In today’s society, a lot of effort is being invested into skin care and beauty products. There are plenty of modern treatments and products touted as able to reduce wrinkles, remove callouses, heal psoriasis and achieve overall healthy and glowing skin, yet they don’t really seem to work for more than a couple of hours after application. And upon closer inspection, we realize that over-the-counter creams and such include toxins and chemicals that do us more harm than good. It’s time to take a look at what traditional people do! Hello, tallow!
Andrew J. Gardner is a WAPF-member who discusses how his eyes were opened to the benefits of traditional animal fats for skin care. His story led to growing excitement and such interest in the topic that he established a company to offer these products to the public, Vintage Tradition.
Andrew explains in today’s interview how animal oils and our skin cells have the same cell structure, which makes them ideal for healing and nourishing our skin, and a step up from what plant-based oils can do for us. They have many fantastic characteristics including anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and even anti-cancer properties. You will certainly be motivated by this discussion to pursue more natural skin care products, to the point that you may even begin making your own!
To learn more about Andrew’s product lines, visit VintageTradition.com.
In this era of technology, a lot of effort is being invested into skin care and beauty. There are plenty of modern treatments and products available to reduce wrinkles, remove callouses, heal psoriasis and achieve overall healthy and glowing skin, yet they don’t really seem to work for more than a couple of hours after application. If we only looked at what traditional people do!
Andrew J. Gardner, WAPF member and owner of Vintage Tradition (vintagetradition.com), brings a very interesting discussion on the use of animal fats for skin care after learning how tequila manufacturers keep their hands free of callouses using a homemade tallow balm. Animal oils and our skin cells have the same cell structure, that makes them healing and nourishing beyond what plant oils can do for us. They are also antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and even anticancer, offering an amazing natural alternative to petroleum-based skin products that use highly oxidized plant oils and carcinogenic ingredients.
Learn more about tallow and it’s benefits and different uses on today’s episode.
- How animal oils have been used by traditional people around the world, specially beef tallow.
- How those ancient cultures knew that animal fats are healing and nourishing.
- Why modern western civilization doesn’t use animal fats on their skin anymore.
- How tallow can help with rashes, psoriasis, eczema, cracked skin and diaper rashes that no other oils can.
- How animal oils are also antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and anticancer.
- How regular skin care products are loaded with harmful ingredients like by-products of gasoline distillation, carcinogenic chemicals and highly oxidized plant oils.
- Why organic doesn’t really mean anything in the skin care industry and why it is very important to look at the ingredients on the labels.
- How putting something on your skin is really not different from eating.
- Why the fact that we are animals and not plants matters.
- Why you shouldn’t over refine tallow and why it should still smell after being rendered.
- Differences between lard and tallow, and what tallow really is.
- Why it is important to find a good source of tallow.
- What tallow can do for wrinkles.
- What stearic acid is and why it is important.
- How fat content can vary from one cow to another and why this is good.
- Why healing your gut is important for good skin health.