Inside and Out, Good Fats Nourish
The cell membrane is primarily made up of fatty acids , a double layer, in fact. Saturated fats make up about 50 percent of the cell membrane itself. Healthy, “ toned” skin cells, with “sufficient saturated and monounsaturated fats “will, of course make healthy, toned skin.
Tallow is similar in components with sebum- the way, oily stuff that lubricates and waterproofs our skin. Geek fact: ‘sebum’ means ‘tallow ‘in Latin, and began to be used in this biological sense in 1700!
If the animal has eaten its natural diet , Tallow contains conjugated linoleum acid (CLA), which has anti-cancer and anti inflammatory properties. Tallow also contains palmitic acid, which is anti-microbial.
Tallow also contains “ abundant natural fat-soluble activators”, vitamins A, D, and K, as well as vitamin E, which are only found in animal fats, and vital for general and skin health.
I made my first batch of ‘ skin food’, just for me and my dry, aging face and hands.
I swear, I could hear slurping sounds coming from my pores.
I tinkered around a bit, added some olive oil ( cold – pressed!), some shea butter and essential oils to make it smell lovely, and there it was, my very own anti-aging goop!
A bit later, a bit more thought, and I began to add Cannabis. So, not only does my balm heal and nourish skin, it now takes away pain too! Of course, I have the skin food without the medicine, and I add sea
buckthorn oil, and whip it up iso it’s lighter for your face and hands, knees, elbows, wherever.. For your lips I have added beeswax (from my local farmers market ) cocoa butter and peppermint oil .
This stuff has changed my skin, and I’m proud to offer it to you .