The History of Tallow

The History of Tallow

Mar 30, 2023Tamera Vanclef

Tallow has been said to have started thousands of years ago. It is believed that the Romans invented tallow candles in 500 B.C., then later became a popular household item in the middle ages.

In ancient times, tallow was used as a moisturizer for the skin along with being used to make candles for lighting. Tallow has a long history of use in skincare and candle making.

During the Middle Ages, tallow candles were a primary source of light, and tallow was used extensively in soap making. The use of tallow in soap continued into the 19th century when the invention of stearin, a substance derived from vegetable oils, made it possible to produce soap that did not contain tallow.

In the early 20th century, the use of tallow in skincare products declined as skincare companies started to use petroleum and water based fillers because it was cheaper and easier. However, in recent years, tallow has experienced a resurgence in popularity as a natural and eco-friendly ingredient in skincare products.

Tallow is rich in vitamins A, D, and K, as well as essential fatty acids, making it an excellent moisturizer for the skin. It is also easily absorbed, has a similar composition to human sebum as well as repairing for your skin, making it an ideal ingredient for balancing the skin's natural oils and healing for eczema and psoriasis prone skin.

In candle making, tallow has been used for centuries to make candles that burn slowly and cleanly. Tallow candles were the primary source of lighting in households until the introduction of paraffin wax in the 1850s. Today, tallow candles are still popular among those who prefer natural and sustainable materials for their home decor.

Tallow has a long and rich history in skincare and candle making. Tallow is making a comeback and its popularity continues to endure due to its natural and beneficial properties making it an amazing product for skin care and candle making.

xoxo- Tami

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