Tallow Balm Skin Food


Bushyhead Botanicals offers three formulations of tallow balm for different skin issues… And if you’d like to know what the essential oils were hand picked for, scroll down. ๐Ÿ™‚

Nurture: A tallow balm formulated for mature skin, nurture boasts some of the most effective essential oils for mature skin health and anti-aging. It contains frankincense, helichrysum italicum, lemon, and carrot seed

Calm: Formulated for sensitive and/or irritated skin, Calm contains cedarwood, cypress, geranium, lavender, patchouli, ylang ylang essential oils

Defend: Formulated for acne prone skin it contains the skin friendly anti-microbial essential oils cinnamon, clary sage, clove, lemongrass, orange, rosemary, & thyme


Grass-fed (and finished) tallow balm is the single best ingredient for moisturizing our skin. Our tallow is hand-rendered here at our farm and is absolutely and always sourced locally from grass-fed cows who roam free on the farms they are raised in. They are local to us. It’s a safe and natural way to keep your skin looking healthy.

What did we ever use for skin care before chemically laden skin care products dominated the market?
Tallow, for one. ๐Ÿ™‚

About the Essential Oils…

Certain essential oils have incredibly powerful effects on our skin and can help moisturize and enhance our complexion. The key is to use the right essential oil(s).

I’ve done a lot of the hard work for you. I’ve spent hours upon hours researching, experimenting, and testing all the recommended essential oils for different skin types and issues. I hope you will find it helpful.

The base for the essential oils in our Tallow Balm is just that, Tallow. The base of this moisturizer contains many components that are just as valuable.

๐ŸŒฟ Carrot Seed EO: Like many other anti-aging essential oils, carrot seed essential oil is also loaded with skin regenerating properties. It is rich in vitamin A known as a strong antioxidant for protecting skin cells from free-radical damage. Carrot Seed EO has carotenoids that assist in rejuvenating skin cells and aid in detoxifying. It assists in protecting your skin from damaging UV rays. Carrot oil assists in rejuvenating skin cells. It is rich in vitamins and minerals. Carrot seed essential oil and tallow balm are a great mix for skin food.

๐ŸŒฟ Clary Sage EO: Clary Sage assists in regulating the production of oil for both oily and dry skin. An important ester, called linalyl acetate, found in clary sage essential oil is said to reduce skin inflammation and act as a natural treatment for acne breakouts and skin irritations. Clary sage essential oil also assists in inhibiting spread and growth of bacteria. Clary sage essential oil has antioxidants that help reverse signs of aging. These antioxidants provide your body with natural protection against free radicals that damage skin cells, causing aging. Clary sage essential oil is said to assist in visibly reducing fines lines and wrinkles on the face and neck, especially when used in combination with a skin moisturizer like tallow. The antiseptic and antibacterial properties of this essential skin oil helps to tighten skin pores.

๐ŸŒฟ Cypress EO: Extracted through the steam distillation of cypress twigs, cypress essential oil is comprised of astringent properties that help to cleanse your skin from the deep inside and bring a new life to your oily skin. It is also very beneficial in tightening the skin and reducing the size of your pores. It also aids in increasing blood flow to your skin, toning your skin, and reducing the production of oil on an oily skin.

๐ŸŒฟ Eucalyptus EO: Eucalyptus essential oil can be very effective in treating eczema and other inflammatory skin conditions. For example, eucalyptus essential oil has compounds that help to treat dry skin and improve the appearance of damaged skin that is associated with eczema. A favorite essential oils for oily skin and often used in skin care. It contains strong antibacterial properties and a few compounds that can help to kill bacteria very effectively. This essential oil believed to decrease the sebum glands and lower the production of oil.

๐ŸŒฟ Frankincense EO: Frankincense is a truly unique essential oil, with a rich, aromatic scent that is calming to your senses, your emotional state, and overall sense of well-being. Frankincense essential oil is cytophylactic, which means that it helps protect existing cells and encourage new cell growth. It is said to stimulate cell regeneration and protects older cells from free radical damage. It assists in restoring skin elasticity. Frankincense helps in improving skin tone. This oil also helps generate new skin cells, which makes the skin supple. It has anti-inflammatory properties that reduce swelling and redness. It also improves the overall appearance of the skin.

๐ŸŒฟ Helichrysum italicum EO: If you have red, itchy dry skin patches of eczema that have blisters, products containing Helichrysum oil support relief from the discomfort. One of the reasons that Helichrysum oil is good for skin affected by eczema is that it is anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic. Applying Helichrysum oil can help painful, fluid-filled blisters to heal quicker. The oil can help reduce irritation and prevent dehydration and cracking, thanks to its moisture-locking ability. In fact, this oil is also said to be effective in treating cellulite acne, dilated pores, stretch marks, and dark circles. Barring its hefty price tag, this oil stands out for its healing ability.

