I can’t live without my lamb tallow face salve, and now that I have made this tallow body butter, I know we won’t be able to live without this. This is made with beef tallow, from one of our Jersey steers, which is why it seems more yellow than the lamb tallow, but it is really wonderful.
Ashley from the Browning Homestead wrote about her tallow body butter and has lots of interesting things to say about why beef tallow is good for your skin, and I followed her proportions, two parts tallow to one part coconut oil. Thank you Ashley!
I render tallow and lard when I have it in large quantities and store the jars in the refrigerator, so I have to make the mess once, and then have jars on hand.
This is a pint and a half of kidney fat (suet) beef tallow rendered.
Use the bowl of your mixer on top of a pot of water on the stove as a double boiler to melt the tallow in.
Add one part coconut oil. I just filled up half of the jar that had the tallow in, so I did not have to measure or make anything else dirty.
Keep an eye on it, and don’t let it get too hot.
You can take it off the stove and continue to melt, and let it cool a little before you add the essential oils.
You won’t exactly smell like a brisket, but it is so much nicer to have a lovely fragrance, and the added benefits of the essential oils. I used 150 drops of Elevation, which is one of our favorite DoTerra Joyful blends.
Put the bowl in the freezer or fridge for a while, so it cools down and sets up a bit. I left mine in the freezer a bit too long, and the top and sides were a bit too hard, but it still whipped up great.
Use the whisk on your mixer.
It whips up into a snow white, incredibly fluffy and fragrant body butter in no time.
This pint and a half of tallow and 3/4 of a pint of coconut oil made 3 and 1/4 pints.
I can’t believe how wonderful it is, and not greasy, absorbing very quickly.