Welcome to Summer Solace! Here are our answers to some frequently asked questions.
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New to tallow balm? Here's how to store it:
Place your tallow balm in a cool spot, away from direct sunlight.
Want to adjust your balm's texture?
Achieve your preferred texture by immersing the closed container in warm water. Once melted, remove the lid and let it cool in the refrigerator. This will ensure your balm remains soft and easy to spread. Remember, tallow behaves like many natural fats – solidifying in cold conditions and becoming soft in warmer temperatures. The balm's consistency can vary with temperature changes, especially during winter.
Wondering about storing your tallow soap?
For handcrafted soaps like ours, a raised soap dish works best. Ensure it dries between uses to prolong its life.
Curious about the shelf life of tallow products?
While our tallow is of top-notch quality and doesn't easily turn rancid, it's always best to use the products when fresh. We recommend using them within nine months for optimum results.
Is tallow safe for facial use or for children?
Absolutely! Tallow is beneficial for most skin types, even sensitive ones like facial skin. Its composition closely resembles human skin, making it easily absorbable. Rich in essential vitamins such as A, D, K, E, and B12, organic tallow, especially from pasture-raised cattle, works wonders on skin issues like eczema and diaper rashes. Consider it a healthier substitute for mainstream synthetic creams.
Thinking of trimming your tallow candle's wick?
Our tallow-beeswax candles are distinct from regular candles in terms of ingredients and their gentle, prolonged burn. Referred to as 'living candles', wick-trimming is optional based on your preference. For safety, always refer to the warning sticker on the candle's bottom.
We pride ourselves on using Eco wicks, which are not only made from cotton sourced locally from the West Coast but also burn cleanly without any lead.
Before lighting up, ensure your tallow candle burns for about 4 hours, forming a uniform wax pool. Trim the wick as and when necessary and never leave a lit candle unattended.