Susainable Skin Saver
Nose-to-tail cooking is on-trend, but few of us think about using unprocessed animal byproducts in our beauty and wellness regimens. Don’t cringe: Ingredients like tallow, honey and milk have been used for thousands of years to heal and soothe the skin. Vintage Tradition, a family-owned company in Colorado Springs, is reviving a tried-and-true remedy for dry, chapped, allergy-prone skin with its tallow balms. Made with grassfed beef suet sourced from nearby ranches including Music Meadows Ranch and Corner Post Meats, owners/siblings Andrew and Kenneth Gardner have created cure-all balms supplemented by extra-virgin, cold-pressed olive oil (sourced from a family orchard in California) and spiked with therapeutic essential oils like hyssop, bergamot, rosemary and clary sage. We swear by these creamy, delicious-smelling, fast-absorbing salves, which heal cracked hands and feet, pacify eczema and windburn and mollify minor burns. Available in a variety of blends, like Campfire Glow, Pretty Girly and Totally Unscented. Visit VintageTradition.com to stock up for winter.