Elizabeth sent me a sample of her Tallow Balm last winter. We got to know each other online. It was one of those quick connections. She responded to one of my posts in a way that made me want to hear more of what she had to say.
I used her Tallow Balm throughout the winter, mostly to soften and moisten my hands, but also on my legs and arms, which dry out too. I gave some as a gift to my friend Athena. I know Athena can be particular about the lotions she uses, so when she raved about Elizabeth’s Tallow Balm, I knew it was something special.
At some point I got the idea to sell it at the Bedlam Farm Open House. It had something to do with Elizabeth’s dedication and passion surrounding the balm and also that I wanted to be able to share it.
Elizabeth is a healer and began making her Tallow Balms for her clients. When they asked to buy more and she saw how it was improving their skin, she decided to start her business Lizzie’s Pure Living.
I asked Elizabeth exactly what Tallow Balm is. She said it “was a farm tradition. Lard was plentiful and free, when rendered it is the perfect base for a balm. When made from grass-fed cows it is nutrient dense and offers vitamins that plant-oil based skin care cannot. It is very high in A, D, E, and K. And has an abundance of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), an anti-inflammatory, and palmitoleic acid, a natural antimicrobial.”
That explained what it was made of and why it worked, but what really resonated with me was when she said, “I work with herbs, flower essences, and essential oils, so formulating blends for therapeutic effect and pleasant smell has been a natural fit and very enjoyable. When I make balm I work in a mindful state and imbue the balm with healing intention”. That, and the fact that it really works and smell good too.
If you aren’t coming to the Open House but would like some of Elizabeth’s Tallow Balm you can email her directly at elizheyenga