Whole Food Nourishment for Your Skin!
Your skin deserves deeply nourishing care- never put anything on your body that you wouldn't put in your body! Try this simple, yet powerful whole food tallow lotion to heal and protect face, lips, hands, feet and body. Free of chemicals, this pure formula has been carefully blended to offer the best in natural skin care from the healing wisdom of our ancestors. It uses just three simple ingredients including tallow from grass-fed organic cows, certified organic extra virgin olive oil, and therapeutic grade essential oils, to deliver true real food nutrition for your skin. Readily absorbed, this lush tallow lotion penetrates deeply for a balanced, all-natural approach to moisturize and heal dry, chapped, calloused, cracked, irritated or sun-damaged skin. Totally additive-free, this product never comes into contact with plastic or aluminum during production.
Vintage Traditions Body Balm is offered in four scents, masterfully blended with essential oils that were traditionally believed to be healing to the skin:
-Outdoor Spice Scent has a combination of elemi, cedarwood, geranium, balsam fir, cinnamon bark, clary sage, orange, and eucalyptus radiata oils.
-Rugged Cliff Scent has a combination of patchouli, Roman chamomile, bergamot, and elemi oils.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is tallow?
A. Tallow is gently rendered animal oil, usually from cows or sheep. Our ancestors overwhelmingly used tallow to care for their skin until animal products fell out of fashion and were replaced with chemicals, petroleum products, chemically fractionated plant products, and synthetic vitamins.
Q. Why is tallow used in these body balms?
A. Tallow is nature's original skin care product and works better than the man-made products that began to replace it in the 20th century. Modern-day research has confirmed the traditional wisdom of our ancestors. Tallow contains abundant natural fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K) and fat-soluble activators, which are found only in animal fats and which all promote skin health. Tallow also contains fats like conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), which has anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties, and palmitoleic acid, which has natural antimicrobial properties.
Q. From where is the tallow obtained?
A. The tallow in vintage Traditions body balms is from Larga Vista Ranch, Maytag Mountain Ranch, Music Meadows Ranch , and other ranches where the cows are beyond organic and 100% grass-fed, which is important for the superior therapeutic value of our balm. Tallow from cows that are only fed grass has a better mineral and micronutrient profile, including higher levels of vitamins. For example, one study found that grass-fed cows have four times the vitamin E of grain-fed cows. Also important to the nutritional value of the tallow, as well as important to us personally, is that "our" cows are happy and healthy, humanely raised without cruel feed lots and slaughterhouses.
Q. Why is extra virgin olive oil included?
A. Since ancient times, olive oil has been considered a healing salve for the skin due to its soothing, cleansing, and moisturizing properties. We now know that these properties are, in part, a result of olive oil's high levels of antioxidants, like vitamin E, carotenoids, and oleuropein, in addition to its anti-cancer properties. We use only certified organic extra virgin olive oil.
Q. Why are there essential oils blended into the balm?
A. The essential oils used in these products have a long-standing tradition of being healing to the skin. They also give our balms a fresh, pleasant scent. Young Living Therapeutic Grade™essential oils are used since they are the most pure and are produced to the highest standards of any essential oils. They are steam-distilled from plants grown at or beyond organic standards and are not adulterated, extended, synthesized, or distilled using chemicals or high temperatures and pressure.
Q. Are vintage Tradition balms greasy?
A. This balm is readily absorbed by the skin. Therefore, applying the balm does not result in a greasy look or feel. It is taken up by the skin as nourishment and softens the skin quickly.
Q. What is the shelf life of the balm?
A. All of the ingredients of our balm are very shelf-stable. We have been keeping one of our balms at room temperature for years now, and it's still just like it was when we made it. Nevertheless, for long-term storage, the balm can be kept in the refrigerator.
Q. Why does the balm vary in color and consistency?
A. This balm is not chemically engineered to be always the same, which is a good thing! The ingredients come directly from nature and not from a laboratory. Therefore, the balm can vary from batch to batch in color and consistency. The principal ingredient of our balm is tallow, which varies according to the season, the animal, and other conditions. It is a characteristic of a truly natural product to vary because of many different factors. In addition, the balm is hand-made, not machine-made, and the tallow is more solid at lower temperatures and softer at higher temperatures. You may notice one jar being sliky smooth and another slighty grainy. The "graininess" can be broken down by rubbing an amount between the palms of your hands before applying to the desired area.