Grass-fed tallow benefits are more than just skin deep. At Summer Solace, we make each buttery smooth batch of tallow in-house and by hand with exclusively locally sourced suet from certified regeneratively raised cattle. More than organic, the ranches we work with practice beyond sustainable methods that literally draw carbon down from the atmosphere and directly assist in reversing the effects of climate change. These animals are responsibly raised and grazed on Northern California pastures within 60 miles of our Oakland studio, helping us to minimize the impact of transportation and lower our carbon footprint, as well as allowing us to maintain healthy relationships with our ranchers.
"It is a wise practice for sound health and nutrition to eat organic, seasonally, and regionally. What we put on our skin should also reflect our local environment- it's plants and animals that sequester carbon from the atmosphere and that are grown and grazed on regenerative soil, just as our ancestors have"
-Megan Bre Camp, founder and CEO of Summer Solace
Our grass-fed tallow contains copious amounts of vitamins A, D, K, E, and B12, and is rich in essential fatty acids that help maintain the structural integrity of the skin. Its abundant nutrient profile supports the natural production of collagen and provides anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties, all of which help to treat and soothe dry skin and immune responses like eczema and rosacea. As an occlusive material, tallow mimics the natural barrier of the skin, providing protection from environmental and elemental wear and tear and helping to retain essential moisture.
Our commitment to a fully traceable, locally focused supply chain is unparallelled in the health and wellness industry, and we are ceaselessly working to revitalize the wise traditional skin care practices of our ancestors by drawing these connections between ourselves, our community, and our local environment in all facets.
Summer Solace is a unique blend of artistry, nourishment and quality that is so needed and missing in everyday body and home products. I've been using Megan's soaps, candles and balms for a couple years now and I'm beyond obsessed. I am very passionate and picky about the purity of a product and SST exceeds my expectations.
Leaves my skin soft; the smell is so light and wonderful
I have struggled with dry flaky skin on my face for years and could never find anything that worked for me. Now after using the balm for a few weeks my skin feels like when I was young.
Megan's products are of exceptional quality, made with local and sustainable ingredients. She puts so much care, intention, and love into crafting her everything she makes, and it shows!
I have used a handful of tallow products from other brands but I really feel Summer Solace is the best yet. I'm especially in love with the Genji Sel Salt Scrub. It's become an essential part of my cleansing routine. The aroma is extremely well balanced, it's the most nourishing and hydrating scrub I've ever used, and I especially love that I can take it anywhere.
I enjoy the rich lather of the soap, the light touch of fragrance (so many are too smelly!), and most especially that it doesn't dry out my skin. Next time I'll be picking up more as gifts!
As a decades-long vegetarian, I never imagined I would use an animal product on my skin. However, the pure tallow balm has been far and away the best of all products I've ever tried. I highly recommend this product (and all Summer Solace products)! I believe it is the most healing and nourishing skincare brand that I have ever seen. I really appreciate that you are contributing to the ethical and sustainable use of the whole animal. Thank you again for all that you do!
These body products are the best I’ve ever tried! Incredible scents and quality and I have sensitive skin and very keen smell. Most skin products don’t work for me.