Free roaming grass-fed tallow is full of antioxidants and nutrients such as Vitamins A, D, E, and K, collagen, anti-microbial palmitoleic acid, and CLA (conjugated linoleic acids) which boasts anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory qualities and has been linked to many health benefits. The natural diet for ruminant animals, such as cattle, is grass. When left to feed on grass-only diets, levels of CLA are three to five times more than those fed grain-based diets. And that’s just the start. (https://www.mercola.com/beef/cla.htm) It's as if that beautiful wisdom that created us also designed tallow to benefit the human skin. Unlike most chemical laden skin and hair care products, Tallow Bella delivers nutrients not toxins trans-dermally to fortify the health of the whole body simply and naturally as it was designed to do. It is easily absorbed providing prolonged moisture that our bodies recognize as compatible with our own cell structure so it requires fewer applications throughout the day. As in most things in life, like recognizes like.
Tallow is rendered cow fat or suet. Suet is the fat that surrounds the organs of a cow, sheep, or deer, typically the kidneys. Once heated, suet will liquefy into lovely gold colored oil that can easily be separated from the meat and ligaments. I know what you might be thinking but stay with me now. I promise dogs won't follow you around all day because you smell like a pot roast. Once separated, tallow is then purified, strained and filtered, through progressively finer mesh to ensure clarity and is nearly odorless. The first time I experienced the end result of the process I exclaimed "Beautiful! Bella! Hence the name Tallow Bella was born. This luxuriously, creamy, white tallow is then whipped with oils and essential oils into luscious clouds of light fluffy fluffiness! I get carried away because I just love it so. I think you will too.
Although this original article lists Tallow as the 9th ingredient, in our book Tallow is THE PRECIOUS! I believe Cleo would agree. I can imagine she marveled at how lush, soft and irresistibly touchable tallow made her skin. Also, how beautifully it's healing powers were enhanced even more when whipped with her favorite butters, oils and sensual essential oils. The legendary beauty of Cleopatra is so renowned that her natural beauty rituals are sought after by women who want to look just as attractive and desirable as she was.
As we turn to more natural sources of health and beauty products, looking back at history to recreate the products used by beautiful women is one way for us to incorporate God's healing wisdom into our daily lives. Absolutely grass fed tallow should be highlighted as the best choice for external use. The fat rendered down from grass fed beef fat is called tallow. Tallow is so beneficial for our skin that the Latin word sebum (the naturally occurring oil on our skin) literally means tallow. Almost immediately after the application of tallow on the skin through body butter or grass fed tallow soaps, the body readily accepts the applied oil and allows it to moisturize deep into the layers of the skin. Because it’s made of approximately 55% saturated fats just like our skin, our body naturally absorbs the nutrients the grass fed tallow has to offer. According to heritagedaily.com, Cleopatra was described by the Roman historian Cassius Dio as ”a woman of surpassing beauty’ who was ‘brilliant to look upon.” It wouldn't surprise me if grass-fed tallow had a prized place in her daily beauty arsenal. In this article the focus is on beauty. In our future Favor the Good Blog Posts and Newsletters we will be discussing the following information about tallow and it’s benefits and different uses.
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