Beef Tallow Body Balm?
Yep, just like they used to do it.
There's something neat about picturing a farm wife 100 years ago rendering her beef fat, or “suet”, into tallow, and when it was cool, rubbing some onto her skin. We all know this was a common practice because it was inexpensive and they knew that it's good for us! (Here's how to render fat if you want to try it.)
If you make sure you're using products made with beef tallow from pastured animals, you'll know you're absorbing many nutrients through your skin, just as we would if we were eating foods fried in this healthy fat! (Have you seen my post, Deep Fried Heaven?) Also inside is coconut oil and essential oils, more ingredients us real foodies love. 🙂
I started using the body balm a couple of years ago, and while you might think it would give your skin a greasy feel, it actually rubs in nicely and just leaves softness. It's perfect for helping to heal your skin no matter the issues you might have, or I like it just for nighttime or after-sun moisturizing.