LIPS, HANDS, FACE, ASS, TALLOW'S GREAT FOR SKIN WHEN IT'S BEEN FED GRASS!
Why tallow? At Vellum Street, we don't believe you should put anything on your skin that you wouldn't put in your mouth. All of our tallow based soaps, balms, lotions, salts, and candles are made from high quality, food grade ingredients, locally & organically sourced, often from the kitchens of local restaurants & farms in the form of upcycled material that would normally be considered waste.
Tallow is rich in the same types of lipids found in youthful, vibrant skin, and is chock full of of vitamins A, D, E & K. The fatty acids in tallow are much closer in molecular structure and size (and therefore, more bioavailable) to the oils our own skin produces, then the plant oils more commonly used in skin care products (which tend to have a larger molecule size). This smaller molecular mass allows the tallow to penetrate the skin barrier, actually reaching below the surface to get a little more than just skin deep!
Aside from its multitude of glorious skin benefits, using tallow from animals raised on small, local, regenerative agricultural focused farms, pastured & humanely raised, is one of the most eco conscious ways we can source ingredients. Large scale farming of crops such as palm, soy, and even coconut, strip the soil of nutrients and decimate native animal habits and ecosystems. By putting the tallow from these local operations to good use, we are helping to maximize energy spent on production, using every last bit with the ultimate goal of little to no waste. Food production is a difficult job, and we are very thankful to the farms, processors, animals, and plants who contribute to providing for us, and wish to honor them by appreciating and utilizing every last bit we can. By sourcing locally as much as possible, we eliminate the immense waste produced with packaging and shipping ingredients to us across land and sea. With nothing added that doesn't have a beneficial purpose for your skin, you can be assured you're getting a top notch product, thoughtfully crafted & scientifically executed, that's suds of fun!