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FAQs

Why tallow?

Tallow is a time honored and tested, all natural, nutrient-dense whole food. We need long lasting nourishment for our skin, not a bad science experiment. Real nourishment is simple! It's minimal. It's not made in a lab.  Tallow is naturally high in vitamin A, D, E, and K. To top it off, tallow is also bio-identical to the same oil sebum produced by human skin, meaning it works with your skins oil production. Tallow is safe for use on baby's, eczema, burns, rashes, the list goes on. "Do not put on your skin what you can't/wont put in your body." We have drifted so far away from this simple idea that our ancestors instinctively knew. It's time to take your skincare regime back in time. Back before the billion dollar marketing, before the synthetic chemicals and long lists of ingredients. Back to simple nourishment! Tallow is real skin nourishment, without the help of synthetic chemicals, harmful preservatives, or fillers. Just the way nature intended.
 

Will tallow clog my pores?

No, it will not! This is a common misconception. Tallow scores very low on the comedogenic scale, much lower than coconut oil! This means tallow is very unlikely to clog your pores. Clogged pores are the result of lack of exfoliation, dead skin cells can then build up which over time will clog your pores. Oil based moisturizers, like ours, are crucial to get your skins oil production back on track. Tallow is practically bio-identical to the oil our skin naturally produces, this means tallow actually works with your skins natural oil production to deeply penetrate and hydrate the skin. Additionally, tallow is high in Conjugated Linolenic Acid (CLA) Which is very healing for many skin conditions and has anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. 
 

Is tallow good for eczema? 

Yes! Tallow is fantastic on eczema. Tallow naturally contains Palmitoleic Acid which is also the most active anti-microbial found in human skin. Additionally, tallow contains both Stearic Acid and Oleic Acid. These fatty acids work together to deeply moisturize, soften, regenerate, and fight inflammation. Stearic Acid also enhances skin suppleness and elasticity. These nourishing, anti-microbial, and regenerative properties make tallow an excellent choice for a natural way of healing eczema. Many people suffering from eczema report that they can throw away their steroid creams after switching to tallow. 

What does tallow smell like?

Tallow smells very pleasant! Here at Fancy Farm, we are very proud of the tallow we use. Our tallow is gently rendered over a long period of time, producing a mildly pleasant scent all by itself. Add real Bulgarian Rose Oil to the mix and you've got yourself heaven in a jar! 

Why haven't I heard of tallow before?

Great question! Tallow used to be a common staple, many old recipe books called for it! Legend has it, Cleopatra herself used tallow on her skin daily! Since Tallow has anti-microbial properties, it was also used to naturally treat different skin rashes and conditions as well. However, around 1950 we were misled to believe that fat is the enemy and clogs your arteries. Therefore, everyone must switch to plant fats like vegetable oil/margarin. This couldn't have been further from the truth! Vegetable oil is void of all of the healthy fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. Additionally, these vegetable oils are highly process, synthetic, and better suited for a car than a human body. Recently, people are becoming more aware that high-quality animal fat is a superfood and not to be feared! Animal fats are making a huge come back and more and more people are discovering the power that this healthy fat has on the inside, and the outside! Tallow is real long lasting skin nourishment. Those who have tried tallow on their skin simply can't live without it.

What breed of cattle is your tallow from? 

Our suet tallow strictly comes from the Scottish Highland breed.

Where does your tallow come from?

Our suet tallow comes from a small organic biodiversity farm that is situated inside of a transitioning program for young adults with learning disabilities. Currently, the farm produces all the beef, pork, chicken, and eggs needed by the students in the program!

Why Bulgarian Rose?

For centuries, Bulgaria has been the country producing world’s highest quality rose oil. In Bulgaria, the first rose plantations appeared around the town of Kazanlak in the 16th century. The climatic and soil conditions of the Kazanlak area proved to be more favorable than any other place. Gradually the number of rose plantations grew occupying a large area in central Bulgaria, known as the Valley of Roses. For more than 400 years, the Bulgarian Rose Valley has been considered the world center for rose oil production. Surrounded by two majestic mountains, the Balkan Mountain and Sredna Gora, the Valley of Roses is considered to have the best soil structure, air humidity, cloudiness and precipitation for obtaining the finest and most sought-after rose oil in the world.

Why Jojoba Oil? 

Jojoba oil's skincare benefits go hand in hand with the natural benefits of tallow. Jojoba oil boosts the Vitamin E content of our cream. Like tallow, jojoba oil is very close to the oil (sebum) your body naturally produces, so it feels light and is readily absorbed into the skin. Both tallow and jojoba oil are non-comedogenic and do not clog pores. As tallow needs a small amount of carrier oil to help it whip nicely, deciding to use jojoba oil was a no brainer. Read more about jojoba oil by clicking on our "Articles"  tab at the top of our website. Our jojoba oil is of the highest quality, chemical free and organic. 

Do I need to refrigerate it?

No, you do not. Tallow is very shelf stable. Your cream will be just fine at room temperature for 12-18 months!

How long will it take to receive my cream? 

Each cream is handmade on the same day it is ordered to ensure maximum freshness. I do my very best to ship out each order within 24-48 hours. We ship out orders Monday-Friday. 

Domestic shipping with USPS usually takes 2-3 days to arrive, and international shipping takes 7-10 business days. However, due to Covid-19, please allow an extra 5-7 business days for your package to arrive. We have not noticed any delays with domestic shipping, but have noticed minor delays when shipping internationally. We are currently only shipping to Canada as we have not noticed any delays when shipping to this country. We hope to open up worldwide shipping again as soon as things get back up to speed. 

My cream looks different than the last one I ordered, why is that? 

Our moisturizers are all handmade, this reason alone makes each and every one of our creams unique. Secondly, we found that all tallow is different and just as unique as the animal it came from! This is also a factor as to why every batch of creams we make come out slightly different than the previous batch. All tallow reacts differently when whipped and air is incorporated into it. Sometimes the creams come out more balmy in texture, and others more creamy/mousse-like in texture. We don't try to stifle this natural reaction and embrace the difference! Rest assured, regardless of texture and color, we always use the same top quality Fancy Farm approved ingredients, and in the same ratios. 

Do you ship internationally? 

Due to extreme shipping delays and lost packages from Covid-19, we temporarily suspended international shipping. Hopefully when things get back up to speed we can re-open worldwide shipping. That being said, we are currently still shipping internationally to Canada as we have not noticed any major delays in shipping to this country. However, when ordering from Canada please allow an extra 5-7 business days for your order to arrive.

Custom Charges?

When shipping internationally, the customer is responsible for paying any custom/import fee's.

Where are you based out of?

We are based out of New Jersey, USA :)

Do you offer returns? 

Yes, we have a 100% satisfaction guarantee! Please see our full "Return Policy" located at the bottom of our website.