 years ago, tallow was a common household item—and a regular ingredient in homemade soaps, lotions, and other skincare products.
Well, sustainable farming became rare, and access to healthy tallow slowly declined. Consumers wanted products that were new, exciting, and more industrial. Unfortunately, our skin suffered as a result. But now we’re going back to the basics.
How to Improve Various Skin Conditions with Organic Tallow Balm
Including, but not limited to…
These are the skin conditions most often improved by tallow. As you get more familiar with the product, feel free to experiment—and let us know about your favorite tallow skincare tips and tricks.
As always, these suggestions do not take the place of medical advice—so be sure to consult your family doctor.
Your Go to Moisturizer for Dry and Cracked Skin
Do you dread your winter skin? It’s so common to feel completely at the mercy of dry and cracking skin. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to get used to bleeding knuckles or endless toxic lotion applications. With just a little tallow love, your dry skin will be back to normal in no time.
Tallow Balm May Improve Eczema Symptoms
Wondering how to heal eczema? This is one of those complicated skin issues that comes with few answers—and even fewer cures. Traditional treatments fail to address the root cause of eczema, and provide prescriptions that include questionable ingredients. Good news—many of our customers have healed eczema naturally with topical tallow balm!
A Soothing Treatment for Common Redness
Typical skin redness can be brought on by stress or environmental factors. Tallow is naturally supple and melts into your skin without feeling greasy or sticky. With just a few applications of vitamin and mineral-filled tallow, we bet your skin—and confidence—will greatly improve.
Your Medicine Cabinet Remedy for Burns, Cuts, and Scrapes
Yep, tallow really is the remedy that does it all. Since it contains antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, tallow is an excellent ointment to use for little accidents like cuts, scrapes, bruises, and burns.
Wrinkles and Acne
We throw no shade at wrinkles or acne—they are normal conditions that happen as our skin changes and ages.
But we do know some people prefer to minimize the appearance of skin blemishes. We encourage you to not treat acne or wrinkles with chemical-filled facial products. They may reduce the appearance temporarily, but over time they’re wearing on your skin’s natural microbiome.
Instead, tallow includes the vitamins and minerals your skin needs to increase its natural collagen production. It also has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties to help decrease acne and redness.
Key Elements to Look for When Purchasing Your First Tallow Balm
Navigating the world of natural skincare is getting trickier as “greenwashing” becomes more common. Additionally, tallow is expensive and not easily accessible (it’s mostly found between animal organs—specifically the kidneys).
Here are the key elements to watch out for when purchasing your first tallow:
Make Sure “Tallow” Is One of the First Ingredients in Your Balm
You don’t want to spend hard-earned dollars on a tallow balm that’s mostly coconut oil. Double check that “Tallow” is one of the first ingredients listed in your tallow balm.
Check for Unknown “Fragrances”
When a product lists “Fragrances” on its ingredients label, it’s not required to disclose exactly what those fragrances are. Often, they are harmful chemicals that can irritate the skin. Better to be safe than sorry—avoid anything with the term “fragrance”.
Cows are meant to eat grass. But this is inconvenient for industrial meat production. Most cows are fed a heavy diet of corn and grain, which are depleted of nutrients. When you purchase tallow from grass-fed cows, you’re investing in a product that includes a lot more vitamins and minerals.
What Makes Our Tallow Different
At Toups and Co, we take tallow very seriously.
Yes, it’s a difficult ingredient to source, but we’ve seen firsthand the incredible difference it’s made in our family’s skin health. We couldn’t imagine a world without tallow!
Our organic tallow balm comes from 100% grass-fed organic beef that’s raised right here on our farm. We’re involved in every part of the process—from the cows to the handmade creation.
Our ingredients aren’t fractioned, either—they come to you in their whole and original form.
To get started on your tallow journey, try the Original Tallow Balm to see the difference these natural vitamins and minerals can make for your skin. Or check out some of our other skin products that include tallow for extra healing benefits.