Grass-fed, pasture-raised tallow benefits are more than just 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 certified regeneratively raised cattle. More than organic, the ranches we work with practice 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.
"It is wise to eat organic, seasonally, and regionally 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
Grass-fed, pasture-raised 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, providing protection from environmental and elemental wear and tear and helping retain essential moisture.
Tallow was commonly used as a sustainable, regenerating skin protectant before the introduction of Petrochemicals. Our wise ancestors knew the value and health benefits of using grass-fed animal fats in their diets and topically to protect and heal against the environmental elements.
I believe that we should have a connection to what we put on our skin and use in our homes—connecting to the land, environment and seasons and my community through the farmers’ market sparked me to build my brand around the Slow Body Movement™.
Every ingredient has a story that we can tell. I source from the highest quality and ethically responsible communities and work with people with a purpose- sourcing every single ingredient from the local, ecologically-responsible California community.
Summer Solace's natural candles are artfully hand-crafted from a balanced blend of regeneratively-raised Northern California tallow and sustainably sourced beeswax. Starting with the highest quality, fully traceable regional ingredients, these traditionally made, non-toxic 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 and 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.
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
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 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.
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.
The soaps are great. I’m very impressed, they smell subtly fresh and are easy to handle in the shower. Thank you! I’ve been using their vetiver soap for 1.5 months and I feel like this bar still has many months left! It’s lovely to use and I have no desire to go back to liquid soap. This stuff rules.
HIGHEST QUALITY TALLOW BALM 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