"Eating organic, seasonally, and regionally is wise for sound health and nutrition. 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
Pasture-raised suet tallow benefits are more than skin deep. At Summer Solace, we make each buttery smooth batch of nourishing tallow in-house and by hand with exclusively locally sourced suet from verified regeneratively raised cattle from Stemple Creek Ranch in Tomales Bay, California.
More than organic, the ranch we work with practices beyond sustainable methods that 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 minimize transportation's impact, lower our carbon footprint, and maintain healthy relationships with our ranchers.
Grass-grazed, pasture-raised suet tallow contains copious amounts of vitamins A, D, K, E, and B12. It is rich in essential fatty acids that help maintain the skin's structural integrity.
Its abundant nutrient profile supports the natural production of collagen. It 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 skin's natural barrier, protecting it from environmental and elemental wear and tear and helping retain essential moisture.
"Consider these balms for those in your life who care deeply about where their products come from and how they are made. Organic chef and gardener Megan Bre Camp marries scents like Silver Fir, Bay Laurel, and Hinoki with regenerative Northern California Tallow to create a truly slow-made and thoughtful addition to the skincare landscape."
-Kerrilyn Palmer, CAP Beauty, Los Angeles
Oakland, California – Summer Solace Tallow, leader of the Slow Body Care Movement® since 2014, is radically revitalizing the traditional practices of our ancestors by uniquely redefining the skincare landscape with regional, animal-based ingredients.
Slow-made, by hand, and in small batches with locally sourced, organic suet from Northern California pasture-raised cattle, owner and artisan Megan Bre Camp's line of holistically crafted skincare and home goods is leading the way to a regenerative, fully-traceable future in the realm of self-care.
Summer Solace's natural candles are artfully hand-crafted from a balanced blend of regeneratively-raised Northern California suet tallow from Stemple Creek Ranch and sustainably sourced beeswax by Bay Area master beekeeper Khaled Almaghafi.
Starting with the highest quality, fully traceable regional ingredients, these traditionally made, non-toxic, and lead-free wicked candles lend exceptionally peaceful energy to a home space.
Our commitment to a fully traceable, locally-focused supply chain is unparalleled in the health and wellness industry. We are ceaselessly working to revitalize our ancestors' wise traditional skin care practices by drawing these connections between ourselves, our community, and our local environment in all facets.
Jessi Michel Agadoni, MÊRFLEUR WELLNESS
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.
Jacqueline George, Matru-Prema Birth Services
Highest quality tallow balms I've tried!
I’ve used other tallow balms on my skin as well as my one year-old’s and Summer Solace is absolutely the best! It imparts so much moisture and nourishment, which my skin desperately needs living in dry, windy Wyoming. And it works amazing on my son’s dry skin as well, and on the areas of his legs where his diaper rubs. The tallow balm reduces redness and irritation in just one day
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 honestly can’t get enough. Love this stuff so much and I can tell my skin loves it too. I can tell it’s nourishing my face and I can’t wait to try more of the products. Thanks for bringing this to the world
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!
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.
Never thought I'd be putting beef tallow on my face but here we are, and this stuff is ridiculously amazing. I am 45 and my skin looks better than it has in a long time. My skin tone has evened out, redness is almost gone after a few applications, my pores look smaller, and I swear light acne scars and sun discoloration are also diminished. I love that I can use a single product everywhere and that my whole face needs a TINY speck of tallow. This is a high-value product because you need so little and it lasts a long time. This, some tallow soap, and sunscreen will probably be the only thing in my bathroom soon enough.
So happy I found Summer Solace!!
Regenerative farming is something I’m passionate about! I’m so happy to see the return of ancestral farming extend to not only food and clothing but also to what we feed our skin. Nutrient dense, along with supporting a wonderful business and movement! A total win!!
Healed my skin, changed my life!
I discovered Summer Solace years ago, and fell in love with their products. Once I found their Masculine/Feminine Tallow Balm there was no going back... It has ever since been the staple of my skin care. The tallow balms, lip balms, are the best. The candles smell great too! So great to know that when they are burning, what you are breathing is pure unadulterated ingredients, and the same with everything that goes on your skin.