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Everything You Need to Know About Tallow

What is Tallow?

The crazy, incredible skincare ingredient that's about to change your life...

Is simply beef fat.

An age-old ingredient that has recently returned to the spotlight, and for good reason. Tallow, derived from high-quality sources and carefully processed, reveals an extraordinary luxury for the skin.

Tallow is packed with vitamins and minerals and has a composition that closely matches our own skin, which ensures that the nutrients are easily recognized and absorbed by our body.

For problems such as dryness, acne or eczema, Tallow can effectively soothe the skin and provide the exact mineral requirements needed for optimal recovery.

The history

The Romans and ancient Egyptians prized Tallow as a powerful moisturizer and as a remedy for burns, abrasions and other ailments.

In ancient Greece, Tallow was used to make soap and remove grease from wool. The Babylonians, known as the pioneers of soap making, used a combination of tallow and ash.

Until about 200 years ago, Tallow was a common ingredient in kitchens and a key ingredient in homemade soaps, lotions and other skin care products.

What changed?

With the rise of industrial manufacturing processes in the 19th century, companies began to seek cheaper alternatives to ingredients such as Tallow. Synthetic and cheaper vegetable oils and chemicals were introduced as substitutes for natural animal fats.

Companies wanted to make cheaper products and achieve a higher profit margin. Synthetic ingredients could be produced at lower costs and were also more stable in terms of odor, color and shelf life after intensive processing.

In addition, over time, emphasis was placed on product innovation and the development of new, 'modern' formulas. Consumers were seduced by the promise of progress and innovation, causing traditional ingredients like Tallow to fade into oblivion.

Fortunately, in recent years we have seen a renewed interest in natural and traditional ingredients. People are becoming more aware of the benefits of natural skin care and are looking for products that are both effective and sustainable.

Quality of the Tallow

Tallow (Blanc de Boeuf) from the supermarket cannot be compared to high-quality Tallow, which has been carefully processed for use in cosmetic products.

Cows should eat grass. However, they are often fed grain and corn due to the industrial meat industry. As a result, they miss important nutrients, resulting in a disturbed omega 3/6 ratio and an end product with fewer vitamins and minerals. For example, vitamin K2 is hardly present in grain-fed meat. Our organic Tallow comes exclusively from Dutch farmers, where the cattle are 100% grass-fed and free of medication.

Do you want to discover what Tallow can do for your skin? Try our popular Tallow & Honey Balm and experience the impact of natural vitamins and minerals. Also view our other Tallow products, such as our Soap.

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