Sometime last year I stumbled across this really neat blog entry about the benefits of using tallow on the skin—especially for aging skin. Over the months I’ve mentioned it to readers who have tried it, and reported back with positive results, so I thought it was about time I whip up a tallow balm for mature skin and gift it to my mum & grandma and see what they thought.

How to make tallow balm for mature skin

How to make tallow balm for mature skin

This tallow balm benefits from the addition of another awesome anti-aging, healing oil—rosehip. Rosehip oil is also a drying oil (which means it sinks in really quickly), so it helps balance the slower absorption of the tallow. Rosehip oil is high in “vitamin E, vitamin A and essential fatty acids which promotes collagen and elastin levels to increase and assists with cell regeneration. It promotes healthy skin and, can be used to treat burns, sunburns, wrinkles, stretch marks and eczema” (source). All in all, a great choice to pair with the tallow.

How to make tallow balm for mature skin

How to make tallow balm for mature skin

Lastly, a bit of beeswax ensures a good texture, and a blend of anti-aging essential oils gives the final balm a boost in the scent department. My grandma loved it 🙂

How to make tallow balm for mature skin

How to make tallow balm for mature skin

Tallow Balm for Mature Skin

35g | 1.23oz tallow
10g | 0.35oz rosehip oil
4g | 0.14oz beeswax

10 drops carrot seed essential oil
5 drops frankincense essential oil
10 drops lavender essential oil
5 drops chamomile essential oil

Melt the tallow, rosehip oil, and beeswax together in a small saucepan over medium heat.

Remove from the heat and stir in the essential oils. Decant into a 2oz/60mL tin or jar.

To use, massage into your face before going to bed.

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