The International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents reported that helichrysum extracts also kill off various bacterial strains. For example, it can prevent Staphylococcus aureus and MRSA from causing skin infections. When used topically, helichrysum didnโ€™t show any allergic reactions. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11397624)

๐ŸŒฟ Juniper EO: Another of the essential oils for oily skin care and acne is juniper berry. It is comprised natural antibacterial & antimicrobial effects, which make it a popular natural remedy for combating the skin infections and irritations. It also works as a home treatment for acne and helps to give you a beautiful and flawless skin.It contains detoxifying & stress-reducing properties that can protect your body from harmful toxins that result in acne.

๐ŸŒฟ Lavender EO: When coming to anti aging essential oils, you cannot give the lavender essential oil a miss. You can use this oil for any skin type. Thanks to the high source of antioxidant, lavender oil will prevent harmful free radicals from damaging your skin as well as combating UV rays of the sunshine. In addition, it has the ability to ensure a good sleep which is the best weapon behind the younger-looking and flawless skin. Lavender essential oil can help to deal with eczema in a number of ways. For example, it has powerful antibacterial and antifungal properties to reduce skin infections. Lavender is also a natural stress reliever and stress is a known eczema trigger.

๐ŸŒฟ Lemon Grass EO: Using the lemongrass essential oil regularly treats an acne prone skin and keeps acne at bay. This essential oil is distilled by the steam distillation of lemongrass stems and leaves. It is full of vitamin A that helps to enhance the repair of your skin cells. In addition, it also removes the dead skin cells, which aids in lightening blemish scars and acne spots. This oil is often used in formulas for oily skin because it removes the excess oil on your skin effectively. It works as a natural astringent agent, but it does not dry out the skin. It has antibacterial, astringent, and antimicrobial properties. The astringent properties in lemongrass essential oil also help to shrink your open skin pores, which will constrict the body tissues naturally. It also brightens the complexion and assists in dealing with dark spots.

๐ŸŒฟ Orange (Sweet) EO: The citric acid present in this essential oil makes it wonderful for getting rid of oil and other impurities. It also helps to increase the blood circulation to your skin. It also works as a great disinfectant that can aid in preventing blemishes on your skin. Sweet orange essential oil is rich in vitamin C, which is important to keep the skin firm. Vitamin C is also a de-pigmentation agent. It makes your skin even-toned and reduces dark spots. It also boosts circulation in the skin and works as an astringent to shrink pores and remove excess oil.

๐ŸŒฟ Patchouli EO: Patchouli essential oil is not only fine for aging skin, but it is also good for acne prone skin. This essential oil promotes new cell growth and is said to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. Patchouli essential oil has antibacterial, antifungal, and antiseptic properties making it a good choice for those that deal with dermatitis, psoriasis, and eczema. Many skin care formulas include patchouli essential oil as a key ingredient. Patchouli essential oil is also an effective anti-inflammatory, making it perfect for mature skin that tends to have acne.

๐ŸŒฟ Rose EO: This oil is a super choice for a sensitive, dry or aging skin. According to researchers, it also contains a few therapeutic compounds that can help to promote the healing process, especially anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial compounds. As a result, it cab aid in refining your skin tone and texture, and may be very helpful with controlling some skin conditions like dermatitis and psoriasis. Also, according to another study, inhaling rose essential oil is beneficial in inhibiting water loss in your skin and lowering the concentration of stress hormone cortisol in your body (stress has a bad impact on the skin).

๐ŸŒฟ Rose Geranium EO: To help reduce the red to brownish-gray patches of dry skin that eczema causes, rose geranium oil is often included. Rose geranium is another anti-inflammatory essential oil for relieving skin itchiness. Research carried out on the healing properties of rose geranium oil has shown that it can help reduce inflammatory responses in skin infections. One study showed that rose geranium can help to soothe contact dermatitis and prevent infections of the skin. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3793238/)

๐ŸŒฟ Rosemary EO: has enormous antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, and properties that address skin conditions like dermatitis, rosacea, and eczema. It maintains the overall glow and health of the skin. It helps in preventing oxidative stress that is a reason for the skin to age faster. It has antioxidants that help in delaying skin aging. This oil is very effective in reducing wrinkles and fine lines. It In addition, it also helps to reduce excess oil, which makes it a wonderful choice for acne prone skin. The anti-inflammatory effect of this essential oil reduces the redness and puffiness caused by acne breakouts. Rosemary increases blood circulation, which may help to firm and tone your skin. The astringent properties in this oil also help to counter a sagging skin.

How to Use Tallow Balm

Apply a light layer to face and neck while skin is still damp as the last step in your daily skincare routine.

AM: After toning, apply to damp skin. Or layer on top of serum for added protection and day-time hydration, if needed.

PM: After Reparative serum, apply a light layer for ultimate overnight repair.

Tallowโ€™s effects last long, and it doesnโ€™t have to be applied more than once a day.

Additional information

Weight 8 oz
Dimensions 3 × 3 × 3 in

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