Why our Regenerative Tallow™?


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Why our regenerative, organic tallow? Learn Our Favorite Tallow Benefits
There are so many options for skincare products on the market these days it can take time to decide which are suitable for you and your skin. Is organic tallow good for the skin? And what distinguishes it from other natural moisturizers like coconut oil, sunflower oil, shea butter, and all the others? While some of these ingredients may also have their merits, none surpass the benefits of grass-fed, pasture-raised, organic tallow for the skin. The beauty of this healthful fat lies in its simplicity and ability to truly nourish your skin from the outside.   

tallow is deeply moisturizing

Better for You - The Benefits of Tallow for Skin
Deeply Moisturizing

Our skin is our body's largest organ and is incredibly absorbent and responsive to what we put on it. Due to the specific structural and nutritional makeup of organic grass-fed tallow, it is one of the most bioavailable natural moisturizers on the planet. Unlike vegetable oils, tallow's animal origins mean that it naturally contains identical lipids in healthy human skin. This structure renders (no pun intended!) it supremely capable of absorbing quickly and penetrating deeply, providing intense skin restoration at the cellular level.

Grass-fed, pasture-raised tallow also 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.


Stays Fresh Naturally

Our regenerative, organic tallow balm is also remarkably shelf-stable, especially in comparison with most vegetable and seed oils used in body care products which go rancid quickly as they're stripped of their antioxidant properties during the refining process. Rancid oils are not just unpleasant but can be toxic to the skin and cause an inflammatory response. Tallow can be stored for years without adding stabilizers or preservatives, making tallow for skin care invaluable.  

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Truly Regenerative - Leading the Slow Body Care Movement™
Committed to Reversing Climate Change

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.

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.