Herbal Grass-fed Tallow Salve, Infused with Nettle & Plantain, with Essential Oils

$5.00

This salve is infused with dried stinging nettle leaves and dried plantain leaves, harvested here at Solace Farm Homestead.  Both herbs are said to contain general healing properties - this is my go-to salve for little scratches and scrapes, bug bites and bruises, and the like.  I infused this salve in it's entirety, not just one oil ingredient, for several weeks - the salve itself is naturally tinted light green from the herbs, a really lovely color!  I scented this with essential oils of Lemon, Lavender, Frankincense, and Tea Tree - all said to contribute to skin repair and help healing.

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This is the simplest skin ointment I make, simply 80% grass-fed beef or sheep tallow, and 20% liquid shea oil.  Grassfed tallow is loaded with vitamins and nutrients for our skin, as fellow animals our skin is best nourished by animal fats. These fats contain fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K as well as other nutrients that are amazing for our skin's health.  Shea oil is also a fantastic ingredient - Shea is high in numerous vitamins, especially A, E, and F, has lots of beneficial fatty acids, and unlike other oils (including coconut) is suitable for even oily skin as it won't clog pores (also a thumbs-up for facial use).  All these vitamins and fatty acids make it super-moisturizing and healing for our skin, and a great oil to pair with the grassfed tallow.

This is amazing stuff - less waxy-feeling than my regular beeswax-based Body Balm or Tallow Balm (which I still love, don't get me wrong!) - this soaks right in and really moisturizes.  I actually prefer to use both this Salve and my Tallow Balm together for very dry skin - the Salve to quench the dryness, and the beeswax-based Balm afterwards to seal in the soothing moisture. This salve is gentle enough to use anywhere, in fact I use this as my facial moisturizer.  If you would like to see some wonderful photo testimonials, stop by Flying Cow Tallow's website, they have amazing results from their happy customers - it's impressive how effective such a simple product can be.

Grass-fed Tallow is really great for skin, and is local, sustainable, and much more eco-friendly and ethical than many oils that contribute to deforestation, labor exploitation, etc.   I love that 90% of my ingredients for this product come from within a few miles of us, if not our own farm, rather than the other side of the world.  We render all the tallow ourselves here on the farm, from either our own Scottish Highland steers, or from the grass-fed steers of 2 fellow small, sustainable, diverse farms just down the road - we try to respect the sacrifice our beautiful heritage cattle have made to feed and aid us, and use all that we can from the animals. 

This handmade salve is available in 2 sizes of metal tin, each labeled front and back with my signature brown paper labels:

1.5 oz

2.5 oz